Skeletal Remains   8 comments


©2013 Cris Coleman All Rights Reserved

©2013 Cris Coleman All Rights Reserved

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Skeletal Remains by Cris Coleman is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

In the central states, you see a lot of sights like this—abandoned, worn-out, rusted-out farm house, as well as barns and other out buildings. While I find them photogenic, I also look upon them with a certain sense of sadness. This particular house is in the outskirts of a small burg called Jameson, Missouri.

It’s part of America we’ll never see again, as the rush to the big cities for “jobs” has left self-suffiency pretty much behind. In its place is BigCorp, which has taken over the country and the world, as well as the job market. So now, people have to kowtow to them so they can bring in an income to feed and care for their families.

As I said, it’s a sad affair. In the words of “You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch,” we read: “You’re a mean one Mr. Grinch. You really are a heel. You’re as cuddly as a cactus, And as charming as an eel.” Substitute BigCorp for Mr. Grinch and you know how I feel.

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  1. The simple life has all but disappeared. No wonder people are so exhausted and cranky.

    • Yes, I think you have a point there, but even the simple life was not without its challenges that, I daresay, today’s “civilized” society wouldn’t know how to handle. The way things are going, though, we might get that “opportunity.” Let’s hope not.

  2. Cris, what you said is true. Many people long for the days long gone so they try to recreate it by moving farther away from the city. It is too bad that many leaves for the city though – those who could not afford to live far from their source of livelihood.

    • Unfortunately, our source of livelihood has fallen outside ourselves. Self-sufficiency has become a thing of the past. Now, we have been programmed to become dependent on others, including govt for our livelihood and income. We’ve lost our ability to take care of ourselves, except we lean on others to supply us with money.

    • Thank you for your comments. :)

  3. You very rarely see anything like this in the UK. If they are not pulled down almost straight away the “elfin safety” gets involved and great big fences go up around them

    • Yes, safety above all else. That’s the war cry of TSA against Amrericans here in the USA in taking away all our freedoms in order to supposedly provide us safety.

  4. Now I understand the “facing” on a house. The character of the house shows in it’s door mouth, window eyes .. .it even has the all important “third” eye. Some of it’s personality still exists, though time has taken a toll. Dilapidated people and houses can both be restored with love and care.

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