What This American Trucker Has to Say About Barns Will Leave You In Tears

This is a submission from one of my Twitter followers. 

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I am an over the road truck driver. I see things and have a lot of time to think about them. What I’ve been noticing lately is all the old wooden barns falling down.  

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I can remember seeing these same barns as a kid when mom and dad too us on road trips when I was a kid. Most of them were still in use one way or another if only to house tractors. They were weathered and old even when I was a kid nearly 50 years ago. My guess is these barns are in the neighborhood of 100 years old.  

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I can imagine when they were built using hand saws and hammers. The men who built them must have been very proud of their work. I would be proud to build a wooden building by hand that could stand for a century. 

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But now just 100 yeas later, a blink in human history, all their hard work is collapsing in the middle of corn fields. What is left of these men who sweated and labored to build these buildings that they must have taken such pride in?   

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Their children, grand children and great grandchildren… are left. The barns they built and took such pride in are falling down, but their descendants are the living monument to their lives.

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