Saturday, August 6, 2022

Sad Beyond Comprehension

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My GGG Grandfather built Dixieland, a Georgian style in 1790 and a Federal style in 1810.  We lost it after the War in 1866 and I was fortunate to be able to return it to the family in 1992. Today it was lost again.

The worst decision I've ever made, bar none 


I was listening to a Confederate podcast and the speaker
said he had a generational home in the Shenandoah Valley,
near the river, that if he lost that home it would be like
losing a family member. So your pain and suffering is
realistic. Dixieland is you and you are Dixieland.
We don't live in the past, the past lives in us. Basically,
you are haunted and hopefully the suffering will degrade
in time. Who would have ever thought.


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One less tear today

Mr Townsend, I just want to assure you that we love this house and we will take good care of it. We’re so grateful that you took such good care of the home so that our family can enjoy it, especially our 2 year old. I hope you enjoy your new home.

You are also welcome to visit anytime. 

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Dixieland

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Tears, Idle Tears by Alfred Lord Tennyson 

Crossing the Bar

Sunset and evening star,
      And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
      When I put out to sea,

   But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
      Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
      Turns again home.

   Twilight and evening bell,
      And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
      When I embark;

   For tho' from out our bourne of Time and Place
      The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
      When I have crost the bar.

33 comments:

  1. SO sorry to hear that. Many families are losing the land their families settled. I hope it will be preserved and protected from encroachments.

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    1. Thanks and it's protected by PNC (Preservation North Carolina)

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  2. That's sad. I was born in the Illinois Corn Belt and today we've lost entire villages to Corporate farms. There are towns back there today where the cemeteries have larger populations than the neighboring communities. There's nothing left but corn, meth, and graveyards.

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  3. That's a punch to gut, sorry to hear this. Very nice previous post. Most people will never experience a life so we'll pictured. Chris in Nanuet NY

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  4. my heart aches for you my friend. i can't imagine the loss. Lord be with you.

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  5. So sorry to hear this, Brock. Great memories. Is your homestead
    loss d/t your declining health? What a heart retching shame.

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    1. Unfortunately yes, but I took my pen to paper nevertheless. Thank you for your kind association as It's all downhill now. "There are somethings worst than death."

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  6. Mr Townsend, I just want to assure you that we love this house and we will take good care of it. We’re so grateful that you took such good care of the home so that our family can enjoy it, especially our 2 year old. I hope you enjoy your new home.

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    1. You are also welcome you to visit anytime.

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    2. I have much to tell concerning Dixieland that I can tell you one day. Thank you.

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    3. This is Brock's daughter. I am the one who moved his house and I told him from what I have seen, the sheds and the machinery that I thought you would definitely take care of the house well! Thank you for offering to let him visit anytime. Please send me pictures of what you do. I am glad you have a little one to enjoy all that property.

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  7. Thank you for the kind words though I certainly will not enjoy my new home but maybe the next owners will be Pippen related.:)

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  8. Hi again, Mr Townsend. Would you mind giving me a call? 816-682-3003

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  9. Hi, Brock. Just wanted to check-in on how you are doing.
    Are you still monitoring the depressing news? There is lots
    I would like to ask but will settle with you are Okay.
    Your website is sadly missed as being one of the best on the web.
    Take care and keep the faith as you will not be undone.

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  10. Thank you and physically much improved over the last few days but you can never forget and I have no intention of trying to do so. Just a shame .
















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    Thank you for your kind words.





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    1. “To every man upon this earth
      Death cometh soon or late ;
      And how can men die better
      Than facing fearful odds
      For the ashes of his fathers
      And the temples of his gods.”

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    2. Simply beautiful poetry and so true. As you get stronger
      think of an alternative venture. Don't give up.
      Brock, is that elderly man who helped you replace the
      rotted wood on your home still around? Saw a pic of
      him a few times and seemed to be a good friend.
      Wishing you a pleasant Labor Day and hope your
      daughter comes to visit.

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  11. Thank you for the encouragement and it's not the two health calamities this year, it's the abandonment of Dixieland of which I can't forgive myself
    and shall not until I die.

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    1. Brock, I never comment but I must say this. It is not merely good to forgive yourself, it is an absolute obligation. You didn't abandon Dixieland, rather the Lord G-d simply transferred it from your loving care into the care of another. It wasn't your failure, rather it was His Will. Therefore, you MUST forgive yourself, not only for your sake, but for His sake. Bless you my dear Brother.

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  12. Forgot you mentioned Gatha and I tried again to contact him. You are a good friend and I am honored.

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    1. I was listening to a Confederate podcast and the speaker
      said he had a generational home in the Shenandoah Valley,
      near the river, that if he lost that home it would be like
      losing a family member. So your pain and suffering is
      realistic. Dixieland is you and you are Dixieland.
      We don't live in the past, the past lives in us. Basically,
      you are haunted and hopefully the suffering will degrade
      in time. Who would have ever thought.

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    2. Thank you and I will add your excellent post above. You have a way with words.

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  13. You've sure had a rough year. That you managed to get out of the hospital with all the challenges you were up against was something. Sure sorry about the family place.

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