This last holiday weekend we visited the cabin my great grandfather built in 1927.  This cabin represents my local roots.  They do not go as deep as some (especially Native American), but they are very important to me.  They help me feel connected to this place.  A part of our history is preserved here by the items left behind by family members and the notations made in the journal.  We also have a growth chart on the wall for 3 generations.

Anyway, we also got to survey the recent flood damage.  The river had come up past the cabin and left a muddy mess.

It also brought a fair amount of debris down the river and deposited it in the front yard.  I guess we get free firewood out of the deal.  We also went and surveyed the damage to the old road that travels on the opposite side of the river.  This old road will not be used by 4 wheeled vehicles much longer.

We went a little upstream to check out the bridge.  The bridge did well without a log jam although we did find a substantial log jam farther down the river.  But from the bridge you can see how high the water got and scoured the bank.

The record snow in the mountains really hasn’t begun to melt yet so I am deeply concerned about the next flood and our cabin.  I do not wish to lose this building that means so much to us.




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12 Responses to Roots

  1. Michelle says:

    That certainly puts a more personal face on the news we see on TV. I pray your family’s cabin will stay high and dry for many more generations!

  2. Eric says:

    I wish you the best of luck and prayers with the mud and water. I know how precious those things are. Let us know how you make out with the spring thaw.

    • Thanks Eric. It is not our home nor livelihood threatened by this like it is for some people but still very important to me. For the first time, I am hoping for a mild (not hot) spring and early summer.

  3. Teresa says:

    Such a wonderful family treasure. I hope the floods are not too mean and doesn’t do too much damage. That would be a horrible loss.

  4. Jody says:

    I can understand why it means so much to you Donna. What an amazing piece of family history and what an incredible place the cabin was built on. It looks very peaceful. I can imagine all the sounds of nature you must hear at night when lying in your bed 🙂

  5. sheepsclothing says:

    Neat cabin. I especially like the growth chart on the wall. What river is it on?

  6. Jackie Craw says:

    Wow, what a cool family treasure. I love the growth chart. that is priceless. I really hope it stays safe. It’s nice to have that connection to past ancestors and family.

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