Think of a town that is small enough to have sidewalks which are being reclaimed by nature. Grass becomes the predominate player in the struggle. Slabs of concrete break apart and heave up and down amongst the sea of green. Slowly, time erases what was placed by man. Houses cave in from within from the years fighting against the long cold winters.
People build and nature tears down. Life comes with the cycles of summer and winter. It is an endurance test without bound. Nature always reclaims that which belongs to it.
Like giant ant hills, humans store food to anticipate the lean years. Grand silos in the sky hold the future at bay. No one nearby will go hungry as long as these monsters are fed. The line of feeding spreads long and wide with the help of a nearby bloodline to the north and south. With very few people, a nation and world are fed. The quiet heroes that make sure that we don’t have to worry about growing our own food anymore.
A quiet house tucked away in the heart of Humboldt. This house has had many families since it was built, but to me it is always the house of my great-grandparents. It housed my grandfather’s family when he was growing up. It is a big house with a big stove furnace on the bottom floor. I’m old enough to remember this house as my Great-Grandmother’s house. She was alive until I was 10 and she was a great friend. We always got along great and I’m sure there will be more stories in the future about her.
This is the house my grandparent’s have lived in since the early 50’s. Their six kids grew up here and it has been the hub of Diamond activity for years and years. To me, this house was TRUE home. It is the one constant in my life of change. It’s a kind of house that just welcomes you. The people that make up my family in Humboldt are some of the best people to be around. The farm life is the heart of what they do and they expect a certain honesty and respect that makes up the community. This is the house that I spent many summers at until I was in university.
As I get older, I appreciate the times there more and more. It is just something you don’t understand as well at the time.