Monday, January 18, 2010


The owner of this place
gave me permission to
poke around on it.

It happens that I know
more about this old
shed than the owner
does. I have been
acquainted with the
last three owners, and the builder of the shed.

The old shed was built
in the mid nineteen
fifties. It is a draw well.
You know. Where you
drop a long skinny bucket
down the well attached
to a rope.

The old well was used
until the early nineteen seventies. That is when a
new modern deep well was put into service.

At that point being as it was no longer being used,
you know what happened. The owners wife begin
to store (Throw) stuff in the old well house.

What's the point? It appears that is all that is
holding the old building up. All the stuff "stored"
in it.

Here looking through
one wall you can see
about a rick of fire
wood stored. It is
old slab wood. It does
a pretty good job of
holding up it's side of
the building.

Through the door here is
a small portion of the "good
stuff" that has been saved
for who knows how long.

It may not be doing the
owner any good. But it
sure is helping the poor
old well house stay up.

This makes me wonder
about my life. Is that all
that is holding me up, stuff. Material stuff.
  • House
  • Land
  • Bank account
  • Investments
  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Business
  • Fun toys
  • Entertainment?
If that is all my life consists of, I'm in real trouble.

God said,

"Beware, and be on your guard against every form
of greed, for not even when one has an abundance
does this life consist of his possessions."
(Luke 12:15 NASB)

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