Thanks go to the Poughkeepsie Journal for helping to mark the fiftieth anniversary of my family's barn fire.
The anniversary allowed us to reach back to that day and reflect on the changes one event had on our family. Cobwebs and dust on old memories were swept away and deep appreciation for what we have in our lives - rather than what was taken from it - emerged.
Heinchon Dairy is no longer in business, but Eastern Hay and Heinchon's Old Farmhouse Ice Cream are thriving.
More pictures may be found on my Facebook page here.
The above picture is what the barn and surrounding neighborhood. Pawling folks will recognize the John Kane house on the right, Dutcher Golf course in the foreground and Route 22. The barn, silos, dairy and my home are in the center.