Vince, as you know I spent many days on the farm with your family when we were children. I can remember playing on the hay bales in the barn and helping your sister clean the stall for Hazel Grace’s horse. While those were good memories for me, I can only imagine the wealth of treasured memories you hold. I can understand that you’d be upset to see changes to a place that you hold so dear. But, things do change and I for one have always been grateful that the farm ended up in the hands of Sharon and Bill Adams. I shudder to think what a developer would have done to the place!
Sharon is my cousin and our family’s roots go very deep in this area. Our parents and grandparents had personal friendships with Frank, Lael and Hazel Grace that go back nearly a century. Even though she’s been a widow for many years, Sharon has taken excellent care of the farm. She cherishes the long ago history of it and the more recent memories that she, her children and grandchildren have made there as well.
Rather than rail against the inevitable change that comes with the years, just be happy that someone who loves the Loch-A-Bar is its caretaker now.
Jean Frisbey Gaskill