Time Passes, Things Change

It is really hard to believe that this December my husband and I will celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  This is us that day in the front hall of the historic inn where we had our reception....a beautiful Gothic Revival Victorian.

Our twenty years together have taught us a lot of things, not the least of which is the fact that most things in life are transient. I am very grateful that one thing that hasn't changed are our feelings for each other-- I guess that is why it is especially hard to see that the building, The Crier in the Country, where the above photo was taken now looks like this:

I wish I could say that it is in the process of a wonderful renovation, that the county realized its historic significance and architectural beauty, and saved it for future generations....but, alas it will only be standing for a few more weeks. It is slated for demolition. When I had first seen the 'for sale' sign in 2008, I racked my brain trying to think of a way to use the building. I am a creative woman, but I never did think of something that would produce enough income to support the enormous mortgage and renovation costs that would have been involved. I wish I could have.

Here is our wedding party on the front porch....

and as it looks now:

I know that progress has to happen, things have to change. However, losing this unique building is very sad.  Hopefully, whatever the land will be used for will indeed be progress of some kind, and not just another nondescript edifice made with inexpensive materials and uninspired spaces. Enough said.