This last holiday weekend we visited the cabin my great grandfather built in 1927. This cabin represents my local roots. They do not go as deep as some (especially Native American), but they are very important to me. They help me feel connected to this place. A part of our history is preserved here by the items left behind by family members and the notations made in the journal. We also have a growth chart on the wall for 3 generations.
It also brought a fair amount of debris down the river and deposited it in the front yard. I guess we get free firewood out of the deal. We also went and surveyed the damage to the old road that travels on the opposite side of the river. This old road will not be used by 4 wheeled vehicles much longer.
We went a little upstream to check out the bridge. The bridge did well without a log jam although we did find a substantial log jam farther down the river. But from the bridge you can see how high the water got and scoured the bank.