Kicking the tuffs of long, mangled grass, flashes of the lives of others zipped through my imagining. Little remained to show for the toil, and the heart-break of my forebears: save a commons unearthed by a sharp kick. I lowered the faded polaroid, as the emotion welled within. This is the way the world goes ...
Jamieson, in the Victorian high country, in 2011 retracing the lives of my great-grandparents who built this chimney soon after their arrival from Gloucestershire, England, in 1862. The first photograph dates from the early 1980s. The chimney was knocked down soon after.
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