September 30th, 2009

Barnburner - Grandparents

“This is my husbands paternal Grandparents. They were burning down an old barn on their farm. I have always loved this picture because of their pose and expressions totally does not match the background.”

(submitted by Rachel)

105 Responses to “Barnburner”

  1. ben hannigan says:

    well thats the housework done..

  2. Pen says:

    Am I related to this people? Looks like something my mom’s side would have done….”that barn is old – dont tear it down – start it on fire! Get the marshmallows and hot dogs while youre at it” and yes, they would have posed in front of it too…:)

  3. kim says:

    Just another Sunday afternoon in Moonshine Gulch!

  4. Lori says:

    So they’re the ones who burned down my house!

  5. Raye says:

    O.O I think those are MY grandparents! Seriously, he looks just like my grandfather and my grandmother was TOTALLY a pyro…. probably where I get it from… But I never knew they burned down a barn! That’s AWESOME!

  6. Joyce says:

    That’s my firebug brother leaning on the truck, enjoyin’ the flames.

  7. mamasmilkman says:

    Well, duh! Grandma was chilly.

  8. Marlon says:

    Is Dinner ready? Oh My God The Potroast!!!!!!

  9. G$ says:

    The results of Marney’s Thanksgiving dinner.

  10. CarrieMac says:

    Grandma is doing everything possible with that sweater to keep warm except actually putting it on the normal way.

  11. starr says:

    Thelma, what’s that smell? Is it your special Wednesday “meatloaf” night again? woo-ee…

  12. SiamIAm says:

    Jed was thrilled cuz Mabel was making his favorite 5-alarm chilli for dinner…

  13. Herne says:

    I just burst out laughing when I saw this! =D

  14. Miss Piggy says:

    “Cool guys don’t look at explosions.”

  15. Lori says:

    “Can you hear still hear the lambs, Clarice?”

  16. Sarah Kester says:


  17. April says:

    Nick, it does look like East Texas (where I live). am I the only one that see’s the face in the fire? Look where the door would be.. freaky.

  18. NH says:

    Hey! what the heck THATS MY BARN!

  19. hero says:

    I LOVE this picture, and caption!

  20. glasstabletop says:

    This is great.
    I hope this is me and my husband after 30 some years.

  21. Nick says:

    This looks like the area in east Texas that I’m from, right down to the black dirt

  22. bikermomrt says:

    “Now Fred, you remember what we tell that insurance man, right? It must have been lightnin.” We get that insurance check were goin to Disneyland.

  23. Maya B says:

    Great…now I’ve got that Talking Heads song in my head.

  24. Chely says:

    “You smell something burning, Fred?”

  25. OSUDamian says:

    this BIG fire seems awfully close to those BIG trees… Perhaps a photo of this scene 5 hours later would reveal a HUGE fire in the woods. You can tell it’s BIG because I Capitalized it.

  26. Pat says:

    I don’t know if this is really that awkward. Maybe they are just burning a barn they have had for a while

  27. Tim says:

    So, when your grandchildren ask you one day, “Just how DID the Burning Man festival start?” …just show them this picture.

  28. RockitQueen says:

    You know what would make this really cool? If they had loaded up a flaming arrow into a compound bow and started the fire that way.

  29. Mike says:

    The Girl Who Played with Fire, vol II

  30. Lucy says:

    What about all the homeless farm animals this tragedy leaves behind? Did you think of them? Did ya?

  31. barbett says:

    you know I also had a pyro daddy but he started our barn on fire when he lite the suburban on fire. he claimed it was an accident all I know is he sure has alot of friends in the fire department and quite a few “accidents”

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