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. Cee says:

    It’s amazing what evidence a gallon of gas and a match can hide!

  2. monavis says:

    Reminds me of an episode of Little House On The Prarie. They had a rat infestation in their grain storage and had to burn it down.

  3. Gregorian says:

    That’s an excellent intense raging fire they’ve got going there.
    Is no one worried about perhaps the forest going up in flames too?

  4. Melba says:

    For some reason I don’t find this awkward or odd at all. What is wrong with me? Have I been living out in the hills too long….!!??

  5. Dimensione510 says:

    “Look when I said you had a hot property…”

  6. Lady says:

    ‘Dat ‘il teach dem cattle to moo!”

  7. carol says:

    As long as someone remembered the marshmallows, I’m okay with this.

  8. KodiBurns#1FAN says:

    War Damn Eagle! I took the picture!

  9. Mary says:

    “Durn selfish kids thought we was leaving them the estate! Hahahahah!”

  10. KLS says:

    I thought you said we were going to a BBQ

  11. patkerash says:

    Did you turn off the stove ? No, did you ?

  12. Whoa says:

    Hoooo-WHEE!! Now that’s a FARR!

  13. Angie says:

    Barn? You must be mistaken…we don’t have a barn…anymore…mwahahahahahaha!

  14. dono1 says:

    Once the tapes from the barnyard’s Horse-Cam were reviewed, the arson investigation came to a rapid conclusion.

  15. LAHLSKATEZ says:

    LOL! Bonfire! Woo! x] They look so proud. -Note, the man with the chair watching the barn burn? (To the Left <<)

  16. Joni says:

    This photo was taken right before gram and gramps burst into song and dance – “We didn’t start the fire, no it’s always burnin’ since the world’s been turnin”…

  17. PeterL says:

    Keeping the home fires burning.

  18. Marie says:

    It was that Ben Quick, I tell ya! He’s just a barn burner!

  19. cowgirl says:

    Take THAT Marney!

  20. Melissa says:

    Looks like a pig barn that is right down the road………..oh wait, I think I smell bacon!!!!

  21. Liss says:

    “Hah, we showed the mortgage company. Let em repo this!”

  22. Mary says:

    Honest, Mr. Insurance Man, lightening struck it! Really! We just happened to be walking by when bam! All gone.

  23. dono1 says:

    Isn’t that Janet Reno? Oh, sorry. I’m in the wrong line…

  24. CarpoolMom says:

    What’s really funny about this photo is the lack of concern that they may burn down the whole community with a barn burning!

  25. Sean says:

    And sadly this picture surfaced to knock down their insurance claim.

  26. Alan says:

    Any poser can carry around a towel once a year, but a TRUE Hitchhiker’s Guide fan has a third arm attached, a la President Beeblebrox.

    Today Granny proudly became a true fan.

  27. Tsar N. says:

    Oh darn, this picture is a bit dark. Could you two move back a hundred feet or so? Yeah the light is better back there. Just keep smiling and looking at the camera…

  28. Don’t look so pleased with yourselves. I parked the tractor in there last night.

  29. mark says:

    This one kind of makes me sad – until I see the devilish grin on grandma! I guess the old barn was in the way!

  30. Jkay says:

    I love it.

  31. Megan says:

    “It’s not our barn.”

  32. Herb says:

    Just before Ma and Pa cashed that insurance check, this photo turned up crushing their American dream of making it rich by screwing someone else.

  33. dsto says:

    “You seem a little chilled there sweetheart..I’ll get you your red sweater and light the fire…”

  34. karen27 says:

    I totally missed the guy on the left watching.

    And this brought back memories of my dad. He loved to burn things. not damage anyones propery, but if there was a cut down tree and brush, it would be in a 8 foot high pile and lit on fire. There were many days when we had the firemen come to our house. Ahhhh, the good ole days. Too bad I never thought about taking a picture when he was in his glory. There IS something quite mesmerizing about watching a fire.

    • CJ says:

      HA!HA! My Dad likes to burn things too! And always at the most inappropriate times.. like when it’s dry and windy! My brother and I call him Pyro-Papaw!

    • Poldana says:

      My dad was the same way. Unfortunately for him, we lived next door to the fire station. It kept him check most of time.

  35. Alana says:

    If they lived in California, they wouldn’t have this petty problem of “burning your own barn”, pft.

  36. Chely says:

    Looks like Granny is saying, ” Yeah, That’s right. We still get it on, and it’s hot! So hot, we burnt the barn down!”.

  37. Zack says:

    Looks like Pa got caught smoking in the barn again! “Now THAT’S a fire!” lol

  38. MCR says:

    “Ethel, did you remember to take our life savings out of the mattress before I lit the match?”
    “Oh, crap.”

  39. luvthissite says:

    I love how grandma is giving a coy, sexy look. Doesn’t everyone feel sexy after lighting their house on fire?

  40. Cincoflex says:

    “Okay, take it, take the picture while the light’s good!”

  41. Caryn says:

    The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire.
    We don’t need no water….

  42. Jen says:

    The epitome of an awkward family photo — taking pictures of unpleasant moments. Most people take pictures of happy times, and not the sad times or the disasters. Way to go, awkward family!

    • Sue says:

      They don’t look very sad though. And Grandma has a bit of an evil grin. I’m sure it was a planned, controlled burn.

  43. Belushi123 says:

    I would love to know the actual story behind this one.
    1. “Hey pull the car over, let’s get a picture!”
    2. “That’ll show those danged Amish we mean business!”
    3. “I told you that hay was dry.”

  44. DM says:

    ‘Finally, all these years op paying insurance contributions will pay off…‘

  45. Deb says:

    “Well I said to Mavis, I said, ‘Mavis, I feel like lightin’ a fire today,’ and dad-burn it if she didn’t point me to the barn and give me a Zippo.”

  46. SouthernComfort says:

    I LUV how grandma is showing off her arm guns to be like ‘Yeah, look right here. This one lights things up!, and then grandpa’s just standing and smiling thinking ‘Mmhmm, I like a lady who sets things on fire. FEISTY!’.

    and then there’s just that guy leaning against the back of the car watching the light show..

    Where’s the beer?

  47. Blake says:

    It’s getting hot in here so take off all your clothes…

  48. braden says:

    well that’s just spooky and evil…. “welcome to our home in the dark forest- come in for a cup of tea and a bed for the night”

  49. akprincess72 says:

    burn baby burn, disco inferno!

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