AuthorsDen.com   Join Free! | Login    
Happy 4th of July!
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  ellen george, iKathleen Morris, iM. Pritchard, icarlton davis, iRichard French, iPatrick Granfors, iAlexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations, i

  Home > History > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Mary E Lacey, Desertrat

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Success story
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· Blog
· 207 Titles
· 2,423 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Sep, 2007

Mary E Lacey, Desertrat, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Ghost Of Kaiser Rock
by Hank LeGrand

Living in the country was wonderful for Little Henry. He loved riding his bicycle on the dirt roads, but he should never have ridden it in the dark.....  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


If Walls Could Talk.....
By Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share    Print  Save   Follow

Recent stories by Mary E Lacey, Desertrat
· Epilepsy and 15
· Epilepsy and 15
· A Very Special Feline
· Just in Time
· Unspoken Love
· The Owl Speaks
· The Trap Door (Part I)
           >> View all 33


What's really inside? The things that happened are not fiction.

So, what are you looking at?  Haven't you seen an old tin building before?  Well, I may be ugly, but I have a history you wouldn't believe.  Today they look at me and my brothers and say, 'tear them down'.   All around me are brand new beautiful buildings that are state-of-the art with all the newest technology.  But these children could never have seen the likes of what I have.

Let me explain.  I'm seventy years old and have been through many changes.  I started by housing the soldiers of World War II.  I was their barracks and home and they were proud of me.  These men were fighting for their country, and they lived in me before they left for the war.  Some of them stayed behind, because where I live, we tested tanks and munitions to make sure they were sturdy enough to withstand the pressure of hot and cold, and to make the soldiers overseas safe.   My home, Yuma Proving Ground, AZ still does this today.   

Many times, General Patton came to visit our home.  He inspected our facilities and did testing on the range.   If you look down range, some of the remnants of his visits are still there.   People often marvel that a general so important actually came to our humble home.

After the wars were over, I was turned into a facility testing tanks and guns.   I was rather loud back then.    Soldiers were still there, but then civilians took over.  Oh, I was so noisy!  But I was filled with life and still helping our country.

Later, they decided to make an office building out of me, and moved out all the equipment.   I'm where the engineers and technicians did their reports about what was happening.   Technology really started to boom in the 1980s.  I actually had one of the first computers!  It was so huge; it took up an entire office space!  Only one person, the computer specialist had anything to do with it.

Time moved by so quickly!  Although I was an office building, I was very 'rough', and military.   I was very sturdy, but not very pretty.   They turned me into a civilian office building, with wall-to-wall carpeting, and new oak desks.  Everyone had their own room, with a computer on their desk and their own private phone line!   Although my outside was still rather ugly, I was still a tin building, my insides were beautiful.  They still are.  But I have problems.  Cell phones cannot be used in me, and my wiring is very old.

As I told you before, since I'm not pretty, they want to kill me and my brothers.  I suppose I've outlived my usefulness.  They can tear me down, but my spirit will live forever!!!

                                           Mary E. Lacey
                                                2011

 

 

 

 

 

 


Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!


Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/24/2011
Interesting story, Mary; well penned!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/24/2011
You present an interesting perspective, Mary. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by Swan Son 2/24/2011
Really interesting personification of a building ... I liked it ....Are they tearing them down and is that what gave you the idea?
Susan

Popular History Stories
1. World War 2: memories of North Africa
2. A DAY THAT WILL LIVE IN INFAMY
3. Age
4. ALL MY CARS
5. Refections From WWII - My Mother
6. MA TERRE NATALE

The Graveyard of the Pacific by Anthony Dalton

A collection of stories about shipwrecks along the west coast of Vancouver Island and Juan de Fuca Strait...  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Fly With The Mourning Dove by Velda Brotherton

The story of a young girl growing up on a homestead in New Mexico after WW I..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.