Friday, July 16, 2010

Chew Mail Pouch

Well now ladies and gents...   I suppose I could start this post by saying that it is dedicated to that most Red Neck of Red Necks....   Puddles Duddles  BrainStrain....  BUTT, I won't.
I took this pic of the lead story in our little County (once weekly) newspaper.
I will be paraphrasing the paper for the remainder of this post.
The barn is in Perry Co..   I actually know right where it is.   that family has owned it for over 120 years and for 80 of them... the barn has sported a paint job that is a true Icon. 
Mail Pouch Chewing tobacco of West VA, painted barns for advertisement from 1890 until 1992.    There were over 20,000 of them spread over 22 states.    Today many of these barns are listed asd National Historic Landmarks.  
The Snider family recently had a new roof put on their barn and decided to have it re-painted.   At their own expense!!!  
More Barn Crap!
(well, darn it this is my blog and I like that word)
To celebrate Ohio's 200th. year of statehood one barn in each of the 88 counties was chosen to be painted with Ohio's Bi-Centennial Logo.      It took a couple of years, butt my mom has actually traveled to see over 70 of them.    I wonder about her sometimes. 
If you are interested you can go to this web site to learn more about Ohio barns.
PeeS    I pre-posted this Yesterday... beclaws... we were supposed to get lots of nasty storms that may last until This morning late...     soooooo if I don't get your comments or make comments or get your emails or...  WHATEVER... that will be why... no internets for me when it is really cloudy...


scotsmad said...

We've never chewed tobacco or barns, though I wouldn't put it past Bella.....barns being made out of wood.

Interesting about the barns. Thanks.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

3 doxies said...

I likes Red Man Chewing Tobacco, personally!
We don't haves alotta barns round heres anymore...maybe dats why peoples here puts couches on their porch...bwhahahahaha You gotts a couch on your porch dontcha.
Why is your mom going to look at barns anyway?


Maggie Mae said...


A very interesting post indeed. Mom is going to visit the website for sure!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Minna Krebs said...

Ummm, let me get this straight....your mom goes around looking at Barns??? Does she take vacation to do this activity or just little day trips???


Mack said...

Chewin' tobaccy...
Gotta love it!!!

Zona said...

You gave my mom barn envy... whatever that is. I hope you luck out with the storm. I wonder if that's the storm we're supposed to get tomorrow? Good luck! Stormy mornings are great for sleeping in late!


houndstooth said...

Oh, we've seen some of those barns! They're really cool! Not too far from here there's a county with a lot of historic barns, even a round one. They have a barn tour every year, and Mom promises that someday we'll get to go on it!


Cheryl, Indiana, Shingo and Molly said...

We have barns like that here too, except all of ours have that boring "See Rock City" painted on them. It's a theme park of nothing but rocks!!!

Woofs and Kisses!
The Fiesty Three

Remington said...

I love old barns. They are the coolest! But I don't like chewing that nasty stuff....never tried it never will....

Lola said...

Oh, that's a shame that they need to paint that over. It's so cool. I never see barns. There used to be farms here, so I'm told, but there aren't many anymore. Even the potato farms out east are mostly vineyards now, which are kind of farms I guess. But not.

wags, Lola

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Wow! Your mom did travel to see over 70 of them?
87 barns, to be exactly!

The Teacher's Pets said...

Hey Frankie...This is very much interesting to my mom because she thinks she was switched at birth and was supposed to marry a rancher (like Ree Drummond who writes a blog called The Pioneer Woman) and have a big red barn but instead she's living in a 2 bedroom apartment with a dog-walker fiance', etc, etc. I will have my mom check out the website and then maybe she'll move in with your mom so she can visit the 71st barn with her. Okeedokee?
Pee S...My mom is going to make the bachelor party invitation as soon as pawsible (in a few hours or before she hits the hay tonight)!

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Oh 'dat super duper cools!!

we loves historical stuffs!! We's lives wits historical's peoples. HA HA HA!!

I's have overalls maybe's I's can helps paint 'dem barns too's!!

Anakin Man

Anonymous said...

That was Most Interesting. But I'm pretty sure my mailman would be mad if I chewed his mail pouch. Why can humans do it and not doggies?

Wiggles & Wags,

Life With Dogs said...

Very cool Frankie! We are surrounded by barns here and always love to see someone get creative when restoring them.

Am I to understand that you have satellite internets?

3 doxies said...

oh wells you see, what I was talkin bout is one of them high falutin' peoples dat serves you tea an cookies when you goes in posh places and they greets you too....duh!


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That is a furry nice hobby fur your mom -

I'm sure it keeps her out of trouble and stuff like that!

Thanks fur sharing!


♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Your Mom likes to look at barns? Inquiring minds want to know why?

Hope you escaped the storms.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

3 doxies said...

QUESTION: Haves you considered them Elgin Thugs playing da reception or at da wedding?


sprinkles said...

Interesting article.

There's a house just down the street from me that has what looks like a great big barn in the back yard. I don't know the people who live there but I've always wanted to introduce myself to them and take a look back there!

K9friend said...

Barns are so interesting...and the older the better!


Dory and the Mama said...

Whoah...interesting...and funny!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Lorenza said...

There are no barns here. But it is very interesting to know about the ones you have there!
I hope your weather is not too bad right now!
Kisses and hugs

Wyatt said...

We love barns...WAY TO GO O-H-I-O!


Mr. Pip said...

Hi Frankie - thanks for reading my post about my family! I am sure your family is very interesting (with a dog like you how could they not be!) and I can't wait to read about them!

My little sister has made several pictures of me! I will see if Mama can scan them and put them up on my bloggie!

Your pal, Pip

Miss Reina and Lil Torres said...

Hey Frankie! It's been raining dachshuds and cats here in Singapore! Hope the storm will be kind to ya all!

the booker man said...

mr. frankie,
this is pretty cool! i like to go sniffin' around in barns. me and asa live near a few. we went and checked out that website and the round top barns were our faves!
the booker man

Benny and Lily said...

wonder if mom will let us get our paws on some chewing tobacco.
Benny & Lily

Sargeant said...

Hey Cousin Frankie! Great stuff. Barns look like lots of fun. I'm sure they would need patrolled and cleaned up from all the vermin living in them. Lots of fun in this post.
Grr and Woof,

Kari in WeHo said...

that is a very beautiful barn!

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