In the shadow of this “old barn” there is ‘reality’ and precious memories. The reality is that in this 21st century a 3 to 4 person family can no longer make a living on a small family farm of 80 acres. Thus it is, we see those small family farms, households and barns deteriorating or removed. Amazingly this old barn in Holden, Mo., has stood the test of time and though the house is gone, this barn, which is probably 100 years old remains. “In the Shadow of this Old Barn” many memories abound.