Somebody burned down my friend's barn and I'm mad! Much like my dad's barn, my dear friend Noelle's dad built his barn from the foundation up, one nail at a time...on one of the loveliest pieces of property in Heber City, Utah. As Noelle stated, "he built the trusses himself and pounded every nail with a hammer, not a nail gun...putting a lot of heart, soul and sweat into it". It has been a 6 year building project for the Platt family and one which has provided a lot of happy memories.
One of the best was holding their first annual Platt Family Camp Out last weekend. They had a great time as a family.... which someone obviously didn't like because the barn got burned down by an arsonist the evening after their departure.
I asked Noelle who would do such a thing and while we have our suspicions (chalk it up for those Nancy Drew books we used to read)...the moral of the story is this: MEAN PEOPLE SUCK!
The longer I think about it, I bet it was the same person who cut down my friend Katie Jo's beautiful trumpet vine from the west side of her house earlier this summer. That was an intentional act and a mean person did it! Or... that guy wearing the BYU shirt who tried to skinny dip where I was fishing at Trial Lake last month. He was really mean!
To phrase it like my kid brother Tigger did when he was barely old enough to walk..."it's okay to be mad but it isn't okay to be mean!". Mean people suck!