There is a new man in my life. His name is Rollin Brown. Never mind that we’ve never met.
I learned about Rollin last weekend when I was researching the history of the Weekend Farmgirl ranch. Rollin was the son of Walter Brown, a prominent dentist from Pasadena, CA who homesteaded the Weekend Farmgirl ranch in the 1920’s. In my last journal entry, I shared photos of the main cabin that was built by Walter but what I also unearthed were photos of Rollin’s cabin which was perched on a plateau near the San Guillermo creek.
Looking at the photos, I immediately recognized a favorite spot along the creek and headed back to photograph what the area looks like today. I started searching the area to see if I could find any remnants of Rollin’s cabin. Sure enough, I started finding little rusted treasures and broken glass.
The cabin was built almost 100 years ago so to find these treasures made my heart sing. Rollin married in 1930 and he and his bride Dorothy Fast moved into the main house so I’m not sure when his cabin saw its last breath. I am so very grateful that Mother Nature helped to save these memories.