Years ago, when a barn was completed, and before the animals were brought in, they would have a barn dance -- similar to a house warming party. In 1940, it cost $5.00 for a permit to hold a barn dance. One night while doing chores, I saw the barn lights on at dusk, and it made me wonder about the old days when barn dances went on into the wee morning hours. How much fun that must have been to dance the night away inside a newly raised barn!

- Lorianne Ende