One reader suggested that this photograph was in bad taste because people live here, but I disagree. Not only would I live here, but I am grateful that there are people living here; my great-grandmother lived in a similar old house that some would have thought run down, but it was a place of warmth and happiness, memories that comfort me to this day. It represents the best in South Georgia. It’s not only a landmark of an old house but it’s also an example of preservation, in the truest sense. I’ve photographed so many houses like this that have fallen to nothing, but the human presence is saving this one.