THE ROBERT DANN FAMILY
AND DANN'S DAIRY
...STORIES AND A PHOTO GALLERY...
February 2007; A note...As the keeper of dannreunion.com, I have in most cases cataloged otrher people's pictures and recollections. I have no first- hand knowledge of those times or those parts of the family. This part of the website is my family, and I ask you to understand that throughout this part of the text that "I" refers to Robert Dann Tilden.
These two barns are actually the same barn, turned ninety degrees and moved a few hundred feet northeast. This barn was a tobacco shed (note the roof vents) when Bob bought the farm, and he moved it, converting it into a conventional barn, and attached it to the northeast end of an existing barn.
I was thrilled to notice this change in comparing these two pictures; I remember my grandmother telling of finding Bob sitting on a stump one evening, planning out the move by scraping diagrams in the dirt with a stick.
In recollecting the fire, Bob's long-time "right hand man" Ken Burnside said that they always worried how they would ever get all those cows out of such a low and crowded barn if there was ever a fire. When the time came, dedicated and men got the job done. Not one cow was lost.