Everything is gone. Only ash remains- the knick-knacks, collections, creations, and most profound, the physical memories- virtually incinerated. This was no ordinary fire. This was an enraged inferno borne with an intent to erase all but the hardiest earthenware and antiquated steel appliance. Thirty-seven years of smoldering human experiences before me, these photos were among the most difficult to shoot. Physical property loss aside, two lives were suddenly and prematurely extinguished from this earth, leaving behind only fond reminiscence, and two resilient chimneys.