Walls no longer strong, with sturdy wood beams and large stones completing a fireplace in the old home. Heavy walls that sheltered the occupants inside, kept intruders outside, were crumbling around them. Many years passed since the walls kept them safe and protected, and presently were deemed unnecessary.
In past days of war, the small fortress was needed by the Kelly family. As years passed, their children grew and moved away. The Kellys were also deteriorating. It was time to be absent, not watching their family home crumbling.