Weekend Progress

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Tomatoes, cucumbers, beets, kohlrabi, onions, lettuce and spinach are in!

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Dead Man Walking

Just a few blocks away from our house, big changes are coming. An entire block of historic ( run down) homes has been demolished, and luxury condos will rise to take their place. One by one, the homes went down, until there was just one.

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Every day, I would drive by, thinking it would be the last time I saw the house. But for weeks, it still stood. Dead Man Walking, I would think to myself.

It was eerie. This big beauty on the hill stood, but any day, would be knocked down. I knew that once upon a time, it had been someone’s dream house. Once upon a time, it was well cared for and loved. No doubt children had run down its halls and played in the yard.

I emailed the county historical society, and they were able to provide me this picture, probably taken in the 40’s.

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It was built in 1890 for Theodore H. Brison.

Finally one day, I drove by to see this.

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It was gone.