So Very SAD
Over nine years ago I purchased my first home in Maine that belonged to a widow in the area, her name was Ruth Hutchinson and she was a local school teacher.
I purchased the home while I was living in Georgia though a fax machine at a local library. I received the faxed image, made an offer and had the closing the same week. I purchased the home SIGHT unseen, because it was truly love at first sight. When I arrived at the home it needed a great deal of work, but the views of the ocean from two sides on all levels was breathtaking. On snowy winter days I used to go up to the attic and write in my diary about how beautiful the Bay looked edged in white snow, and the seagulls would fly by the window at eye level while it snowed.
An opportunity came up to purchase the home I currently live in and I offered this home to my sister (owner finance). She decided not to move to Maine after paying it off, and sold it to a nearby neighbor that swore up and down that he would not tear it down. Today they finished gathering the rubble from a pile that held so many of our family memories. I am told it was torn down because the neighbor that said he would NOT tear it down decided to improve his ocean views and intends to put up a small two car garage structure, maybe a kennel for their dogs. I understand that people have their own ideas and priorities, I live and let live. I just can't help recalling some of the holidays and memories that we have had in that home as a family and knowing that we were the last family to enjoy the home is just heart breaking.
Posted by oziahz
at 7:48 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2006 8:46 AM EDT