Change is sometimes difficult and hard to watch.
We pass by Far Guy’s parents old home on the way into town. There is no avoiding it. Far Guy came home there in 1950 fresh out of the hospital. His parents lived there until 1994 when they moved into an apartment building so they could avoid snow removal and lawn mowing.
I am not sure exactly when they purchased this home…sometime 1947-1949 it was brand new.
1955 (the car was a Hudson Hornet from the early 1950’s)
Last summer the house was sold and has been in the process of a renovation. First they dug under the house and put as far as we could tell three new basement walls. They tore off siding, shingles and replaced windows.
Yesterday we drove by and stopped for a photo, it looks like they will add a back porch.
The old neighborhood is gone, next door is a Casey’s. Taskey’s old place with the teeny tiny cabins, Larson’s place with a garage out back and Eddie Andrew’s place with the back porch covered with vines...all gone. The house that used to be Brills is still there on the other end of the block.
Nearly everytime we go to town we notice the old water tower is missing from the skyline. We also watch what is happening at the old house. Most of the Summer and Fall it was an eyesore…finally it is looking better.