Saturday, October 10, 2015

Rob's Family Home - GONE

The "New" House
Side view of the new house
When my mom passed in Dec. 2013 my brothers and I put the house up for sale.

It was the house that my brothers and I grew up in. Mom and Dad and my older brother Steve had lived in another town for 4 years before this house was built, and they moved in three months before I was born. My brother Doug would come along 2 years later.

Mom and Dad's House - that I grew up in

   When we sold the house, we didn't expect it to be totally rebuilt, so it was quite a shock to see a totally different house sitting there when I returned the week of Sept. 19th to attend a Pet Expo and visit my brother and his family. 

  HOW I LOOK AT IT-  Since my parents had their house designed and built by my mother's cousin in August 1962, it was their own ideas and their creativity that built the house. The new
The house from the side street- Puritan Drive

Front door to the house. Mom loved that tree
owner basically decided to raze the house and build a complete new house (and a large monstrosity) except for the garage.  So, This is the way I think about it: the house that I and my brothers grew up in will always be special, because we can say that no other family truly lived in it. That's pretty special. 


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next