|Ron and Bill's former home in Pennsylvania|
Below is an copy e-mail that I sent out this morning to some of my friends referring them to my blogger friend Mark's posting today of his visit with me and Bill last Sunday and my former home in Pennsylvania.
|Aerial view of our former home in Pennsylvania|
This past Sunday I met one of my blogger buddies at our old home in Downingtown. As you may or may not know, the owners of our former home in East Brandywine Township abandoned the property over a year ago. The home went into foreclosure and was sold at a sheriff's sale this past October. I don't know who owns it now.
As you can see from the pictures, the property hasn't been taken care of since then and has fallen into disrepair which causes Bill and I a great deal of pain. It probably shouldn't but it does. We built that property up from an overgrown woodland to a little Shangra-la when we sold it to a buy from Florida in November of 2006.
My blogger buddy (Mark) brought his six year old twin sons (Jacob and Joshua) along with him during his visit. As you can see my friend Mark in an EXCELLENT photographer. It was so good to hear the laughter of those two young boys as they ran around the property, exploring and finding strange new things. Oh how I wish someone like those two children and a family would buy our former home and bring it back to live again.
Enjoy Mark's wonderful pictures and I hope viewing them will bring some of the joy to you as it did to me and Bill when we spent a few wonderful hours with Mark and his sons this past Sunday at our former home in Pennsylvania.
The 'icing on the cake' was when I took Mark and his sons (Jacob and Joshua) out to lunch at the Brickside Grill in Eagelview, there was a magician entertaining the kids! All the years I've been to the Brickside Grill I never saw a magician. The gods were smiling on us that day!
|Road leading to our former home in Pennsylvania|
I sent the e-mail with a link to Mark's blog posting of his visit with Bill and me this past Sunday. Mark takes beautiful pictures and he captured many 'moments' with his excellent photography of that visit. Plese visit Mark's blog posting by clicking on this link "Retired in Delaware" for a full recounting of that visit.
I wish I would win the lottery because then I would buy our former home back and give it to Mark and his family so they could live at that beautiful Shangra-la of a home we had on the wooded hillside of East Brandywine Township in Pennsylvania. This is truly a home that has 'potential.' Joyous laughter once reigned there and it can again.
|Jacob and Joshua playing|
Thanks Mark for the visit and the wonderful post. I'm glad we're friends.
|Ron and Mark|