|Yours truly July 24, 1976|
Okay, okay. So I'm a day late and a dollar short on this week's Throwback Thursday submission.
I'm a busy guy, what can I tell you?
Today's gem of a photo is of me (of course) taken July 24th, 1976 at our newly acquired property in East Brandywine Township, Chester County (Downingtown) Pennsylvania.
Bill and I purchased 6.875 acres of heavily wooded land from a Mr. Ted Johnson, who had subdivided his property. He was asking $30,000 for the acreage, I offered $25,000 which he accepted, much to my surprise. Why? I thought he would refuse but I had to borrow the money from my Mother. She said "Offer him $25,000, all he can say is 'No'". That was the condition of her loan. So, somewhat sheepishly I offered Mr. Johnson $25,000 and he accepted immediately! Big "Whoop!" I just save us $5,000. Thanks Mom!
Thus began Bill and I adventure of building our dream house at 161 Crawford Road, Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Thirty years later we sold the property and house and moved to Delaware where we reside now.
Life is just one big adventure. My only question is:
What happened to that hunky guy sitting on the fence? That was me? ! ?