Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Two Houses, Joined Together
Photos by John Hoff
The Polish lady pointed out she doesn't have one house, but two houses joined together. Shortly after she purchased the house, "an old man in the neighborhood" revealed this to her and then it became easy to see.
"Did they build the one house and then move another here?" I wondered. "Where did the other house come from? Or could they have moved BOTH houses here from somewhere else?"
The Polish lady didn't know. She only knew what the old man told her, and that was all he knew. I assumed it was the same old man who told her there used to be a large stables which dominated her block, which the Polish woman could confirm when her earliest gardening efforts would turn up a horseshoe or two.
The spirit of the horses is still present on the block, in Patty Cake's house which is decorated with a "cowboy" motif. It fascinates me, how something historical can still linger in odd and unexpected ways.
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