I spoke with one of my old neighbors tonight. She wanted to call me when 4020 Shady Oak came down. Her family talked her out of it, they didn’t want to ruin my weekend. I understand both ways.
Some people do not want to tell us and others can’t wait to tell us. We know, regardless. We have been driving by and taking photos.
What I didn’t know is how quickly it came down. My old neighbor informed me it was 1 1/2 hours. Years to build, down in 1 and 1/2 hours. Wow.
So many people have empathy for us. I have empathy for the original owners who built the house. I feel they were there in spirit.
I think about why I have photo’s of the house being built in the 1930’s. I have photo’s from the 40’s and upwards. Why? What am I going to do with it?
Well, I am going to continue my story.
That is what I am going to do.