Saturday, June 15, 2019
A decision that could change ,or end, your life……
Those cars of my youth (50’s)
On our walk I spotted something strange, a tree squirrel that is now a ‘ground squirrel’ after his encounter with a car. To the squirrel’s credit he was adapting. Twice I saw him trying to camouflage himself in the grass, and once saw him crawl into a hole under the sidewalk. I am not sure he dug the hole or not.
If you live in a area where squirrels abound you have had one dart in front of your car. Or start to dart and reverse on second’s decision.
A decision to run or not, OR buy or not. Everyone faces it.
Once son Mark called me to meet him at a church that was for sale on Central. I did. The Agent was showing us through. Mark was telling me how he was going to make his daughter a play house in the ‘Bell tower’ (remember those?). as we did the walk thru he was describing how he was gonna remodel for a 4 Bedroom 3 bath house. It was an older Frame building on a corner lot. I was getting excited with Mark.
He called a day later and said, he had reconsidered. He was going to think more of a modern home. His decision was logic.
The next morning I drove past that property going to McDonalds to pick up a coffee. I took note of the church and a sign on the door, ‘Wet Paint’. My first thoughts were some group has bought it to open a new church.
To my shock, the most I have ever been shocked, I drove back by the property ten minutes later and the entire church was GONE, all that was left was a pile of lumber. Dust was still rising. I braked with other cars and trucks. The structure had collapsed under its own weight. It was like someone had intentionally ‘imploded it with explosives’, it was flat on the ground. My ‘skin crawled’ is the only way I can explain it. Just a few days before I was walking thru that building thinking my son and his family planned to live there. I would have probably been helping him. OUCH.
I thought how lucky that squirrel was to still be alive since so many of his kin were buzzard bait.
That lot is still empty. No one has built there and that was 32 years ago. I still get the ‘heebeejeebees’ as I drive by and think of that collapsed building. I have never before nor since seen anything like that. BTW, no one was hurt.