Friday, March 13, 2020
Between a rock and a hard place.
Autos of beauty
1932 Rockne Coupe
For today (Saturday):
I like to enjoy a good relationship with my neighbors, and we do. HOWEVER our famous neighbor who was a Rock and Roll star back in the 50-60s era has two houses that are actually falling down. The latest incident. Our street is a dead end street. Since the end of our street just before our house does look like a dump, someone who must vacuum leaves for the city decided to unload a huge load of leaves on a vacant lot Jim owns that is just across the street from his decaying houses. The load was so big it is now encroaching on the road.
I hesitate to complain to the city because It will bring unwanted attention to Jim’s homes. Both actually should be condemned and time itself will take care of it. Jim is only a couple years older than I. We get along great when I see him. He has moved in with an ‘elderly’ lady who is in very bad health. They both say they are taking care of the other. I see him every couple weeks when he drops by to check his mail.
He was the spokesman and lead singer and guitarist of a couple big bands. He can still keep you in stitches with a monolog and quick jokes.
He is such a likeable guy, and I keep trying to buy the lot or one of the houses, and he keeps putting it off. I do want the street cleaned up; as my mama would say, the last 2-300 ft. before you get to our home “Looks like the rear end of discussion!”
I’m just venting, I probably will just wait for the inevitable. Either the city will force the issue or me or Jim will pass on. In the scheme of things Losing a friend is not worth it.
Thanks for letting me use your shoulders… I feel like I am beating that dead horse. ..