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  •  You just reminded me of the time (1+ / 0-)
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    just about 3 years ago when I drove up to Racine WI (abt 90 minutes away), and found the house that was at the address of my g-g-grandfather who I wrote about last week, William T. Tanking.  The house looked kinda old, but well-maintained, so I wasn't at all sure if it was William's house.  I wanted sooooo much to go up to the door and see if anyone was home, cuz I really wanted to ask if they knew anything about the history of the house.  But I'm kinda shy, so I just sat in my car and took pictures.  (I'm happy to report no one saw me and called the police)

    Well, just now on a whim, I typed the street address in google, and it took me to a website (, and it gave me the details of the house, including the fact that it was built in 1890.

    It WAS the original house.  Wow.  That was cool.  And totally unexpected.

    And btw, hopefully they didn't found $50,000 under the floorboards at your grandfather's house.  A very old friend of my husband's used to hide large sums money from his wife in all sorts of odd places in the house (inside walls, under the bathtub wrapped in plastic, etc).  When he passed, and her shortly afterward, the family sold the house.  Someone is going to find an awful lot of hidden cash someday.

    •  cool discovery! sounds like another diary :) (1+ / 0-)
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      those street finder sites with the satellite photos are fun to look at ... but a little freaky, if you know what I mean.

      LOL re $50K -- not much chance of that, though it could explain how the current owners could afford such extensive renovations ... it's not an area where farms are doing really well just now.

      "If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." Walter Mondale

      by klompendanser on Fri May 18, 2012 at 09:18:02 PM PDT

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