Beanery Online Literary Magazine

February 26, 2008

PAST CARING

—a visitor post written by Mike—first posted on his site: http://ifsofog.blogspot.com/2008/01/blind.html

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE LEAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS TO GO TO CHURCH…

Twenty years ago we moved into the country. Lots of people must have been following our every move, because they’re here now. The newly arrived have built nice homes, but newer homes sometimes share proximity to more modest older housing.

In such situations latecomers feel a pre-existing home pulls down the value of their more costly abodes.

Years ago there was an example of such a house at the intersection of our country road with the state highway. Two brothers lived there, both mentally handicapped, one more than the other. That is all we knew about them, other than the fact they were spoiling (more…)