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I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand. So the days flow through my eyes but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Random:

Recently I came across the abstract for my property here in upstate New York. I looked through the all the enclosed deeds, and saw the earliest-recorded deed for a Mister Scott G. Boyce, dated November 9, 1896, for the purchase of my property (which, at the time, included over 91 acres of land), for a sum of $50. It was recorded on March 22nd, 1897.

9 comments:

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

WOW! that is awesome.
my husband bought this place 20 yrs ago. (60 acres). He paid more for his pickup truck!
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joe said...

People pay more these days at a restaurant..

grannyann said...

what a deal. I need to really look through mine one of these days.

joe said...

Why somebody would pay fifty bucks for this dump I'll never know...

Retro Hound said...

That is cool. I do genealogy and love this kind of stuff.

Marissa said...

Neat! Jeez, I bet your mailbox on the property costs more than 50 bucks.

PS - the "word verification" I have to type to comment is derierpu. Butt poo??

joe said...

Retro: there were alot of different names on various deeds since then. somebody paid $2500 for it somewhere in the 1940's.

Marissa: go with the first one. ;^)

jp said...

Lucky you. My house was built in 1960 after a big piece of property was broken into individual lots and sold to make a streetful of houses. I'm only the second owner, so any history before 1960 probably only involves deer and squirrels.

joe said...

I've had a few squirrels in the house over the years.
and a bat..

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