Saturday, May 30, 2009

Real Life and Real Estate

There's a house for sale in Fairhopeland, Montrose to be exact. Practically the last historic house standing in what used to be a quiet, mysterious village on the Eastern Shore, rife with stories about days dating to the early Spanish explorers. This example of Creole Cottage architecture was built from timbers and on the foundation of an early Catholic church and has housed many a complex and happy family, including Morris Timbes and his adorable wife and delightful and brilliant children (one of whom was me). Today the bids are flying, and the house is coveted by at least one delightful family with hopes of someday occupying it. Don't these endearing people just touch your heart? Don't you wish every story in real life had a happy ending?

4 comments:

jaques mullet said...

I know your floks' house a little. It would certainly be to our liking could we but afford it. With the design style of a porch that bears view of the Bay, and a kitchen on the east out of sun's afternoon heat, it is laid out perfecty. It is also high above the noise of the old scenic hwy 98 ribbining along near Jackson's Oak and the like, safely above any hurricane tide surge to 80 feet or so. The landscape, though in need of some trim, includes fruit and flowering, native and exotic shrubs, herbs and trees. A short walk to the Bay down the hill to throw my net for mullet or shrimp is a lure as is the inviting Bay breeze that wafts almost always. It is a place we would live for sure. Maybe you oughta ust move back home.

Mary Lois said...

The family in the picture didn't get the house. It's out of my hands entirely, but then I'm not around and not planning to move back. It's a nice enough place to visit, however.

suzie said...

I found this blog accidentally and was so surprised to stumble upon a picture of the house I now live in! We are thankful everyday for the opportunity to save such a treasure and have experienced much joy in our short time here. Stop by next time you are in town!

Suzie Winston

Mary Lois said...

I join the rest of the remaining Montrose Timbeses in celebrating the fact that the old family home has a new life in the hands of another wonderful family, Suzie! Thank you for your comment here--and please contact me at the email address on the blog. I'll definitely visit the house next time I'm in the area. It's a place full of wonderful memories.