Then the other shoe dropped

We stayed in that house long enough, which wasn’t long with dad, about maybe 5 yrs. for dad, who would make double and triple payments, to pay it off when they wanted to transfer him to the next town the other way toward his family and away from mom’s but he didn’t want to start making that drive after waiting so long to get back home, so about that time the little grocery store right down the road came up for sale so he decided to remortgage that house and buy it and go into the grocery store business, which we did; loved that time; had it for about 3 yrs., then the lease came up for renewal and besides that the owner didn’t want to renew; he wanted dad to buy the building this time and it was old and decrepit and really needed a lot of work, which is why he wanted to sell it in the first place, but we’d just gotten the house repaid off and doing that would mean remortgaging it again, something he just didn’t want to do, certainly not to put money into that aging building with the hope of being able to get it back out again, which didn’t seem too certain, at that time, which may have been another reason the owner was wanting to sell; he was seeing what was happening as well, with a new shopping plaza having been built just up the road on the other side of our house with a chain grocery store in it.

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About donnainthesouth

I'm a transplant, born up north but raised in the middle, now I'm down here where you don't see too many snowflakes; I'll probably post just about as often (here at least)
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2 Responses to Then the other shoe dropped

  1. Tessa says:

    Ahhh so you aren’t a real southern belle šŸ™‚ You are a Yankee like me ! Are you writing the story of your life?

  2. Try telling that to these “real” Yankee New Englanders that have transplanted down here – ha!

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