Vulture Capitalists: Auntie Louise

July 26th, 2005 by

So the Chef calls me up with a lead on this old house being taken down. I smell cash in the air, so we meet up with another old school mo fo and go right in that side second floor window.

Once inside it's apparently that the place is so money. A stack of big coins makes it worth the trip, loads of free old stuff ices the cake.

It's not too hard to tell just what happened here: the owners of this house, Louise and her husband, were very old. X rays found on location testify to this fact. One can guess that the husband, apparently ex military and a city gov employee, died first, eventually followed by his wife.

In fact, that is the sad part of this story. Here was this couple who lived a long good life, apparently raised at least one child, and here is there house, sold to a developer bent on bulldozing it. Everything it seems was left behind. old furniture, books dating towards the early 1900s, a refrigerator with some tasty cold treats. One can only wonder if their sibling or siblings died an early death or just plain sold the house as is.

Whatever the case may be, Louise or her husband were pack rats, saving everything right down to the ancient baby carriage.

Sadly, it is all going into a dumpster. The house ready to be bulldozed.

It is a sad fate that is humbling, yet as a vulture capitalist, one can only pay tribute and divide up that stack of silver coins and alcohol..

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