Dating the House in small town America……

We had been on the farm for a couple of years and wanted to find out when the house was built.We started asking people in the community when the house was built? Withe the community being mainly a boating community no one really got around much. Each community had their own school it may only have a few kids but it was the school they went to without getting in a boat.

We went to local picnics and benefit fundraisers and such and would ask people when the house was built. Most of the people in the community knew the house we had purchased telling us they always wanted to buy that very same house.

When asking the question: “When was the house built?” the answer would be-“the twins were born on 4th of July”. I would ask – “Okay so when was the house built?” “Well, the twins were born on 4th of July”. Being a little speechless at this answer I would let it go thinking I would ask a different member of the community. I would then ask another I would get the same response “The twins were born on 4th of July”.

I took about a year before we found out that the twins were born in 1900 on 4th of July.

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