The stubborn neighbor

June 20, 2008 at 9:28 pm 1 comment

You’ve heard of the woman who lived in this house, haven’t you? Here’s the lead to the story in the Seattle P-I:

Edith Macefield died at home, just the way she wanted.

The Ballard (Wash.) woman who captured hearts and admirers around the world when she stubbornly turned down $1 million to sell her home to make way for a commercial development died Sunday of pancreatic cancer. She was 86.

No one knows exactly what will happen to the house now. She left no heirs.

— Hat tip: Andrew Sikora


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1 Comment

  • 1. Kevin  |  June 23, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    That reminds me of an old Bugs Bunny cartoon when Bugs won’t move from his hole and they have to build the freeway around it.


But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Jeremiah 29:7

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