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.


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