Tuesday, February 16, 2010



We were called yesterday back to the big house that I posted about here....because someone had broken a key off in the front door lock. It takes alot of force to do this and was done intentionally so the house couldn't be shown.....it happens frequently..anyway...while we were there..I took a photo of the lake. It would be nice to live in such a place in some ways....I have heard they do stock it with fish....
We then traveled up to West Covina and took the longer route.....snapped a few photos of Lake Perris



All the hills here are covered in green after the rains we've had and they're predicting more next week...this will make for lots of wildflowers in a few weeks!



I know I promised more about the Arba Thayer house....I've been reading the family history and from what I've read..he was a ambitious man.....he fell in love with a neighbors daughter who was only 16 and he was 19.....his father tried to discourage him as she was from a poor family..but Arba was in love.....they married when she was 17 and he was 20....they didn't have much but worked hard...he realized that in the cities, birch brooms were used heavily and popular..the farm (her fathers) had acres of birch trees so putting two and two together, he went into the broom business....and made a small fortune. He bought land and before he was 35 had more than his father....happily, he and his father reconciled....
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