Saturday, December 23, 2006

...and the walls come a-tumblin' down!

Remember the house fire I posted about back in July? You know, the house right across my back fence, that...

No? Well, here's the link to refresh your memory. (There are pictures.)

Anyway, we learned later that:

1. The lady who lived in that house and died in the fire set the fire herself. Intentionally. Yes, it was an arson-suicide. That precluded the insurance from paying anything.
2. The heirs (her two adult children) had little money themselves, so they could not afford to have the house demolished.
3. The lady who lived there did have an estate and a will, but the only official copy was in the house and burned up in the fire. Thus the heirs had no access to THAT money to get the house demolished while the estate was tied up in probate.

Well, today somebody is paying to have the house demolished, because this morning a crew arrived with some heavy equipment and went to work.

Here's one picture I took.

To see some of the other pictures, click HERE.

"Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,
Jericho, Jericho.
Joshua fit the battle of Jericho,


kenju said...

What a sad story that was - and it still is.

Thanks for the wishes, John. I hope you and Carol have a wonderful Christmas.

Peter said...

People in that sad state of mind when they suicide just don't think through the consequences John.
Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Nice pictures of a sad ending. John, we wish you and yours a Merry Christmas.

Candace said...

How mysterious and sad - thanks for the update.

Hope you and Carol and all your loved ones have a very Merry Christmas, John.

Nankin said...

John, Merry Christmas to you and all of your family. I'm still sneezing and snorting, but I think I'm on the downhill side of this cold.

schnoodlepooh said...

That's a sad story... for a sad christmas day... my Andre departed this earth this morning. please say a special christmas prayer for him.

Monica said...

Makes me wonder how they KNOW it was a suicide? A friend of my mom? She died in a fire earlier this year. She fell asleep with a cigarette.

I feel for your neighbor's children.

And I also stopped in to wish you a Happy New Year.

Somebody's son said...

That sucks. What I really want to know is...who the fuck kills themselves by burning themself alive? If I were to kill myself I could think of approximately 89 ways to do it less painful than setting myself on fire.

Just a thought.

Sad story all around though.