There is little that delights Bossy as much as history, but there is nothing that leaves her sadder than looking at historic photos of her neighborhood.
Like many neighborhoods on the outskirts of a major city, Bossy’s town dates back to the laying of the railroad in the 1850s — and its growth was supported by the construction of a college.
Bossy is lucky to live in a place where most of the original houses and general layout remain. But many things were lost to progress, where progress equals cars cars and also some cars.
Bossy always says she could never live in her village if she had seen it with its farms and spring houses and stone water towers. And space, space, space.
Bossy’s unique house was built on a cow pasture — along with eighteen houses exactly like it — in the 1950s. Bossy’s lot was defined by a quaint stream which used to run along the back and cut toward the front, but all that changed exactly never, and explains everything.
Bossy and her husband are only the third owners of their house, whose history could be summed up this way: Previous owners threw enormous parties. Purchased house based on this.
Which is what today’s Ten-Word Challenge is all about. In exactly ten words, can you share with Bossy and her council something you know about the history of the town or house where you are living?
And be sure to check back later today for the best historical brevity on the web.
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