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May 17, 2007


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John Dunphy

I would like to see what happens to all of these tacky, disgusting housing equivalents to big box stores. But, by the time they become the white elephants of the housing industry, and people use them to house their goats, I'll probably be dead, or just too senile to enjoy the irony. I live in Mercer County, NJ, a place long known as rural and agricultural, that still has large chunks of forested land open and preserved. But, over the last 15 years, for every nice piece of cycling scenery, a crass, tasteless home that shouts "hey, look how much money I have" has had to pop up and harsh my mellow. And, who the hell are these people anyway? I was just in the vehicle of a rich man. You know where he lives? A modest sized house! Who the hell are these people that live in these abominations?!


I don't think it matters WHERE it is.. it's going on all over. I know it's going on in my backyard.

and yes I'd LOVE to know whos buying these things, and what they're going to do when their ARMs drive them to be even more house poor than they already are.

and what will happen then, to these McMansions? They'll become empty shells. I was in SW Ireland a couple of years ago (great kayaking!) and so many farmers used old forts as cover for their cattle. That's what will happen to these McMansions. I'll keep my goats in them (when I get goats. I'm such a sucker for a furry face, they'll probably be living in the house with me)


South of Litchfield on 63...

Terry Cowgill


Are we supposed to guess where this is? Westerly Ridge in Amenia? I give up.

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