If I still drove or walked my son to South Elementary School, I would have seen the activity in my neighborhood before 2.
As it was, I noticed cars on Meridian Street in front of our home. As I drove down the driveway, I noticed more toward the lake, so I decided to see what was up.
At the corner, I noticed a Crystal Lake Service League House Walk directional sign.
My mother wanted to buy it, but my conservative father did not. The price at the time was $40,000. They could have afforded it, I figure. We kids were out of college.
And, it still had the side lot then.
With the last lot on the lake–a tear down–having just sold for what I’ve heard was $450,000, we probably couldn’t afford to pay for the taxes.