Getting My House Back

I have lived in my house for 35 years. When my husband passed away about 20 years ago,my income was to low and I lost the house. I eventually ran into money problems and stop paying the mortgage. The lender foreclosed the property, and the house was sold, leaving Me without a home.My neighbor/friend from a few doors down, Shelley, couldn’t stand the thought of me living in a hotel room, so she and a few other members from my neighborhood put down $167,450 to buy the house back for me.

About This Story

  • Project: We Are Here
  • Date submitted: 2018-10-03 00:00:00
  • Emotional tone: Strongly positive
  • Who should know about this? Charities

About the Storyteller

  • Community: Boynton Beach
  • Age: 51-60
  • Gender: Female

How the Storyteller Interpreted Their Story

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  • In your story, why did people act the way they did? They did what they believed
  • My story relates to: --
  • Why did things happen in the story I told? --
  • The lesson in your story is: --
  • In my story, problems are solved by: Members of the community
  • My story teaches us to: Always look ahead to the future
  • My story teaches us that: The community has total control
  • My story teaches us that: The community is resilient
  • My story teaches us that: The community is stable

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