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In its day, it was one of the most well kept properties in the area.
It wasn’t unusual to see Old Man Wally on the stoop with his feet up on the rail whistling some indistinguishable tune to the wind whilst Ma Wally would be bustlin’ in the house baking pancakes or whatever he fancied for his supper.
They’d been married for sixty plus years, had a pack of kids and grandkids, and they weathered the storms and winter elements together.
No-one knew what happened to Ma and Pa. The house they loved was abandoned and left to rot and decay over the years. Family had no want of it with no indoor plumbing or modern means of living, yet none had the heart to demolish or sell it.
It was never empty though, and became a haven for all kinds of critters looking for shelter from the elements. The family thought Ma and Pa would have liked that.