My Life as a San Francisco Realtor: Wisconsin: Saint Croix Falls

They Paved Paradise and put up a Parking Lot!

They Paved Paradise and put up a Parking Lot!

I was inspired tonight by reading Roger Mucci's Blog post. Back in August 2000 I went back to visit Wisconsin for my 30th High School Reunion.  I hadn't been back to Grantsburg since my family moved away after my graduation in 1970. I had had enough of small town USA, and was ready for the adventure that lay ahead. You see, my Dad was a Preacher man. He always had 'the calling' to move every few years. The longest I ever lived anywhere growing up was 4 years, the average was 2, and the shortest was 1 year. My track coach in high school used to sing this song to me just to make fun: "The only one who could ever teach me was the son of a preacher man". If you're too young to remember it, just Google it or follow the YouTube link.  

I went back to Grantsburg in 2000. Mostly the result of the internet and finding long lost friends. It was the 30th High School Reunion. And since we were there, I also wanted to see the home I lived in from 4th through 7th grades in St. Croix Falls. It was just so sweet - it backed up to a forest, had a huge yard and lots of maple trees we tapped for maple syrup.

As it turned out, My home in Grantsburg wasn't there anymore - it had been moved to make way for a church expansion.

Then when we went to St. Croix Falls to see my favorite boyhood home, I was shocked. It wasn't there either. GONE. Paved over for a Hospital parking lot!! They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot!!! A few photos follow. Me in 2000. My favorite home in 1958, and the parking lot in 2000. Home is a very important place. I always remember that when selling family homes in San Francisco. You don't always know what you got till it's gone.

St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin

Parsonage St. Croix Falls

 

 

 

 

 

They paved Paradise and put up a parking lot

 

John M Scott, Broker / Owner, Scott Keys Properties, Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers (CRB), serving San Francisco and the surrounding San Francisco Bay Area

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They Paved Paradise and put up a Parking Lot!
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They Paved Paradise and put up a Parking Lot! I was inspired tonight by reading Roger Mucci's Blog post Back in August 2000 I went back to visit Wisconsin for my 30th High School Reunion. I hadn't been back to Grantsburg since my family… more