Restoring David Burns' House

$65 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 66 months

Please help to try and restore it Please help me to reach my dream somehow... I know I may be foolish but its my dream...      Can you please help me in any small way.... the minum is $5 and fees are deducted on my end.

It is my fantsy dream and hope that it can be restored

Just a wild fantsy to restore it to its some what original state but there are those who tell me it is impossible... maybe it is and I am just not ready to give up hope for it to me it is   admitting to defeat and failure...

At times I wonder why I am so set on saving the old house - but I feel I got to its all I have of those years to show for those years of my life.

David started bricking in 1959-1961 and stopped when 1st wife died...

His famous words    since 1972  I'll finish in the fall then  when fall approached it was I'll finish it in the spring... neither came and he died on 23 August 1990...   a littl e about David  he was a very interesting and unique man - he loved the community and  Lake Maxinkukee.

Now I am left with the restoring of the house of things done to it and not done to it over the years the house is 114+ years old and goes back to the Hawk family, then Hawkins and to the Burns family in which name its been since March 9th 1944

 But  just recently I found by a newspaper quip in the local paper  the "Culver CItizen"  dated in Oct 1940 that the family moved into the house  the 1st week of October 1940 - so they may have just  been renting - to buy or with the option to buy that house.

Please help my make my dreams and hopes come true... I want to restore it fully  and  hope also to  move back into it  if only for one day before I die....

Humor an aging old woman in her dreams....

You can follow the progres of the adventure here  

t is possibly 112-114 plus years old!!!! By the documentation found thus far -  The history of the house 

Thank you.


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Bumped into former neighbor had not seen me for while wondered what... life revolves around friends drs. appointments in Plymouth and Indianapolis their health matters right now.. everything else is hold hold for now... things will workout God will provide and I WILL restore my house not giving up my hopes and dreams.... everything else has just been j de-railed to the side-track using railroad terminology.... because those who helped are now sick and unable to do so... I will overcome...
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Still hoping... praying... dreaming.... I am not a quitter... just need some support and encouragement.... Someone said "make it happen! shock everyone!" and "You are never a loser until you quit trying" Please consider helping me achieve my dream....
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I am thankful that I have have kept hold of it for so long... I still hear the echoes of David's words that someone would "steal it from me within 6 months of his death or less" well its been 27 years, 3 months and 2 days and counting :-) and I am goign to keep hanging on to it as long as I can... I am still hanging on to my dream as foolish as it seems .. I am going to do it somehow with God's help... all the delays are meant to be he has his own time frame I have to believe in that. I've often wondered who he had planned on "stealing it from me" and I have often wonder who put those words into his mind also but the damage has been done its just being reversed ever so slowly as God's pace...

There's just another new obstacle to test my faith and endurance... but with God's help I will over come and be the stronger and better for it....
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Thank you Cathy the smallest amount will help... it might be small to you but its big to me...
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$65 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 3 people in 66 months
Created April 17, 2013
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Thomas Jennings
46 months ago

Merry Christmas Judith!!!!

Cathy Soots
46 months ago

I wish it were more, I think it is a disgrace that a town would want to tear down the oldest house in the area. Shameful!

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