Dave was a wise, thoughtful, man and a wonderful husband to my sister. They were well known by the people who lived in the closest town to them. He was the type of person that helped those in need, even if he didn't have much himself at the time. He never sought out praise for his generosity, because it was truly authentic and just who he was. In fact, he thought it was more fun when he could help someone out, anonymously, knowing that they would have that help no matter what.
He and my sister have been together for 14 years and in that time, they bought their own property and started building this dream. Along with the construction of their home; they started projects, here and there, that haven't yet been completed.
(Satellite view of the property)
My favorite aspect -so far- is the library that they started to build. Inside this library, are hundreds of signatures from people that have come to visit throughout the years; including some that have passed away since then. I've heard their dreams and aspirations for the property; and the way they both shared their hopes for what this place would become, was inspiring. Dave always wanted it to be a place where people could visit, and feel like they were a part of something. A place of significance that was filled with history and meaning. As their source of income; they gathered -and sold- rock or traded for other resources.
The past two years took a major toll on these plans when he started having major medical problems. And since then, they were never able to catch a break; making it difficult to keep up with most of the projects they had already started- if not bringing them back a few steps.
Dave passed away at the end of July, leaving my sister by herself with their 3 doggies (Awny, Foy, and Sadie), 8 kitties (Komatsu, Spookers, George Washington, Garfield, Mama, Charity, Diamond, and Salinger), goat (Wookie), parrot (Tango), 5 rabbits (Sunny, Cher, Ozzy, Harriot, and Tinker), 6 chickens (Geradine, Nicole, Angel, Krista, Emma, and Nariah) ,and 4 turtles (Michelangelo, Donatello, Fleetwood, and Broygy); along with their property -that is still under
(Broygy, Foy, and Awny)
Before his passing; they relied on his disability payments to survive and help them with the necessary resources to keep their house, and other buildings on the property, functioning. One of which is occupied by an older couple that they've known for a long time.
I decided to make this page not only so that my sister can grieve and not have to worry about things falling apart around her, but so that this dream of theirs will still have a chance of becoming a reality. Right now; she can't see a positive outcome from taking on this huge part of their life, without him, but I believe it will all work out...
I'm hoping to raise this money as soon as possible, in order for my sister to continue creating this piece of history and carry on this legacy. And so she won't have to continue drowning in this ocean of stress and uncertainty, regarding their property, while she fights the battles in her head- created by grief. She is such a humble human being, and I want to remind her that all of their kindness and generosity was for a reason... That there is still meaning to everything, and there are still good people out there in the world, willing to help.
I believe that this will give her the peace that she needs to continue fighting this process, and give her the hope that she needs to see a better outcome.
I greatly appreciate anyone who took the time to read this and/or share it with others, and I am so extremely grateful to those who are willing to donate!!
Or, If anyone is willing to donate items to help with the projects for this place; please contact me!!
The library could always use more books <3
(The Green House)
(My daughter with Wookie the goat)
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