This is my Grandmother and i was born in this home 54 years ago. Its hard to trust anyone these days and houses are so expensive now days. How much is a home that you have been living in for ever, mind that its your first home where you raise 6 childern and your first grand son. Alot of cold winters in that home its hard to leave the nest you built many years ago, love you grand mother the first GS. From Phoenix
This my Grandmother and i was born in this home 54 years ago. Its hard to trust anyone these days and houses are so expensive now days. How much is a home that you have been living for ever, mind that its your first home where you raise 6 childern and your first grand son. Alot of cold winters in that home its hard to leave the nest you built many years ago, love you grand mother the first GS. From Phoenix
She and her husband struggle to own that as African American. She should be paid for the property which is the real value.. Buy her a new home in Lawrenece , money she receives would allow her to establish trust funds or endowments for her grandchildren, great grandchildren and name the student residency after them. Then she might consider for her memory of that area will be for ever.
I feel like she should not have to move and if they feel like it is such an eye sore and unsafe they should fix it up nice and safe and let her live her life around her children and everybody else children who goes there she isn't harming nobody just trying to live where she has for a long time in what she paid for it's hers
This Ms. Bell could buy a nice house and live comfortably on the rest of the money that's left.her children would probably be much happier for her
I think the develpoer should build her a nice little house and give her some cash so she can still maintain her independence as she has been doing. That way, the developer and Mrs. Bell both wins.
I think the developer should give her the money, plus provide her a condo or some other place to stay, rent free!! Make her whole.
I think the developer should offer her an apartment in the new building for the rest of her life + the $600,000. This way, she gets a new home and a place all her own to keep her independence, and they get her land to build their complex.
HAVING LOST MY HUSBAND, AFTER PURCHASING OUR FIRST HOME......I DIDN'T WANT TO MOVE OUT...
AND STAYED AS LONG AS I COULD.......SO HER MEMORIES AFTER ALL THESE YEARS ARE FRESH TO HER...
HOWEVER, I WOULD HOPE THAT IF THE PROPERTY IS VALUABLE TO THE BUILDERS.....PERHAPS THEY MIGHT
OFFER HER MORE OF A INCENTIVE.......BECAUSE SHE DESERVES SO MUCH......WHEN HAVING BEEN GIVEN
SO LITTLE IN HER LONG LIFE.......IF HER HOME IS FALLING APART......I WOULD THINK HER CHILDREN WOULD
TAKE HER AROUND AND SHOW HER HOW SHE COULD ENJOY THE NEW CHOICES AVAILABLE TO ONE WHO
HAS THE FUNDS........BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT SHE FEELS SAFE....AND SECURE IN A HOME SHE KNOWS
AND TRUST NOT TO FAIL HER........LORD BLESS HER BONES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hell yeah move. $600,000? I read that wrong at first I thought it said $600, but $600,000 and she's 91 years old? I would buy a one-bedroom condo and bank the rest. When I'm dead and gone leave what's left to my 6 children. God bless her heart.
Sounds like their are things to her that are worth more than money. This was almost certainly the first home and the first property that people in her family were able to own on this continent. From slavery to the Jim Crow south, northward. Finally the ability to own land and accumulate a modest but meaningful amount of wealth. I think I understand.
At the time of her purchase, she purchased both land and home. This includes what is found in the ground. Despite eminent domain, we are guaranteed a right by the Constitution to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness which includes the purchase of houses and lands. No one, not even the government has the right to take her land from her. They could offer to make her house the centerpiece of the university and a historical landmark. They can help fix it up and make her home a lookout of the campus. They can also offer her ownership of a section of the campus houses where in perpetuity she and her family have ownership in a home and are never asked to leave, own the land her house stood on, and a percentage of the income from the property in perpetuity. The land is hers and no offer can take away the memories and the honor that she has for owning something in a country where many people are often denied that right. To take that away from her could mean physical, mental, spiritual and physical death. Use her wisdom for the growth of the university. She's 91 and will probably live another 10 years and leave the land to her family, they should think of the offers of income, perpetuity and rebuilding the home in her timing. Leave her alone!!!!! leave her constitutional rights alone!!!! Leave her historical legacy alone!!!!!
I voted yes, but only after thinking really hard and looking up what the housing prices are in that area. If I was the developer/college, i would see if it is cheaper to let her stay, and repair the house for her (if it's the cheaper route), but if not i would have a long talk with her and put a placard in that exact spot in honor of her, and take the demolished house and make keep sake items ( picture frames, tables, chairs, treasure chests, etc.) out of it for her to have at her new home so that she will always have a piece of it. they can always make it into some type of office building too after she has passed on but only if they let her stay till she moves on from this world. in the end i hope she gets what she wants.
I can understand Mrs Bell's sentiments. She bought a house darn near 70 years ago close to the college. She's proud of the fact that she raised a family in that house and paid it off and still have it. I can understand and respect that 100% in light of those who lost theirs from under them and had to settle elsewhere. That is one side of the coin. The other side of the coin is this: from looking at it, I thought it was a log home. I don't believe it is; from what I hear, the house is falling apart; progress is rearing it's head and even though she's offered a WHOLE lotta money to move, way more than what the house is worth, she don't want to leave.
WHAT DO HER KIDS THANK SHE IS UP IN AGE IT WOOD BE NICE FOR HER TO HAVE TO LIVE ON BUT WHO NOS WHAT IS GOING ON