In the beginning there was a house. It was an older house on an older street in an older town across from an even older body of water.
The body of water has been there since dirt was new. Cutting its swath from its origin to where it connects to the Delaware River, it rose and fell with the tides and supplied water to people, animals, and breweries.
The town was founded in the late 17th century and was known as Barnsley’s ford. Later, as is often the case, it was renamed.
The road was known as Low Road, probably because it was much lower than the main road. This too has been renamed.
The house was built in either the late 18th or early 19th century. The real estate documents say 1807, an old house expert said possibly late 1700’s.
It’s a wonderful old house. Nothing is straight. The floors aren’t level. It’s had some rough times and seen a lot.
… And now its ours.