...... his/her castle.
Right now there is a move afoot to develop what is basicaly a new city on the last undeveloped land in this county. Public hearings began last night, and one of the "against" was a 90 year-old gentleman who was raised on the family land and still farmed it, as is father and ancestors had before him. Now, this old man probably doesn't have much longer on God's green earth but his heirs do, and they don't want to sell. Bt we all know that when there are developers around with promises of this and that, soon the againsters are outnumbered by the supporters.
Given their druthers,, most folks say they old choose to be cared for in their own homes rather than a nursing home. and, yes, even die there. In some areas the older practice of the deceased being viewed and the wake held in the home is being revived.
I know that in today;s mobile society the "old homestead" is not, except for 90 year-olds, as it once was for most people. But the feeling can be the same for any "four walls" that have welcomed and embraced us and felt "like home".
To lose that home must be devastating!!!