Tuesday, April 3, 2012

THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF....



This story is about a woman (in England) who single handedly dismantled her 15th -century cottage to save it from being demolished.

What a amazing labor of love and hardship. You can see all the photos and read this magnificent story here....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/property/article-1185210/Moving-house-How-little-old-lady-spent-23-years-single-handedly-dismantling-cottage-brick-brick-rebuilding-100-miles-away.html

In case the link does not translate...

Moving house: How a little old lady spent 23 years single-handedly dismantling her cottage brick by brick and rebuilding it 100 miles away

20 comments:

  1. What an amazing lady and an inspiring story!
    Mini hugs....

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  2. Thank you for sharing that wonderful but bittersweet story!

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  3. What an extraordinary woman!!!!
    I'm battling to build a dollhouse and look what she achieved!!!!

    Linda x

    ~I sooooo enjoyed our phone conversation~

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    1. Definitely puts things in perspective!!! We build our little houses and look what she did!!!!!!!!!

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  4. What an amazing lady! athnk you for sharing this. I can't imagine what else happened in her life.

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  5. Thank you Catherine,
    it's wonderful and awesome story.
    I admire this woman, her story brings great hope.

    Happy Easter:)
    Magda

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  6. A sad and touching story. Thank you for share it! A huge hug!

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  7. It seems almost incredible ,this lady is really amazing!!! Hugs,Jeannette

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  8. My jaw just dropped open when I read it. No wonder the Queen invited her to a garden party. Who wouldn't want to meet such a woman.
    I am in awe of her.

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  9. Thank you so much, Catherine, for sharing this amazing story. Now, I know that my spring cleaning will get done and my dollhouse will get built, plus a few other things that have been on my "I don't know if I could do that" agenda. I feel so motivated because of this woman. I am in awe of her. Who would not be?!! This woman is a pearl! I will think of her every time I imagine that I can't do something because it's too hard or it's never been done or I'm too old. Again, Catherine, thanks a million for sharing this! You've made my day and I feel like I have wings!

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  10. An amazing story, i guess it just goes to show with a little determination what we are all capable of.

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  11. I saw May Savidge (the old lady) interviewed on a YouTube video. In that video was her niece inside the finished cottage too. It was WONDERFUL! I wish I could have uploaded it to this post but Google is giving me lots of trouble.

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  12. Great story Catherine! Thank you so much for sharing this! I really enjoyed it so much!

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  13. Hello Catherine,
    What a lovely post. I'll think of that little lady when I'm complaining about bricking and tiling the Roof of Dewell Manor...nice to keep things in perspective.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Big hugs,
    Giac

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  14. Thank you for sharing this story. What a gutsy lady and what an amazing feat. It was only at the end of the piece that I realised how truly sad her personal life had been. It is fantastic that she can be remembered now through her legacy. Happy Easter. Carol :)

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  15. Hello Catherine,
    This sounds like an amazing story, I really want to check it out. Thank you for sharing about it.
    Happy Easter to you and yours,
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  16. I am speechless!!! This is a really DIY job...
    Hugs,
    Paloma

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  17. Una fan tastica historia, de una increible hazaña de una gran mujer.
    besitos ascension

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  18. Oh my God, this is really a amazing story. What a wonderful Lady!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Catherine!

    Hugs,
    Karin

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