The problem is that she grew up in our house, and her parents owned both pieces of property, and built her trailer as a mother-in-law house so built it very close. Then years later, split the property, sold the house and gave her the trailer and that 2 acres. I am pretty sure she never stopped feeling like it all belonged to her, so resented everyone who lived in the house she grew up in. And she was territorial and called the sherriff repeatedly if our birds screamed or we parked a tire on her half of the driveway or set our trash for collection day across a line that existed in her head. She wasn't all nasty and at first out boys got along with her three kids, but then she got a harder job, with more pay and more stress, and their marriage started to fall apart, and they built a bigger house and then had the land foreclosed upon. I can understand why she became so harsh and unhappy, but living next to her became a nightmare.
Then they were gone and the house stood empty and the neighborhood healed.
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