Mary Palmieri Gai, Broker
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services New England Properties
Representing Buyers and Sellers of Real Estate in Lower Fairfield County
Award Winning and Top Producing Real Estate Agent.
Email at MaryGai@Bhhsne.com
"Exceeding your highest expectations"
ADVENTURES IN REAL ESTATE
by Mary Gai
The house was sold
My job was done
Collected signs and cards
Every last one
Took the keybox, locked the door
And then saw one thing more
I must take this birdhouse, don’t you see?
My brother, he made it, and gave it to me
To use for Real Estate to show and sell
And this little one worked very well
So I picked it up, quick as a bunny
Only to see something funny
Seven little birds all brand new
Cuddled in a nest, what should I do?
Called the Audobon and they said that it was okay
To put it back, but to call, if mom stays away
I placed it over them so gingerly
Got into the car and did a “wait and see”
It wasn't long before I did spy
A bird in a tree that looked ready to fly
The mom had been watching and waiting
And most certainly anticipating
To see her babies every last one
After all, their lives had just begun
She left again, and then came back with the dad
And they fed their babies all the food that they had.
Then to the birdhouse I did something rather bold
Wrote on it, with black Sharpie
THIS HOUSE HAS BEEN SOLD
In Memory of my own mother
lover of birds and all living things
Josephine Palmieri 1916-2009
who always said to me..
"Be good to yourself!!"
June 8, 1958
MANY FROM Greens Farms
And surrounding areas were in
New York Thursday and Friday
Attending the auction' at the
Parke-Bernet galleries in Madison
Avenue, when such season offerings
Such as garden furniture and
Stone and metal ornaments for
gardens and terraces were put
up on the block for the heirs of
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Vander-
bilt. Their showplace home in
Beachside Avenue, Greens Farms
also is up lor sale complete with
Gardener and chauffeur, cottages,
Mrs. Vanderbilt, nee Mildren
Bedford of the Standard Oil clan,
died in 195I and Mr. Vanderbilt
wiII be dead four years in August,
their heirs are three sons, all
married, F. Bedford Vanderbilt
who resides in Sasco Hill road,
Southport; Robert T. Vanderbilt,
Jr., a resident of Merwin's lane,
Greenfield Hill, and Hugh Vanrbilt
who settled in Old Greenwich.
Mrs. Vanderbilt was a
cousin of Frederick H. Bedford,
„ whose prize-winning cattle
roam the greens of Nyala Farms,
Shore road, Greens Farms, near
Sherwood Island and where Mr.
Bedford resides with his wile and
daughter, Ruth. Mrs. Arthur McCashin
and Mrs. Briggs Swift
Cunningham are his other daughters.