Bill Coleman, a direct descendent of Robert Coleman, invited us over to see the Coleman-Stiegel mansion. It is older, larger, and grander than ours, and completely restored. We were green with envy. He even has original portraits of Robert Coleman and Anne Old, but we couldn’t get them off the wall.
When Bill inherited the property ten years ago, he said it was in worse shape than ours. He started Elizabeth Farms Christmas Trees and used the proceeds to restore the house, which was pretty cool. He also said he had a lot of relatives that needed a place to stay around Christmas, so we’ve already got our first customers.
Afterwards, we brought Bill to our place to give him the “before” tour. In the end, he shook his head and asked Dawn if she knew what she was getting into, which was a little unsettling.