So yearly, real estate taxes on a house in Marine Park in Brooklyn, 1969, were $321 for the year. The same house gets a bill this year for $4,462. The reason I know about the $321 bill is because my mother saved the bill and filed it with other records including driving directions to someone’s house in 1993.
She saved a poem that a besotted boy sent to my sister when she was in high school. Besotted, there’s a word everyone uses all the time… I guess it’s particularly apt here because it’s a bit obscure like so many of the items she chose to keep.
She wrote a list of names she found amusing in long hand and then typed the list as well. Although she was born a Driscoll, she had the name Boyle for decades, and had probably developed an