I have never been so happy in my whole life.
by Rudy36 (2013-01-03 16:58:16)
Edited on 2013-01-03 17:00:51
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Some of you may remember that I recently found out my great aunt, whom married into the family, owns the original two parcels of land my family purchased in this great country of ours. I have tried to convince her to sell it to me or to work out a predetermined sale upon her death. The first 20 acres purchased is a forest that has been in the Certified Family Forest program for the past 70 or so years. The other 80 acres is a farm. She told me should would not sell the farm, but let her heirs know that I'm a buyer when she dies.

This morning, she told me that she would deed over the 20 acres of forest if I promised to keep it in the conservation program and leave it to one of my boys that has a boy. She's giving it to me. The first 20 acres my family bought in this country in 1879. For free.

Now she just needs to stay living long enough to sign the paperwork when I get back from Florida.

God is good. Go Irish. Beat Everybody.

Edit: If you know me in real life, please keep this quiet. I have quite a few relatives that would like to have the same ground. She's entrusting my family's legacy with me and I'm over the moon and had to tell somebody!


Congrats and good luck on purchasing the rest of the farm. *
by Jeash  (2013-01-03 21:07:35)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


We own my great grandfather's estate in Long Island
by Nyirish08  (2013-01-03 19:46:46)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Well, as of dec 28 i do now. He purchased in 1907. It's a good time to know that one is in the home of over 100 years of relatives and read the guest books from summers in, say, 1923, and know that I'm essentially doing the same things on the beach they did then, knowing from photos that little of the scenery has changed,. Some things are timeless.


Family heritage. Treasure it. *
by Barney68  (2013-01-03 18:56:18)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Timber prices are dropping. Get it clear-cut
by InigoMontoya  (2013-01-03 18:29:08)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

and off to the mill. Then sell the land to a developer or the rights to a fracking co.

When you show up at Easter brunch at your relatives, laugh wildly when you pull up in your new porsche.



I thought that's what everyone does here with their land *
by thecontrarian (click here to email the poster)  (2013-01-04 08:48:16)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


You now have a place to write manifesto & bury those bodies *
by Frank Drebin  (2013-01-03 17:55:33)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Sweet! Good for you and your family. *
by Jurassic  (2013-01-03 17:51:15)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Party in Rudy's forest! *
by Papa November  (2013-01-03 17:38:24)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


this was my first thought
by cujaysfan  (2013-01-03 17:53:01)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

bb gun wars

keg parties

etc


And plenty of apple pie moonshine. *
by Papa November  (2013-01-03 19:05:33)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


very cool, congrats! *
by Lazarus  (2013-01-03 17:38:19)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


That is awesome, Rudy.
by LocalSubAlum  (2013-01-03 17:35:37)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

My grandfather used to own the property that is now Madeline Bertrand County Park outside of Niles. Every time I go there, I wish it had stayed in the family.


I bet you bribed her with that apple flavored
by irishguard78  (2013-01-03 17:32:49)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

horse piss you offered to brewcitydomer and me.

I loved the stuff....made him hurl (I think)

See you at the game? We spent Fuck it money to go....


I'll be there. Looking forward to seeing you again.
by Rudy36  (2013-01-03 17:36:52)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Skol Vikings.


Bring some of that lighter fluid down there
by irishguard78  (2013-01-03 17:38:30)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

so wifey and the other two boys can try it.....


It'll be there. *
by Rudy36  (2013-01-03 17:45:01)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


sweet - congrats *
by cujaysfan  (2013-01-03 17:22:35)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


So cool. After Buck draws up the papers, have a
by JoeJackTalcum  (2013-01-03 17:22:32)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

reputable attorney take a look.

Congrats, m'man. Really good news. It'd be cooler if she had buried $7.4 million in gold coins, but this is pretty good, too.


Rudy has afternoon wood. *
by Porpoiseboy  (2013-01-03 17:19:04)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


That is awesome. Are you and your aunt set on taxes?
by MistakenD  (2013-01-03 17:15:12)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I don't want you bitten by the tax man. Actually, your aunt may be the one taxed. I'm guessing the land appraises at more than $13,000.


$13,000 is the yearly gift tax exclusion.
by EricCartman  (2013-01-03 17:25:05)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

There is a lifetime exclusion of $5,000,000 (adjusted for inflation each year).

I would still suggest that Rudy runs this past her tax people.


That's for the attorneys to figure out.
by Rudy36  (2013-01-03 17:17:29)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

Because it's in that conservation program she only pays $20 a year in property taxes. If the land is kept in the program, same deal for new owner.


Niiiiice.
by MistakenD  (2013-01-03 17:20:08)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Cool!
by The Holtz Room  (2013-01-03 17:08:39)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I would love my grandparent's house. Nothing amazing but my grandfather built it. They have passed, but my aunt lives there now.


If need be, you may adopt me. Congrats!! *
by cj  (2013-01-03 17:08:24)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


That is fantastic. You're a lucky man. *
by vita dulcedo spes  (2013-01-03 17:08:10)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


I've been wondering about this...congrats! *
by AZDomer  (2013-01-03 17:04:37)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


A beautiful thing...
by kbyrnes  (2013-01-03 17:03:37)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

...even more beautiful if you have Buck (or some other fine IN attorney) read the papers so it's heir-proof.

The Classified Forest program in IN is pretty good, from what I've heard about it. On the off chance you hadn't seen it, the state website is here.


We can get around that damn conservation thing, too.
by Buck Mulligan  (2013-01-03 17:06:02)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I mean yes, we will honor her wishes.


Have her throw a conservation easement on it...
by kbyrnes  (2013-01-03 17:34:07)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

...then write in CCRs that prevent selling the timber, and the value should be about nil for tax purposes...hypothetically, of course.


Congrats Rudy - that is awesome! *
by akaRonMexico  (2013-01-03 17:01:00)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Congrats to you and some of your male progeny. *
by Buck Mulligan  (2013-01-03 17:00:50)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


And I hope that their first child...be a MASCULINE child! *
by Cartwright  (2013-01-03 17:04:01)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


And may his first child, be a masculine child. *
by LondonDomer  (2013-01-03 17:03:40)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Jerk *
by Cartwright  (2013-01-03 17:04:45)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Condolences to the females in your family. *
by Rockbrig97  (2013-01-03 17:02:36)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


There's only one way to decide who gets it:
by akaRonMexico  (2013-01-03 17:02:15)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

THUNDERDOME!


Two young brothers entered the woods.
by Buck Mulligan  (2013-01-03 17:04:14)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

This is their story.






That's all I've written so far.


If their names are Smeagol and Deagol, I think...
by Wooderson  (2013-01-03 17:10:43)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post

I know how it ends.


I'm putting my money on the little one. *
by Rudy36  (2013-01-03 17:03:08)     cannot delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


Oh yeah... *
by akaRonMexico  (2013-01-03 17:10:41)     Delete  |  Edit  |  Return to Board  |  Ignore Poster   |   Highlight Poster  |   Reply to Post


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