In Brooklin, Maine

They’re reinvigorating one of the attractive old connected houses here -- new tin roof, white paint, inside work – but there’s a slight problem.

One of our socially mobile residents has decided that the spiffy restoration will be a better environment to raise her young than the places that those of her kind usually can afford. She’s laid claim to the place with a notice right above the front door.  But you have to look closely.

There she sits defiantly, on the entablature below some of the old dental molding.  Home sweet home for a while.

Thanks to eagle-eyed Rich Hilsinger for pointing her out.  (Or is that robin-eyed Rich …?)

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Barbara and Dick