Thursday, September 17, 2015

Alligators

I really wanted to see one in the wild, having had a pet alligator many years ago.
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UPDATE: My pet alligator.  Many years ago, my sister Susan went on vacation to Florida to visit her first husband's family.  While there, she went to an alligator farm, and bought two baby alligators.  On the way back, she was sleeping in the car, and felt something brush against her foot, followed by a chomp from one of the adorable creatures.  Anyway, she gave me one of them.  It was about 14 inches long.  Alligators apparently only eat live prey.  Mine ate one gold fish, but only played with the others, and eventually starved, so I buried him in the back yard at 1541 Berkeley St. in Santa Monica, where some future paleontologist is going to get very confused.

9 comments:

Sebastian said...

A pet alligator? Did you release it into the New York City sewer system?

w said...

I take it that address was your parent's residence...have you looked that up in Zillow to see what it sold for in 2007 and the current estimate of value? If your family could have held onto that house your mother would have a nice pension! To think that Santa Monica once actually had working class families.

But then Malibu used to have public access to all of the beaches and was working class. I doubt anyone could live there now without being a multi-millionaire.

w said...

BTW, it says 4 bedroom/bath. I take it that at a minimum most of those baths aren't original.

w said...

I should have looked at the pictures of the place first. A mini apartment complex. Single room apartments? Not your parent's (mothers) place?

Anthony said...

Zillow says that house is now worth about $1.5 million, which means it would probably sell for at least $1.2 million.

(The 'z' in 'zestimate' stands for "over".)

Clayton Cramer said...

We were renters.

Clayton Cramer said...

w: We rented the house, and what we wishn could have been held onto. I found the parcel my distant ancestor settled on in New Have, CT in the 1640s. It is a skyscraper now.

Will said...

" I found the parcel my distant ancestor settled on in New Have, CT in the 1640s. It is a skyscraper now."

Yeah, one of mine had about 30 thousand+ acres in NJ, in the early 1700's, IIRC. I wonder why they didn't, or couldn't, hold onto properties back then?

Clayton Cramer said...

Will: Usually the need to liberate cash or what seemed a better opportunity. It is amazing how few companies in business in 1776 are still operating. There are some but not ones you have heard of.