The Philanthropist

In 1861, just as the American Civil War was beginning, the Neebor Lee House and property were purchased from Abraham Hendricks by Rebecca Price Wetherill Gumbes. Rebecca was the daughter and granddaughter of early American industrialists. Her grandfather, Samuel Wetherill Sr. (1736-1816), was a Quaker, a member of the Common Council of Philadelphia and a textile…

The Mason Lodge Basement

The Neebor Lee compound consists of three buildings, but there still isn’t enough space for all of the “stuff” that we carried south from our old home in New Jersey. Right now, all of the excess “stuff” that we moved is stacked inside the Mason Lodge, taking up valuable space that I had hoped to turn…

When it Rains, it Pours.

I had been saying for the past week that we needed the rain. The lawn had been turning brown, which is something that shouldn’t happen in the Spring. We had gone weeks without rain, and when it was finally forecasted, my wife and I were elated. We had just planted a vegetable garden, as well as fruit trees…