Enjoying the beautiful river view
“Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house,” or even his second house. I was guilty, because long ago, in the 1950s, while taking a ride along the Meredosia Lake I saw a house built high on stilts with a view out over the water. I thought that was great and I wished I could have a place like that to relax in.
Years later, about fifty years ago, around 1967, I was invited by Ivan and Betty Cox to see their summer home they had built across the river. It was even nicer than the one I had seen down by Meredosia.
Ivan had leased the piece of ground from Elmer Logsdon and had him put in nine twenty-foot pilings, about eight feet into the ground, right there on the bank of the river. Then he had Reller and Sons build a 30-by-30 foot deck on the pilings, this being 14 or 15 feet above the ground and avoiding high water.