home of distinction
WBM august 2018
HE HOUSE sits on 1.5 acres, so Frank
and Mary spend a lot of time outside,
working in the yard.
“It’s a lot of upkeep, but it‘s nothing
like the farm,” Frank says. “When you
went to mow the grass, you were 8-10
hours on the lawn mower. Now I’m through in about 25
Mary recalls those days on the farm, when Frank spent
hours outside working. She’s seen a change since they moved
to Sneads Ferry.
“I see the man I married 40 years ago back in college,” she
says. “He’s relaxed, and the burden’s off him now.”
Frank is a cancer survivor. The disease has been in remis-sion
for 10 years, but Mary remembers. That’s another reason
they bought the house.
“We take it day by day. Any time I can have, any memo-ries
we can make, I’ll take it. Life is really short. So we gave
up the farm life we knew and came to the beach.”
The farm will always have special memories, but now Frank
and Mary are making new ones in Sneads Ferry.
“I just look for dolphins instead of calves,” Mary says. “I’ve
been blessed. To end up here, somewhere we just looked at
and dreamed of, it’s just fabulous. And then to see him relaxed.
That was my goal, with whatever time we have left.”
The Sneads Ferry home truly is a dream house for Frank and Mary,
a place to relax with each other and their pets, and enjoy without
the stress and hard work of farm life.