I am always mystified and intrigued by synchronicity and in my line of work, I hear some amazing stories. People reconnected after years of searching, letters found in floating bottles reunited with the the heirs of the intended recipient, people in casual conversation that find out they are related either through friends or through family. While these mystifying correlations are not unusual, I relish finding them as much as any collector would a prized addition to her collection.
So it was a big surprise when a new client showed up yesterday with a photograph of a home he very recently bought and is in the process of lovingly restoring to it’s former glory. The photo is antique and depicts the home around the time it was newly built in the 1920s. The home was custom-built by an entrepreneur who founded a soft-drink company, Delaware Punch. Unfortunately like many entrepreneurs of that time period, his estate was affected by the Depression and he was forced to sell the home.