Sunday, October 17, 2004

The Thomas H. Gale House

Walking in Oak Park Sunday afternoon I came across the restoration & addition of the Gale House in progress.

The Gale house was built in 1892 while Wright was working at the firm of Adler & Sullivan. He was moonlighting and this design became known as one of the "Bootlegged Houses"

The house was sold on February 17, 2004 in "As Is" condition in the need of "Extensive Renovations" for $575,000. It was back on the market in July of this year being sold "As Is in Mid-Restoration".

I guess that someone got started on this project and then tired as all their money was sucked into this old woodwork. Welcome to owning a Frank Lloyd Wright home!

A girl asks her boyfriend to come over Friday night and have dinner with her parents. Since this is such a big event, the girl tells him that after dinner, she would like to have sex with him for the first time.

The boy is ecstatic, but he has never had sex before, so he takes a trip to the pharmacy to get some condoms. The pharmacist helps the boy for about half an hour. He tells the boy everything there is to know about condoms and sex. At the register, the pharmacist asks the boy how many condoms he''d like to buy a 3-pack, 10-pack or family pack. The boy insists on the family pack because he thinks he will be rather busy, it being his first time and all.

That night, the boy shows up at the girls parents house and meets his girlfriend at the door. "Oh, I''m so excited for you to meet my parents! Come on in!"

The boy goes inside and is taken to the dinner table where the girl''s parents are seated. The boy quickly offers to say grace and bows his head. A minute passes, and the boy is still deep in prayer, with his head down 10 minutes pass, and still no movement from the boy. Finally, after 20 minutes with his head down, the girlfriend leans over and whispers to the boyfriend, "I had no idea you were this religious."

The boy turns, and whispers back, "I had no idea your father was a pharmacist!"

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