Al Emmons, 71, of Greenfield, WI had a house that needed to be demolished, but the contractor wanted $10,000 to do the job. So he gave everything away, and he had people standing 16 deep, "picking the place cleaner than a Thanksgiving Turkey."
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Greenfield — In these tough times, you don't just throw stuff out.
Even if that stuff is a house.
You won't believe what happened next.
People lined up, sometimes 16 deep, picking the place cleaner than a Thanksgiving turkey.They took shower curtains and piping, toilets and sinks, aluminum siding and truckloads of floorboards.
The City of Franklin claimed the rubble for fill on N. Cape Road.
Someone even dug up the onions in the backyard garden.
"Tearing it down was the only option," Emmons said.
"It's saving me a lot of money," Stewart said.
That was precisely what Emmons thinks.