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My Aunt Deloris had a bold and adventurous nature. As a young woman, instead of taking a “normal” job in an office like most of her siblings, she accepted a job on a luxury ocean liner and spent the next 25 years traveling around the world, visiting hundreds of ports of call on every continent.
One day she was reading a newspaper that a passenger left behind. In it, she noticed a classified advertisement offering a house for sale in Monticello, a village in the Catskills mountains of upstate New York. The price was $10,000