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Old 07-07-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I live off High House too and ride by frequently. At first, I thought the owners were having a gigantic yard sale! It really is funny. Is it an eyesore? Hmmmm....beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You can be sure they have no HOA!!!!
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:00 PM
 
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And people say Cary isn't diverse.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:13 PM
 
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I'm assuming this was the cannon guy on High House?
Cannon guy? As in he owns a cannon?! That would be cool!


I have a friend who lives in Cary in a neighborhood with a strict HOA. And she owns ... a lawn ornament! Of a chicken! It's life size, so she can hide it in the bushes very easily. It's her private way of rebelling against the system.
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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enjoying these comments . . . thanks!
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:47 PM
 
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Nice to hear of a Bubba rebellion in Cary.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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Cannon guy? As in he owns a cannon?! That would be cool!
My realtor told me he used to fire off the cannon at sporting events - not sure how long ago that was.

The house is quite eye catching for sure!
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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My realtor told me he used to fire off the cannon at sporting events - not sure how long ago that was.

The house is quite eye catching for sure!
He used to fire the cannon at Apex football games when they would score. I don't know if he still uses it or not, haven't been to a high school event in several years. He used to hang out at Jack Rigsby's store (which used to be at the corner of High House and Davis. The store was torn down a couple of years ago to make way for the new stores that are at the corner now) and was quite the character.
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Old 07-07-2008, 09:25 PM
 
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National Geographic did a story about Cary several years back and interviewed the guy, and he talks about the cannon.

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You just can't shoot your cannon off like you used to in Cary, bemoans Charles Dreher, Sr., a Civil War buff who owns a cherished artillery piece. "I fired it straight across the road up until ten or twelve years ago when they built the houses over there. I still fire it down High House Road now and then. But if I see headlights, I hold off."
Pearl Harbor: U.S.S. Arizona @ National Geographic Magazine
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Old 07-08-2008, 04:09 AM
 
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And people say Cary isn't diverse.
My neighbors to my left are caucasian, to my right Italian, across the street African American, behind me Hispanic. We all get along just fine. In fact, I could not be more pleased with all my neighbors. From what I see, Cary is very diverse. I know the census data states something like 80% caucasian. I think the next census will show a more diverse community.

I've had a chat at a garage sale with the redneck home onwer. He is actually a nice guy although rather interesting.
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Old 07-08-2008, 06:27 AM
 
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My neighbors to my left are caucasian, to my right Italian, across the street African American, behind me Hispanic. We all get along just fine. In fact, I could not be more pleased with all my neighbors. From what I see, Cary is very diverse. I know the census data states something like 80% caucasian. I think the next census will show a more diverse community.

I've had a chat at a garage sale with the redneck home onwer. He is actually a nice guy although rather interesting.
I like rednecks because they tell you how they feel instead of trying to please everyone. Even though I didn't agree with everything Jesse Helms said, I respected the late senator for his honesty.
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