Tuesday, July 13, 2010

St. Joseph

I've sold a few houses over the years. 5 to be exact. This will be my 6th and final home I own. Wow, strange to think that! Before we decided on the full time RV lifestyle, I assumed I would sell my house and downsize to a condo or townhouse with included maintenance. Who wants to shovel snow, mow grass, trim hedges well into our 80's?

When I sold my second house, in Connecticut, our realtor suggested burying a St. Joseph statue in the front yard. Huh?! Not being Catholic, but Lutheran, I had never heard of such a thing! I honestly can't remember if we did it or not. That was 20 years ago. Mind is foggy :)

With the market such as it is, we are desperate to do anything creative to get it sold. I remembered the St. Joseph statue when it was mentioned on a home show I watched last weekend. So....off to 'google' I went. Did you know there is a whole market for St. Joseph home sale kits? Wow! This is the site that I found out about the tradition: http://www.stjosephstatue.com/ .  I ordered one off of e-bay, however. Same statue, free shipping :)

It came today! George and I said a prayer, buried him in his little bag, upside down, facing the street, under the 'for sale' sign. Now, of course I'm not really all that certain that the statue has anything to do with it selling or not, but the prayer I'm sure will :)


  1. Haha - it's been a long time since I've heard this legend. I used to teach in a Catholic school and I heard of it years ago from people who did it, and swore it worked. :) Hope St. Joseph comes through for you!

  2. I'm going to keep that one in mind when our time comes. Hope he helps you sell!

  3. Me too, from this fellow Lutheran. When you said the sign was up that's the first thing I thought of, although I haven't done it myself. May do it when the time comes. I'll keep you in my prayers too.