Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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28 Spring 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine a Hollywood film production. Consider the the family Crabtree once moved out of a modern home with wide doorways and the like into a smaller, older home. e job included a cedar desk weigh- ing 400- to 500-pounds, Crabtree said, and a request to get it into a second-floor office. But it simply would not make the turns. "Can you please try?" the homeowner said. "She quietly walked away," Crabtree said, "and got her husband." "You guys keep working," he said. e husband returned with a chainsaw. "He sawed the feet off the desk," Crab- tree said. "It's kind of like that scene in '(Na- tional Lampoon's) Christmas Vacation' when Chevy Chase sawed off the newel post." Back at the Hemphill estate, Jay Hemp- hill said their move came with some baggage. "We're both lawyers, so we brought like 10,000 books," he said. "And lots of toys," Melinda Hemphill said. e Hemphill's advice to avoid having unpacked boxes parked in the attic for years? "Give yourself a chance to entertain," he said. "You really have to unpack the china," she said, "because we use it only once a year." "Nothing," he said, "makes you honest about what you need than if you have to lift it." e upheaval has mellowed any latent zeal for re-living the experience. "I've been convinced the last two times that this is the final one," Jay Hemphill said. "A few more centuries," son Archie chimed in. Still, there was some unexpected senti- mentality associated with their big day. "ey left us a very sweet note," Jay Hemphill said of the sellers, who were down- sizing after having raised their family there. Oh, and a bottle of champagne. "I thought it was a very nice touch," Melinda Hemphill said. BOB KARP Kristen Walsh unpacked a wall clock as Hobbs took a quiet respite from the move-in action by relaxing among his favorite toys.

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