Greetings dear Apollo-Area history lovers! I’ve taken a more-than-yearlong hiatus from the Simon Truby Farmhouse blog while tending to family and personal matters. Although I haven’t been writing, I’ve continued to investigate local history, and there are dozens of Apollo- and Truby-related stories I still intend to write and share on this website. Please stay tuned to this channel.
The blog’s silence has been due to the illness and passing of my beloved mom, Becky Frayer, who had been the owner and caretaker of the Simon Truby farmhouse at 708 Terrace Ave in Apollo for more than 43 years.
Like many other family homesteads, this big old brick house has been a cherished focal point for gatherings of friends and family, and a maker of memories. My mom loved tending the gardens, and she filled her home with beautiful and quirky antiques. Some possessions had been passed down through generations of our family, and some acquired over years of attending local auctions and flea markets. We all benefited from my mom’s generosity and hospitality in her beautiful home.
But as with many other homesteads, there comes a time when human spirits must let go of the physical structure, and leave open the doors to new inhabitants and their dreams. After a year of deliberation, my sister and I find that it is time for the Truby farmhouse to transition to the next chapter. I’m sure many readers can relate to this situation—a challenging necessity to say goodbye to a family home.
This weekend, there will be an estate sale at my mom’s house, 708 Terrace Ave in Apollo on Saturday June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is a one-day-only sale. Additional details and photos at https://williamsestateservices.com/upcoming-sales . The house will likely be on the market by late June.
We hope the Truby farmhouse will be treasured and lovingly cared for by future owners. And we expect all who live there will build happy memories there, just as our family has.
Best wishes to you dear reader. Please add a comment to this webpage if you’d like to share stories of your own family homestead. I’ll write more as time and energy allow.
As always, be sure to support the Apollo Area Historical Society, the courageous hard-working protectors of our local heritage.