I love this: An 86-year-old woman in our neighborhood (Seattle's Ballard) refused to sell the home where she's lived for 1966 to a developer. They offered $1 million, the house is reportedly worth about $200,000. But it's her home, and she said no.
They're now building the complex, which includes a Trader Joe's and a health club, around her. I always smile when I drive past this tiny house, standing its ground amidst all that construction.
(Although I am mondo excited to get a Trader Joe's this close to home, I must admit.)