Homes that Sold (Closed) During the Week of December 18th

The following single-family homes were sold (closed) during the week of 12-18-2011:

Town:

Address:

CDOM

Price:

Fair Haven:  

 
  11 Forman Street      35 $   450,000
Oceanport:      
  113 Comanche Drive

54

$   355,000
  350-B Oceanport Av (Condominium)

48

$   620,000
Red Bank:  

 
  36 Oakland Street

38

$   170,000
  130-7 Bodman Pl (Condominium)

25

$   540,000
Rumson:  

 
  12 Bruce Place

25

$   295,000
  16 2nd Street   225 $   522,500
  160 East River Road   108 $   650,000

 

The old carol says, “Good King Wenceslaus looked out, on the feast of Stephen…”. Many people know that the “feast of Stephen” falls on December 26th, St. Stephen’s Day, and honors the first Christian martyr. Fewer people know who “good King Wenceslaus” was, so even though today is December 26th and it’s 50 degrees outside, with no snow “deep and crisp and even”, let’s say a few words about the good king. Wenceslaus (or Vaclav in Czech), was born in Prague early in the 10th century and actually was a duke (of Bohemia), being named king only after his death. Just as the Christmas carol says, he was known for being kind to the poor. He was killed by his own brother in 935, and is the patron saint of the Czech Republic (and Bohemia and Moravia).

The present Christmas carol was published in 1853 by John Mason Neale, and may be an English translation of an old Czech song or poem. The carol ends with the words:

Therefore, Christian men, be sure, wealth or rank possessing,
Ye who now will bless the poor, shall yourselves find blessing.

 

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