The Law

Breaking various laws of family, good neighborliness and of course, the universe. Rich Stroffolino, J. Hammond Chamberlain and Jennie Josephson share their stories.


Show Notes:

Form: The 3fer: Three people, three stories, one theme.

Theme: The Law

Storytellers: Richard J. Stroffolino, J. Hammond Chamberlain and J. Jennie Josephson

Part One: “Life in a Catholic Town” by Richard J. Stroffolino

Part Two:  “Muslin Glue” by J. Hammond Chamberlain

Part Three:  “George’s Wall” by Jennie Josephson


Our opening and closing music is a selection from “Unlocked Door” used by permission of Alex Cook. Thank you Alex!

If you want to hear the complete songs, check out Alex Cook’s bandcamp page and his website Stonebalancer

The following songs from The Free Music Archive also appeared in this episode under a Creative Commons License:

“Criminal Kids” by Literature

“Back to School” by Bandana Splits


Thanks to our brand new patrons for their support! Thanks to our Story MVP Ellie Goldman! Thanks to the the ever-loyal Storybackers! And thanks to the Starting Story Lineup: Renee Gindi, Mike Huller,  Kevin Bellanca, Sarah Stein Greenberg, Brian Foulds, James Kregar, Dawn Banks, Linda Thompson, Patrick Kohn, Nick Batos, Preston Monroe, Fredrik Pettersen, Chris Smith, Thor Michael Wood, Michael Engel, Alex Erickson, Tony Glass, Robert Russell, Eshaan Mathur, Andy Baumel, Kody  Georgeson, Benjamin White, Trystan Lambkin, Mike McLaughlin, Christopher Wright, Tony Nolen, Tom Gehrke, Shane English, SargD, Tim Magnuson, Philip D, Deborah Abel, Josh Harrow, Trevor Griswold, Richard Gunther, Melanie Knopf, Jason Beck, Elizabeth Murray, Teresa Ozoa, Cory, Louise, Anders Lund, Mike Escutia, Terry Cook, John H Maloney, Patrick Wolfe, Chimaera, James Thatcher, Jeffrey Zylks, Sunny G. (Sunbun)


2 Replies to “The Law”

  1. Jennie, Does CA have eminent domain? I thnk this applies in your driveway case and could redraw the property line or at least take down the fence. You neighbor documented that other people have been using this slice of land without the property owner indicating that he owned it by putting a fence up or maintaining it.

    A little story of my own….my grandfather owned a large piece of property and for 30+ years drove up a rode that was a very long driveway to his house. One day a logger started to chop down some trees close to his house and he told him to stop this. The logger was hired by a neighbor to do this. The official property line was not were my Grandfather thought it was the the logger was half correct in chopping down some tress but also cut down some on my Grandfathers property. After determining where the official property lines were located it turns out my Grandfathers drive way was not his property. Since he had been using this section of land for such a long period of time and the real owner did not show any sense of ownership for it also there was some legal stand my Grandfather had towards the land. I do not remember the official outcome anymore but he either became the new owner of this section of land or a easement was set up such that this section of land can not be altered and needs to be maintained so access to his house remained intact.

    1. Thanks for sharing that story Chris! I wish my landlord had followed up on the fence issue, but I think we’re stuck with it for now. Love the story about your grandfather! Thank you so much for listening. : )JJ

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