Mount Pleasant — Over the course of their 56-year marriage, the Mount Pleasant couple amassed one of the most eclectic collections of vintage electronics, art, and not one but two trailers that look like wagons. I was.
Part Art Museum & Part History Museum
“Our motto was that it has to be fun,” said Terry Evans.
Terry and Hardy Evans have been married for 56 years. Since 2003, they have essentially lived in warehouses. They have been given a conditional use permit to live in this house, which is not a traditional house. Allowed to live in space. When they finally got a place to move in, they displayed ten years’ worth of his collection.
“Well, it’s a museum of tools that my wife and I have collected over the years,” Hardy said.
Hardy collects vintage electronics and communications equipment such as televisions, radios and gramophones. He has dozens of them neatly arranged around half his house.
“It was a pastime that became a hobby and an obsession, and it just grew from there,” he said.
As a garbage collector he has amassed a good amount. It was the embodiment of the saying, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.”
“Everyone would say, ‘I’d throw it away.’ !” He said.
On Terry’s side of the house is her art. There are collages, paintings, and sometimes disturbing sculptures, like dolls with dog hair and eyes glued together.
“We completed the house with wallpaper and a formal dining room. Let’s get rid of all that, put all the junk in one big room and have a party,” Terry said.
That’s exactly what they did. There is a vintage pickup his truck in the middle of the house. From floor to ceiling, every inch of this home is covered in art and vintage appliances.
“Our motto is if it’s not fun, we do a lot of shows and tell,” Terry said.
Hardy added that at least 1,000 people passed through the Mount Pleasant home.
Wayzless and Wayzalot
As you walk through their home, you might think they have no space to sleep. On the contrary, they have multiple spare beds for people to sleep on. But inside their house is a wagon-like trailer. It’s called Wayzless. That’s where they sleep.
“We built this in 2010 after Way The Lot was destroyed in a truck accident in Kentucky,” says Terry.
It is called Wayzless because it is lighter than Wayzalot. More specifically, the trailer now weighs him 4,000 pounds less and is 8 feet shorter.
When they retired they wanted to travel the country. So they built his first trailer, his Wayzalot, and set out on a journey. Evans owned the first trailer for 11 years before it was completely destroyed in a car accident. It doesn’t deter them. So Hardy made a new one. During their 20-year journey, they met thousands of people who admired his RV. They gave a tour of the trailer when people asked. It was a sight that I couldn’t take my eyes off when I passed by by car.
“And there’s someone watching us all the time, so we don’t pick our noses when we’re driving the truck,” Terry said.
“We had a great run.”
Terry and Hardy made many friends, collected their hearts, made art, and raised their families. Now some of them are sadly coming to an end.
Terry, 75, has stage 4 colon and liver cancer. She will enter hospice care in the next few weeks. She’s been in hospice for about eight weeks, she believes. But Terry isn’t afraid.
“If we die tomorrow, we had a great run and had a lot of fun,” she said.
When it comes to her art, she knows her daughters want to leave behind some pieces. she will become
“Trust the Lord. He has blessed my life.”
Hardy is still healthy, but reflects the same sentiments as his wife and life partner.
“I’m enjoying it now. Even if I die tomorrow, I’ve been enjoying it for the last 50, 60 years,” Hardy said.
They sit comfortably and enjoy their lives and what they have stored up at home.
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