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received a call from her friend, Tiffany, asking if she would be interested in living in “the little red house” — knowing that Teri expressed how much she loved the home and the country setting. Teri responded that she had not thought about moving any time soon but that she would consider it. Tiffany replied that she had ten minutes to decide. Teri’s immediate answer: “Why not!” “I had always loved this house. I couldn’t believe I was going to live in these beautiful redwood s.” Teri noted that her good friends, Linda Pond and Kevin Groden, live just across the road. Linda Pond is the great granddaughter of Charles Sanders. Linda’s son, Matt, and wife, Tiffany Oetinger, own and operate Fernwood Cellars, which is also on the property homesteaded by Charles Sanders. At Home In the house for a while now, Teri loves the peacefulness, the flowing creek that runs behind the house and the rustling of the trees. “It felt like home from day one.” The house has a large remodeled kitchen with concrete countertops, hardwood floors, a formal dining room, one bedroom upstairs, one downstairs and a comforting living 54 GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016