ASHEVILLE – Marietta Jones can't contain her excitement as she describes her new home. As she moves room to room pointing to her favorite fixtures and spaces, she lets out squeaks and squeals.
Thanks to assistance from area nonprofits and a lot of hard work and saving, in late October Jones became a first-time homeowner at the age of 62.
"When I got those keys, I jumped for joy," said Jones, who made her daughter take a photograph of her with her husband on the day they signed the papers for the home in Kenilworth. "It was just a good feeling to have something of my own."
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