Baby Luker enjoys new town after nine months of living

Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 26, 2005

The Selma Times-Journal

Why does Eliana Marie Luker love Selma?

If you ask her, the best answer you get will be a laugh – though it’s more likely you’ll get a full-on wail at a decibel that’ll have you running for her Daddy.

She’s nine months old and questions about her feelings for Selma matter very little.

She’s most passionate about three things in her young life:

milk, Mommy, and Daddy.

Since 1992, Luker has run Terminator Exterminator.

&8220;It’s really taken off since 2001,&8221; he said. The business sprays many local restaurants, government and business buildings.

Luker’s Dallas Avenue home was condemned when he bought it.

He understood what he had and applied himself to salvaging the stately home.

Thousands of hours of hard work have passed to render

the house that Eliana and her mother, Edie, call home.

Today, the restored Queen Anne Victorian Painted Lady stands as a home any child would be proud to grow up in.

The house was built around 1912 and has rooms that Eliana whizzes across in her roller over hardwood floors that stretch from the front to the back of the house.