We all associate growing up with some town be it small or large. Maybe you moved a lot but there is likely one town that you loved the best. You may have grown up in the middle of town or it may have been several miles to the nearest town...either way describe the Main Street of your town, did you live IN town or a ways away...and what was the street you lived on like?
The town where I grew up was fairly small, oil & gravel streets and the ones on the outskirts were just dirt and gravel. We lived on the north edge where the road went from oil to gravel...right on the corner. Down the dead end gravel road beyond us was a huge canyon where the old railroad used to run long before I as born. But if you hunted around down there you could still find some old insulators or other things from the lines.
Main street was about
... ok, I wasn't sure how far it was from the house so I went to Google Earth and not only found it but if you've ever used that program they have camera views of a bazillion streets in the world...and in this tiny town they have pictures as if you were driving down the street! I can see the house, neighbors, everything. Don't even have to go there to see it...what a surprise to me!
OK, it was exactly 1/2 mile and that was the center of town...lol I said it was small. There was a small grocery store, drug store, tiny post office, barber shop, 1 service station and a couple other misc. shops...and a diner complete with cocktail lounge...lol But on either end of town we did have taverns...3 or 4 as I remember...lol You could walk any where you needed to go and we usually did...even to school which was on the SE side of town, 1 mile from home. No white or yellow lines on the streets, except for main street...you just kept on your side. Stop signs only on a couple of major roads. I loved growing up there and for me I prefer not to go back even though it's under an hour away.
So, what was your town/street/city like where you grew up?
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Post Edited (Chutz) : 10/16/2009 10:44:52 AM (GMT-6)