Tuesday, April 7, 2009

San Francisco, California

Thank you for all your requests and/or ideas. This will be my official 300th post! I am posting about my favorite house to live in - requested by Mildred of Nalley Valley
I have no pictures of my childhood :( I had to look this house up on Google Street Maps. Isn't it amazing that we can walk down memory lane on the computer! I typed in 267 Miramar Ave. San Francisco, California and there it is!
I was 4 and 5 (and maybe 6?) when we lived in this house. My Dad owned a grocery store at the end of this block on Ocean Ave. We use to ride our tricycles with Mom down the street to visit Dad and do our grocery shopping. At the opposite end of Miramar was the elementary school I started kindergarten.
I remember one night my parent woke us up in the middle of the night. They wanted to show us what earthquake damage looked like. The ceiling had fallen in on the first floor. In the backyard we had a "mud" garden to play in. I made many mud pies. Yum! We had a boat. My Dad use to take us out in the bay to go fishing. He use to tell us NOT to put our hands in the water - that fish might think it's bait. ummmmm
See the front steps? My grandmother on my Dad's side lived in Palo Alto, California. She use to give us her old clothes, furs and jewerly to play with. My sisters and I use to have many fashion shows on those steps with Grandmother's "goodies". See the room off from the garage? We had a piano in that room. I took lessons..... I can't play a thing now.
This house has wonderful memories - so it is my favorite.

8 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

Thanks for sharing those memories with us. And congrats again on your 300th!

Mildred said...

What fun memories and I can't believe you can pull up your old home like that - amazing! It's fun to see the house, the steps, the piano room while you narrate your memories. I love that you played dress up with your grandma's old clothes. I really enjoyed this a lot. Congrats on 300 - wow!

Susie said...

Deedee I loved this post. It's always fun going down memory lane. That was a cute house!

Deb said...

Great memories! Happy 300th post, love the house very cool, I always loved mud pies!

grammy said...

I think I will have to look up my old house that way. The dogs are so cute. I will admit, I am afraid of that kind of dog. One always barks at me and acts like he is going to tear the fence down, when I go on a walk past his yard. It is just hard to know if they are nice or not.

Lanny said...

Yeah for 300! Terrific memories, thanks for sharing.

Busy Bee Suz said...

What terrific memories for such a little girl. Nice that you could find a picture of the house.....thanks for sharing!

Diane C. said...

Amazing all those memories came back to you from a Google image. So, you've lived through earthquakes too! I'm from the San Fernando Valley and remember the 1971 Sylmar and 1994 Northridge quakes. Happy 300th post!