Sunday, June 22, 2008

900 Pacific Ave

Manhattan Beach, CA

Yikes! I wonder how far this place is from the site of our first home (1,000 square foot?) in Manhattan Beach (1945)? The home where you could see the sand under the house through the gaps in the flooring? This was in a town where everyone ran outside when the siren for the volunteer firemen wailed. It was great fun to watch the cars and trucks following the lone fire engine.

OK, I just looked it up and it was just 3 blocks away. Also nearby were some pigs in a backyard. Some chickens in front yards. Our next door neighbors on Pacific, the Kaiser's, raised rabbits for their fur and meat. And I can't forget the monkey at the end of the block; tethered to an old stump in their front yard.

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