The Town You Grew Up In

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  1. Frank Sanoica

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    My apologies for this fiasco! I had a good understandable piece of text, but it came up in some uneditable format, and the whole effort became a mess. I will try to put it together again. Sometimes it just pays to admit looking like a fool! Frank
     
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    Try Again! The image of an old brick bungalow is typical of my town, that one is even located on the same street I grew up on! Frank (EDIT: This still does not work. The link shown opens to the entire page, not the link. It won't copy, so I'll re-write it at bottom)

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  3. Chrissy Cross

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    That house is so typical of some areas in Chicago. My uncle that just died lived in one like that, Frank. The few years I lived in Chicago we lived in apartments. Bought our first home in the north suburbs.
     
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    I like that house Frank. I'd like to have it. I'd want more of a yard and I don't like having side neighbors so close but I love the cute house. It has lots of character.
     
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    I just love the bungalow homes up north, in Chicago, and the NE states also.

    @Frank Sanoica, I know that Chicago has a very rich history ... and Al Capone, and much mafia affiliations throughout the 30's - 40's. My mother was a waitress in the downtown Chicago area at that time, and I saw pictures of her and other restaurant employees by their red/white checkered tablecloth tables..;)

    My mother lived in a tenement building (?) .. long since torn down, that was by the Lakeshore Drive area. She said she lived in the same building as Freeman Gosden & Charles Carrell. ..They were, of course, the original Amos & Andy (radio) and did their comedy act in blackface..
    The history of that: ... I think the link works below!?
    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/original-amos-n-andy-debuts-on-chicago-radio

    I lived there briefly when I was 5-6 years old. My memory is of Wrigley Field and Lincoln Park Zoo.:D
     
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    Wrigley Field is a favorite of my son, he is a huge Cubs fan. When they were expecting their first child they were going to name it either Addison or Clark, since that's the intersection it sits on. YIKES! Glad they named him Gabriel Christian instead after my late husband and the male version of my name.

    Lincoln Park Zoo I always thought was one of the best Zoos around. Perfect size. Mike the polar bear was very popular when I took my young daughter in the early 70's. He would wave to the crowd.:)
     
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  7. Terry Page

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    I was born in Worcester classed a city as it has a cathedral, but it only has a population of about 100,000 and dates back to pre Roman times so there are not really any typical houses, because they span such a time period. I have moved around England and lived in other towns and some country areas, but returned to Worcester following a family tragedy some 15 years ago, when one one of my granddaughters was sadly drowned, so I have lived here ever since with my daughters.


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    The position commanded a ford over the River Severn and was fortified by the Britons around 400 BC. It would have been on the northern border of the Dobunni and probably subject to the larger communities of the Malvern hillforts. The Roman settlement at the site passes unmentioned by Ptolemy's Geography, the Antonine Itinerary and the Register of Dignitaries but would have grown up on the road opened between Glevum (Gloucester) and Viroconium (Wroxeter) in the AD 40s and 50s. It may have been the "Vertis" mentioned in the 7th-centuryRavenna Cosmography. Using charcoal from the Forest of Dean, the Romans operated pottery kilns and ironworks at the site and may have built a small fort.

    In the 3rd century, Roman Worcester occupied a larger area than the subsequent medieval city, but silting of the Diglis Basin caused the abandonment of Sidbury. Industrial production ceased and the settlement contracted to a defended position along the lines of the old British fort at the river terrace's southern end. This settlement is generally identified with the Cair Guiragon listed among the 28 cities of Britain by the History of the Britons attributed to Nennius. This is not a British name but an adaption of its Old English name Weorgoran ceaster, "fort of the Weorgoran". The Weorgoran (the "people of the winding river") were precursors of Hwicce and probably West Saxons who entered the area some time after the 577 Battle of Dyrham. In 680, their fort at Worcester was chosen—in preference to both the much larger Gloucesterand the royal court at Winchcombe—to be the seat of a new bishopric, suggesting there was already a well-established and powerfulChristian community when the site fell into English hands. The oldest known church was St Helen's, which was certainly British; the Saxon cathedral was dedicated to St Peter.


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    Worcester Cathedral at night

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    Cathedral is pretty at night, Terry!
     
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    I was born and raised in the biggest city in Scotland....I've lived in rural England since I was 19 years old...( although during that time I;ve also lived in married quarters all over the uk)..and also lived for several years in Spain, Italy and Germany, but I've always returned to this rural part of southern England...

    I love the city, but the high crime rates now (in any city) would prevent me from ever wanting to live there again... but I do love the anonymity of city life, and the close proximity of everything ....also when I come out of the city every day, the sheer beauty of the countryside as I get nearer home always seems to lift the stresses straight off my shoulders..
     
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    Yes it does, I have taken it for granted growing up with it just being around, I was actually confirmed there because my grandmother was friendly with the bishop, I have been inside many times since and you can climb the tower to the roof where the view is spectacular.


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    I was raised in Cromer Norfolk England. lack of work and opportunity meant I married and moved to Cambridge;(nice but overcrowded.) Forty years ago we moved to Newcastle on Tyne. Our family survives down south but they are like rats in a bucket. We have downsized to a two bed apartment with a large wooded garden, fifteen minutes from the City and a short walk into unspoiled countryside. For what we paid you wouldn't get a lock-up garage anywhere in the south.
     
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    When I was little I lived on a farm after my parents divorced we lived in a sketchy $75.00/month apartment for a couple of years. When my mother remarried I spent my high school years living in an Aladdin Readi-cut home very similar to this one. My stepfather bought it from the original owner and it was exactly the same as the day it was built. The kitchen had a wall hung sink and a Hoosier cabinet, there was a little hole in the floor where the old oak icebox originally drained into the cellar, the bathroom still had a cast iron claw foot tub.

    I enjoyed the independence of living in that little village where I could walk to school, the shops, etc...

    The last time I drove by the old house it looked sort of rundown and shabby, no need to go back again.

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    During part of my pre-teen years, I was raised on a non-functioning farm outside Garrett, Indiana. During my teen years, in a mostly farming area in northeastern Indiana. Every single morning, rain/snow/ice I had to help feed and water hogs. This area was outside of Churubusco, Indiana.
     
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    Downtown during the Christmas season (1950's?)

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    This is a picture of Sandpoint, Idaho, the small town where I grew up. I am pretty sure that I have some pictures from that older time period, and will post one when I find it.
    This one is how it look nowdays, and you can see what a pretty little town it is, and right on Lake Pend O’reille . (Pronounced pon-der-ay)
    An interesting fact about this lake, the name means “ear pendant”, and when you look at the picture of the lake from the air, it actually looks like an ear.
    One wonders how on earth they could have known that back in the 1800’s ?
    The lake is nestled in mountains, but there is no place where you can just look down and see the shape of the whole lake.

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