Thu, 24 December 2020
Merry Christmas to all of you! Thank you so much for making it possible for me to do this for the past three years (already)! I have a favorite memory of my time growing up in Valley Home, California that happened 40 years ago on Christmas Eve. I wanted to share this with you for my Christmas episode this year.
I could try and type out this story here for you to read, but I'm going to make you listen to it. I grew up in a very special place; a town that was dying out. We were there in what really were its last, best years and I've got a lot of fond memories from my childhood. This story is just one of them.
Here are some photographs to help show you what I am talking about when I describe Valley Home and the alley where this took place.
This is what Wikipedia says about Valley Home today and the triangular shape of the town:
Here is a satellite image of Valley Home. I lived in the bottom right of the triangle:
[caption id="attachment_4289" align="alignnone" width="510"] The purple pin is where the Valley Home Store is located.[/caption]
Here is a close up of where my house and the Rinna's are located:
[caption id="attachment_4290" align="alignnone" width="510"] Karen's house in the center and mine is the brown, "L" shaped roof. The "incident" took place in the alley between our houses.[/caption]
This is the front of my home, the window I was pressed against and the door that Santa left out of:
[caption id="attachment_4285" align="alignnone" width="508"] The kitchen door of the house I grew up in.[/caption]
Here is the fence that caused all the trouble:
[caption id="attachment_4287" align="alignnone" width="510"] The short fence that caused all the problems....the shop was not there then.[/caption]
A couple of photographs of the Valley Home Store:
[caption id="attachment_4281" align="alignnone" width="510"] The Valley Home Store today.[/caption][caption id="attachment_4282" align="alignnone" width="510"] The gas pumps are gone and the post office is not longer being used.[/caption]
Merry Christmas everyone!
Direct download: OFI_950__One_Too_Many_Highballs_For_Santa___Christmas_In_A_Small_Farming_Town_In_1977.mp3
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