Jan 172013
 

I recently visited the house I grew up in from 2nd to 7th grade.

 

I had a fort at the base of this tree.  The roof of the fort was a car hood.

 

Here in the woods behind our row of houses, there was a small playground.

 

Jim still lives in a house behind ours.  He was my neighbor then.  He’s lived there for 50 years. It was incredible to see him after 35 years.  He gave my dad and me the car hood.  Back then he had 4 Opals.  Jim says they got rid of the playground a few years ago because there was a shooting there.

 

I smashed into the side of this underpass on my bike in 6th grade and was unconscious for about a minute.