A Street of My Own

My father was a general contractor. I like to say that he built half of Napa, the town I grew-up in. I’m sure that’s an exaggeration, but there was a HUGE part of town that he DID build. I had friends that lived in the homes he built. One friend used to tell me how he and the neighborhood kids would play at the construction sites and my dad would come and run them off. (Very dangerous to be playing there.) The kids gave him the nickname “butt-runner”.

Since my father and his partner were developing this area into a neighborhood, they were able to pick the names of the streets. All the daughters have a street named after them….Cherilyn Court, Cynthia Court even Diane Court named after my sister! How cool! I always wanted a street of my own, but my younger sister and I hadn’t been born when all that was taking place.

Well, I guess this will have to do.

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