My Home Town – In So. Cal.

Montebello, California.

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That was where I started out in this life.

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It even has its own Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montebello,_California

Close to Downtown LA, only 16 miles/10 km. I even walked there once to visit my first girlfriend at her new job – Right down Skid Row with the Alkies and the Druggies. Good Times!

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The Corner Market where I had to pay for the items with the Rubber Checks my Mother had to write.

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La Merced Elementary School. Kindergarten.

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My old street. Viewcrest Drive

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The man living in my old house, and I.

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My Father’s Toyota Land Cruiser. Early 70s.

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My house. 821 N. Viewcrest Drive in the 1960’s.

 

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The neighbor’s house. It used to belong to the local Real Estate Agent, and the man who gave me tickets to see the LA Rams for my birthday- they won too.

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Me and my rental car, standing by the small tree that my mother said, would never amount to anything.

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Looking across the street.

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And down the block.

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So much for Memory Lane. Goodbye Montebello. I don’t know if I’ll be seeing you again?

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