That was where I started out in this life.
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!
The Corner Market where I had to pay for the items with the Rubber Checks my Mother had to write.
La Merced Elementary School. Kindergarten.
My old street. Viewcrest Drive
The man living in my old house, and I.
My Father’s Toyota Land Cruiser. Early 70s.
My house. 821 N. Viewcrest Drive in the 1960’s.
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.
Me and my rental car, standing by the small tree that my mother said, would never amount to anything.
Looking across the street.
And down the block.
So much for Memory Lane. Goodbye Montebello. I don’t know if I’ll be seeing you again?