Re: Have a West Side Story?

12/15/17 - posted by Patrick F Cunneen

My real introduction to the Outsidelands was returning from Santa Clara. During the Depression my folks relocated to Santa Clara for economic reasons. I attended kindergarten up to the 2nd grade here. My parents were anxious to return to the City and saved enough to a down payment on a Sunset home on the 1200 block of 21st Ave. next to the park. Coming down an nearly empty 19th Ave on a clear day, with my mom holding my gold fish in a fish bowl I became so excited. I could see the orange towers of the GG Bridge, the trees and greenery of GG Park the empty hills of GG Heights even glimpses of the sea. What adventures awaited me. It was the best move my parents ever made and I am still grateful

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