Your first paragraph really touched a chord with me. I have felt that way so many times. Those memories are so instilled in me even though I haven't lived in SF for over 35 years. I too would love to visit my old house but I think the memories would be too raw. My Dad sold the house a few years after my Mom passed. I so wished he had held on to it so my kids could see what a beautiful Sunset district SF house looked like. Thanks for your memories.