You always knew when you got a present from Toy Village. Everybody shopped there. I grew up on the outskirts of St Francis Wood and wood walk to West Portal down Monterey Blvd. One time when I was around 7, I walked to Toy Village to buy something. I can't remember what I bought but it totally had my attention because I took the left fork instead of staying on Monterey and when I looked up, I was lost. So I knocked on the first door and the lady called my Mom. I don't remember the rest but I think I had to walk home. Can you imagine that today? When we moved 5 years later, it was a straight shot down Santa Ana Ave!