My Old Home - 50 Years Later
Mom and Dad bought this house for $2,200 in 1939!
This was my home from 1944 through 1961 at which time we moved to Santa Monica! The yard was DEEP... perhaps 250 feet so we had multiple backyards! We went to visit the house the fellow inside remembered our family selling him the house 41 years earlier (2006)!
Baloney (La Ballona) Creek
Culver City Here We Come
Zack! The little steps were NOT there in the 50's... we crawled up a dirt mound and over the edge! No fence! One Sunday, my dad found a dead man who rode a motorcycle off the end of the street and smashed into the other side!
Marion Louise Gillick ( 11/11/1914 - 8/21/1990) born in Mississippi & Harry Gillick (08/19/1909 - 09/18/1970 ) and of course Olivia Gillick!
The Browns - Mae and Brownie (never knew is real name!) , Brownie died in the late 1950's and Mae passed on in about 1963. She was found standing up at the sink dead.
Miyauchi's - She was German and he was Japanese. They had a child named Ronnie who was my flame for a period of time. I understand Charlie is now in Colorado (Denver) and retired.
Thelma and Diane Perkins - Thelma (mom) and Diane (daughter) lived across the street at 6027 Comey Avenue. The house was built in 1940.Diane and I were the exact same age. She is now Diana Perkins Gillette and lives near the beach in Los Angeles perhaps near the Santa Monica Airport... Have not heard from her in 55 years. Her mom has passed.
An Aerial View
The alley way behind the house was MY playground and many adventures were had in this location!
When I was growing up there were no freeways... It was an after thouht