Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings presented another challenge yesterday:
"1) Do a Place Line. We're all familiar with Timelines - date, location, event, etc. I want you to create a Place Line for your life, or for the life of one of your parents or grandparents - your choice! In that Place Line, tell us the location (address if possible), inclusive dates (if possible), and events. Consider topics like residence, schools, churches, employment, etc.
2) Tell us about it in a blog post, in a comment on this blog post, or in a post on Facebook."
Magnolia, Seattle, WA, US - This was a house owned by my grandparents that we lived in for a short time after I was born, before moving to West Seattle. I've no memories of this location, but surprisingly lots of photos.
West Seattle, WA, US - After moving, we lived for a year in what I think was a duplex. Obviously, as this is one of the first places I lived, and we didn't live there long enough for me to truly remember it, I couldn't tell you much about it.
University District, Seattle, Washington, US - We lived here a for few years while I was growing up, until shortly before my seventh birthday. I started schooling here, attending University Heights for two years and a little bit more before transferring to a school closer to our new house.
We adopted a dog named Blacky while we lived here, who moved with us to Phinney.
137 NW 59th, Phinney Ridge, Seattle, Washington, US - This is the house I will always remember as "home." Most of my childhood memories were here. We moved shortly before my sister was born (May 1976--so sometime before then), and I have so many great memories of this house and this neighborhood...
This was the house I lived in during most of my schooling, first at John B Allen (the local school), then later at Summit K-12, where I finished the rest of my schooling. We moved between my Junior and Senior years at Summit, if I recall correctly.
We also adopted a cat we named Tinkerbell while we lived here, who moved with us to Queen Anne, then stayed with my sister for a time after she got her own place, then finally moved in with hubby and I in our place in Ballard.
23 W Fulton Street, Queen Anne, Seattle, WA, US - This is where I finished my schooling, and even did a bit of my university schooling at Seattle Central Community College. It's also the house I lived in when I finally started dating my husband-to-be. It was a fun house. Some interesting nooks and crannies, but it never felt like home the way that the Phinney house did.
26th and 56th (I can't recall the exact street address), apartment #201, Ballard, Seattle, Wa, US - This was my first apartment. It's where my husband and I lived for the year or two before our marriage, and for several years after. By this point, I'd already stopped going to college, but it was here that I began to work for the Seattle Chapter 13 bankruptcy Trustee, and before we left, I had returned to college with a new goal in mind--an English degree. It was a great location. Two grocery stores within three blocks distance, five or more (depending on how far you were willing to walk) busses that were lines that could get you almost anywhere in Seattle... The Library was only a block away, as was our voting location...and Downtown Ballard was just two blocks away, complete with shopping and restaurants... It was a great place to live. We even had an excellent view of both sets of fireworks that were set off each Forth of July--one over Lake Union, one over the Sound, separated by Queen Anne.
43 and Linden, apartment 101 Fremont, Seattle, Wa, US - After we left Ballard, we moved here, and I finished my English Degree here. A good deal less convenient than the apartment in Ballard, but I had a friend living in the building and we spent a great deal of time together in those years, so I always had someone nearby able to help when I needed a big shopping trip. It was a bit too much North of "downtown" Fremont, and really right on the edge of everything without being part of anything. But we had two great bus-lines running through that could get us most places we wanted to go.
Tinkerbell moved with us when we moved here, and when she passed, we adopted two new cats: Sebastian and Morgan, who are still with us today.
(Address removed for my own comfort), the conjunction of Crown Hill, Greenwood, and Carkeek, Seattle, Wa, US - This is where we currently live, right next to the QFC in Crown Hill that used to be known as Art's. Shopped there a lot as a kid because it was a big supermarket and because my grandparents lived right up the hill from it, so I still think of it that way, even though it's been a QFC for about twenty years or so now. We've enjoyed having an elevator here, and also being so close to the QFC. Even if it is a bit more difficult to get out of this area, we're pretty well taken care of as far as immediate needs go.
In fact, we liked it so much we convinced two others we know to move into the building as well--one of my friends (and subsequently her sister), and my mother-in-law.
And that's where I lived.
PS to my family--I'd love other stories, corrections, etc, if you have them. :)
ETA: Changed the first home to two places--Magnolia, where the photos were taken, and West Seattle, where we only lived for a year.