General Summer 2022 

Loving Life in Town Creek

By David Wood

John Deer & Family–Do You Know Where They Live?

The Hissing of Summer Lawns

He bought her a diamond for her throat
He put her in a ranch house on a hill
She could see the valley barbecues
From her window sill
See the blue pools in the squinting sun
Hear the hissing of summer lawns

Those are the opening lines from a song by Joni Mitchell. She could be describing life in Town Creek, except our lawns don’t hiss because most of us have irrigation systems versus soaking hoses. That last line should probably be changed to “Hear the roar of morning leaf blowers.”

We are on the Rebound!

Play With Me

When we moved into Town Creek five-and-a-half years ago, we noticed a lot of neglected basketball hoops languishing woefully in backyards and driveways. Covered in pollen and dust, the unused hoops seemed at once nostalgic and lonely, wishing the kids that used to play with them would come out and play some more.

That day has come! Whether it is all the new young families moving into the neighborhood, or perhaps the kids who grew up here are back for a visit with the folks with their own kids in tow, but the hoops are alive again, and dribbling with delight to be once more in use.

Not Enough Ts

I’m guessing back in the 1970’s when they were developing Town Creek, there was a shortage of T’s. All the manhole covers in our neighborhood reuse the T in the middle of Water and the T in the middle of Meter.

Town Creek is in Bloom!

Happy Independence Day, Everybody!

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