Post Dispatch 02 April 2019
2344 Sulphur Avenue
My parents moved into you on 29 October 1946. Five days later, I was born, a nice house warming gift I was! I lived there for 23 years with my seven younger siblings, minus my years in the Navy.
You were a very small house. The 3 boys slept in the front bedroom, and the 5 girls slept in the sun porch. You had only ONE bathroom, but dad made a shower / restroom in the basement in 1955.
I often wondered who had lived in you before us. When I was 8 my dad lifted me up to see the steel I-Beams above the basement. I could read Scullin Steel. Dad told me to search for the logo. It was two S's crossed. Dad said the government made them stop using the logo during World War II because it looked too much like a swastika!
There was a cool fruit cellar under the front porch where chests of wondrous things were stored! I often hid there to read, and get some privacy.
I set up a short wave radio on dad's workbench in the basement in June 1965, and tuned in the world!
My parents lived in you for the next 56 years. I remember where I hid my books, baseball cards and comics in you so nobody else would find them I still see everything in you as it was in the 1950s! You are my friend still.