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July 21, 2011
One of my most vivid memories is summer with Babe and the Leonard family in the city. However hot I thought the House on the Hill was, it was no match for the concrete of the city. Upstairs, with no air conditioning, Babe’s bedroom was sweltering. On the flip side, we could walk to see a movie. We walked – alone!- to the Walgreen’s or other stores downtown, on the outdoor mall, where we window shopped; our allowances didn’t stretch very far. Or we could walk the other direction to the corner store, where we could always find something to buy.