Monday, September 14, 2009

A TOWN WITHOUT AN ALLEY is A TOWN WITHOUT A SOUL Joe Todd 2009

(A MY WORLD POST) Here in Lancaster Ohio we have a plethora of alleys and I’m glad. I have a blind alley behind my house and that is called a cul-de-sac. Chicago,Illinois has the largest network of alleys in the world,about 1,900 miles worth.

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Those two houses are separated by an alley. Not only that they don’t face on a street they face on an alley.

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For the most part the Alleys in Lancaster,Ohio are made of brick though some are grass. “ A Way To Go” is what “Alley” means in France.

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Sometimes you will find white picket fences ,barns or garages in alleys.Just to add to the confusion here are some other terms for alley: snickets, ginnels,close, jennels,twitten,jigger,gulley,twichell,or  wynd and pend. I also like backyards.

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Whether it be a street or an alley an Ohio winter is cold and snowy. So:::::

HEADSOUTH The rooster was hanging out in an alley.

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Project22 Ted R. reporting from Lancaster,Ohio.

 

15 comments:

Carver said...

Great shots from your town and I enjoyed the post being about alleys.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Fun post on alleys. Way to go. ;-)

Leslie said...

Liked learning all the different names for alleys. I enjoyed your photos too.

mountain.mama said...

I haven't had an alley in a long time, but now that you mention it--I used to really like it!

Sharkbytes said...

I mostly like alleys. They seem friendly to me. That probably means I don't know city alleys, right? Nice post. I like all the frame houses.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Joe: What a fun post, alley is a word that I hadn't used for a while. When I think of alley I have to think of Tin Can Alley the shooting game.

Tony Letts said...

Like it! I live in a cul-de-sac myself

sallie said...

Hi Joe. The first house we owned had an alley (as did all the houses in that little town in Washington). We couldn't believe it when we moved and they didn't exist in our new home town. I still hate to see garbage cans sitting out on the street on collection days.
The alleys in your town are absolutely beautiful though as well as utilitarian. Makes me want to come there and take a walk down everybody's backyard.

Hannah said...

lol Yup, you'll stay warm down here, that's for sure.

No alleys in my neighborhood, and I think they are slowly disappearing here in Florida. Alleys are only found in old neighborhoods here in St. Pete.

TexWisGirl said...

classic picket fences there.

Rose said...

Alleys give a whole different view of our world...kind of like walking down a railroad.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

White picket fences are so charming!

Sky & Fence

Jan n Jer said...

My very first home had an alley...my daughter was an alley rat!!! It was a safe place for the kids to play without worrying about too much traffic! She missed it so much when we moved to the country!!

Beth said...

nope no alleys here. maybe a country lane or two. ha. ha!! (:

Faye said...

Only familiar with terms "close" and "wynd" for alleys--and that from reading novels. Hope in Lancaster people are good neighbors since they're only separated by alleys. And did I see an old hitching post in one of your photos?