Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Although the snow is gone, I had to post this image of the Payson Park basketball court as soon as I saw it come up on my viewfinder. Why? It's is a vivid reminder of the driveway at 820 Stevens on winter nights and basketball. Just as soon as Dad put the basket up over the garage door and measured it at 10 feet, for me and the gang, it was Game On! Most days and nights the neighborhood boys would assemble for pickup games, in rain, snow or bright sunshine. The 'court' wasn't perfect either, as I remember it-- there was a small hill, a large overhanging tree, a bulkhead, back steps and even an in the ground garbage can that all provided obstacles and made the games even more interesting. And when we weren't out there playing games, or playing HORSE or PIG, I was out there shooting baskets til Mom flicked the lights at 11 PM. Ya, when I see a basketball court covered with snow or ice I think back to games in that driveway. Wonderful memories!