Monday, January 23, 2012
We moved to Coyle Street when I was in high school. It was a dead end street that at its end looked over Baxter Boulevard. I liked that fact that sitting at the large window seat on the second floor you could see approaching weather over Back Bay. In fact, in winter without all the foliage you had a pretty clear shot to see Tukey's Bridge in the distance. I'm sure a few of the city's snowplow drivers didn't like the fact that it was a dead end. In heavy snowfall winters, there was really no place to push the snow, and on more than occasion the plows would get stuck. This at least provided some entertainment for us kids on a few long winter afternoons. You see, there's really not a lot of action on a dead end street. And of course this sign reminds me of one of my favorite Kinks songs penned by the genius of Ray Davies, "Dead End Street". Gotta love that song.