Now & Then, Part 1

A few weeks ago, I was poking around on Google Street View, checking out the (many) places I used to live. I started thinking about posting about them, but I wasn’t sure about all the places (some look very different) and some haven’t been mapped yet, so I thought I’d wait. Then Sallie started posting about the places she used to live! Weird! Coincidence? Or twinny mind-meld? So then I decided I had to do it. Given the aforementioned difficulties, I’ve decided to do it as a series.

So, this is Lillooet, where I lived for grade 1 and part of grade 2. Here’s me, learning to ride my purple banana seat bike, with the house in the background.

Then, Part 1

And, via the magic of Google, this is now. It’s pretty different: there’s some kind of funky addition on the right side, a chain link fence instead of the wooden one we had, a driveway, and that tree is not the same one (ours was a Macintosh apple tree), but this was the easiest house to recognize because it has the Hydro right-of-way beside it and the Fraser River behind it.

Now, Part 1


2 thoughts on “Now & Then, Part 1

  1. Stephanie

    This is a funny thing. I do think we’re cosmically connected.

    I just said to Hawk tonight that I need to go around town and take pics of the 3 places I lived in in this town b/c only our main street is Google streetview-available. It’s kind of amazing that every house I lived in in Florida is available view streetview.

    1. Theryn Post author

      I’m sure more places will be mapped soon.

      Ya know, at one point in teenagerhood, one of my ‘things to do before I die’ was to revisit all my old houses. Now I can do it w/o going anywhere! Go figure.

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