House On the Corner

I remember the wood siding vividly. The paint the color of Russian salad dressing* chipped here and there. The chain-link fence ran parallel with the sidewalk on one side. My parents sometimes watched me bike up and down the sidewalk from the yard.

The house was a corner house in a long line of similarly paint-chipped homes. It’s the military’s version of Levittown. Actually, I’m sure Levittown homes were inspired by the sameness of military barracks. You know, to establish camaraderie and morale (on top of being cheap and easy to build) but don’t quote me on that.

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