Thursday, June 11, 2009

Those Places Thursday


Snooty Fox Apartments, March 25, 2007. San Leandro, California. Digital Image. Privately held by Cheryl [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE] California. 2009



Thank goodness I took a photo of the name of these apartments as I wouldn't have remembered it on my own. The Snooty Fox! What a name, huh? Oh, and what a place!

This is the first place I moved to when I moved out from my parents home. I originally moved in a two bedroom apartment with two other girls. Eventually one of the girls moved elsewhere and the other one and I lived here, actually in two different apartments, for quite awhile. I felt so proud of myself that I was able to move out when I was eighteen, and had a career!

The layout was grand. When you walk into the complex,(through the gate here and to the left) you notice all of the apartments surround a pool. Every apartment (within the square of the pool) had a balcony that looked out to the pool.

This was the party apartment complex! Wow, were there some parties! I specifically remember one that was a 50's party, with 50's music. At Christmas a group of us from the complex got together and went Christmas Caroling. We always ended up at someones apartment each night.

When I lived here I had major tooth issues. I ended up having to go to the hospital to have wisdom teeth pulled. It was thought that I had a blot clot in my jaw, and so they wanted me in the hospital. When I woke up, all I saw was blood, I thought they hit the blood clot and I was bleeding to death! I passed out. Of course, that wasn't the case.

I had my first car when I lived here. If I remember correctly, it was a blue 1966 Chrysler De Soto. What a tuna boat! Of course I was so proud to have bought this car with my own money, my dad helped me pick it out. I wanted a lot of car around me, to be safe. My girlfriend didn't have a car, so thank goodness I did!

Along with the new apartment, I eventually gained a new boyfriend also who lived in the same complex, and my parents disowned me because of it. He was twice my age! The more I was told I shouldn't have this boyfriend, the more I was determined to prove them wrong! We were together for a couple of years. The "forbidden" boyfriend and I lived in a few different places, which I will share along this journey of "Those Places Thursday!"

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6 comments:

  1. I'm glad you eventually got a new boyfriend and a new place to live! Great post, Cheryl!

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  2. Oh why do I have visions of Melrose Place in my mind while I am reading this? The place sounds perfect for someone just starting out on their own!!!

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  3. I love the name of the complex. Wow, that reminds me, I don't live too far from the apartment complex I moved into in graduate school (a real dump).

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  4. Hi Geneabloggers! You hit the nail on the head! It was a "Melrose" type place, loads of fun!

    Hi Greta,

    I think the name of the place is what made us check it out to begin with. Isn't it amazing how some of the places where we used to live have turned into real dumps?

    Thanks for the comments!

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  5. Hi Geneabloggers! You hit the nail on the head! It was a "Melrose" type place, loads of fun!

    Hi Greta,

    I think the name of the place is what made us check it out to begin with. Isn't it amazing how some of the places where we used to live have turned into real dumps?

    Thanks for the comments!

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