I Love Google Maps

Last Sunday, I posted a sample of “The Dragon of North 24th Street“. The North 24th Street in that story was nothing like the real North 24th Street; I just liked the name. I lived on North 24th Street for years, in my youth, in the Lamburtus (Lamburtis?) Apartments. Here is what it actually looks like:

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Coolio! I got to go back to my old stompin’ grounds and walk around. I got to walk down the cross-streets, but I didn’t get to go up the back. I was most pleased, though, to see that I had remembered the entrances to the back correctly from both ends. This was so awesome!

This is sort of where Lonnie and Tiny, of “Lonnie, Me and the Hound of Hell” and the upcoming “Lonnie, Me and the Battle of St. Crispin’s Day” grew up.

WRITING PROMPT: Use Google Maps to go someplace you remember and see if your memory holds up or, if it doesn’t, what changes your memory made.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “I Love Google Maps

  1. Mindy

    February 3, 2011 at 10:11am

    I bookmarked the story so I can take a look when I get home šŸ™‚ I love google maps too, I look at my childhood home and hangouts. It really is fun šŸ™‚

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      Marian Allen

      February 3, 2011 at 3:06pm

      Mindy, this was the first I had thought of doing this. It was incredible! I could walk all around the neighborhood without worrying about running into PeeWee and getting beat up. lol!

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  2. Sarah Glenn

    February 3, 2011 at 6:14pm

    Found my grandparents’ home (at least it used to be). Looks the same, although I think they took off the screen door with the “G” on it.

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      Marian Allen

      February 3, 2011 at 6:23pm

      Cool! I’m trying to think of where else I’d like to go, but I might just wander around the old streets for a while yet. šŸ™‚

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