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East Rock ~ New Haven 1948-1978/ Part I 1948-1950.

When you start to make something in the kitchen you have a dish in mind. Then you add everything together. In a small amount of time, the item is ready to be consumed-and admired.

For this memoir sojourn we commence with the end first. The completed dish, shall we say, before the cooking.

The house was everything. Muscular with softer shingle flaps slightly upturned from weathering and age. Eyelid dormers above perkier windows. Facing north, south, east, west. On a cProudly guarding its corner at Everit Street and East Rock Road, my grandmother's house at '239' held us close for decades. Without any me, we had to be protected by someone-or something. Our hose did exactythat. Hot when it was below freezing, cool in summer, sturdy when lightning struck everything around it. A best friend when my sister and I came home after school to do our homework and play by ourselves.

My granfather and grandmother moved into 239 Everit Street i  1910. They wer newlyweds.

Oakland Stock

Oakland Stock
Sunday, January 26th
Artist Deadline- Sunday, January 19th, 11:59 pm
Website for event-
How to get tickets to/or door info- reserve tickets at, pay at the door, cash only
Cost- $10

821 Washington Street
Old Oakland

Oakland Stock is part of the Sunday Soup network, supporting artists' projects
one bowl of soup at a time. Diners pay a small dinner fee, feast on a gourmet meal,
and listen to artists propose new projects that need funding. The diners vote on their
favorite project to support and the winning artist takes the money to use for her/his

The winner presents their project's progress of their winning at the next meal,
usually about 6 weeks later. Sometimes success in the art world seems pretty random.
Oakland Stock offers an opportunity for community members to support the cultural
production they find important through Food, Funding, Feedback, & Followup.
Support for Oakland S…

8th Annual Jingletown Winter ArtWalk Announced


“follow me, don’t chase me!” Photography by Jan Watten & Sculpture by Benjamin T. Smith