Take a trip down memory (half) lane
Re: March 4 commentary, “Hobgoblin consistency helped name Austin’s ‘half ’ streets.”
Like the Oscar-winning song “Remember Me,” Michael Barnes once again reminds readers of the value of memories. In his recent column, he explored the puzzling origin of Austin’s ½ streets. For me, his fact-finding evoked nostalgic scenes.
In 1966, my three University of Texas roommates and I shared a delightful old home at Salado and 28th ½ Street. I drove by today, and it’s still standing! Later, in 1969, my husband and I shared the joys of early marriage and a firstborn daughter — now 49 and living in Tarrytown — in a tiny duplex on 49th ½ Street. Shortly after, we moved to Dallas and raised four children there but were blessed to return in 2003.
Thank you, Michael, for helping older, wiser citizens recapture their romantic youth and celebrate Austin’s reasons for being weird. DOROTHY DE LA GARZA, AUSTIN