Received a sweet note from a friend a few days ago. I was struck by the descriptiveness of the note writer’s street name….Rippling Creek Drive. Doesn’t that conjure up picturesque images?? No way you’ll find a street name like that ’round these arid parts of West Texas. Any road name including the terms ‘creek’, ‘stream’, ‘springs’, ‘lake’ or ‘shady’ and you know some street namer’s lyin’! Got me wee mind a’wonderin’….how would I describe the roads and boulevards I frequent every single day? What would I name……
1. Our circle driveway?
Prickly Pear Parkway
Rattler’s Den Road….too obvious??
2. The nursing home road where Mom lives?
Goin’ West Way
Last Leg Lane
3. The road to my #3 Sprout’s house….where a hot grass fire just missed burning their house down?
Blazing Saddles Boulevard
Great Bonfire Way
Still Standin’ Street
4. The footpath to Cadillac Ranch? A popular tourist attraction on Interstate 40 just outside the city limits.
Dead Auto Alley
Gas Guzzler Drive
5. The internet route to On a Chicken Wing and a Prayer?
Chicken Coop Terrace
Hen House Highway
Rue la Menopause
Heart Attack Overlook
Winding Wiener Way
What would you name the byway to your house? C’mon and tell me.
Here’s wishing your week includes a trip down Lover’s Lane.