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Hometown Meme

I am posting some pictures from the town i grew up in. You can do this too if you want and memeanize your actions...

Reading Ma... 
not to be depressing, but the first relivant photo is of Joseph Doherty Funeral Home. Every funeral i have ever been to has been here, although i don't know if they will continue to be here, cuz the owner died this past year. He was very good to my family. And he was a really cool guy.

some house
these feilds are by the high school
last year this guy was convicted of a 1975 murder of a 14 year old. This happened in Reading where he lived. 
the Unitarian Universalist Church. although most Reading people are catholic
these are the water fireworks at the Jordan's Furniture. There is also an IMAX theatre in the store as well as a trapese school and many eateries and everything in the main room is made of jellybeans. It's the coolest furniture store ever.

here is the high school. it sucks ass.
this is the confusing traffic light in the center. i never have a clue if i'm supposed to stop or go wit this light and neither has anyone else in Reading
this is Parker Tavern. the oldest house in Reading
this is charles stewart and his wife carol who he killed and then he killed himself when the police caught on to him
Thomas Junta, the hockey dad who accidently killed another hockey dad in a fight over their son's game at the Burbank Arena in Reading.
and last and least... The Reading Rockets logo for the RMHS sports teams



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Oct. 24th, 2007 08:34 am (UTC)
I grew up in Puyallup, WA. It's a really weird suburb of Tacoma/Seattle that is a mix of hicks and suburbanites but it becoming more overran with the latter. It's congested, overcrowded and has way too much sprawl. It's a pretty nice little city, though. I can only take it in small doses because the SUV's and soccer moms make me want to kill myself.

A "pavilion" downtown at Pioneer Park:

A statue at Pioneer Park:

Western Washington Fair (aka the Puyallup Fair):


The best part about the fair is that my junior high was a few blocks away from the fairgrounds so we could always smell the scones being baked. And we got a 'fair day' where we got a day off of school (so we could, in theory, go to the fair when it wasn't crowded).

A view of Mt. Rainer and the Puyallup River:

Meeker Mansion (Home of Ezra Meeker, who founded Puyallup):

My High School's logo

I moved to Tacoma, WA when I was 18 which is a little more interesting.

Tacoma is a port city off of the Puget Sound and was the primary port in Washington for a long time. It has the second deepest natural harbor in the world. Seattle is the primary one now but it's man-made.

Skywalk that goes over Interstate 5 from the Tacoma Art Museum to the Museum of Glass. The blue things are blown glass and there are sculptures all along the walk.

Stadium High School, where '10 Things I hate About You' was filmed:

Tacoma Narrows Bridge which goes across the Puget Sound into Gig Harbor. It's famous because it 'galloped' and collapsed during a wind storm. Hard to explain; just youtube 'galloping gerdy'.

Tacoma Dome:

Nick Lachey owns part of the Tacoma Rainiers (triple a baseball):

Bing Crosby, Ted Bundy, Lee Boyd Malvo and John A. Muhammad (the people who were convicted of all the sniper shooting in the Washington, D.C. area in 2002) are all from Tacoma. Not surprisingly, Tacoma has been awarded the 'Most Stressed out City Award' every year forever. There is also an air force base and army base right outside of the city.
Oct. 24th, 2007 11:21 am (UTC)
that stadium high school building and location is amazing.
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:24 pm (UTC)
washington's architecture is a lot newer than here in boston. when i go out to washington, especially seattle, i feel like i am in a futuristic city
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:22 pm (UTC)
cool. the amusement park looks fun. i have been to tacoma a few times. i like it
Oct. 24th, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)
Apparently nothing comes up if you youtube galloping gerdy.

Oct. 24th, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
wow, that video was nuts
Oct. 24th, 2007 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's obviously been replaced since then. haha. It still looks like that and there's actually been a new bridge built next to it because Gig Harbor is a really ritzy BigWhiteTown and a lot of people commute from there to Tacoma so the traffic was insane.
Oct. 24th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Oct. 24th, 2007 11:22 am (UTC)
I love the architecture of your part of the world Jymi
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC)
heh, thanks. i wouldnt say those are the best examples of our architecture. aside from the first house, most of those buildings look ugly to me.
i was trying to find a picture of st. athenatious hurch. that is one of the more interesting structures in the town. but i could not find it on google images so i will have to drive there and take a picture. maybe today cuz i might go see my grandmother and she lives near there kind of
Oct. 25th, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
the brown house with the red shutters ... amazing
but I also reckon it would be spooky at night.
Oct. 25th, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
oh yeah, the brown house is nice. i took a picture of one of my favorite houses in reading today cuz i was there earlier. i'll post it eventually
Oct. 24th, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
what the hell is going on with that single tower in the highschool o.0

otherwise the town looks pretty amusing, specially that traffic light *laughs*

I should do one of these for east york XD
Oct. 24th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
yeah, that tower is weird. i hated that school and that town. heh
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