A Photo Of Every Home You’ve Lived: Atlantic City Area Challenge
Unless you’re really fortunate, you have probably lived in a number of different houses - apartments during your lifetime.
My family members and I have lived in many different houses, located in multiple cities and states over the past 60-plus years.
I am challenging you to do what I’ve already done earlier this year.
I visited every home that we’ve lived in and took photos of each. Come to think if it, I’m missing two homes that we have lived … Sovereign Avenue for a very brief moment (when our home on St. David’s Place in Atlantic City burned down), Iowa Avenue and Stenton Place in Atlantic City when I was very young.
Our Stenton Place also was lost to a fire and has remained an empty lot for many decades.
If you decide to participate, I strongly believe that you will find this exercise a profound experience.
it gives you a chance to sort of relive many important moments of your life … perhaps consider doing it in reverse.
So many incredible memories came flooding back to me with each former residence that we visited.
My wife Margie and I have lived in the same Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey since 1996. Our three children grew-up here.
Prior to that, we lived in Ventnor on Lafayette Avenue for 13 years, with one year spent in Rutland Town, Vermont, only to return to Lafayette Avenue one year later.
Below, is our home on Lafayette Avenue, Ventnor, (a duplex shared with Margie’s mother), followed by our home in Rutland Town, Vermont.
Immediately prior to moving back to Ventnor, Margie and I purchased a duplex in Somers Point, New Jersey.
Here it is below:
The first home that Margie and I lived after getting married on October 17, 1981 was The Waterview Townhouses in Ventnor, New Jersey.
It was spacious and modern. We spent one year here until we had the down payment for our Somers Point duplex.
Here is my favorite Ventnor home that we ever lived at 105 South Dudley Avenue, just two houses from the boardwalk and beach.
It remains a Spectacular home.
We lived there as young children for part of the mid-to-late 1960’s..
It is part of the famed and fabulous St. Leonard's tract.
This home has been meticulously maintained over the past 55-plus years. I met the current owners when I stopped by not long ago. They were so very kind.
Here is the Dudley Avenue home as it looks today.
In this second photo, far in the background, you can see the garage, which is a mini version of the house. I always love that.
This beautiful home has had the same roof for more than 60 years.
Here is what remains of our home on St. David’s Place.
More than 50 years ago, it actually burned down and it has been an asphalt-covered lot ever since. Nothing was ever built there ever again after the fire.
It was a terrifying, unimaginable experience as a young child to watch our home burn down and lose all of our material belongings, all at the same time.
Here is the empty lot as it looks today:
Only to witness St. David’s Place officially named after you more than 50 years later. It's surreal.
We have lived in the following places:
Atlantic City (multiple locations).
Ventnor (multiple locations).
Rutland Town Vermont (1 year).
Egg Harbor Township (since 1996).
If you accept my challenge, you will find it to be a very powerful exercise in self-reflection.
It's both a sentimental journey and a cathartic endeavor all wrapped up into one.
It will represent some of the happiest and worst moments of your life.
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