Growing Up In The San Fernando Valley

In 1955, when I was twelve, we moved into this 1-bath, 3-bedroom house that my parents had built on the corner of Huston and Willis streets in Sherman Oaks. I don’t know why it has a Huston St. address because the house actually faces Willis street. If you look at the far right corner you can see the window to my bedroom. There was another window around the corner, so I had plenty of light.

Before that, we lived in an old one-bedroom house that is located behind it.  It is way in the back of the photo below.

The video below provides a great depiction of what it was like growing up during those years. I’d take those days anytime over what kids have to deal with today.