Walking from the #4 to lunch

I had a lunch date and took the #4, then walked through the Mississippi neighborhood to get to my destination.  Here are two things I saw.

There was a period in American home ownership, when reusing pipes as boarders/fences/rails was a thing.  Here is a nice example.  My grandfather also reused pipes for handrails.

I love the sliding nature of this fence. It’s not tipping over.  Rather, the slats were the slightest bit off, and then kept getting worse and worse.  There’s a story behind the creation of this fence.

4 thoughts on “Walking from the #4 to lunch”

  1. Hmm, while I like the idea of reusing items, I don’t think I’m a fan of the pipe fence. There’s someone in my neighborhood who has a mailbox post made out of large chain links. I think it’s ugly as sin. I’ll have to take a picture one of these days.

    1. Those large-link chain mailbox posts were common in my growing up years in Boise. I know exactly what you are talking about.

  2. Did the story including some yelling? In my mind it did.

    George, I’ve been asking for that fence of weeks. I thought we agreed you’d get it done as soon as possible. The neighbor’s dog is driving me out of my mind.

    George’s face demonstrates that he’s annoyed with this latest nag about the fence…

    Okay there’s my start…the yelling comes later! 😐

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