The Boyce Rd Gang
The Boyce Rd Gang:
When my family moved to Ohio, we eventually moved to Boyce Rd in Centerville.
I hated leaving LaFollette with all my friends and family. My precious Papaw had died and my parents had given away my dog. I didn’t expect to be happy ever again.
As soon as we moved into our new home we met our next door neighbors, the Walkers, who had 3 girls..like us. The oldest was the age of my sister Evie and their youngest was the age of my baby sister Jenny. Then they had 1 in the middle.
Not long after we met our neighbors across the street which were girls too. Elisa was close to Evie’s age and Tina was the same age as Jen.
Obviously I was the oldest, but not too old to be included to all the fun and mischief. Our favorite thing to do was sit under a tree in our front yard and play Barbies. Everyone brought their collection and we had quite a spread.
Sometimes we played tag, roller-skated and other games. Or just talked. Gosh we had fun.
We stayed intact until we started leaving our homes.
All these years later we still consider ourselves the Boyce Rd Gang. But to me those girls were sisters that just didn’t go into my house when the porch light flashed.
submitted by cs murphy 9-27-2020
- Catherine Schmid Murphy