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Old neighborhoodsPosted Saturday, March 29, 2008, at 3:23 PM
Seeing a story about neighborhoods reminded me about growing up in Shelbyville.
My stomping grounds as a kid were the Forest Hills subdivision in eastern Shelbyville -- the South Hillcrest Drive area.
The area now covered by Forest Hills Apartments was an empty field covered with bike trails. And steep (at least to a boy on a bicycle) hills on South Hillcrest and Birch Street were tempting to a kid who liked to ride that bike a little too fast sometimes.
The homes then under construction in the area between Birch Street and Wartrace Pike -- no doors yet, just partially-built shells -- were fascinating for kids to play in.
Most people probably have memories of their neighborhoods, or rural areas, in which they were raised. I've noticed those who grew up in the Southside area of Shelbyville seem to look back a little more than others.
Shelbyville was a good town to have grown up in -- and, I suspect, still is. Those who came of age elsewhere probably have good memories of their towns as well.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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