Chesterbrook VA 1950s - Photo #5

Map Me in the back yard, with the other houses in the subdivision in the background; I think there were about 20 of them in all. The one under the basketball net is where George Gilmer lived, who helped with these pages, with his Dad (who served in the US Coast Guard during the war, on the Murmansk run) and Mom and sister. To the east there were some older, grander houses along Kirby Road towards the school; the west was all farms and woods. Behind and in front of the subdivision were also woods (see map). My Dad made the see-saw but the "gym set" was a store-bought extravagance. Maybe my grandmother paid for it; she was a nurse and had a steady income.