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Doesn’t this look like an inviting road if you’re out for a run or a walk?

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Some years ago all of our roads were known only by route numbers and our mailboxes were just numbers along an RD route. We didn’t have a real street address.

Then the county began a project to give every road a name to insure accurate identification for emergency vehicles. Houses were numbered accordingly.

On some streets with few houses, the people were allowed to name their road as long as they had consensus and didn’t duplicate any other name.

“Easy Street” was a synonym for the good life back in the old days and even a song in the musical “Annie”

Running down Easy Street was very pleasant and nicely shaded on a typical hot southern morning. However, what goes down must come up.

At this point the road did not seem appropriately named at all.

I was about halfway back when I took this picture.

To paraphrase another song: “Summertime…and the runnin’ ain’t easy” (at least not on Easy Street).

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WILSONWR 8/2/2013 7:21PM

    Looks like a challenging run in parts - at least it has some shade!

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DAPHNE_RUNS 7/31/2013 2:29PM

    Ah yes, a runner's best friend on a hot humid run....a shaded street. My grandma lives in Mississippi and about 15 years ago her street name changed for the same reasons. Unfortunately a man passed away because he lived waaaaay back in the woods on a road with no name and he was having trouble breathing so he was not able to give directions to his home. His family sewed the county and everything changed. Now grandma lives on Sweethome Road.

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SEAJESS 7/31/2013 12:46PM

    Ha! I love this blog! What a great metaphor for so many situations in life.

I will remember you, my SparkBuddy, persevering up 'Easy' street!

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MJZHERE 7/31/2013 12:11PM

    Alright, it is about time this street showed up for me! Just its name - not the reality of the run.

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LINDAKAY228 7/31/2013 11:59AM

    It really does look like an inviting road! Love the trees shading it!

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MARYJEANSL 7/31/2013 1:17AM

  Definitely *looks* inviting, but as we all know, looks can be deceiving. I wouldn't care to run up that hill!

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    Ha! Ha! That is funny. It looks pretty pleasant. I often wonder how some streets got their names. I have seen some doozies in my life. I live on a boring "man's name" street. Whoop dee do.
I wish my run felt like easy street tonight, it was more like difficult street. Some days you just run.

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WATERMELLEN 7/30/2013 8:44PM

    Now running down hill both ways: that would be Easy Street!! (Very pretty anyhow . . . )

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COLOR-BLUE 7/30/2013 4:24PM


It looks like a delightful place to run and relax, but looks can be deceiving!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -

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WUMPASTAR 7/30/2013 3:47PM

    Hahaha, that was a fun blog, loved reading it

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TERRIJ7 7/30/2013 3:44PM

    It does look like a lovely lane!

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TRAVELGRRL 7/30/2013 2:36PM

    Very cute blog! emoticon

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_LINDA 7/30/2013 2:17PM

    Lovely area, and paved too! Well done conquering Easy Street!!
I think its great they are naming rural roads! So much nicer!

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MOMINE 7/30/2013 10:56AM

    emoticon It does look like a GREAT Place to Run or Walk!!
emoticon Wouldn't it be Fun to have share all the Strangely Named Places we Walk Or Run?!

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RUNNINGAL425 7/30/2013 10:31AM

    Looks like a great place for a run!

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MOMMACASSEY 7/30/2013 10:28AM

    But look at all the awesome shade!

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SUZYMOBILE 7/30/2013 10:05AM

    We have an Easy Street here in town, but it's not nearly as nice as this one, hill and all. Our Easy Street is kinda slummy.

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RASCALRACCOON 7/30/2013 10:01AM

    It looks gorgeous - hills and all - I would love a run on Easy Stree :)

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HFAYE81 7/30/2013 9:46AM

    emoticon It's still a beautiful road, even with the darn hills.

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DIANNEMT 7/30/2013 9:45AM

    What a great name! Even if it isn't a great "run"!!

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FITFOODIE806 7/30/2013 9:43AM

    love it!

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BOOKAPHILE 7/30/2013 9:39AM

    It's certainly easy on the eyes. I'm glad your legs were up to the challenge.

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STAY39 7/30/2013 9:32AM

    emoticon but you did it! Great job! emoticon

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SOPHIEDO13 7/30/2013 9:29AM

    It looks like a pretty street ... So appropriately named !! Hope you enjoyed your walk/run!!

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MAGGIE101857 7/30/2013 8:57AM

    It I were asked to name a street, the first name that comes to mind would be COMPLICATED DRIVE.....that seems to be the road I'm traveling right now. Hopefully it will intersect with EASY ST. at some point!!!

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KANOE10 7/30/2013 8:42AM

    Cute name..running on Easy St may not be so easy.

Good job on getting exercise!

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SLIMMERJESSE 7/30/2013 8:40AM

    It looks like the road less travelled, from the poem.

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NINJALINDA 7/30/2013 8:05AM

    Running down Easy Street...LOVE it!

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DR1939 7/30/2013 8:02AM

    We went through a similar naming process about 20 years ago. It was statewide and has to do with 911 calls, making it easier to locate people in rural areas. Very pretty road. It looks a good deal like the road in front of my house.

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1935MARY 7/30/2013 7:53AM

    Very Interesting. The roads over by my son's house are names like Strolling, walking, climbing and another area they are name Cherrywood, Applewood, and so forth. I wonder who comes up with these names. They are interesting. Everwonder what you would name a road. street if you were asked to? Have a great day. Easy Street looks very inviting.

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ONEKIDSMOM 7/30/2013 7:49AM

    Love the name. Misleading as it may be at times. Kind of like the jokers who at mile one of the marathon, wave a sign that "you're almost done", huh?

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