Sunday, August 21, 2011

Magical Moment 561, "My Street Corner"

While I was growing up, my dad began his own construction company. It really started to flourish when I was in elementary school, and I truly believed my dad was famous. After all, we had hats, jackets, even beer coozies with the Daugherty Construction logo on it. And I still remember hearing the catchy jingle from the TV commercial that had me convinced we were celebrities, "Daugherty construction...builders you can depend on."

At one point, he developed and built homes for practically an entire neighborhood in Lincoln, Nebraska. And because several new streets were constructed, my dad got to name them. Three of the streets were named after his 3 daughters: Regina, Mary, and Erica (my first name is Mary, though I go by my middle, and 'Elizabeth Street' was already taken). I've always been pretty proud of having my own street name and proud of my dad's company. It's been years since I've driven by "my" street, but my mom took pictures recently so I thought I'd share.


The 3 sisters: Me, Regina, Erica
*Photo by Frank Ekeler



10 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how sweet! your family definitely made its mark there!

Linda said...

That's pretty neat. And I would agree that your family were celebrities.

Rick said...

I'd say that was pretty cool, having a street named after you ! Most people have to be dead before that happens, so I'd add pretty luck to pretty cool.

Nice shot of Lincoln's famous Daugherty's daughters !

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh wow!

Susan in the Boonies said...

That's actually quite awesome.

I know someone who lived out here in the Boonies who had her street named after her. The city planners asked her if she would like to name the relatively new street that she lived on, and she and her husband chose their own last name.

And then, they had the temerity to move away.

:-D

Dave King said...

Wow, I'd say that made you celebrities. Nice blog.

Deborah said...

Wow ... that is so cool!
and what a lovely picture of the three of you :o)

Snappy Di said...

Just LOVE the photo of a great looking threesome!

holdingmoments said...

What a lovely story, and what a beautiful trio you all make.
And how great to have streets named after you.

Regina Teague said...

We should make Ekeler do a photo shoot of us on our streets!