Adam, thanks for putting some effort into investigating my sighting! It’s maddening to think that so little information is available — especially in the era we live in.
John, I too am still trippin’. My wife and I discuss synchronicity a lot, and because she knows how small Oak Leaf is, she’s trippin’ right alongside us.
As for growing up in Red Oak, I loved it. I think it had evolved a lot by the time I got into high school. I didn’t attend to many field parties. But my high school experience was different than most. I was in a punk band based out of Arlington while attending ROHS. As a result, I spent most nights and weekends practicing or gigging out of town. Being able to monetize music at that age was awesome, but it deprived me of a typical high school experience.
But like you, I can remember cruising up and down Hampton Road through to Desoto. The street I lived on was parallel with Hampton (Lark Lane). Lark Lane was awesome, because it was a dead-end, cul-de-sac street with a creek running directly behind it. My childhood was awesome: lots of creek-running, exploring, etc.
Oh the good old days!