Wednesday, February 25, 2015

They say it's George Harrison's birthday

Today, Beatle George Harrison was born (Feb. 25, 1943).  He spent his formative years growing up in this home at 12 Arnold Grove.  The home is on a cul-de-sac of sorts.  It was called a "2 down, 2 up," lay out.  On the lower level was the living room and kitchen; upstairs there were two bedrooms. For a family of six, it was a bit cramped.  But I've read that the lack of space caused the Harrison family to be a tight knit group.

Here I am standing in front of the home.  This picture was taken in 2011 during our European trip. We took the train from London to Liverpool and spent the day at the Beatles Story museum and taking a coach tour to various Beatles sights.  We also visited the Cavern, the place where the group was discovered by future manager, Brian Epstein.

There was a group of about 25 or so on the coach tour and everywhere we got off to take a look at something, pictures had to be taken.  My wife was a bit horrified that we all wanted to have our picture taken in front of Harrison's house.  A family still lives there today and Sherri was disturbed by all the commotion we were making.  On the other hand, how often does a boy from Peoria, AZ find himself in the birthplace of the Beatles.  So I insisted that Sherri take the picture.

I'm glad I did.