John Muir and Louie Lyman Lemon

Marc Corren writes:
 
“Yesterday’s article on John Muir’s old stomping grounds here in Stockton really caught my attention…especially the address of the home mentioned on Park St….as I lived right next door to that house at 427 E. Park St.which I remember very well because both of our front porches were adjacent to one another.
 
“I had the wonderful privilege of living in that Park & Calif St. area when it was a thriving neighborhood from 1972-1978. My Greek Landlady, Katie Lekos, treated me like a son. Rent was $85 a month.
 
“The home you referred to was a Boarding House when I lived next to it…full of older bachelors who appeared to all be tipplers…one of their names has always stuck with me…Louie Lyman Lemon.
 
“Just to imagine that when my friends and I used to roost on our front porch on many, many occasions that directly to my left…John and Ed probably sat up nights jawing about the wonders of this world.”

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