j.crew cableknit/ beads from afghanistan

one of my favorite things about northern california?  there are towns that only stretch for one block.  some of them aren't the size of a neighborhood.  my mom will tell me about the neighbors down the street (10 miles away) and she'll mention a town that used to be there.  some of them fade away, and only one or two people know that they ever existed.  there's a crooked mansion near my parents' house - according to our neighbors, it used to be a one-room schoolhouse.  you can tell by looking at the architecture.