F – Flag Pole Hill

a-to-z-letters-fFlag Pole Hill is a cool little park my friends and I hung out at when we couldn’t think of anything better to do.  I never knew until I got older the history behind the area. The park was built in the 1930’s and is still the highest point in Dallas. Kind of cool to think people were hanging out with friends and having picnics in the same my friends and I hung out 80 years before.


“Mich, did you hear?”
“Hear what?” 
“Stop eating and listen to me.” 
“Ok, what?” 
“You’re never going to believe it.” 
“You’re probably right. Hey, give me that back.”  
“I will, after you hear the good news.” 
“Ok, what’s the good news.” 
“We got a gig.”
“Oh my god, that’s awesome. You deserve a hug.” 
“Thank  you very much.” 
“Where’s the gig?” 
“I can’t believe it, it’s finally happening. I knew it was only a matter of time.” 
“I’m so proud of you.” 
“Me, too.” 
“Where’s the gig?” 
“You know, you’ve always believed in me.”
“Aw, I love you. Of course I believe in you.” 
“I love you, too.” 
“Where’s the gig?” 
“I can’t wait to see you on the front row. Wear something sexy.” 
“I will, but where’s the gig?”
“And, after the gig, we’ll go out and celebrity.” 
“Definitely, but Jeff, where’s the gig?” 
“Flag Poll Hill.” 
“Flag Poll Hill.” 
“Yeah, Flag Poll Hill.” 
“The park, where we hang out all the time and where you’ve played countless times. That’s your gig?” 
“Who hired you?” 
“Yes, Mike. Stop repeating everything I say.” 
“Your best friend, Mike?” 
“Yes, what happen to supportive?” 
“What did he hire you to play for?” 
“His birthday party.” 
“The birthday party we planned?”
“Why are you looking at me like that?” 
“Well, is he paying you?” 
“Paying me, he’s my best friend. I can’t charge him.” 
“So, let me get this straight.  Your first gig is playing at a park we hang out at all the time for a party  that we planned for your best friend for free.” 
“Yeah, ain’t it great.” 
“You’re so pretty.”

It’s still one of my favorite places in Dallas.  Do you have any hangouts that have lasted since high school? 


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