I grew up in a city /suburb of Boston...this was a place that holds stong memories for a zillion people, so much so, there are FB group pages,and reunions for all age groups. You knew, if you got into trouble, someone's Mothers cousin would tell your parents.
There was a friend of my sister, who had a really tough backgound,and, did very well in life in spite of her childhood. I remember my Mom, really liking Dale,and I know she and my sister had some fun times.
She wrote a book, which has gotten some good reviews. I am awaiting it from my library,and, I know it's on kindle. For me it will bring bak memories of our neighborhood, but from the reviews, not knowing of it, still makes it a great read. It might be of interest to some of you.