“You live in Arkansas?”
That was the response veteran Eagle Rocker Richard Espinoza got when he told someone years ago that he lives in Eagle Rock.
Evidently, the person had never heard of Eagle Rock and thought Espinoza had said Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas whose name is almost synonymous with the state’s most famous native, former President Bill Clinton.
(These days, when asked where Eagle Rock is, Espinoza, who writes the Neighborhood Nomad column for Eagle Rock Patch, replies facetiously: “Malibu adjacent.”)
Patch asks: What’s the most bizarre response you’ve ever got when you’ve told people where you live—and what do you usually say to them if they don’t know where Eagle Rock is?
Note: Our question was inspired by a story on Highland Park-Mt. Washington Patch Wednesday by editor David Fonseca. Click here to read the story, titled, “How do You Describe Highland Park to Someone Who Doesn’t Know the Neighborhood?”