One night several years ago, I had a dream in which it was revealed that the lyrics of Carole King’s It Might As Well Rain Until September were actually a code describing a secret intercontinental ballistic missile base located in South El Monte, Calif., somewhere between Rosemead Blvd. and Durfee Ave.
Ah, Durfee Avenue. For years I always wondered why there is a Durfee Avenue in El Monte and a Durfee Avenue in Pico Rivera, until I found www.historicaerials.com and was able to see aerial photos from the 1940s. Before the Whittier Narrows Dam was built, Durfee Avenue went all the way through! I can rest easily now.
That is the sort of dream my daughter has. Much more lucid than mine and with interesting plots.