The gravel alley was lined with garages or barns. Mid block another alley crossed, at that point started the base of the hill. A garden grew on the right side of the alley mid way up the street.
Hide and seek was played in the alley behind the house on Pleasant Street. Out front games where kick ball, kick the can and on Randy's porch: King of the mountain. King of the mountain contributed to the Ross's putting guards on the sides of the porch. The porch was three steps off the ground so we all gathered on the porch and pushed each other off, hence King of the mountain.
I held firecracker's between my index finger and thumb and let it explode in the alley (luckily I still have my fingers). Across the alley from the house I took baton lessons at the Boyer Dance Studio. In later years a girlfriend lived in the apartment next door and across the alley.
All the memories of the alley are in the summer or warm weather. I don't have any recall of the snow covered alley.