Where do you want to live?  On Easy Street?  “Annie” knew about it and if you live in Carefree, Arizona, you might be able to live there or at least have a business there.  From our parked car, we walked down Easy Street to the Wine and Art Walk.

The phrase “on Easy Street” means: Having an easy living; in comfortable circumstances; prosperous; riding on the gravy train.

American slang from the close of the nineteenth century.

The earliest record of this imaginary street in the Dictionary of American English takes it to George V. Hobart’s It’s Up to You (1902), in which the author tells of a young man “who could walk up and down Easy Street.”   ~Super Beefy

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Comments
  1. Debbie Smyth says:

    Good one, Janet!
    It brings back memories of Charlie Chaplin’s Easy Street film to me – though his version was probably rather more rundown than Carefree, Arizona.

  2. markd60 says:

    Ironic that the Easy Street house number sign looks kind of like a tombstone…

  3. Thanks for the background on Easy St. I didn’t realize that it was such a relatively recent catch-phrase. Your photo is quite lovely today and Mark has a good point about the shape of the sandstone resembling a tombstone. Perhaps it is a celebration and a warning.
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  4. Dan Antion says:

    I like the post and the background, but you got an old song stuck in my head. Uriah Heep “easy Livin” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKxZY0DIxIk

  5. joey says:

    Hopefully your work went well today and you can experience a bit of easy before it starts again 🙂

  6. A very fun post, and perfect for the challenge!

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