In small towns it is still quite acceptable for houses to have names as opposed to numbers and the post people know them. Of course, all the post people in our small town have been here forever so…
Anyway, my wife’s name is Winnie and she teaches elementary school here. We live on a corner. A number of years ago the children of my wife’s class lovingly made up a sign that we hung up on the porch of our small wood Victorian house. It read, “House on Pooh Corner.”
Now virtually everyone in town knows the intersection next to our house as “Pooh Corner,” not Fifth and Sherman as maps might imply, and visitors or new people getting directions from (especially younger)locals can become very confused.
We have received mail (especially from ex-students of my wife) addressed to Mr. and Mrs. TV time, The House on Pooh Corner, City, State, zip code. And the delivery lady just smiles.
There are two drawbacks however: 1.) Some people want to have their pictures taken with the sign on our porch. 2.) The word “Pooh” can have some negative translations (especially among small town high school boys).
Still we like it.
Euty-Hearst’s castle was San Simion (actually I think there is another vowel or two in there some place). I guess he like St. Simon.