In 1972 my husband, Tim, and I moved to a house on Bailor Road in Caroline, New York, a few miles east of Ithaca. Most of the families on this road moved here after 1970.

A half mile east of our house Bailor Road intersects Buffalo Road. Many families on this road have lived in the town for generations.

For the past year I’ve been asking our neighbors on both roads the same question: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about living on our hill?

This book collects the answers and includes photographs of the people and places.