SOM-thing I learned today
For a long time, I've wondered what the "SOM" in SOM Center Road (aka S.O.M. Center Road, aka Route 91) stood for. For awhile I thought it might have been short for Samuel O. Mather. But according to the website for Orange Village, S.O.M. stands for Solon, Orange & Mayfield. Sure enough, SOM/Route 91 runs through all three. Of course, it runs through a number of other places as well, but I guess other cities like Eastlake don't rate. Too bad -- SOME Center Road is no more silly, really, than SOM Center Road.
It may just be Center Road once Rt 91gets to Lake County, so maybe that's the reason it is SOM and not SOME. But for consistancy, perhaps SOM Center Rd can be called EW Center Rd in Lake County, you know, for Eastlake and Willoughby. Ew.