Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Follow-up: 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy History - Home.

A few days ago I wrote a post as part of a series of suggested blog posts for 2011.  It was titled: 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy History - Home.  I wrote on the two homes I had lived in as a child.  The houses were both located in California - the first being on 118th Street in Los Angeles and the second in Pomona.

Well, strange things happen in the world of blogging - Amy Coffin of We Tree Genealogy Blog remembered that her father used to live in Los Angeles on W. 117th Street.  See her posting here: It's a Small Genealogy World After All.  Upon doing some research she found that her father lived at the exact same number - 744 - as we did....right behind us!  The streets didn't run like many do today so we weren't right in front of him.  The people behind us had a very large lot that went all the way across the back of our yard.  There were several houses on the street that crossed 118th Street and I think (if I remember correct that there were about 4-5 houses before another street which would have been 117th.  She also mentioned that her father lived there in the late 1940's which is the exact time we were there.  His family then moved to Pomona (my second home).  They moved long before us...we did not move until 1957.  I don't know if he was in Pomona when we were there.

My sister has a better memory than me so I asked her to check out Amy's pictures she posted on the blog and see if she recognized anyone - she was unable to ID anyone.

What a small world it is!

Mary Post Warren
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