Poking around Google Earth, I started a search for old residences of Diestler’s, at least the addresses that I could remember. This led to a general search of my photo file and the results where interesting.
I tried to find where my father was born, but the 18 room farmhouse was moved from the acreage and I don’t know what direction. It was near Fingal, ND.
In the same way, all the known addresses of his home in Fargo have been torn down or flooded away. The Red River was not very controlled.
This is the “stoop” of the wartime housing. Our apartment is the door on the left.
In 1953 the family final bought their first house for $12,500, unfortunately it was haunted.
The family then moved to a duplex, with my brother living in the front apartment.
My parents then retired and moved in a cottage behind my brother’s house in Tacoma, WA
My first apartment after moving out was a small two bedroom upstairs corner unit.
My first apartment after the military was in Point Richmond, a very small, very narrow studio.
A nice but windy rental…
And that ends the previous home record…