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Sat Apr 27, 2019, 02:07 PM

15. I've even done it for the house my grandparents lived in when my Dad was an infant

We have pictures they took of him in the yard and on the street that shows their house, the neighbors' houses, and the houses across the street in LaSalle, Illinois. Aside from the trees either being gone or much larger, the neighborhood looks much the same.

My Dad didn't remember living there - he was only two when the family moved to Florida. Unfortunately, the town he did remember - Agricola - has been gone since the 1950s. It was a company owned town and they had mined all the phosphate around the town and wanted to mine the lad under the town. So they sold the houses and mined it. There is nothing left but the road that still has the town name on it.

The house I grew up in and the house I remember my grandparents living in both came from Agricola, as did a lot of houses in that area. The house I grew up in is now gone but much of the neighborhood is still the same - and there is still a house with a fall out shelter in the back yard - something that was a "secret" during the 1960s but that every kid knew about.

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