It seems we had a bit of snow back in 1978 too. We lived in Moorhead in Regal Estates.
Here is Trica standing on a snow bank at the end of our driveway. That is our white Gremlin…it was brand new in 1973 we bought it in Florida when we were stationed at MacDill AFB. Some days Far Guy rode with Denny next door who also worked for the NDANG. Ruth worked at the phone company nights and I took care of Liz and Thad after school.
When we bought our
trailer house mobile home it was brand new and we picked this lot in Regal Estates because the lot was on a cul-de-sac and the neighborhood playground began right there. It was a safe place to play and I could keep one eye on the girls. A gal by the name of Kathy lived across the street then they moved to rural Glyndon/ Deb and Ken moved in across the street…they had a whole bunch of little girls. Susan, Mike, Chadd, Jaynie and Carrie lived next to them then they moved to Glyndon into a new home.
It looks cold doesn’t it?
When we first moved there in 1975 Dave and Laela, Lisa, Julie and Greg lived next door…then they sold their trailer house and bought a house in Moorhead over by the High School. Then a couple who argued all the time moved in next door in that new green trailer house. It was embarrassing when you were sitting out in the yard when they had one of their frequent arguments with all their windows open. The middle trailer house was the home of Jim, Lynne, Tami, Shannon and Tori. I took care of the kids. Further on down the way Phil, Lynnette, Jessica and Missy had their home and I also took care of Jess and Missy.
The trailer court was a stepping off point to home ownership for most of us. We lived there from May of 1975 to the summer of 1980 when we moved to a house in north Moorhead. Mike and Susan still live in Glyndon but will move to the lake this summer, Jim and Lynne still live in Moorhead and Phil and Lynnette moved to Indiana and Deb and Ken moved to Cheyenne Wyoming. I think Denny and Ruth got a divorce…and I am certain that the couple that argued constantly probably got one too.
All those little kids that I took care of so long ago are married and have children..some of which are in college…makes a person feel kinda old.