This old polaroid was most likely taken by Far Guys Dad. It was probably taken in the fall of the year…maybe around 1961 or 1962. Do they look 11 to 12 years old to you?
They must have been in a parade…maybe homecoming. I dated both of them, but not till a little later in the 1960’s.
This photo was taken in Park Rapids in the front yard of the house where Far Guy lived. That is the forestry across the road. The road was two lanes back then…now it is four lane with a fifth lane in the center for a turn lane.
Times change and so do towns.
This photos is for reference only. The Andrews, Larson and Taskey homes were bought up by Caseys. Far Guys old home (gray with white trim) remains at the end of the block.
In the old photo the boys would have been standing with their bikes just in front of the pickup that is parked at the Gas Station, very near that large shrub.
The trees behind them are gone also.
I took this photo from what would have been Emil Taskeys front lawn.
Only a few really old trees remain after the storm in 2011. The area was replanted in 2012.
You can see one of the little trees poking up out of the snow.
In retrospect, I have to feel sorry for Emil, living in-between two families with boys. He and his wife had two girls. Perhaps those boys made him nervous.
Note from my husband:
We took the front wheel off from Marks bike and installed it on the back wheel of my bike making a DIY bicycle built for two. I can still recall trying to learn how to ride it. I think we got a second prize in the parade.