In Mary's Musings, blogger Mary Post Warren reflected on her family's homes. She even gave the address of one of them on 118th Street in 1940's Los Angeles. This rang a bell in my head. My dad was born in Los Angeles and his family lived on 117th Street during the same time frame. A comparison of house numbers showed that they lived at the same location on the block, just on different streets. They were neighbors!
Here are some of the neighbor kids during a birthday party at the house on 117th Street:
Here is another photo of a neighborhood party. My grandmother circled herself and her son.
I doubt Mary will recognize any of these people, but it's worth a shot.
Today, this area of Los Angeles is crammed with homes, but back then, there still was quite a bit of open land.
If Mary's family and my own lived near each other, it was for a short time. My grandparents pulled up stakes and head east to Pomona in the later 1940's.
Quite a small world, isn't it? Also another example of the magic of genealogy blogs.