Richard and Evelyn, with their children: Katie and Bill, as well as Duchess the First, circa 1951.
Richard and Evelyn, with their children: Katie and Bill, as well as Duchess the First, circa 1951.

I believe this was the first permanent residence of my grandparents, Richard and Evelyn Frohmberg. Before this, they rented a home in Texas while Richard was still in the service.

Doing the Can-Can: This was always my favorite picture and I loved Grandpa's laugh and smile whenever he'd tell the story.
This was always my favorite picture and I loved Grandpa’s laugh and smile whenever he’d tell the story (1953 or 1954). Jo Henning, Grandpa, and Mary Sutton are doing the can-can; appreciative audience is Grandma and Agnus Sweeney.

Grandpa always spoke of this home — and this time of their marriage — very fondly.

For at least part of their residency here, he was pursuing his doctorate at Case Western Reserve (called Case Institute of Technology at the time). He said he wanted a PhD because “people always listen to a doctor.” At the time, he was also president of the Civic Association.

Sibling Love: Bill, Dad, and Katie, late 1954..
Sibling Love: Bill, Dad, and Katie, late 1954.

When Grandpa and I drove past this property in March 2000, he noted that the lattice hadn’t changed in the 50 years since he and Grandma had lived there. The garage had been added. Duchess the First lived here and Mrs. McBernie lived next door (don’t know why she’s significant).

Stan and Mary Sutton lived across the street; Mary was pregnant the same time that Grandma was pregnant with Gus (nickname for Carl, my Dad). At the time of this trip, Stan and Mary had relocated to North Carolina.

Grandma and Grandpa had three children here on Hawthorne Street: Aunt Katie (born 1949), Uncle Bill (born 1951) and my Dad (born 1954) before they moved to Southern California for Grandpa’s new job.

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