Chance plays a big part in family history. Chance is what brought my family from Albert-Lea, Minnesota to Elwood, Indiana. One Sunday in 1947 my parents were having dinner with Mom's parents and her Uncle Harald in Albert-Lea. Dad had been discharged from the service and was looking for a job at that time. Herald was an out-of-state regional manager for a monument company. Mom just making conversation asked Harald if he had or knew of any job openings. One thing led to another and days later Dad told Mom that he had a job selling monuments and they would be moving to Indiana. The reason they ended up in Elwood is that Harald picked Elwood because it was fairly close to where he and his family lived and also Harald had always for some reason liked the town. The picture shows me and my parents and the trailer our family lived in for the first four/five years we were in Elwood.