Ronald and Grace lived in a house on Riverside drive in International Falls. It was supposedly the fancier part of town. The house still stands having been turned into apartments. It is situated very close to the Rainy River which is just across the street behind a stand of bushes. You can pick your way to a break in them so you can climb down to the beach. The house is just across from the lumber mill. It is probably very altered from what it looked like back then.
When I visited International Falls in 2000 and 2001, I visualized my father Keith running and playing in the town and along the banks of the Rainey River but it slowly dawned on me that he might not have remembered the town that much. He was only there for the first 5-6 years of his life. My memories of my childhood go back only to about age 4. So I wonder just how much my father remembered as I walked the banks of the Rainy River.
In these two photos of my father he is by the window of their house. You can see a little of the interior of the house. I was told that Ronald built this house. I have not been able to prove that family story.