The 1910 census showed that my Thompsons and Tolfs both resided on Newport Avenue.
In person, the buildings seemed to be situated a bit differently.
Rather than living down the street from her in-laws as I had imagined, Julia (Thompson) Tolf lived directly across the street from them.
Standing in front of one building and looking across the street at the other Tolf residence, I couldn’t help but think that when Julia drew the blinds to let in the morning sun, she was literally opening her home to the critical eye of her mother-in-law.
And now I wonder how much geography contributed to Harry and Julia’s subsequent divorce.