Someone out there probably would like to have the oil painting shown here. If so, Joy Streed, Fargo, would like to get it to you.

The painting was done by Adeline Spelletich. A message on the back indicates it was given to a Mrs. Black, a friend of hers.

Joy understands that Mrs. Black was killed in an accident in West Fargo in 1976 when she was on her way to a bridge game and lunch.

Joy’s mother’s neighbor came into possession of the painting, but Joy doesn’t know how.

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When that neighbor moved away, she gave it to Joy’s mom. When she passed away, Joy’s brother kept the painting. Then when he passed away last year, it fell into Joy’s possession.

Adeline was 86 or 87 when she died in 1976.

“I would like to return this painting to a family member or someone who may have known these people,” Joy writes Neighbors. “It’s a really nice painting.”

This painting was done by Adeline Spelletich, and a message on the back says it was given to a Mrs. Black, a friend of hers. Special to The Forum
This painting was done by Adeline Spelletich, and a message on the back says it was given to a Mrs. Black, a friend of hers. Special to The Forum

Over to you, neighbors.

If you have an item of interest for this column, mail it to Neighbors, The Forum, Box 2020, Fargo, ND 58107, fax it to 701-241-5487 or email blind@forumcomm.com.