Not that they haven't been tempted. The living room, with its off-center fireplace and windows, defies conventional furnishing. The traffic noise is relentless, and occasionally the whole world seems to converge on the golf course across the street, as happened during the 1999 Ryder Cup, when Justin Leonard capped an improbable U.S. comeback with a birdie bomb at the 17th. Worst of all, skidding cars have crashed through their flimsy fence on four occasions, stopping within an eyelash of their side deck. But the Wielers soldier on.
Dedie remembers opening The Greatest Game for the first time and seeing a century-old photograph of seven-year-old Francis and his parents in front of 246 Clyde Street. "I thought, Oh, my God, should I be proud or embarrassed that the house looks exactly the same?"
Time has answered her question.