Chicago — a view over time

Valentine-Be Mine across the century

Happy Valentine’s Day to all.  History.com writes that 85% of Valentine’s Cards are sent by women! That makes this sweet little card...

Perfect Valentine gal to commitment-reluctant guy

An adorable Valentine for a gal to send! (Scroll down to see entire card) Lil was already madly in love...

Chicago’s Record 1967 Snowstorm and Race Relations

My dad and my two brothers, ages nineteen and thirteen, started shoveling out our car that had been mired for...

Martin Luther King Day-Dream Speech: a remembrance

Martin Luther King made his “I have a dream” speech on August 28th, 1963. Millions of Americans heard his poetic demands for...

Harriet Tubman-a woman for all seasons

Harriet Tubman-a woman for all seasons

The choice of Harriet Tubman for America’s $20 bill thrills me because it acknowledges two under-represented groups in our country:...

Words, war, worry

Words, war, worry

“I know how to misuse a brain cell…” World War II buddies

Originally published on ChicagoNow Letters of a World War II Airman Corps Cadet, navigator-in-training, Frank Ebner writes to a former...

World War II Air Corps Cadet’s Squadron breaks records

World War II Air Corps Cadet’s Squadron breaks records

Frank Gartz’s squadron is breaking records and collecting honors.… Click to read more

Seeing Santa

My online friend, Shirley Hershey Showalter, inspired me to write this post about a favorite Christmas memory. I signed up to...

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