Monthly Archives: December 2010
My Mom’s Pet Goat in the City.
In 1933 my mother’s family lived in Hyde Park not too far from where President Obama’s Chicago house is located today. My mother always wanted a dog, but her mother was not remotely interested in caring for or cleaning up … Continue reading
Naked Ghosts, Stewardesses & Sandburg Village at Night
In the fall of 1969 my older sister Lorraine moved into her first apartment on the twenty-fifth floor of a brand new, gleaming, glass walled high-rise. It was part of the Sandburg Village housing development named after the writer who … Continue reading
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My Mother’s Strange Rendezvous with Richard Nixon
In November 1968 my parents, sister and I made our annual Thanksgiving trip to Manhattan to visit my senile-but-favorite grandmother, Bobby. She was withering away in a very small-but-immaculate apartment in an elegant building on Park Avenue. It was the … Continue reading