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The Tyranny of the Elevator-Hijacking-Neighbor-Kids

Until I was in second grade, we lived in a 1920’s gothic revival building on Chicago’s north side.  Faux gargoyles and heraldic symbols were molded into the plaster facade where a pair of wrought iron lanterns flanked the heavy carved wood doors, each with a gigantic brass … Continue reading

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The Slip N’ Slide Caper in Apt. 10-A

I grew up in an apartment building – one of many “vertical neighborhoods” on the North Side of Chicago.  My friends lived upstairs or downstairs, or in other buildings around the congested streets of Lakeview.  We played in the maze of alleys and … Continue reading

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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

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