Happy Independence Day!

As long as we lived in Lincoln Park, we celebrated the 4th by meeting family friends on the back steps of the Chicago Historical Society for their “traditional” Independence Day celebration complete with a brass band playing Sousa marches, a few local pols making stump speeches on the back steps of the museum and a parade ledContinue reading “Happy Independence Day!”

Three-wheel Roller Skates

From the time he was born, my father’s family expended a lot of energy and resources in a futile attempt to make him into someone else.  He was the unwilling scion of an archaic business of the 19th century variety – one that was 100 years old when he sold it in the late 1960’sContinue reading “Three-wheel Roller Skates”