Tag Archives: Chicago Illinois

Time Travel

Sometimes, during a peaceful stroll through the neighborhood, I imagine what the town must have looked like when it was first settled. There was a time, over a century ago, when there were effectively two main streets. Those were the … Continue reading

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Who Was Pearl Hart?

Even during the 1800s, people believed in the myth of the “Old West”.  Among them was the romantacized character, Pearl Hart.  That myth drew her from Canada into a rough lifestyle in the United States. Pearl Taylor was born in … Continue reading

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Aaron Montgomery Ward

The name “Monkey Wards” comes to mind when I remember mail order catalogues and larger department stores.  The name was used by my grandparents whenever they made a major purchase from Montgomery Wards.  “Monkey Wards” was never used in jest, … Continue reading

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The Billy Goat Curse

The peculiarities of baseball and much of my enjoyment of the game is due to the oddity of the superstitions revolving around it.  Most members of my immediate family don’t really follow any baseball teams, nor for that matter, any … Continue reading

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