Monthly Archives: July 2015

Chicago Film Festival

Dear Readers, it’s been awhile since you and I have had a movie date. So today I thought it would be fun to take a gander at our toddlin’ town’s very own star turns.  The city of Chicago is a … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Movies | 8 Comments


I found this little car just the other day.  It was stashed away in a kitchen drawer. Take a good look.  It is the sole survivor of a huge convoy of Matchbox cars, Hot Wheels, Tonka trucks, and other motor … Continue reading

Posted in Cars, hobbies, pop culture, Shopping, Toys, Winnetka | 14 Comments

What’s In It For Me?

Author’s Note:  The following is not meant for any of the terrific men who subscribe to Letter From Elba.  You’re the best, guys, and I’m grateful for your support and your comments.  This post is aimed at a much larger … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, pop culture, The Internet | 20 Comments


My new stationery arrived just the other day.  I had picked it out at an adorable store, All She Wrote. Denise, the manager, was super-helpful and together we chose an ecru-colored, slightly-textured paper with my name, cell phone number and email … Continue reading

Posted in Avoca School, Nostalgia, pop culture | 2 Comments

Class Reunion

These are class photos from Echoes 1965.  My New Trier High School year book. (That’s me with the corsage- second row, third from the left. No idea why I’m wearing it.  Maybe this picture was taken on my birthday?) I … Continue reading

Posted in Dating, Memoir, New Trier High School, pop culture, Restaurants, The 60's | 8 Comments

Yankee Doodle Dandy

(Photo courtesy of Janeane Reis) Happy Summer, everyone.  This is Sam Tofias, your Boston roving cub reporter.  I’m writing today’s post because my Gran is still too exhausted from all of the holiday festivities to type.  She delegated the job … Continue reading

Posted in Grandparents, pop culture | 6 Comments