Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Best Things in Life

IMPORTANT Letter From Elba Announcement.  Dear Readers, I will be playing hooky for the next few weeks.  My next post will be on Sunday, December 6. My birthday is this weekend- November 14 to be exact- and I have a three … Continue reading

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(Photograph by Kevin Gibson) Even if you live in Chicago, the chances are good that you have no idea where this photo was taken.  I’ll give you a hint.  I bet you’ve passed by its impressive exterior at least once. … Continue reading

Posted in Chicago, Elks Club, Shopping | 14 Comments

Rear View Mirror

(Photograph by Linda Schwartz) This photograph was taken on October 12, 1990.  In case you don’t recognize us, that’s Nick Ross age 10 on the left, Natasha Ross age twelve on the right and Ellen Ross age none of your … Continue reading

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Liar, Liar

There was sad news from the pop music world this week.  Cory Wells, one of the three singers in the band, Three Dog Night, had died in his sleep on October 20. (That’s Cory in the middle.) He, along with … Continue reading

Posted in Memoir, Music, Nostalgia, pop culture, The 70's | 17 Comments