Monthly Archives: January 2017


Hi, Dear Readers.  Glad to be back with you. See this?  In case you don’t recognize it, it’s the women’s public bathroom in Pompano Beach, Florida. I hope that you’re ooohing and aahing and suitably impressed with the the amenities. … Continue reading

Posted in Bagels, Florida, pop culture, Travel | 14 Comments

Old School

One look at this picture and it’s 1959 and I’m instantly transported back to the playground of the Avoca School on Chicago’s North Shore. The dresses on the girls and that awful-looking ring thing bring back vivid memories of recess. … Continue reading

Posted in Avoca School, Childhood, Nostalgia, Playgrounds, pop culture | 7 Comments

Mean Girls

One week ago, people here in Chicagoland were shocked and horrified as an ugly news story unfolded. ICYMI: Four black teenagers- two boys and two girls- kidnapped and tormented- “tortured” was the word the news outlets used- a mentally handicapped … Continue reading

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The High Road

Happy 2017, Dear Readers.  I hope this year will be wonderful for all. This post was supposed to be about my New Year’s resolution.  I had resolved, that in 2017, I was going to be a kinder, gentler version of … Continue reading

Posted in Boston, Grandchildren, Travel | 12 Comments