Anyone remember the above. We lived on Loomis across the street from Atgeld school. Went to St. Brendans. Played baseball at Ogden Park (we were the Spartans, red and white uniforms). Went to Pete's Pizzeria or the Cellar for pizza. The chocolate donuts at Sheridan's were the best. Playing strikeout, softball at Atgeld. My brother hung around the dairy whip (or whatever) at 71st and Racine. He was 8 years old. His softball teams was the Jets. I was batboy. Great times.
I attended John Peter Altgeld grammar school. I graduated (to Harper High School) in 1963. We lived at 69th & Ada and later at 69th & Justine (and several other addresses in between). Pete's on 69th St. was our "go to" for Pizza. We attended Atonement Lutheran Church at 70th & Laflin. My father, Roman Catholic, attended St. Brendan.
Swede, "Longford" is a online "handle" for this forum; it's not part of my name. I went to Harper only 1/2 year before transferring to Carl Sandberg in Orland Park. I actually went to 4 high schools. 2 my freshman year: Harper and Carl Sandberg. Oak Lawn for my Sophmore, Junior and part of my Senior year. I graduated from Tilden in 1967. When I went to Altgeld I lived at 6920 S. Ada St., and elsewhere. When I was at Harper I lived at 6914 S. Justine St. WE moved around a lot. :-)
I am a bit older. I graduated from St Justin in 1955. My paper route was from 69th and Loomis to 63rd and Elizabeth. I snowed my way home through Ogden Park. I have a blog about growing up there: http://www.memoriesofatime.com