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7 years ago
phunny bunny
I remember Crawford Federal...and 1st Nationwide, Pathway Financial, and one or two other iterations until it's acquisition by Harris Bank. Still a customer from the old days...and my mother even longer; one iteration back from when I began to bank there. Enjoy your day.
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
My father-in-law worked for the Dept of the Army, somewhere in the block of buildings along the south side of Pershing Road. He had retired from there by the time I met him. He worked for the Army before WW II; says that's why he volunteered, at nearly 30, to join the Navy. His siter-in-law bet him $10 that they wouldn't take his "skinny ass"...but he won the bet. Rejoined the Ar
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
I remember Roseland in it's prime. If you couldn't find it on Michigan Avenue, or nearby,you probably didn't need it. Kresge's and Woolworth's dime stores. Gately's Peoples' Store, With their attached parking garage. Penney's & Three Sisters. Toni's Restaurant. Walgreens, and medical offices above it. Cousin's & Van Sipma's jewelers. South End Savings. A & P. The Home Sto
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
My mother grew up on the far south side...almost Blue Island...in a frame house with only two bedrooms. Until my grandfather saved enough money to expand the house, they used an outhouse in the yard (must be why my grandmother's garden was so nice). My uncles slept in the attic, she got the other bedroom, as she was the only girl. After the War, my parents bought a house west of Halsted aroun
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
I think the hospital in Chinatown was Louise Berg. As for Von Solbrig...when my husband was a youngster, he was playing in the street with some of his cousins and was hit by a car. Bundled off to Von Solbrig, where he remembers the doctor listening to his heart...through his shirt...with his ear. Fortunately OK, just bumps & bruises. Now that would be a $3,000-$4,000 visit, after CT/MR
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
There are now FOUR PAGES of pharmacy related spam on this forum. Can anything be done about this, please. Thank you. Enjoy your day.
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
There were many churches serving the Roseland area in the past. Between Halsted & Cottage Grove, 101th St to 133rd St, an area of about 8 sq miles, there were 14 Catholic Churches. I'm sure there were even more churches of other denominations. Did other neighborhoods experience this same "dense pack" of religious service? Enjoy your day.
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
St Louis of France listed it's address as 16 E 117th Street. The parish has been closed for many years. It was one of at least 10 parishes that I can recall in the Roseland/Pullman area. Enjoy your day.
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
When I was a young accountant, I was staffed at a job on 50th & Halsted. We would go to Syrena's for lunch, and as a courtesy, I would buy some czarnina for my father-in-law. There was always the debate...would I drive, and someone else would need to hold the soup, or would I be a passenger, and hold the "bloody' stuff myself? Got a lot of free rides that way. And, by the way, (
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
Czarnina (blood soup) was my father-in-law's favorite at Syrena's on 47th St. Also beef tongue. In the family, there's a dish they called "Polski"; polish sausage, sauerkraut and pork & beans. And Aunt Jean's Surprise, a kugeli or potato casserole, from what I gather. Enjoy your day.
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
And while you're searching your old recipes... How about one for A&P's Spanish Bar (oh, so good). Thanks.
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
I can remember my mother taking me to Wieboldt's on 63rd & Halsted. Just one bus for us. In the summer, I can remember the doors to the fire escapes being left open, and the noise from the El trains. Most of all, I remember the apple slices in the basement cafeteria...no trip was complete for my mother without a coffee, and maybe a sweet. Enjoy your day.
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7 years ago
phunny bunny
Graduated from Mt Vernon Elementary at 105th & Morgan in 1972. We had a branch, Dunne, that served K-4 on the east side of Halsted Street...but our building couldn't handle the incoming 5th graders, so they had to expand Dunne to K-8. Still, in my class, there were 8 classrooms of about 40 kids each. There were so many kids in school that we did not just have mobile units, we had an entire
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