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6 years ago
Gerald Olsen
I also attended St. Denis in 1954 and walked to school from where I lived at 81st and Hamlin. There was no air-con and being in the first 8th grade class with fantastic nuns like sister Una and good priests like Father Riley, Father Doyle and Father Bowman. No air con-walked home for lunch and came to school on Saturdays and helped the sisters sweep the hallways and was a patrol boy. Who could ask
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6 years ago
Gerald Olsen
Does anybody know when Father Angelo passed away and also the closing date of the school?
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7 years ago
Gerald Olsen
Thanks LarryK. That is one of the best sites for pictures of Chicago.
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7 years ago
Gerald Olsen
There is a Globe Bowl at 6218 South Loomis not far from the original. I worked at Globe lumber as a teen-ager in 1957 during the summer months and that area was pretty run down even then.
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7 years ago
Gerald Olsen
I grew up and lived on the corner of 67th & Damen and my family owned the lot where the pizza place was later built. During the winter months we would freeze the area with water and then go ice skating.During the summer months several old Italian women dressed all in black clothes would search the area looking for rhubarb to be used for cooking in the 1940's.
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8 years ago
Gerald Olsen
Thanks Eric F. I didn't know Dressels was on 66th & Ashland. my favorite cake was Dressels and unfortunately they are no longer in business. Upon further research on the internet,I discovered that many people loved the chocolate whipped cream cake and they indicated that you can now buy a cake closely resembling Dressels at Wolf"s bakery at the Evergreen Plaza on 95th st.
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8 years ago
Gerald Olsen
Thanks mikbasile. On the satellite map it does show a Citgo gas station on the southwest corner but I don't think it was there in the late forties when I lived there.
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8 years ago
Gerald Olsen
Does anybody remember what was on the northeast corner of 67th and Ashland.I vaguely recall a drugstore and I think a soda fountain. The satellite map just shows a vacant lot now.
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8 years ago
Gerald Olsen
Many thanks to mikbasile and ambroseandmario for helping me remember that Abe Lincoln bust on 69th and Wolcott. As a proud graduate of the 1947 kindergarden class of St. Mary of Mount Carmel I had forgotton it was there.I grew up in West Englewood in the 1940's and lived at 67th and Wolcott.
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8 years ago
Gerald Olsen
I grew up at 67th and Wolcott on the northeast orner. There was an apartment building there. Don" know if its still there as I live far away in a different country now. I attended and graduated from St. Mary"s kindergarden in 1946 then went to O'Toole grammar school. What a fantastic place to grow up in. Those were the days.
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