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6 years ago
G. O. Mancer
There was a weatherman who had these "icons" he would stick to the map magneticly, and a spinning Polaroid filter on the camera would animate them - blazing Sun, flashing lightning, falling snow, etc. Coleman's star rose because he was the only weatherman who predicted more than a couple of inches in '67. He continued to play this tune for years. It did get him to a gig on "Good
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6 years ago
G. O. Mancer
Growing up on the North Shore in the 1960s, we would often go bowling at Sportsman's Country Club in Northbtook, followed by supper in the restaurant. I remember seeing Chicken In The Rough on the printed menu, complete with the duffer rooster. I always had the burger, though.
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7 years ago
G. O. Mancer
"Wanzer's on milk, is like Sterling on silver".
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7 years ago
G. O. Mancer
In the Sulzer Library on Lincoln at Sunnyside, there is a terra cotta face of Abraham Lincoln, which used to adorn the facade of the building there.
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7 years ago
G. O. Mancer
That would be Betty's Resale Shop.
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8 years ago
G. O. Mancer
Growing up in suburban Deerfield, I have fond memories of Skokie Valley Music, which everybody called the Deerfield Record Store. The owner, Lenny, was always willing to special order stuff, and the selection was always full of wonderfully obscure artists. Just to show how dedicated he was, a friend of mine had ordered a particular Beethoven recording. One day he tells my friend, "I got th
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8 years ago
G. O. Mancer
There was a Golden Bear restaurant in Deerfield, on Lake Cook Road near Waukegan Road. Very popular with all us High School students back in the 1970s. "It's a honey of a place, where food is fun".
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8 years ago
G. O. Mancer
In Edgewater, at Bryn Mawr and Glenwood, there is an apartment building with a cornerstone that reads "Bryn Mawr" and something that has been filled in with cement years ago. If you look closely, you can see it said "Southport Ave.", Southport and Glenwood both 1400 W.
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8 years ago
G. O. Mancer
Paul Petraitis Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- >. . . They didn't even know about Lake Michigan when the > charter was granted! I have seen a map of North America from the late Eighteenth Century - quite detailed east of the Mississippi, and also along the West Coast (courtesy of Spanish explorers). Completely missing, however, are the Rocky Mountains.
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8 years ago
G. O. Mancer
Hi, first post here. I suppose there were several, but the one I remember was "Durafab", which was hawked by the frequently contraversial radio personality Howard Miller. As I recall, it went like: Kid one spills on the sofa. Kid two: "Boy, are you gonna get it!" Kid one: "No I'm not! My got this new stuff called Durafrab or Dorafab or something. She saw How
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