The talk of the town this week is the great musical event that will take place at Saint Peter’s Church this Sunday, Feb. 6 at 10:15 in the morning. The congregation will once agin be treated to some life-altering, thought-provoking, words from Rev. Dean Lueking. Then Pastor Lueking’s son-in-law, Douglas Anderson, a world-class baritone, will sing and Doug’s daughter, Ellie Anderson, an excellent young cellist, will play for the

To hear Doug Anderson in concert you would probably have to pay upwards of $50, but being good Lutherans, the Lueking-Anderson clan are making this a gift to Saint Peter’s. To borrow a phrase from Molly Ivins, these people give Christianity a good name. The walls of Saint Peter’s will never resound with a more joyful sound than they will the morning of Feb. 6. Do come, and bring your friends”Christian, Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, non-believer”all humankind responds to such words and music.

A beloved old Forest Park neighbor has left us. Sympathy to the family of Ruth Rambeau, an active member of St. John, an old-fashioned, stay-at-home mother and loving wife. Her late husband, Harold Rambeau, volunteered hundreds of hours at our library teaching English to newcomers. Their sons attended our school, their cats amused the neighbors. They were really top-of-the-line people and their no longer being here has left a big gap in town.

The Goodman Family has a new addition. Cathy Goodman, Forest Park mail carrier, is shown with her new daughter, Ariel Michelle, who was born Nov. 26, and Ariel’s big sister, Alexis Smith.

Jackie Schulz

Jackie is a former Chicago and Elmwood Park schoolteacher with an undying love for music, friendly pets and a host of life's other treasures too numerous to list. She was born on the far southwest side...