Chop a bun!

Congratulations to former editor Seth Stern for bringing home another first place finish for the Review, and to Bill Dwyer for another well deserved award, and for a remarkable recovery from West Nile. What a rugged guy he is.

Citizens United in Forest Park, a non-political, non-partisan organization formed to study issues of interest to all Forest Parkers, will hold a rummage sale at the Howard Mohr Community Center on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. If you have items to donate you can drop them off at the center on Sunday, Oct. 1 between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., or on Tuesday, Oct. 3 between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. If you’d like more information call Gloria Backman at (708) 771-2478. Linens, arts and crafts and supplies, house wares, books, CDs, DVDs and vinyls, tools, kids-clothes, small furniture items, jewelry, etc. are in demand. All items must be in usable condition, of course. CUinFP is a not-for-profit corporation.

Last Thursday, CUinFP hosted a meeting with Roger Braydon, director of the Forest Park Library explaining the library referendum. Editor Josh Adams has more about this issue in this week’s edition of the Review. If you are interested in attending meetings of CUinFP, they are held on the fourth Thursday of every month. The location varies depending on the current topic. You can always find out on their web site Come, speak your piece, and listen to what others have to say.

Mary Erikson’s home is filled with weavings, many of which she has done herself, others she picked up in her travels, mostly in Africa. Here Mary is shown with faithful Juneau her beloved Samoyed. Juneau’s hair is used in the woven rug shown in the photo and in many other rugs. Mary spins the hair on an old fashioned spinning wheel in her living room. Afterwards, the two of them go upstairs and Mary weaves it on her loom.

Congratulations to Erika Goodman who will be running the Chicago Marathon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma society. Erika and her dad, Ben Goodman hosted a fund-raiser at Hosty’s recently. Unfortunately, the weather was terrifyingly bad that day and the turnout wasn’t as good as it might have been. Erika needs $1,500 to participate-every penny of which goes directly to the foundation. So donations are needed and appreciated. The marathon will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Pity poor Bernie Hansen. The friendly Wheaton Terrier doggie is persona non grata in his own back yard. Why? You have no doubt heard the expression “dumb bunny?” Well, here’s a classic example: a mother bunny made a nest and is raising her babies right in the middle of Bernie’s yard. So for a few weeks Bernie will be walking on a leash, no running around the yard.

Belated happy birthday wishes to Connor Hoehne on Sept. 3.

Happy Oct. 5 birthday to Nick Mangiaracina and Nathan Johnson, on Oct. 6; Allen Latell, Jason Fabiani and Gary Aelmeroth, Oct. 7 is the birthday of YoYo Ma and Patrick Michael Olson, on the 8th Todd and Denise Marler and Kate and Johnny Tricoci have an anniversary and Samantha Thiesse and Todd Cote a happy birthday, on the 9th Karen and Tom Hawkins. Oct. 10 birthday wishes go to Jan Behnke, Cody Healy, Marissa Mullen, Morgan Hosty, Anthony Bartolette, Kevin Doss. Anniversaries that day belong to Mike and Eve Dudzik and Karen and Craig Kurey, Oct. 11; Bob Sullivan, Eve Dudzik, Mark Hosty and anniversary greetings to Fred and Roberta Marunde.

Faleminderit and Mirupafshim.

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...