Summerfest is probably all over this week’s edition. It does seem to get better every year. Congratulations to the chamber and the village for another success. Thanks again. Can’t wait till next year.
Sympathy to Mary Jane Caserio whose sister, Rosemary Besich, died last week. Rosemary had been a nurse and teacher for many years. She and Mary Jane were inseparable sisters, staunch members of the Catholic Church, at daily Mass and communion either at the Dominican Priory or St. Bernardine’s. Cardinal George is their kind of bishop. Lifelong members of the Catholic University Club, they are loyal to their friends. Many of her former neighbors will remember Rosemary’s bright smile and that big pink bow she wore in her hair for so many years. Sadly, Rosemary probably did not live to celebrate her 21st birthday. She was born on Feb. 29.
Apologies to Greg and Aquilla Owens, whose last name was given incorrectly last week. Greg was the smiling daddy who patiently repaired his little girl’s bicycle in that edition.
When Sarah and Daniel Gasse moved into town about 10 years ago, little attention was given to them. But in their quiet way, they have contributed mightily to the cultural growth of Forest Park. Sarah, a violinist and violist is from England. Daniel is a cellist from Argentina. They started a music school in their home, which has produced many outstanding young musicians. Last week the Gasses, their students and many friends celebrated by having a musicfest in their expanded, renovated Cape Cod home.
Musicians and music lovers from all over the globe participated and enjoyed a day of music. Some of the countries represented were Brazil, France, Germany, England, Turkey, Greece, Argentina, Ecuador, Venezuela, the Panama Canal Zone, and the U.S. Young Ernesto performed on his tiny cello while the Philion Family, Grace, Jonah, and Ethan, played J.S. Bach’s “Sheep May Safely Graze.” Many other musicians performed as well. If you would like to have your youngster be a part of this lively world of music, call the Gasses at 708-488-8605.
In case anyone’s interested, I still do not have my phone number. One cousin Googled Oak Park Hospital to see if I was there. She got the Oak Park Animal Hospital and I wasn’t there. A few weeks ago the Forest Park police came looking to see if I was dead. I wasn’t. Another cousin and a friend Googled this paper and found out about the phone trouble. For a behemoth in the world of communications, AT&T surely does a dismal job of communicating.
Birthdays this week are Patrick Gerger, Jacob Koehne, Matt O’Shea, Alice Zimmerman, Edith Evert, Marge Griffin, Eric Bradley, Dave Smentek, Gus Calderone, Bernice Matthews, Mary Moravec, David Jargstorf, Cecilia Webster, Gerry Schermerhorn, Karen Dylewski, Clayton Huebner, Anthony Calderone Jr., Lucy Liu, Sadie Bland, and Tim Grams. Happy anniversary to Nick and Sue Mangiacina, and Kelly and Tim Walsh.