The Novak’s are really big in the news lately. Let’s put football aside for a minute, though, and take time to celebrate the 90th birthday of Grandma Catherine Marie Novak.  Mrs. Novak was born Aug. 4, 1921 in Wilmington, Del.  She became a nurse, and then married and raised four kids.   Dave and Tom are still with us.  Her deceased children are John and Joyce.  Her Grandchildren are Dan, Nic and Joy. She is also very proud of her six great-grandchildren: Matt, Nic, Katie, Story, Nolan and Casper. 

Because Grandma loves the Osmond’s so much, the whole family will go with her on a Caribbean cruise to the Bahamas, with Donny and Marie along for entertainment. Once again, a belated happy birthday to 90-year-old Catherine Novak.

On a sadder note, Carol Schwebl was talking to Fred Marunde last week, and Fred told Carol that Roberta Marunde is in the hospital and not doing too well. So if you still get the Review, Bert, all your Forest Park friends are thinking of you and wishing you better health. Forest Park loves the Marunde’s.

Those with birthdays this week include: Jessica Huebner, Al Lussow, Pat Petrie, Ron Apilado Steve Knack, Patti Mullin, John Tricoci, Jr., Sarah Goetz, Lois Bugajski, Tim Scheiwe, Jamie Carr, Sheila O’Shea, Nancy Bower, Dan Novak, Eric Battersby, Connor Hoehne, Marc Nauman, Veronica Barajas, Jodie Giblin, Marianne Fabbrini, David Kazar, Todd Brown, Veronica Falbo, Heather Webb, Lynn Mazzone, Amanda Koehne, Michael Clifton, Toni Terrano and happy anniversary to Bill and Marie Flagg, Tony and Lucy Vodrazka.

Thanks for your time.       

 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 of Chicago in a great neighborhood when it was a great time to be young.