Amanda McAdam and Jason Brown. (Courtesy Scott McAdam)

When Rich Schauer blows out his birthday candles, everyone hopes he’ll wish for a repaired popcorn machine. Rich is so big-hearted he’s closing the hardware store and giving all his employees the day off on his birthday. (It’s also Easter.)

 It’s birthday #98 for Delores Holub on April 1 and that’s no April Fooling. Very special happy birthday greetings to Delores, who is celebrating the big day with her entire family.

Welcome home to Diva and Rose Krough. The pair drove all the way down to Mexico for a long vacation and they came home bringing us this beautiful weather. 

Sincere sympathy to Suzie Fishman, one of the friendly waitresses at Louie’s. Suzie’s mother, LaVerne Jaskiw, died at age 91 in Hayward, Wisconsin. This amazing lady learned to drive at age 77 and underwent a triple bypass at age 88! 

Scott and Veronika McAdam are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda, to Jason Brown. The wedding will take place next summer, 2016.

Happy birthday this week to JoAnn Grant, Josef Haydn, LaBelle Jones, Doris Knapp, Fabrizio Cirrintano, Frances Pusac, Frederic Chopin, Ian Hittre, Matt Novak, Matt Espinoza, Kyler Pacyga, Todd Bower, Mayor Tony Calderone, Dorothy Calderone, Dorothy Bentel, and Ryan Tomaso. Happy anniversary to Erin and Jim Watts

Best wishes for Passover and Easter to everyone in Forest Park. And remember on April 11, the G.K. Chesterton Society will discuss The Everlasting Man, at 2 p.m. On the 26th at 2 p.m. also, Krakatau: Day the World Exploded, 8/2/1883 that’s with the history discussion group. 

  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.

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...