Forest Park welcomed the grandparents and uncle of Scarlett Strickland last week. They are shown along with Scarlett’s mom and dad enjoying a little picnic in Scarlett’s yard. The family came here from New York to enjoy some of the Forest Park restaurant fare they’d been hearing about in New York! They loved Gaetano’s.
Rich Cassiani was omitted as few weeks ago in the column about the late Pat Cassiani. We apologize for the oversight.
The article John Rice wrote about Virginia Moe and Trailside Museum, a couple of months back, was excellent and worthy of that most unusual and great lady. That museum should have been named for her. I am so sorry I wasn’t able to attend the program about Virginia Moe and Trailside a few weeks ago. I heard it was one of the most memorable programs ever held at the Forest Park Public Library.
The 500 block of Ferdinand party was a great success in spite of the weather last weekend. Much of the success was due in part to the “ton” of crayfish donated by Drew Peterson (No, not THAT one — our Drew Peterson).
Olivia Schauer and her dance class from Hickory Hills Park District entertained at Disney World last week. The dancers seemed to be more excited about being at Disney World than they were about performing for the public. Grandma Sandy Schauer was more excited about Olivia, naturally.
If it’s true that Japanese babies are born holding an umbrella and Canadian babies are born wearing ice skates, then it’s probably true that Janet Paulin was born with a tape measure around her neck.
Birthdays this week, the end of June (already?): Susan Covington, Michael Fumo, Jennifer Medica, Tyler Leninger, Chuck Brod, Caileigh Pronek, Steve Backman, Lillian Hough, Andreas Chronopoulis, Patty Marino, Rick Leninger, Erin Loughlin, Norm Leinweber, Shirley Christell, Sandy Byrnes, Tracy Aleksy, Frankie Cassiani, Darsharlitte Berron, June Doulder, Kathleen Lacklin Bell, Dan Bjornsen, Mary Hollander, Charlotte Vaccaro, and Lisa Marquardt.
Happy anniversary to Angela and Corey Fink, Mark and Joan Janopoulos, Marie and John Spence, Ken and Beth Lanious.
Belated happy birthday wishes to 2-year-old Anna Rrahamni on June 19.
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.