Celebrating Seniors had wild night at the River Forest Community Center last Saturday. Several music groups competed for top talent, but I didn’t stick around long enough to find out who won.
My personal favorite is shown here, “Tam and Dan.” Dan Rice is the one in the hat playing a harmonica (he also solos on percussion from time to time). If he looks familiar, that’s because he is the brother of our Review columnist, John Rice. The lovely lady with the guitar is Tam Trutwin who also sings. The night was filled with music and everyone was in a great mood.
This “Celebrating Seniors” week is a fine idea. One handsome man in the crowd was William Lee who did not want his picture taken. The 92-year-old was the best-looking guy in the house.
Another exciting event of the past weekend was the celebration of Father Stan Kuca’s 25th anniversary in the priesthood. The large and happy crowd gathered in Fearon Hall to honor Father Stan and several of his priest friends were also on hand. Among those priests was our also-much-loved Father Pat Tucker. Father Tucker is back on the South Side.
Getting a shot of Father Stan proved to be impossible, so we have a smaller picture of the ladies who worked hard on the committee to organize that elegant event. Also in the crowd were Kathryn and Tom Reich, longtime parishioners, whose daughter Sarah just celebrated her first wedding anniversary. Marsha and Jerry Schuch can be seen at just about every event in church or at Centuries & Sleuths
Birthday greeting this week go to Safra Neubeiser, Lisa Novak, Sue Lyons, Jason Webb, Shelly Rambeau, Mikela Brown, Peg O’Connell, Anna Rrahmani, Mary Rose McElligott, Jonas Wojtas, Janet Fink, Shirley Stange, Tyler Robert Fink, Mary Lotus, and Emma Elizabeth and Maxwell Joseph Strong (twins).
Happy Anniversary to Bob and Lisa Kowalski and Roy and Terry Sansone.
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.