Suzy Greenberg | Submitted photo

And now for something completely different … 

The dear little dog pictured above has a serious health problem. Her person (I do not like the word “owner” no living creature should be “owned” by another) is not a wealthy woman. 

A few weeks ago this woman discovered her 8-year-old “Suzy Greenberg” had a rare lung problem. After much money spent and many trips to several veterinarians, they learned the lung condition is not typical. 

At first the lung had a big buildup of fluids. The fluids went away, but bit of twisted tissue was discovered. Suzy visited several vets in the Chicago area. One specialist said the lung can be operated on, but it is quite costly. Since the dog is still relatively young, it was decided to go for it. 

The surgery must be done soon or it can cause fatal problems. A Hyde Park friend and co-worker of Suzy’s “person” set up www.gofundme.com/suzyg/donate. 

All money raised will go directly for Suzy’s surgery. The dog and her person have many friends in the area. In one day 14 people raised $665 of the $4,000 goal. At last count, they have raised $1,075. 

Any amount, no matter how small will help. If by any chance more money is raised than is needed, the excess will be given to a fund for abandoned or sick cats that Christina (Suzy’s person) knows of. 

Suzy and her many friends thank you for caring. 

 A few weeks ago we saw a photo of many young people in the parking lot at St. John Church washing cars. You got the names of the kids working, now here are the adult helpers: Jenny Robinson, Michelle Robinson, Heidi Sharber, Mike Sharber, Adrienne Kriboules and Monroe Huner. They’ll be off to New Orleans with 30,000 other Lutheran kids. Have fun, kids!

John Rice, my talented colleague here at the Review, has started a class for young writers.

With his new company, Write on Madison, Rice hopes to create a community of writers, one word at a time. You’ll find the school at 7502½ Madison St. and it’s open Monday through Wednesday, starting at 10 a.m. Phone at 708-227-3547 or visit online at www.writeonmadison.com. 

Happy birthday to Cheryl Jargstorf, Brian Casey, Laura Hodges, Grant Neubeiser, Anthony Huynh, Carol Smith, Lester Nixon, Chris Cody, Augie Aleksy, Connor Wode, Aniel Stroth, Sammy Marino, Michael Bloch, Mallory, Seelland, Rick Krieger, David Pardunn Gene Mull, Katie Murray McElligott, Joshua Villarubia-Olfay, Angie Martinski, Tom Spinelli, Debie Ginger, Katie Tricoci, Tim Mullin and Jenny Okolwicz and happy anniversary to Katie and Dan McElligott and Darcy and Kelsey Carlson

And, remember, July 15 is Saint Swithin’s Day.

 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...