Apologies for last week’s several errors. Mistakes are never my fault. it’s always the computer. If something goes wrong at home, it’s the dog. Anyway, Jim is at the corner of Madison & Circle, since there is no 2nd Street. Sorry. Everyone knows Jim and Cathy Thompson anyway, but this must be put right. My editor tried to correct it, but I wasn’t home when he called and it was too late to fix it later on. 

Saint Bernardine’s pancake breakfast was a big hit, as usual. For many years, Nancy Fabbrini has been creating prize-winning dollhouses and this year was no exception. She also makes and fills all the prize-winning bags for the raffle, too. The lucky winner of the house this year is Jeanne Weiler. Congratulations to Jeanne! I still remember the year Eleanor Locati won the dollhouse. They are real heirloom treasures. 

Enjoying the food and friends were Trystyn Raza, Kacy Bernardo, Kal Scollard and Jose Pancaleon. They had a few other friends back there, but I didn’t get their names. Jose attends Cristo Rey High School in Chicago. 

Iris Strauss was selling tickets for those exciting raffle bags that Nancy put together. Her smile and bright personality helped move the sales along. Iris also teaches CCD to sixth-graders. 

You are invited to attend the Bears-Tampa Bay game at Saint Bernardine’s on Nov. 13 — $25 in advance or $30 at the door. All you can eat and drink and all your friends and neighbors will be there. It’s always a great afternoon, so come even if you’re not a football fan. Call Della at 708-366-0839.

Eileen Schaeffer had many fond memories of her years at the rectory. Who liked and didn’t like what. She loved her years with the priests and occasional visitors. 

Happy birthday to Robyn Popelka, Stella Hope Zach, Meredith Dornecker, Sharon O’Shea, A.J. Turek, Jaxon Entler, Ryan Miller, Jim Brown, Carl Hajec, Laura Steinhaver, Heather Dornbusch, Michael Bruzek, Michael Rudolph, Ed Spinelli, Jerry Pinotti, Brian Cote, Marikate Marino, and Rich Cassiani.

Happy anniversary to Cindy and Chris Wood, Cathy and Jim Thompson and Rosalie and Sam Corso.

 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...