Too bad the Cubs weekend couldn’t last forever. As Erika, our waitress at the Pancake House said, it was all about love. No politics, no ethnicity, not racial. We were at the peak of joy with no reservations. A few people here at the Review were actually down there for the parade and rally, being a part of history. It was a true spiritual experience. Why can’t the churches capture this unselfish, non-judgmental feeling?

Election results are unknown to me at the time of writing, so no comments, still just praying. 

Sympathy to the family and friends of Lynn Mazzone who died last week. Word reached the paper a little too late. Lynn was a girl of boundless energy and wacky ideas. Everyone who knew her loved her. For a while she operated the beauty salon, Always in Style. After that she worked as activities director at Altenheim. Her kids, Wendy and Jay, are as great as their mother. She made the world a better place. Who can do more than that?

Centuries & Sleuths hasn’t been mentioned much lately (my dog’s fault). But coming soon is the long awaited “Independents Day” when local independent authors will be at the store signing, talking about their books, answering questions about getting published, etc. That great day will be Nov. 26 beginning at 10 a.m. So get it on your calendar and write it down. 

Happy birthdays to Emily Johnson, Jo Martin, Andy Thiesse, Anita D’Souza, Janet Todd, Mark Hosty, Jane Lenjktini, Sandy Riley, Danielle Sullivan, Paula Diverde, Scott McAdam, Jennifer Mendenhall, and Eric Bothie

Happy anniversary to Ryan and Ivy Ergra and Gloria and Steve Bachman

 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...