Gayle Faulkner Kosalko
Many, many years ago my favorite TV program was "Rocky the Flying Squirrel" and my favorite section of the show was the "Fractured Fairy Tales" narrated by Sir Edward Everett Horton. He was a famous character actor going way back to the 1930's, but his voice was always recognizable.
At our recent Whiting-Robertsdale Historical Society ID Day, held during an extremely nippy Oktoberfest, we were able to add about 75 new identities to people in the museum's photo collection.
Stuffed way back in my refrigerator is an expensive box of chocolates that someone gave us as a gift. Every time I clean out the refrigerator, I take them out, think about Forrest Gump, and then place them back on a shelf.
Just about to rip September's page off my calendar as I look forward to my favorite month of the year.
(Editor' note: This is the second part of a column about the newly-discovered diary of a 1914-18 Whiting High School student.)
Are diaries a thing of the past? Today we call them "journals" and that word itself has become a verb, as in "I journal every night."
I always thought I had a fairly good grasp of the many talented musicians from Whiting, but I recently read about a young man of whom I had never before heard.
Now that school is back in session, summer has decided to warm it up. But that doesn't change the fact that high school football season is heating up as well.
Years ago my husband and I went to Prague, specifically to see Czech marionettes perform a Mozart opera. I had been told by friends that it was the perfect place for us to vacation.
I have always said that Indiana Harbor and Whiting are the Calumet Region's cradle of civilization. Having dinner recently with friends we've known for more than 30 years, I was surprised to find that both of their parents came from Indiana Harbor and graduated from Washington High School, a…
Younger generations may think that Pierogi Fest put Whiting on the map, but if you were alive in 1955, you know it is just another event that earned Whiting headlines across the nation.
Whiting's Pierogi Fest takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday and has once again gained national notoriety.
You've heard of the Ravinia Festival, offering wonderful live concerts where you can sit out under the stars and listen to symphony music after enjoying a picnic lunch or dinner. Often, big name performers are featured with a full orchestra.
There are many ladies in the Whiting-Robertsdale community that I admire very much.
I always enjoy a good storm. I love the sound of thunder, and the sight of lightning immediately makes me think of Frankenstein's monster coming to life in the old black-and-white film.
We took a walk through the new Lakefront Park in Whiting last week and I was truly amazed at how beautiful it is.
The Whiting community held its first 4th of July Parade 94 years ago. Back then, the parade featured men in bowler hats, church organizations and community bands, of which there were many.
It's Whiting's 125th anniversary and soon there will also be an official celebration of Lakefront Park and its beautiful renovations. So what do you get the city as a gift to celebrate these two special occasions?
Remember chain letters? Back when I was first married and people actually sent mail via the post office, I would get variations on a theme.
What a lovely Memorial Day weekend in our little town of Whiting. We met more than a dozen Whiting folks flower shopping at Home Depot on Sunday. I guess we all have the same plans for our homes.
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