Well, it happened again.
Well, with Halloween gone, we’ve passed the last commercial speed bump before the onslaught of advertising prep for the “big one” — Christmas, the season of Biblical spending. (That’s kind of ironic, no?)
I met up recently with some old friends from my earliest teaching days at St. Victor School in Calumet City. Tom Pietrasek, Sue Schmakel, Sister Therese Del Genio, and I taught together for several years in the early to mid 1970s.
I see that the Dari-Ville in Lansing is closed. I never went to that establishment, but I have driven by on many occasions. I notice it because there was so often a large number of people waiting to be served. Seems like they did good business.
As I am writing this, I am contemplating turning on the furnace for a minute or two, though being the thrifty soul that I am, I probably won’t.
Kelvin caught me outside reading on my lawn chair along side the house. Older retired guys do things like that. And younger guys like Kelvin (around 12) sometimes hustle older guys for jobs. Kelvin comes around because earlier this year, I succumbed to his sales pitch which was him simply as…
A couple of signs of early August in Calumet City caught my attention recently.
Have you ever had this experience?
Summer used to be my leisure season. No school, catch up on some house upkeep in a leisurely kind of way, read a lot. But not so much since my retirement from full-time teaching. And there’s one word to explain that change in my summertime situation — VictorFest.
When I was teaching full time, I used to have a standard response to people who would ask if I was going to teach summer school. I’d say without hesitation that the words “summer’” and “school” don’t belong in the same sentence.
Well, it’s the good old summertime. Although technically, not until Friday when we have the summer solstice, the single longest day of the year in terms of daylight. Bummer alert ... starting Saturday the hours of daylight will become incrementally fewer.
- St. Andrew church is having its 40th annual Summer Fest on June 29 and 30 on the parish grounds at 768 Lincoln Ave. in Calumet City. Festivities are from 6 to 10 p.m. June 29 and from 2 to 9 p.m. on June 30.
"Shop at Sears and save" was Sears' slogan in its early days. Today, that includes Sears.com.
Leo died last week.
I was straightening out and sorting some of the clutter and stuff that I, and I imagine some of you, live with. I scooped up a solitary plastic bag to put with the others I keep to either reuse as a garbage bag or to recycle at Strack’s. Strack’s has a barrel for collecting plastic bags. The…
The modern Boston Massacre is still in the news every day.
I read Times’ columnist Vanessa Renderman last Sunday about being a kid at heart in a grown-up world. I am a multiple of her age, but it still struck a chord with me.
For many folks this is the week of spring/Easter break. And if you are looking for — and even if you are not — a worthwhile activity to end your week, I have one for you.
There are certainly a lot of religion-related news and holidays this time of year.
Generally, primary elections are a preliminary step in electing those who will head various levels of government. But in some areas like Calumet City and the 2nd Congressional District, which includes most all of The Times' Illinois circulation area, the primary election IS the election.
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