Ciro Zuccarello – Chicago Firefighter Who Died in the Line of Duty

Posted on April 25, 2015

I shared a locker in high school with a guy named Paul Zuccarello. He was a great guy with a terrific sense of humor and a sad story he never talked about. His father was a firefighter who lost his life in a fire in 1961 when Paul would have been about 9 years old. Continue Reading »

Vroom! Model Airplanes are Fun to Own, Tough to Build

Posted on April 24, 2015

When I was a kid, I used to build model airplanes. The only problem was I was terrible at it. I got more glue on my fingers than on the planes. Wait, that’s not entirely true. I got lots of glue on them, only not where it was supposed to go. I didn’t have the Continue Reading »

Old Movie Predicted Cubs Would Win It All This Year!

Posted on April 10, 2015

  The 1989 movie “Back to the Future II” predicted the Chicago Cubs would win the 2015 World Series. The movie also predicted hover skateboards. That ain’t gonna happen this year either. But, we’re always hopeful. We live about a mile from Wrigley Field and you can just feel the excitement in the neighborhood on game days. Continue Reading »

Cubs Opening Day 2015

Posted on April 5, 2015

  Went over to Cubs Park to see all the festivities on opening day. Lots of optimism until the game was actually played. The St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Cubs 3-0. One game into the season and they’re already in last place.   New monstrous scoreboard in left field.  

Estate Sale Finds

Posted on March 27, 2015

We go to a lot of Estate Sales. Sometimes there are unusual items that we wouldn’t buy, but are fun to look at.  Here are a few recent winners. Fish wall hanging made of tin cans. Unusual storage drawers, not quite sure what they were for. Estate agent was asking $750 The Beatles sang at Carnegie Continue Reading »