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Cat Video Fest 2022

How can anyone possibly resist? We had a great time, as always. Seen in the beautiful 1929 Music Box Theatre, the way movies are meant to be seen. Lots of popcorn, and a hugely appreciative crowd. There was an announcement … Continue reading

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Pride Parade

I walked down the street to watch this year’s Pride Parade. It was huge. It was a beautiful day for a parade, and the spectators were appreciative. It was very loud. I hope everyone wore enough sunscreen.

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World Giraffe Day 2022

And GC1 got me a souvenir medal at the Zoo.

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Sue

The grandkids wanted to go to the Field, and especially to see Sue. The picture they take when you first arrive. Don’t they look thrilled? They were a lot happier after they got into the museum. They got to see … Continue reading

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Zoo day

A stunningly beautiful day in Chicago, and we decided to go to the zoo. We left in such a hurry to catch the bus that I forgot the camera, so there aren’t many pictures. We did see the new tiger … Continue reading

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Mama’s big birthday

Mama had a milestone birthday. The grandchildren were on hand. They baked her a cake. And mama got the first big piece. But before the cake we had Chinese food from Furama. Which everybody dug into. Among other gifts, mama … Continue reading

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Chicago Summer (sort of)

It’s Memorial Day weekend! Traditional start of Chicago summer. People flock to the beach. There were a lot of people out there today in shorts, t-shirts, and sandals. Because it’s the start of summer. They weren’t going to let the … Continue reading

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Spring, 2022 (cont.)

No Spring (yet) this year. Last week’s photo showed CVH in her parka on Michigan Avenue, and today it was 28°C (82°F) in Chicago. They don’t turn on our air conditioning for another week, so the cat is hot:

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Spring, 2022

Each Spring, Chicago plants billions (well, at least a million) tulips along Michigan Avenue. Each Spring, Chicago raises the bridges downtown to let sailboats that have been in storage all winter out into the lake. Each Spring, Chicago finally warms … Continue reading

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Neighborhood History

On the morning of 3 March 1934, infamous bank robber John Dillinger escaped from the jail in Crown Point, Indiana. Supposedly he used a wooden gun that he had carved there to fool the guards. Earlier, upon arriving in Crown … Continue reading

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