Tuesday, September 01, 1964 to Sunday, September 01, 1974
I went to about a dozen elementary schools from Kindergarten through 8th grade, though I skipped a full year.
Many of them in and around Chicago, primarily the south side, but also in Big Rapids Michigan and Hollywood, Florida.
We were not a military family, nor were either of my parents climbing any kind of corporate ladder, but we moved around even more than most of those kinds of families.
We moved mostly because the rent and or utility bills were due. Sometimes we moved because the landlord found out really how many kids or dogs or adults we had in the house. Funny we usuall ...continued...
Friday, August 29, 2014 to Monday, September 08, 2014
We lived across the street from St Rita's Church and upstairs of Sophie's Hat Shop. Sophie was a very proper Lady who made custom tailored hats for discriminating, dapper gentlemen, like my Dad. She also owned the building and was thrilled to rent to us as local business people.
Bonnie Thomas and her Mom lived next door on the same level as we did. Downstairs was Sophie's shop and living space.
Everything felt very rich and fancy.
Thick carpet on the heavy polished wooden stairs. Fancy wallpaper. Thick pretty carpet through the living room. Sw ...continued...