Tag: Lewis Taman

Eternal Chicago (and its history) through the photographs of Larry Broutman

Eternal Chicago (and its history) through the photographs of Larry Broutman
Below is a photograph I found on the internet even though I wasn’t looking for it.  I didn’t even know it existed.  I was googling my dad–and the gravestone of my great-grandfather, who had the same name, came up. My dad died on my 65th birthday, December 26, 2015.  The day I officially became a... Read more »

The first Memorial Day I ever had without the best soldier in the world: My Dad

The first Memorial Day I ever had without the best soldier in the world:  My Dad
I’ve been to the big Memorial Day event in the neighborhood at the General Logan statue at 9th and Michigan a few times over the years.  They set up chairs and put out flags and lay down wreaths and the whole ceremony is rife with dignitaries.  But at this year’s ceremony I had a lump... Read more »