Tag: #memories

An Interview: What do you like to do on Labor Day weekend?

An Interview: What do you like to do on Labor Day weekend?
For this month’s interview, I decided to ask what people like to do on Labor Day weekend. Spending time outside seemed to be a common thread so let’s hope for great weather this upcoming weekend. I hope you enjoy reading them, and please share yours in the comments. Since my birthday usually falls around Labor Day... Read more »

Review: Chicago History Museum

Review: Chicago History Museum
After months of waiting, I finally went to the Chicago History Museum this weekend. The Special Exhibit on Race is ending so even though it was a rainy morning, my daughter, her fiancé and I went when it opened. I did enjoy the whole museum, but the exhibit on race was all that I expected and... Read more »

Three Items On My Summer To Do List

Three Items On My Summer To Do List
Daylight lasts longer during the summer so the sky is still bright into the late evening. There are festivals and other events inviting me to stay outside longer. The skies are blue with white clouds, and the air is fresh and warm. Even though I work full time, summer makes me think of vacations and... Read more »
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Thoughts on the Indy 500

Thoughts on the Indy 500
A lifetime ago before marriage and kids, I went to the Indy 500 for a number of years. Since my father worked for Kraco Enterprises and they sponsored a car in the 80’s and 90’s, I was able to go into Gasoline Alley as well as walk by the cars on the track before race... Read more »

Where is your favorite place to travel and why?

I love to travel. The excitement of planning and visiting different places brings me such joy. All three of my daughters seem to have inherited this “Wanderlust gene” from their father and I as well. Throughout these last twenty years, I have often thought about writing a book about traveling with young children and then... Read more »

Music Review: Better Man by Little Big Town

Music can bring back memories. It can make you feel happy; it can make you feel sad. It can connect you to emotions that you didn’t even know were right there below the surface. That is what the song Better Man by Little Big Town did to me. Favorite Lyric: “ I know I’m probably... Read more »
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"Did I say yes?"

The sun feels warm on my shoulder as Ashley and I play tennis on the street in front of my house. We have been best friends since the sixth grade, and we just graduated from high school this year. I see a car coming so we stop playing for a minute to see if it... Read more »

Deep thoughts on a weekend: Am I learning from my life?

Muhammad Ali said, “The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”  Am I the same person I was 30 years ago? Do I react to people and situations the exact way that I did when I was twenty? Whether it is good... Read more »

The Super Bowl is all about the halftime show!

What is my favorite Super Bowl memory? That is the topic for our ChicagoNow Blogapalooz tonight. I only have one hour to write and post as per the challenge, which I usually love except for today since I am stuck. I do like watching sports, but usually only in person. I know that I should,... Read more »
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Grateful for my family and for memories of days gone by

When my children were young, our family was together a few times a month. Now that our children are getting older and all of our lives are busy, we have other commitments that keep us all from being together as much as I would like. I can get lost in a day though looking through old photo albums,... Read more »