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  •  Growing up in Hyde Park (4+ / 0-)
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    jim in IA, Debby, diggerspop, foresterbob

    I used play pick up football games on the Midway as a kid.

    "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

    by Andrew C White on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 01:58:00 PM PST

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    •  You are certainly familiar with the area. (2+ / 0-)
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      Predicting is hard...especially the future. ~ Y. Berra

      by jim in IA on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:25:55 PM PST

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      •  Like the back of my hand (2+ / 0-)
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        jim in IA, diggerspop

        well... at least... as it was in the 60's and 70's. I left in '79 and it has changed some since then though not that radically I guess.

        My Mom grew up there before me and my grandparents moved there in 1920.

        I have a letter in which Grandpa talks about getting his father (they lived in a farm in Indiana) a ticket to ride on the Ferris Wheel as a gift. I've always assumed it was this one but I'll have to go look at the letter again and the date. The timing doesn't seem right to me as I sit here. But it was definitely a trip to Chicago... maybe it was his Dad telling him about riding on the wheel. Maybe that's it. I'll have to go find that letter now and figure it out.

        "Do what you can with what you have where you are." - Teddy Roosevelt

        by Andrew C White on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 02:32:19 PM PST

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