I was pleasantly surprised when a customer with a terrific name, Tony, made my day by purchasing a bunch of 1954 Bowman baseball including a Gil Hodges and Jimmy Piersall. Tony also purchased some 1954 Red Hearts. I've seen Tony around for years and he occasionally makes some nice purchases from me. I really appreciated the purchases today! Then Adam and a friend purchased a bunch of Cubs from the 1970s. Kyle's dad, whose name I always forget, purchased a bunch of cards from the 1950s and 1960s.
I chatted with another customer about the West Town neighborhood in Chicago for quite a while. I love hearing old stories about this neighborhood. I have lived in several different apartments in West Town in the past and my great-grandparents settled there from Poland in the late 1800's. My grandmother graduated from West Town's Tuley High School, now called Roberto Clemente, in 1925. I have her high school yearbooks. Famous alums of Tuley include Knute Rockne, Saul Bellow, and Mike Todd. My grandmother is pictured below in her Tuley yearbook, middle row. She died about 20 years ago at age 89. Oddly, the first thing I thought about when she died was that she lived 89 years and never saw the Cubs win a World Series.
I stopped off at Portillo's on my way home. Once home, I unloaded the car then went out and picked up some Easter candy and some Legos to give my kids on Easter. I couldn't get the kids to go to sleep that night. Did I mention how tired I was? Well, I had to stay up until the wee hours in the morning to hide some Easter eggs around the house. It was worth it, though. The kids loved it. But I was so tired on Sunday morning that I was tripping my brains out. Please click trippy music video again. More blogs on the way!!