Roseland Golden Years "GUEST BOOK"
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on Mar/25/2015 at 12:18

Thanks for this great website. Wonderful memories of
growing up in Roseland.
       
on Mar/13/2015 at 14:55

Mother, Martha Gillette (Known as Dolly) was a welder with Electro Motive 103rd Cottage Grove. Dad, Art Gillette (Known as Buster) was a body and fender repairman. Worked in many of the auto body rebuilding shops throughout the south side. Parents moved a lot and I attended many public schools, including Van Vlissingen (VV) Bennet and Graduated Kohn grade school. Attended Chicago Vocational H.S> (CVS) graduating in 1959. 1960 enlisted in the Air Force and moved on from Roseland. The memories from those years are beautiful. I feel blessed to have grown up in Roseland. I hunger for a Coney Island Hot Dog. I remember the Marines at the State theatre, the feature being Sands of Iwo Jima. Sleding down the hills, the pump swiming pool. Yes of course could not forget the "Ave" nor the Swank Skating Rink, or 75th street beach. All so beautiful. So sad it is what it is today. Bernard Gillette
 
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