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on Nov/29/2014 at 10:30

I live at 123rd and morgan st. Went to Mendel C.H.S class of 67. Enlisted in U.S.A.F in 68. Used to hang out at Deyoungs hobby shop everyday on the way home from school. My Dad worked at Gatley's. Are there any musicians? Remember Zordan music store? I think it was around 114th and Michigan. I used to play ball with my Dad at West Pullman park. My friends and I used to ride our bikes down Halsted st. past St. Peter and Paul church, that was our parish, past127th over Cal Sag bridge to the woods around 139th. Our parent's never worried at all. I think all of us can agree we lived in a safe environment. I live near Orlando Fl. About ten years ago I took my wife, who is from a small town in Kansas, to see my old neighborhood, I had no idea the place looked like a war zone, how embarrassing. So then I took her to the Magnificent Mile and shopping changed her whole outlook, thank God.
 
on Nov/09/2014 at 11:26

The Normal theatre When we moved from Roseland to West Pullman. We lived on 119th St right down the street from the Normal. Spent my summers there. Roseland was the best place to grow up in. Moved from there in 1978. I was so sad. I wish I could find some of my old friends. Scanlon school was such a nice school the playground the tiny gym the assembly hall the pool.
     
on Oct/29/2014 at 11:40

Graduated Holy Rosary in 1975.
Lived next door to the former Greek Orthodox Church on South Park.
Remember Ken and Dicks pizza from across the alley building now gone.
Family goes back in the old neighborhood Two generations.
Dad worked for Stuart Roofing near the Kensington station.
Lived in Pullman during high school.
Know the area well.
Still glance at the area from the skyway going to work every day.
 
on Oct/28/2014 at 17:42

I know it will take forever to find the actual post, but i did a search for toots rago and this page came up. Im trying to get info on him. My fathers family (Kilheeney) grew up in roseland.

: Kriss, what I would suggest to you if you have access to Face Book, is to go to It is a group of about 1,178 members. I am sure that I have seen revues about Toots Rago on there. If not post a comment in that Remembering Old Roseland like you have posted on this guestbook. I'm sure you will get some information including a few photos.
Take care Kriss, hope this helps.
 
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