Monday, February 21, 2011


Last week I spent most of my free time helping a co-worker get her 3 month old baby to take a bottle. And what fun I had!!!!!! 
 Who can't LOVE holding a beautiful baby that smiles and talks.

Yes Pretty is happy after her first bottle

Pretty, happy after her second bottle { note change of clothes, Pretty spits, forgot that burping thing}.

3rd. day. Pretty needed remedial bottle training. She decided that at home she would only be fed by Mom. She looks so innocent and sweet.  
Worked on me, my heart was mush.

A picture to prove to her parents that she can and will take a bottle!

Wish I had that leg power.

This little girl won me over hook line and sinker. 
{ I was secretly hoping Pretty would have to move in with me till she was on solid food. The puppies would of cared for her when I was work. They wanted to know where the squeaker was in her and kiss her non-stop}
Here is my baby, how the time flies.
I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Cars sit stranded and abandoned on South Lake Shore Drive near 12th Street in Chicago after the city's worst snowstorm. More than 500 cars littered Lake Shore Drive after the storm.

This is Lake Shore Drive in 1967.  What a mess, all these cars caught on the Drive due to blowing and drifting snow.

This is the  Drive February 1, 2011. Look familiar, yup 44 years later same problem Cars stuck on  Lake Shore Drive in another Chicago blizzard. The more things change the more they look familiar to me!

Afraid of being snowed in, Chicago area family headed out for groceries. This family, heading east of 79th Street in Chicago, brings home a large supply of milk.

I remember walking with my father and siblings to the store several days after the 1967 storm passed. We children had a GREAT time! Chicago was shut down for days and days. {check out Dad's boots}I , one had to be of hardy stock in 60's , No fleece lined boots back then. I bet he even had plastic bags wrapped around his shoes to keep his feet dry.
This is not  my family, though I remember my Dad hauling at least five of us 10 children on a 3-4 mile hike to the store up on Devon Ave.

All you Chicago kids enjoy the snow in the coming days. My older brother even jumped off the roof of my Aunt's house. I thought he was so brave ! Me, no I did not jump off any roofs, I am afraid of heights!


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