at Jimmy’s Grill
at Jimmy’s Grill
Early birthday celebration with @joenriordan and the Metea wrestlers. #fun (at Buffalo Wings & Rings)
#GoodLuck tomorrow kids! #MeteaValley #APtest #youcandoit #almostover
This is awesome.
Under the lights winning 3-0 so far. Go Sockers! (at Olympic Park Soccer Fields)
Obit of the Day: Chicago History Family Trolley Tours
Next Saturday, April 27, 10:00 a.m. - Noon your friendly neighborhood obituarist will be leading the first ever Chicago History Family Trolley Tour!
The tour will explore the history of the most famous event in the Second City’s history:
Oprah giving cars to her entire audienceThe Great Chicago Fire.
Over the two hours we will visit the most important sites related to the conflagration including the site of Mrs. O’Leary’s barn, the Bellinger Cottage, and Lincoln Park, where some residents fled to escape the flames. (We will be getting off of the trolley to visit sites.)
Tickets are $20 for adults/$10 for children ($15/$5 if you’re a member). Subject matter is appropriate for children in grades K-6 but enjoyable for adults.
85 tickets left!!
And to further entice you here’s my Free Friday Fire Fact:
Although the cow did not start the fire, the true cause will never be known. Some have theorized that a cigarette or cigar thrown into the O’Leary barn by a passerby may have ignited the blaze. Other have implicated “Peg Leg” Sullivan who was also the original witness to the fire. But the most recent theory is much more awesome - meteorite.
Some of thought that a meteorite broke up over the Midwest on October 8 and struck Chicago as well as Peshtigo, Wisconsin which had a fire at the exact same time. Peshtigo’s fire would kill over 2,000 people, making it the worst fire in U.S. history. But because Chicago was burning simultaneously, people forgot about poor Peshtigo.
See? Amazing, huh? And I have so much more - and free sticks of Juicy Fruit.
Image: Mrs. Catherine O’Leary Milking Daisy; Norman Rockwell, Oil on Canvas, ca. 1935 (ichi-64474) Courtesy of the Chicago History Museum
Michael happily reading along to The Hobbit while the Kindle reads to him.
And this is why I just LOVE technology. Because when you have #autism, reading is hard. Thank you #Amazon & #Kindle :)