May 27, 2014

1st Lt. Thomas S Brock

Christine Leo MPHS Alum shared Kimberly Burke's photo.

My Uncle Tom; 1st Lieutenant Thomas C brock. Mia March 24,1945. My family was able to bury him in 1950. He was flying a P-51 when he had to make an emergency landing.
With Shaun Mcneff and 4 others. Lois Tschetter Mayer 

and 7 others like this.

My Great Uncle Walter Anderson also died in WWII.  Details at:

My Great Great Great Uncle James Chapin died in the Civil War  Details at:

Craig Hullinger MPHS 66

MPHS Baseball Team wins City Championship May 24, 2014

The baseball team won City Championship on Saturday, May 24th.  The State Championship Basketball team had to step out of marching in the Memorial Day Parade because Coach Irvin had to go out of town unexpectedly--so he contacted Coach Radcliffe of the baseball team.  

The pink uniforms were from a recent tournament that recognized breast cancer awareness/survivors/etc.  He asked if the pink was OK for the local parade--I responded with a great YES--we just had the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk on Mother's Day (a BIG local event with monies going to Little Company of Mary's Breast Cancer clinic).  The guys were cheered many times along the route--for both their brand-new championship and their pink with all it carries.

Carol Macola  MPHS Alum and Teacher, Military Veteran


Go, Mustangs.  Way to go, EMPEHI.  Love the Pink Uniforms, MPHS Baseball and Military Vet Craig Hullingre

Rainbow Cone Back in the Good Old Days

More history.

Rainbow Cone on about 92th & Western before the current building.
Rainbow Cone on about 92th & Western before the current buildings.

Original Rainbow Cone Named One of America's Best Ice Cream Shops 'Thrillist' revealed its top 21 ice cream shops in America, and Rainbow Cone is among them. Get ready to wait in line, folks

Nan Brennan MPHS Alum

May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Parade Beverly, Morgan Park, Mount Greenwood

Video of the Start of the parade.

The parade kicked off from 110th and Longwood Drive and proceeded north. The Color Guard was from 2/24, the Marine Infantry Battalion on the west side of Chicago.  I marched in a parade on Longwood Drive leading a platoon of Marines in 1973.  I spotted my MPHS Russian teacher Miss Petrus. We were trained to greet her, so I belted out
Strastvooey te, Soyia Sergeevna, a kok vi pushaviatee!!

Soyia Sergeevna frantically looked around trying to find who was calling her, clearly one of her former students. But she did not see me and I had to keep marching in front of the platoon. Dosvedanya, Soyia Sergeevna.

Click to see the Video of The Jesse White Tumblers

The Model A Roadster above looks like the Model A Roadster I drove on Longwood Drive to MPHS in 65, although the one in the photo is in much better condition.
My Model A at

Click for a Bagpipe Video

My personal favorite - this bus from Smith Village carried a number of World War II and Korean Veterans, including my father Clif Hullinger.

More about Clif's service in North Africa and Italy at:

The group above are the Southsiders for Peace.

The dance group below showing some energetic moves.

I'm getting in just under the wire here for this holiday-related blog,
which deals in part with the Memorial Day Parade down Longwood Drive.  I'd love to hear what memories of that event others have, to see how they do or don't jibe with my own.

Thanks to all who have served, and absolute gratitude to those who paid for our freedoms with their lives.

Taffy Cannon, June '66
Carlsbad, California

Click below to read a blog post written by Taffy about Decoration Day:

Patrick Butler RIP

Patrick Butler - Teacher at Morgan Park

It is so nice that he attended MP’s class of 1962 50th Reunion.

Correspondence here is from two members of that class Lois Radakovtiz Lemon
and Barbara Stevenson Spencer (Tex) Bailey.

Thought I’d pass it on in case any of you remember.

The pictures are from their 50th reunion. Link to obituary also.

Nan Brennan

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Lois Lemon" 
Subject: Patrick Butler
Date: May 25, 2014 at 9:19:16 AM CDT

It is with a sad heart that I pass along the email I got from Barb Stevenson Bailey this morning…….

The pictures attachments were taken two years ago at our 50th reunion. Wish there were more

Eternal Rest Grant to him O Lord….
Good morning everyone! I opened the Tribune this morning and found the obituary of Pat Butler. I went past his house the other day and thought,
I really ought to see how he is. For anyone interested in going, the wake is
Visitation: Tuesday May 27, 2014 at Curley funeral Home, 6116 West 111th St , Chicago Ridge. Its just east side of Ridgeland. 
Funeral:  Wednesday from Curley Funeral Home to St. Christina Church ,111th & Homan and Holy  Sepulcher Cemetery. 
What a great man with a wonderful sense of humor. I know how old he was , he still should have lived forever.  

 Please pass the word to anyone you think may want the information.

Have a happy Memorial Day ,thank God for our service men.!!

Love, Barb

May 25, 2014

Memorial Day

Morgan Park Graduates on the Vietnam Memorial Wall

Morgan Park Alumni 

on the Vietnam Memorial Wall

Our thanks to all of our fallen High School Comrades

Jim Beck

Robert Maurice Cunningham

Larry Dart

Ricky Green

Sgt Holstein

Bruce Huff

Al McNabb

Mills Miller

Warren Muhr

Robert Nawrocki

William Newbold

William Lee Owen Jr

And thanks to all the ones we don't know about:

Click below for more info:

Memorial Day Parade

Steps off at 1030 am from 110th Longwood Drive
Proceeds north to Ridge Park

 More Information call BAPA


(Photos by Gloria Olsen Williams, Warren Smith)

 My father Clif Hullinger and many of his fellow WWII vets from the Smith Village will be riding in the parade  y