Mar 28, 2020

Love You



Over Main Street  March 28, 2020

Lakewood Ranch Florida





Thanks to Diane Heron

Mar 26, 2020

Bubba and Jim move to Florida!


Jim Nesci MPHS Jan 66 and his Gator Bubba are moving to Naples, Florida.  Welcome to Florida,  the far south side of Chicago, guys!

https://coldbloodedcreatures.com/





Bubba the 10’ Gator Arrives at Kowiachobee 
Animal Preserve in Naples, Florida 



Video of Bubba and Jim moving to their new Hood


https://www.facebook.com/kowiachobee/videos/504803513537377/?t=19


https://www.facebook.com/kowiachobee






Mar 23, 2020

Covid Finger Painting



Thanks to Larry Herman MPHS 66 for sharing this image from:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/UUHystericalSocietyCoffeeHour




Time Out!

We have been bad

God is giving us a timeout

I was very proud of myself for inventing that joke.  

Then my wife told me she had read it to me from the internet.

Is one of the symptoms of Covid-19 forgetfulness?  Or evidence that I have that problem that I can't remember the name of? 

Does Covid make you end sentences in prepositions that Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Camutz would yell at me for?

I sense that they are looking down at me from on high with a baleful expression.

Is baleful the right word?

I did invent the joke below. I think.


Why Plan When You Can React?
USA Response to Covid-19




The 7 P's of Planning 


Preliminary Prior Planning Prevents Pitiful Poor Performance




Time Out!




We have 
been bad

This Too Shall Pass




This is a proverb from the medieval Levent (Persian, Hebrew and Turkey) around 1200 AD. The proverb means that all material conditions, whether good or bad, are transient. This proverb has the ability to make the happy person sad and the sad person happy because of the realization that both the 'best and worst of times' will soon pass.

Mar 19, 2020

Covid-19

Covid-19 Coping Strategy
March 18, 2020 - March 20, 2020
The Corona Virus 19 is changing our lives. 

What We Should Do:
Shelter in Place - Stay at home when possible
Wash our hands for 20+ seconds whenever we have been outside
Avoid the public - keep a social distance of 6 feet from everyone
Minimize trips to public spaces

This Will Be Boring. Ways To Avoid Boredom Include:
Read all the books you have always meant to read
Watch lots of happy movies and TV
Get out and walk, hike, bird watch, commune with nature
Take lots of photos and share them on the internet
Take nice scenic short drives
Visit lots of Forest Preserves and Natural areas
Buy a kayak and paddle it
Call all your old friends 
Make some new friends online 
Learn and use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc. Connect with People
Write your memoirs, put it on a blog
Write your family history, put it on a blog
Walk around your suburban downtown - keep your distance
Meet friends - stay 6 feet away
Therapeutic use of Wine and/or Weed
Shred old documents
Clean out closets
Convert old music to mp3 format and put it all on a spreadsheet
Create cartoons for Facebook postings
Update your phone/address/email list
Fix all the stuff you set aside to fix
Make casseroles and freeze the extra
Do sudoku puzzles until you are dreaming about them


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Mar 17, 2020

Wonderchicken!



First Bird  
B-b-b-bird, b-birdd's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, bird is a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, well-a bird is a word
Click to Read the article:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/18/world/wonderchicken-fossil-modern-birds-scn/index.html?utm_term=15846133563754a91c4528a07&utm_source=5+Things+for+Thursday+March+19%2C+2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=190827_1584613356380&bt_ee=iCEzKDPm9zWRG40Tvag6duwuNk1bv8vutulZmZtMLgp1N%2F4d30JZeRNByQYELmFN&bt_ts=1584613356380



A-well-a ev'rybody's heard about the bird
B-b-b-bird, b-birdd's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, bird is a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, well-a bird is a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, well-a bird is a word
A-well, a bird, bird, b-bird is a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, well-a bird is a word
A-well, a bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well-a don't you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is a word
A-well-a-bird, bird, b-bird's a word, a-well-a
A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird
Bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well, a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well-a don't you know about the bird?
Well, everybody's talking about the bird!
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, surfing bird, brrrrrrrrpagh!
Aaah, bap-a-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pa-pap
Ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-ma-ma, ma-ma-mow
Ma-ma-ma-ma, ma-ma-mow
Ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow
A-well-a don't you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is a word
A-well, a bird, bird, b-bird's a word
A-well-a mow, mow, pa-pa, ma-ma-mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, ma-ma, mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, ma-ma, mow, pa-pa
Ma-ma-mow, ma-ma, mow, pa-pa
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: John Harris / Turner Wilson Jr / Alfred Frazier / Carl White

Surfin' Bird lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group




Mar 15, 2020

MPHS Photos








 

 

 




2012 Reunion Photo

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Morgan Park Photo Blog


Classmates High School Photos  - scanned by class year - no names

Classmate High School Photos With Names Part 1 Scanned alphabetically with names - You don't have to join Shutterfly - just click view album


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2007 Reunion Photos (you don't have to join, just click at the  bottom)

2007 Reunion Photos


2009 Mini Reunion Jan 1966 


MPHS Jan 66 Photos 


Beverly

Morgan Park 


Morgan Park


Mount Greenwood

Ada Park

Mount Greenwood Park

Chicago Skyline

Chicago Historical Photos

MPHS Astronaut Mae Jemison, After us but we are proud of her.

Post Graduate School - Vietnam 

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Historic Chicago Photos




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Nice Message From At The Bay

To Our Friends and Supporters:
At The Bay, we are strongly grounded in our ideals and principles of being open, accessible, and welcoming to everyone.

In light of evolving COVID-19 health concerns, as we exercise caution and make safety a priority, The Bay and our public parks remain open for our communities to enjoy.

 If you're comfortable going out for a break, here are a few things you can do to stay healthy and happy:

Get some fresh air
Take a walk or a jog
Walk with your kids and/or your dog
Read a book in the sunshine
Visit a park!

Whether you choose indoor or outdoor sunshine, we encourage everyone to stay safe, practice social distancing, take necessary precautions, and continue to follow CDC guidelines.

Here's how some of our nation’s public parks are promoting health and wellness in our communities:
The Role Our Parks Play:
(Click the links below!)
The need for parks in a time of sickness
A Missouri public park keeping patrons healthy
Seattleites turn to public parks for positivity
Working With Our Community

The Bay Park Conservancy continues to monitor the situation in Sarasota and will continue to make decisions to protect the health and safety of our volunteers, staff, team members, and visitors.

Our Fountain Garden will remain open to the public, and we are currently exploring opportunities for the public to virtually visit the Fountain Garden and our bayfront - including daily sunsets. So stay tuned for that announcement.



However, the Blue Pagoda will be closed to visitors through the end of March. And the BPC staff and team will continue to work together remotely.



In the days ahead, The Bay Park Conservancy staff and team will adhere to guidance from local and state officials as well as the CDC on appropriate timing to reopen the Blue Pagoda. Our project coordinator, Lori Denny (lori.denny@bayparkconservancy.org | 941.203.5316) is available to answer any questions.

Any other questions can always be directed to Ask The Bay.

We thank you for your flexibility, partnership, and continuous support through this journey.

From all of us at The Bay, please stay safe.
An Opportunity to Give
The Bay has always been centered around community - and in times like these it’s important to show our support and help bring our community together. One opportunity to do so, just around the corner, is through the Community Foundation of Sarasota County’s (CFSC’s) annual Giving Challenge.

It’s the perfect way to give to local non-profit organizations in our area that are responding to those in need - and most importantly, The Giving Challenge is an online giving event! For 24 hours on April 28-29, we can all come together to support our community through the power of philanthropy.

If you've been following and supporting The Bay initiative, this is also a way to give in a small, but significant way, and become an official Friend of The Bay.

For more information about how to participate in The Giving Challenge, visit our partner page here.

Participate in The Patterson Foundation Challenge!

The Patterson Foundation has committed up to $5 million to The Bay Park Conservancy to catalyze support for the additional $15 million needed to fulfill the $20 million Phase 1 private fundraising goal. The investment includes an initial gift of $2 million, along with additional contributions of $1 million as each additional $5 million is raised in private support.

You can make a gift, contribute to The Bay Park, and join us in reaching our goal to have the first phase of the park complete in 2-3 years! Visit the Make a Gift page on our website to learn about the many ways you can partner with us and continue the momentum!