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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Memorial Day

Memorial Day - - Longwood Drive 2015

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Memorial Day - Last Saturday in May


Memorial Day
Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day.JPG
The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are decorated by U.S. flags on Memorial Day weekend.
Official nameMemorial Day
Observed byUnited States
TypeNational
ObservancesRemembrance of American war dead
DateLast Monday in May
2015 dateMay 25
2016 dateMay 30
2017 dateMay 29
2018 dateMay 28
Frequencyannual


Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May,[2]originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois — established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.[3] By the 20th century, competing Union andConfederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.[1] It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Memorial Day - Remembering the People Who Died While Serving in the Armed Forces - EMPEHI HEROES




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Memorial Day - Last Saturday in May


Memorial Day
Graves at Arlington on Memorial Day.JPG
The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are decorated by U.S. flags on Memorial Day weekend.
Official nameMemorial Day
Observed byUnited States
TypeNational
ObservancesRemembrance of American war dead
DateLast Monday in May
2015 dateMay 25
2016 dateMay 30
2017 dateMay 29
2018 dateMay 28
Frequencyannual


Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is observed every year on the last Monday of May,[2] originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois — established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the war dead with flowers.[3] By the 20th century, competing Union andConfederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service.[1] It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fifty Years Later


Fifty Years Later

Three weeks ago four of us Morgan Park High alumni got together and took a trip to our old stamping grounds. John Meeks, Carl Walesa, Dave Innes and I drove around the Morgan Park, Beverly and Mt. Greenwood areas. Needless to say we drove past Morgan Park High School, but also we visited the homes we lived in and the different grammar schools we attended. Carl had a little difficulty finding his grammar school, Mt. Greenwood School. In the attached photo, Dave is taking John’s picture in front of the house John used to live in.

Well, after all these home and school visits, needless to say, we were a bit hungry. So where did we go? Jansons Drive-In, at 99th and Western. Yes they were still open, and doing quite well. In fact a film crew from WGN was there video taping a segment for a food show segment. And “YES”, you can see us in two or three shots. Click on this link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_O16CZ04x5o

All in all it was quite a nostalgic day. The four of us told endless tales of our high school days. It was sweet.



In front of Janson's at 99th and Western April 26, 2016


Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Southeastern Guide Dog Association - Decorate Statues of Dogs

Southeastern Guide Dog Association - Decorate Statues of Dogs


The Southeastern Guide Dog Assoc has commissioned several artists to decorate statues of dogs which will be displayed throughout the city.  Joe Palmerio has painted one of the dogs and it will be displayed throughout the summer at Dream Weaver in St. Armand's.  What makes this dog special is that Joe painted the images of actual people, most military, who have benefited from being partnered with one of the guide dogs.  Each image has a story and you can tell from the photos below that their stories are very moving. 





The dog will arrive at Dream Weaver in St. Armands by the  the end of the first week of June. Click the link below to learn more.




Centennial Summer Celebration

Cows on Parade

Click to see some nice photos of Cows on Parade which was a very successful outdoor exhibit in Chicago in 1999. There were 300 life size fiber glass cows which were hand painted by local artists. The cows were auctioned off after the event and the money was donated to different charities raising more than $3 million. The display attracted 2 million visitors to Chicago. The idea originated in Zurich, Switzerland and has spread to many cities around the world. Click the link below to see some nice photos of the Cows. But don't have a cow.

http://photos.redeyechicago.com/redeye-flashback-cows-on-parade-overtake-chicago-20130829/


Click to view my video of cows on parade with cowbells in Switzerland last fall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNTTGBiwLI4


Don't Have a (Purple) Cow



Don't Have a (Purple) Cow




I never saw a Purple Cow, I never hope to see one; But I can tell you, anyhow, I'd rather see than be one.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Beverly Bombshells - Morgan Park Beverly Hockey Team




The logo of the Beverly Bombshells, a new women’s hockey team based in Beverly/Morgan Park, will be a familiar sight at the new Morgan Park Sports Center. The team has 27 full-time players and will play a 20-game schedule in the Women’s Central Hockey League, featuring teams from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan and Indiana.

http://www.beverlyreview.net/news/featured_news/article_43da6cd4-45ba-11e5-b991-a7b9ab0db129.html


Beverly Bombshells




The logo of the Beverly Bombshells, a new women’s hockey team based in Beverly/Morgan Park, will be a familiar sight at the new Morgan Park Sports Center. The team has 27 full-time players and will play a 20-game schedule in the Women’s Central Hockey League, featuring teams from Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan and Indiana.

http://www.beverlyreview.net/news/featured_news/article_43da6cd4-45ba-11e5-b991-a7b9ab0db129.html



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Social Media Report May 2016

The following is the report of our Morgan Park High Social Media Usage as of May 10, 2016

Empehi.com Blog
103,491 pageviews

facebook.com/MorganParkhighSchool (entire HS alum group) 3,134 friends

facebook.com/MorganParkHigh (65-66-67 Mostly) 179 Likes

Tribute To Terry Lason MPHS Jan 1966





Thanks to Charles Kuenneth for sharing.

ACE is the American Coaster Enthusiasts  http://www.aceonline.org/

 

Terry Lason obituary.




Terry Lason   Thom Cooper

I'm sorry to tell you that Terry just passed away this afternoon. He was at a hospice facility to have some blood drawn to test for any markers that his kids should be aware of for their future health, and he suddenly died. It had been a rough month or two for Terry and his family, so at least the agony, if not the sadness, is over for them.

Dave Innes
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Craig, 

Sad news about Terry Lason via Dave Innes.


Don Martensen

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 Dave Innes,


I'm so sad. I feared this news might come, but had hoped for a happieer outcome.


Thanks for your thoughtfulness in letting us know.



Craig, 

Sad news about Terry Lason via Dave Innes.

Don Martensen


Terry Lason on the left at mini reunion in Saugatuck, Michigan



Terry Lason lower left hand corner

Terry Lason   Thom Cooper

Terry Laison MPHS Jan 66  is in some definite need of some help right now. He has Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer and is struggling. Any prayers and /or positive thoughts for him and his family would be greatly appreciated. He is a super awesome guy! Many thanks!


Thom Cooper (From Facebook)
Terry Lason <tlason@sbcglobal.net>

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Hi Terry,

"Super awesome guy" describes you perfectly!


I'm thinking of you, and sending loads of positive thoughts your way.

Don Martensen

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Terry, I see you are at Wrigley Field in this photo.
Let's hope the Cubs win it all this year for you.

Best wishes, John Meeks
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Thinking of and praying for you, Terry.  I hope that the medical personnel helping you are wise and helpful in all that they do for you.  'Hope you are at peace.

Janet Price
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Terry:

May you and your family derive great strength as you feel the love and prayers of your classmates.
Peace,


Barbara Schultz Rees
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Dear Terry,

May the Lord, our God, who watches over all His creatures with unfailing care, keep you in the safe embrace of His love. May He raise you up with His strong right hand and give you the strength of His own power. May He minister to you and heal you so that you might have the help you long for.  Per Christum Dominum nostrum...

Love,
Bob & Sheila Stevenson
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You are in our thoughts and prayers, Terry.

Craig Hullinger
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Hi Terry. We trust the thoughts and prayers of all your old and genuine friends are providing some comfort and support for you especially at this time.

Allen Carlson
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Dear Terry,


Thinking about you and sending prayers to you and your family.  As one of your classmates, I have great memories all the way back to Sutherland.

Blessings,


April Lais Wolf
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My thoughts and prayers are with you as you deal with this challenging time in your life. May the Holy Spirit wrap you and your family in love and comfort.

Sue Wiggins

Jan 66 Class 10th Reunion



Good looking crew. We had more hair back in the day


Jan 66 Class 10th Reunion





Thanks to John Meeks MPHS Jan 66 for sharing.


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Friday, May 6, 2016

We Were in High School Just a Few Years Ago


Centennial Concert Sunday June 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Hello Morgan Park Mustang Family!

We are just 1 month away from our Centennial Concert Sunday June 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM. With Guest Director and Guest Conductor our very own former MPHS faculty members "MS. MARY BURNS" and "MR. ROLAND DOUGHERTY"

All faculty, parents, students and alumni are invited to attend or participate.

We are looking forward to this concert, to date there are over 73 alumni scheduled to participate. Don't miss out, join us!

Please forward this email to everyone you know.

If you have not had an opportunity, please fill out this form:


Dress rehearsals are as follows:

Choir:
June 2 and 3 6:00 - 8:00 PM, Auditorium
June 4 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Auditorium

Band
June 4 Jazz Band 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, Auditorium
June 4 Concert Band 5:00 - 7:00 PM, Auditorium

Centennial Concert Sunday June 5, 2016 at 5:00 PM.


Katrina Richards





Thursday, May 5, 2016

Western South Dakota

Gorgeous pictures of mainly Western South Dakota taken from a low flying drone by Toby Brusseau.  It's 5.5 minutes long.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

White Sox and Cubs Have The Best Records in Baseball - Go Figure



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    White Sox
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    8:10 PM
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    Jul 27
    White Sox

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    8:05 PM
    Cubs

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