Monthly Archives: February 2021

LENTEN RETREAT

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TOWERING CHICAGO

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FROSTED

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RUBY’S FUNERAL

BONNIE “RUBY” ROCHETTOEULOGYBY CHARLES MCKELVYMaggiano’s Little ItalySchaumburg, IllinoisTUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017 Let’s just cut to the chase and call her Ruby, and, Ruby, we all know you liked to say of yourself: “I did not recognize my beauty.”Ruby, we are … Continue reading

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THE RETURN OF PANDY

When my buddy Ren Bartlett and I were little boys, in the South Shore neighborhood of Chicago in the early 1950s, our mothers, Lu Bartlett and Hannah McKelvy, bought us stuffed panda bears that we, and countless baby boomers like … Continue reading

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WAR STORY

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CABIN FEVER

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WINTER REFLECTION

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UP A TREE

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TRAVEL BY TWO

Travels with Charley:Travel by Twoby Charles McKelvy We are not meant to walk alone.Case in point: On a splendid fall day last November, Mark Barrett of Battle Creek, Mich., and your faithful Harbert-Michigan-based correspondent, met in Sawyer, Mich. and drove … Continue reading

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DOE WHITE

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POLAR EXPRESSIONS

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MARDI GRAS IN MICHIGAN

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FEBRUARY CHRISTMAS CARD

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TRAVEL BY LAND

You knew where this was going to land, right?Of course, I would conclude my travel triology—Travel by Water, Travel by Air, and Travel by—Land. Yes, Travel by Land.We are land-based mammals, and our natural means of locomotion is walking. Upright … Continue reading

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SNOW TRAINS

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OWLIE THE WEATHER OWL

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TROPHY CASE

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BARE, NEKKED LADY

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BIRTHDAY PARTY

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SO MICHIGAN!!

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BIRTHDAY GIRL

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OUT BASKET

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FEBRUARY SUNSET

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CROSSING GUARD

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RAILWAY

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SNOW CAT

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NO SWIMMING TODAY

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