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- From: "Structuralist" <dennis.wish(--nospam--at)verizon.net>
- Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 14:20:38 -0700
Sorry, I'm from the Larry Bird days with the Bull's and am not actually a sports fan. I quit when Ernie Banks retired from the Cubs and tickets were still $0.50 or $0.75 for us bleacher bums. I really enjoyed baseball in Chicago when I was a kid. The local park district took us to Cub's Park (Comiskey Park - White Sox's was too dangerous since it was around 36th street). We went by bus, the fumes were enough to choke us and Cub's park was really a dirty place to go. But when the game started, the magic began and the park came to a life of its own. People crowded the roof-tops across from the park or those who were fortunate enough to have an apartment above the bars sat back on easy chairs to watch the game for free. The bars, charged an additional fee for those who came to drink and watch the game. Hot dogs were terrible, but the best in the world when combined with a baseball game. At the time, you could buy a bag of hot peanuts in the shell, Cub's flags and other memorabilia and of course a program where you could score each player. I used to think the outfield was the smallest until my wife brought me home a Cub's Program from 1950. I compared players and field size. She found it at a garage sale and got it for free. Although this was the year I was born, I was not familiar with the players or managers (or team owners) at the time - still, it was a great booklet to review. Don't misunderstand - I found my home in the desert, but nothing can change my childhood or later years when I discovered the foods that Chicago is known for. You have to try it before criticizing it. On a last note - my father worked for the family business on 22nd and Halstead (just west of Halsted). Before the Kennedy Expressway was finished, he had to take the Outter Drive (Lake Shore Drive) home. There were hot dog vendors pushing carts on the last exist of the Outter Drive at Foster Street. He used to stop and pick up Hot Dogs and Fries and bring them home for dinner. Many of these vendors became Big Herms, Poochies, Flukies and other very famous Chicago Dog resturants. You can't erase these memories and the snap and taste of these dogs will never be forgotten - nor will the special days that dad brought home Hot Dogs in a paper sack back around 1953 or later when we moved to Skokie in 1954. They were special times for me and if I can share a little bit of fond memories of Chicago with many of you, it's my pleasure. Dennis -----Original Message----- From: Gerard Madden, PE [mailto:gmadden(--nospam--at)attbi.com] Sent: Tuesday, October 08, 2002 11:16 PM To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org Subject: RE: Was [Charlie Carters response to Building Codes Online?] Now: Chicago Food Specialties near AISC offices DA BEARS, DITKA, DA BULLS, DITKA .... How far is the nearest McDonalds from Charlie's office? They've got the best fries... What about the place Ferris Buehler went to as Abe Froeman "The Sausage king of Chicago" (Le Chic)? And what about a handicapped accessible place for Bill Polhemus with the local Rush affiliate playing over PA system? The greatest thing about Chicago was when the 49ers kicked DA BEARS ass in the "BEAR WEATHER" in the late 80's playoff game. :>) -gerard Santa Clara, CA GO GIANTS ! ******* ****** ******* ******** ******* ******* ******* *** * Read list FAQ at: http://www.seaint.org/list_FAQ.asp * * This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers * Association of Southern California (SEAOSC) server. To * subscribe (no fee) or UnSubscribe, please go to: * * http://www.seaint.org/sealist1.asp * * Questions to seaint-ad(--nospam--at)seaint.org. Remember, any email you * send to the list is public domain and may be re-posted * without your permission. Make sure you visit our web * site at: http://www.seaint.org ******* ****** ****** ****** ******* ****** ****** ********
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