As we are all now firmly in the grip of middle age, I find it is very meaningful to hear from you guys. It brings back many memories of those days long ago and far away in Palos. It seems like only yesterday I was driving around the backroads of our town in my Dad's Rambler American, smoking Marlboro Reds and drinking Old Style. (My son will not be reading this). Remember when I managed to get that car stuck on a green at Oak Hills Country Club in the middle of winter? As I recall, it was Chick Enesser who came out of nowhere to pull my car out of there and save me from certain punishment at the hands of the golf gestopo. It was interesting to hear about Chick Enesser and Wally Cook working together at the Mount Prospect Park Dist. The main thing I remember about Wally was his proclivity for petty theft, especially involving things from my bedroom. Whatever he has of mine, tell him to give it back or I'll have a nasty story appear in the Mount Prospect newspaper.
Anyway, back to cars and driving around. I vividly remember Wes tooling around in that VW bug and later sporting a Honda Motorcycle. I always thought that was kind of cool. If I had a motorcycle I would have most assuredly killed myself, probably somewhere on Dearwood Drive. I can't recall a George vehicle in those days but I do remember about 4 different cars being parked in the driveway. Don't ask me why I want to dwell on cars. I guess its nostolgic and driving around was the primary form of amusement in Palos.
I was very sad to hear about Duane Palmer. Many memories come to mind when I think of him. He was a good guy and alot of fun to be around.
As for me, I can't complain. I have done many things. Some very well and others very badly. But I'm still moving forward with hope for the future. Life for all of us still contains many possibilities, even if we are becoming a little long in the tooth. Maureen, Matt (age 13, 8th grade) and I have a home in La Canada, CA which is situated below the foothills north of Pasadena and Glendale. I'm in advertising at the present time and Maureen remains the chief prosecutor for the City of Los Angeles. Had she known me in high school, we never would have married. As the saying goes, I married up. Matt is doing great. He is a much better athlete than I was, which I realize is not high praise but, he actually is a pretty good pitcher. He is already over 5'6" and it won't be long before he passes his ole man. I can still kick his ass though. Take very good care and please keep in touch.....Sky