This blog has helped several people find old friends. It has even helped cousins find each other. It has helped me find friends going back to nursery school. It has especially helped me make a lot of new friends. All of which I’m very thankful for.
Now, I’d like to help one of the many people I’ve met through this blog, Barbara Glick Kalinsky. She would like to find her grade school best friend, Lenore Whalen.
Leonore and Barbara went to Hibbard Elementary School in Albany Park and were in the same first grade class. Lenore would be in her 70s now. If anyone has information, please drop me a note via the contact form.
Readers from Albany Park and Hollywood Park: If you don’t recognize Barbara’s name: you probably remember her family’s businesses. Her mother owned the very popular Rochelle’s lunchroom across from Von Steuben High School. Her father, Charles Glick, had a fruit and vegetable store, Glick’s, across on Bryn Mawr across from Peterson School.
Barbara’s kept in touch with a group of girlfriends from her Von Steuben High School class of ’55 club, the Vees. They meet regularly and even included me in one of their luncheons. They shared many memories and favorite hangouts, but I couldn’t take good notes–too much fun! But I did take some photos of their scrapbooks. Enjoy!
Photo credits: Thanks to Linda Schub for the photograph of our neighborhood gang, the 5900 block of Central Park and Drake, 1964. Thanks to Barbara Kalinsky for sharing her photographs with me and belated thanks for the lovely brunch.
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