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Fire Museum will be on TV

I am trying to decide what to be for Halloween. Maybe Uncle Fester because of my bald head.

Mark your calendars! The TV show Chicago Fire used our Fire Museum of Greater Chicago, 5218 S. Western, in an episode that will air on Nov 7. I am definitely watching.

The museum holds a free open house the last Saturday of every month (except December) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The next one will be Oct. 27. Stop by for a great time. You will not only learn about fire history, but about Chicago history. The museum is jam-packed with antiques and memorabilia. I guarantee you will not be sorry.

National Take Back Day is Saturday, Oct. 27. This is the day you can turn in your unused prescription medications so they do not fall into the wrong hands.

There are quite a few places you can go to. There are too many to mention, but one location is the Chicago Lawn (8th) District Police headquarters, at 3420 W. 63rd St.

For more locations, visit cookcountymeds.org. Just type in your location and a list will pop up. I know I will be using it in the future.

The first-ever Lagunitas fundraiser that was held on Oct. 9 for St. Gall was a success. It raised more than $2,000 for the school scholarship fund.

The other day I had just about talked myself out of going to get a prescription at Osco because it was so coldÑbut I asked myself, ÒWhy put it off?”–so I went. It must have been fate, because when I was checking out who was in front of me but Rita and Bob Sodomski. It was so nice to see them.

If Bob ever gets bored and wants to come out of retirement he can get a job loading up cars with groceries. He was a big help and he even put my cart back for me.

Just a little note. I know it’s out of the neighborhood, but a lot of Gage Parkers shop at the Jewel-Osco on Archer and Mayfield. It is no longer a 24-hour store. They now close at 1 a.m. and reopen at 6 a.m.

Ray Munoz, I loved the mail I got from you and Kilroy! You bet your duppa I am Polish and you are right, I am tough! I will be kicking this cancer in the butt.

Happy belated birthday wishes are sent to Dave Wajda and James Bartke. I hope you both had great birthdays.

Linda Graca, I know it’s a little early but I do not know what the next couple of weeks will be like; so I want to wish you the best birthday! I am looking forward to many more breakfasts with you.

Say a little prayer for me.

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