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Neighbors’ names are set in stone

I previously mentioned that the new sidewalks in the neighborhood are now complete. I have to chuckle to myself when I take a walk around the neighborhood. It appears a few of the neighbors have written their names and dates in the fresh cement.

I received a phone message from Mr. Wish Kucik, who lives on Kilpatrick. He left some favorite memories of Mount Pindos restaurant that I had written about a few weeks ago.

He mentioned how the original Mount Pindos was on the corner of Archer and Pulaski and the night shift waitress, Gracie, always did a great job.

Louie, the owner, made his ice cream in the early days. I remember that because as a child, my family on a hot weekend day would have ice cream sundaes from Mount Pindos. They were delicious. Thanks for the memories.

That phone message led my husband and I to reminisce about other restaurants along Pulaski, such as the Green Light at 5315 S. Pulaski. My first neighbor, Tony, loved their corned beef sandwiches. For breakfast the Green Light had awesome steak and eggs.

Robert had to bring up Little Bit O’Magic, 6139 S. Pulaski. Izzy Rizzy’s magic shop was right next door. Michael Rzeminski studied ventriloquism and performed at his club on Pulaski. He embarked on a successful career in the Midwest and Las Vegas. We would go there for food, drinks and a good time.

But I also remember going with some gal friends (their names I will not mention) to the male revue held at Little Bit O’Magic. It was held during a weeknight, maybe Wednesday if memory serves me. Making it quite hard to report to work the next morning.

My family sits on our porch every day with the lawn chairs under the shade tree. We know just about every dog that passes by. But what we have been noticing lately is that cars that go by will stop and wave to us. These are people we don’t know; they just wave to be nice. That is a nice feeling. So please stop by if you’re on 57th Place and wave to us!

Happy 30th anniversary to Ken and Jennifer Mech. They celebrated on June 9, but it is never to late to say Congratulations! Also, they both welcomed their granddaughter, Charlotte Ray. Nikki and Tom are the proud parents.

St. Bruno Parish welcomes the Rev. Andrew Bartos as their new pastor. Best wishes to him.

Happy birthday to Sister Barbara from St. Turibius Parish on the 13th.

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