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Vax injection was easy-peasy

February left us like a lamb. March arrived like a lamb. We have lots of things to celebrate this month, such as Daylight Savings Time, St. Joseph’s and St. Patrick’s Day and spring. We will get to those in a few weeks.

While making the appointment for my husband’s vaccine proved to be a small hurdle, his taking the injection was easy-peasy with just a slightly sore arm the next day. It turns out he received the Pfizer version. We shall see how round two goes for him in the next few weeks.

As for me, I would never want to give up a single day of my life to be older, but being in Phase 2 for the vaccine is causing me anxiety and impatience. Of course, I want all those who truly are in the most needed groups to receive their doses first. But I can’t imagine how all of us age 16 and over are going to get appointments in late May. That is a huge group of people; and considering it was difficult for the 65 and over group to score an appointment, best wishes to us in Phase 2.

I have two Happy Belated Birthdays to wish. One goes out to Mr. Bob Long, on Feb. 25, from Peck Elementary School. Mr. Long has taught at Peck for quite the while, dating back to the days when both my husband and I served as community representatives for the local school council (LSC). I have fond memories of those days and the staff, including Principal Dave Domovic and Vice Principal Mrs. Gordon along with the fellow LSC members. Since losing contact with a bunch of those folks from the council, I wonder how they are.

The other birthday wish goes out to the best mailman in the world, Gabriel, from Feb. 27. Happy Birthday on March 7 to Maria Zubek from the Garfield Ridge area, whom I met and became friends with along with her sister, Grace, through our cousin, Pat.

Living two blocks from Pulaski Road, I can’t believe I failed to mention Casimir Pulaski Day celebrated in Illinois on the first Monday in March, this year March 1. He is praised for his contribution in the U.S. military, the American Revolution and is known as the father of the American cavalry.

As for Pulaski Road, it is exactly five miles west of State Street at 4000 West. It was originally named 40th Avenue and then renamed to Crawford Avenue in 1913. This name lasted until 1935 when it was renamed Pulaski Road. Crawford Avenue still does exist further north and south.

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