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Christmas lies straight ahead

By Karen Sala

Your correspondent in Gage Park

(773) 471-1429 • [email protected]

There’s one more week until Christmas. I hope you have all your shopping and wrapping finished. This is supposed to be a time of peace and love, yet people are crabbier and meaner than ever.

Temperatures like these in December scare me. One day it can be 60 degrees, and the next day you might have snow up to your knees–if not higher.

COVID-19 is still alive, well and getting stronger. Please be careful when getting together with family and friends. Wash your hands frequently, wear a mask and stay out of crowded situations.

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You still have time to stop by the Gage Park Latinx Council, 2711 W. 51st St., from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today for coffee and books at the Free Holiday Library.

St. Gall’s Bowling Bears are doing great. Continued success!

The Little Library located on 56th Street, near the entrance to the Gage Park playground, is fully stocked with new titles for your reading enjoyment. Take a walk with the kids to find a new bedtime read. One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get rid of stuff. I have had the same resolution for about five years now, and it hasn’t worked. One thing for sure: I’m really am going to take books and magazines to the Little Library.

If you plan on stopping by the Gage Park Branch Library, 2807 W. 55th St., please call to verify if it is open. The phone number is (312) 747-0032.

Now that you can watch any movie any time you want, it’s not as exciting as waiting a whole year to watch It’s a Wonderful Life or some of my other favorite Christmas movies like White Christmas, The Bells of St. Mary’s, Come to the Stable and so many more. Some new Christmas movies are OK, but the oldies are the ones I like. Nowadays it has to be instant gratification. I think you miss out on something you got from anticipation.

The other day in my Facebook memories, Windy City Live popped up. My cousin and a friend went to a taping, and while we were in line we struck up a conversation with another woman. Long story short, it turned out she lived a few blocks from me. It was the first time I met Carmen Thompson. Just proves it’s a small world after all.

Congratulations to Bryan Thompson on bowling another 300.

Merry Christmas, everyone.

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