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Old 04-29-2019, 10:13 AM
 
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Sounds like the tornado(or one of a series) that hit Oak Lawn and wiped out the roller rink as well as a lot of other stuff. Killed 33 people. Was a bad day for sure.

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I remember one winter around the mid 60's the street were frozen over completely and I literally ice skated across several street unabated. What seemed like a nice long bike ride to the steel mill areas was fascinating too. I even remember one Friday late afternoon there was a tornado just west of the Manor that took out trees big time with tons of branches everywhere and some folks had tiles blown off their roofs. That was both scary and exciting.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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Yup I believe that was the one.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:54 PM
 
Location: South Side
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Yo Manigault. All one has to do is read or listen to Chicago's news.
No, I can look out my door. Or ask the white guy across the street from me.

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Sadly the "Manor" is a far cry from days of old.
Sic transit gloria mundi, bud. 'Leave it to Beaver' is over everywhere.

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it's reputation was gained for a credible reason.
Reputation is opinion. You should go with empiricism.

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I'm sure you're a good and decent person indeed. In no way a member of the gangs that infested that neighborhood. They are by far the reason for it's demise.
There are gangs everywhere in Chicago but the Manor is not really an infested or 'controlled' area.

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Bensley Park and several others seem to be a gathering place of the trouble that has plagued your neighborhood.
How do you know? I am close enough to there to hear what is going on. It is pretty quiet; not really a gathering place.

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A quick visit over to Youtube will reveal your trouble makers and their sick videos of how they love to fight and cause trouble.
That video is years old. It is not today's reality.

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Our move was timed rather perfectly. My High School days on the North Shore were great and nothing but enjoying. Sorry if there are folks out there that don't have that option.
Sorry for your troubles. I could relate my experiences being set upon by white dudes in the sixties but war stories can be very irrelevant. Better we deal with current happenings.
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Old 04-29-2019, 05:15 PM
 
Location: South Side
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Who knows.......maybe a book will come out of all this.
Check: https://www.chicagojewishnews.com/20...th-shore-high/

https://www.chicagojewishnews.com/20...sh-south-side/

https://louisrosen.com/the_south_side_book__stage/

Pied Piper of South Shore
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:35 PM
 
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Thanks for those links. That was a real step back in time. So many of those experiences mimic mine with my dad and grandfather as well. Yeah the South Side will always take up a part of my memory no doubt about it. But I much prefer to remember it as indeed it was.
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Old 02-11-2021, 04:05 PM
 
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I remember living in Jeffrey Manor in the 60s. Bennie's candy store, Luella, Our Lady Gate of Heaven, Sol's Drug Store (Rosie at the counter). Years later I became a writer and wrote a short dark comic play about Richard Speck that was well reviewed in the Chicago Tribune.

-- Dwight Okita

[url]www.DwightOkita.com[/url]
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Old Today, 08:50 PM
 
Location: South Side
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I remember living in Jeffrey Manor in the 60s. Bennie's candy store, Luella, Our Lady Gate of Heaven, Sol's Drug Store (Rosie at the counter).
The archdiocese just closed Our Lady Gate of Heaven. Too few remaining parishioners.
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