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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I can't recall the name of the street. Does "Colorado Avenue" ring a bell?
    Sure, I lived a bunch of years on Kentucky just around the corner, when my brother Andrew was born I stayed for a day and half with a family on Colorado, it was the first time I ever remember seeing a dishwasher, I was impressed.
    I regret that, in our attempt to establish some standards, we didn't make them stick, we couldn't find a way to pass them on to another generation, really.<<<<<<<Walter Cronkite

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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Sure, I lived a bunch of years on Kentucky just around the corner, when my brother Andrew was born I stayed for a day and half with a family on Colorado, it was the first time I ever remember seeing a dishwasher, I was impressed.
    Boulevard? Two-story houses?
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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Boulevard? Two-story houses?
    Nope.
    I regret that, in our attempt to establish some standards, we didn't make them stick, we couldn't find a way to pass them on to another generation, really.<<<<<<<Walter Cronkite

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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Nope.
    Then it's not the right one. Thanks anyway.
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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Nope.
    Harlem Boulevard looks like the right one.
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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Sure, I lived a bunch of years on Kentucky just around the corner, when my brother Andrew was born I stayed for a day and half with a family on Colorado, it was the first time I ever remember seeing a dishwasher, I was impressed.
    Greetings, Hawkeye10.

    The place that most impressed me when visiting on a trip as a child was staying at a house owned by friends of my parents in Richmond, Virginia that had an original cannonball on the floor that had gone through the wall of their home during the Civil War! The local Historical Society had put them on a list of historical sites, and I was a duly impressed youngster that my parents knew such famous people - the cannonball was just additional icing on the cake! The other thing about that trip was how very hot it was - living in NE Ohio I had never seen streets that bubbled from the heat before, and us kids were warned not to go near the street! I still remember that particular vacation trip out of all the places they took us over the years.....

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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    When I was a boy (1950's-60's) my parents had good friends who lived in Rockford. They had a big house on a tree-lined boulevard. Coming from my small southern Indiana town, I remember being impressed when we visited.
    It was the machine tool capital of the US until the 80's. IIRC, they were also known for screw machines and furniture. Those days are long gone, of course.

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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye10 View Post
    Rockford was in big trouble before the mass export of its jobs in the 80's, so much so that in 1974-75 under new Mayor Mcgaw a lot of us were wearing giant "ROCKY PRIDE!" buttons. We just could never get over the loss of the Elm Trees. Then there were the massive strikes of the 70's too.
    Resurgence now is as a bedroom community for Chicago's booming far NW suburbs.

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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    It was the machine tool capital of the US until the 80's. IIRC, they were also known for screw machines and furniture. Those days are long gone, of course.
    IIRC the male half of the friend couple was an executive with US Steel.
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    Re: The Disaster which is Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Pretty good article here dissecting the current situation. I guess, you could say this is what happens when Democrats run amok.

    https://www.gty.org/library/question...s-it-important



    Whoops
    I think that link is wrong? I get a religious page, some bible thing. What is biblical discernment and why is it important?
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