Thursday, November 5, 2015

I Put My Famous Downers Grove License Plate Frame To Work

Ever since joining a Downers Grove Facebook group I have been a little slow to update this blog. So I thought why don't I upload here what I have uploaded there? I have been taking photos of DG through an eBay purchased license plate frame. It seems to get some attention.
                    This is the original blacksmith shop on the corner of Maple and Main,
 A long oil train was passing in back of me so I was able to stand in the middle of Main St. for this photo.
                                 There was a string quartet playing during the recent art fair.
                                                                     Yes, ice cream!
                                                         The park district offices.
                           The biggest tree in Downers Grove, and maybe DuPage County.
                                                                 Our Post Office.
                                                   The world famous Tivoli movie theater.

Monday, September 21, 2015

The Downers Grove Post Office post card

I have been buying Downers Grove stuff on eBay for a long time. This post card of the Downers Grove Post Office showed up on eBay and I knew that I had to have it. For some strange reason this particular card was in Paris, France. How on earth did it get there. It wasn't sent. There is no stamp or message on the card. I asked the seller to take a picture with the card. He obliged.
I believe his name is Mercredi. He had just been let go by Xerox in France and was making a little money selling on eBay.

                                             This is the Post Office on 21 September, 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The 1976 Downers Grove 4th of July Parade

This home movie is almost 40 years old now. You might detect some cynicism as you watch it. The Vietnam War ended a year before. I survived it but over 58,000 others didn't. I guess I wasn't in the mood for a lot of flag waving and super patriotism.
July 4, 1976 a video.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Today, 27 May 2015 was a great day for cloud watching, period.

Some folks dislike parking decks. Ours is wonderful. Take the elevator to the top and see the world differently.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

"Someone You Should Know" Harry Porterfield and crew payed your's truly a visit.

Between the long mid-west winter and rotator cuff surgery I haven't posted in a while. However, the public relations angel payed me a visit a few weeks ago in the form of channel 2's award winning journalist, Harry Porterfield paying me a visit. Mr. Porterfield produces a segment on WBBM Chicago called, Someone You Should Know.  It did feel a little odd being on this end of the camera.

                    That's Camera man Mike, Harry Porterfield and me talking car videos.

                                           Maybe I should have kept my hat on my head.

   Mike, Harry and myself enjoying some video of the Downers Grove Friday Night Car Show

And this is the final result of that visit. It appeared on Friday the Third and on Monday the Sixth of April.
                 VIDEO From WBBM Chicago- Someone You Should KnowAlmost the big time... VIDEO
Almost the big time.... 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

A Leather Post Card from 1906

This is something I never knew existed. I guess leather post cards were all the rage a century ago. I'm guessing from this card that a fellow named Harry, way back in the summer of 1906 had a bit of a falling out with his girl friend Bertha. If you have a different slant on this please let us know what it is.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Winter can't be far away. Somehow all I can think about is, "Greetings From Downers Grove".

The stamped, "Greetings", announcement on this card is similar to that on earlier uploaded card.
Is it my imagination or does there seem to be a bit of poison in this greeting.

There have been other cards proclaiming the virtues of living in Downers Grove.

I really prefer card with a message on them but sometimes one just can't be picky. I actually did marry a girl from Downers Grove.


                                           There's nothing on the back of this card either.

I can't seem to be able to read cursive anymore. Are there any translators out there!!???