The Best is Yet to Come

Today’s scrapbook discovery is a postcard someone sent me years ago. It seems like so many people I love are feeling like they’re at an important transition point in their lives. Here’s a reminder that the stress of transition is worth the joy of an even brighter future.

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35 Year Time Warp

So yesterday I posted an old photo I found from the 80s of my dad, a couple of my brothers, and me – standing on Chicago’s Wacker Drive in front of the Chicago River. A bunch of you seemed to like the throwback – and commented on all the changes. It prompted me to walk down to that exact spot…

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Chicago River Transformation Quiz

Today’s scrapbook discovery is this throwback photo of my dad, brothers Mick & Kevin, with the Chicago River as our backdrop. That’s the Wrigley Building directly behind us. So for all you Chicago architecture buffs- can you name all the changes that have taken place since this mid-80s photo?

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The Glory of Growing Grass

Today’s discovered treasure is from 25+ years ago. When my kids were little I used to GROW their Easter basket grass from seed. (That’s real, grass-growing-in-dirt in that there photo). I don’t know what I was thinking – but I’ll bet one thing: at least one of my children will do the same for their kiddos someday. And that is…

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My Golden Road Map

I’ve been going through an old box of memories. This was on the top of the box. A good life road map, don’t you think? (And a perfect reminder for parents in the thick of the tougher years…).  

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