Tag Archives: Chicago

Homecoming

HOMECOMING By Sam Garfield May 7, 1955 (Chicago) –In all likelihood Mrs. Margaret Kelly Clark will arrive at the train station early, well before Bud. You see, five years ago her son left for Korea, and today he’s coming home. … Continue reading

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Skywatcher

SKYWATCHER By Sam Garfield Feb 25, 1958 (Edgewater Beach Hotel) –What’s it been, four months since the Russians launched their first Sputnik? Four months –shorter than a baseball season; one semester of school; about the proper amount of time to … Continue reading

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Winds of Change

WINDS OF CHANGE By Sam Garfield Oct. 11, 1957 (Chicago) –A nice walk on a crisp afternoon in autumn is a good way to clear your mind. On a recent stroll in my neighborhood I stopped by a schoolyard to … Continue reading

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Building Memories

BUILDING MEMORIES By Sam Garfield Feb. 8, 1958 (Chicago) – There’s something hypnotic about a February snow. I’m watching the city fall under its spell from my fourth-floor office window. Traffic crawls. And it’s slow moving for pedestrians on the … Continue reading

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Cocktail Hour

COCKTAIL HOUR By Sam Garfield Oct. 20, 1957 (Chicago) – For some it’s a siren’s call; a late afternoon ritual for others. Cocktail Hour — when time stands still. Heading to your favorite bar in the soft glow of an … Continue reading

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Playing Hooky

PLAYING HOOKY By Sam Garfield April 16, 1958  (Comiskey Park) –I took in the White Sox-Tigers game at Comiskey Park yesterday. There’s nothing better for the soul than to ditch the office and head out to the ballpark on a … Continue reading

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Mind Games

MIND GAMES By Sam Garfield Aug. 1, 1956 (The Human Mind)—If she were the guest on TV’s What’s My Line, how would she sign in? Bridey Murphy? Or…Virginia Tighe? Or…Ruth Simmons? It all began at a neighborhood party in 1952, … Continue reading

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