Found Memories – Life on a VHS Panasonic

By cjp / April 12, 2021 /

Story by Vedran Residbegovic My sister and I did some spring cleaning this morning and we found my dad’s old VHS-C Panasonic camera, 1989 or 1990 vintage. Dad bought it during a trip to Amsterdam for a veterinary conference in 1990, our first ever trip abroad. Back home in Sarajevo, dad started filming typical home…

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Pappouli’s Family Diner

By admin / March 23, 2021 /

Story by Elena Petrovich My great grandfather, August Karras, was born in 1903 in Tripolis, Greece. He immigrated to south Chicago around 1922. After marrying and having two daughters, he was naturalized in 1943. “Gus” eventually owned a small, family-run diner, The Marquette Fountain, in The Bush neighborhood. He did everything from dishes, to cooking,…

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From Russia (Belarus) to South Lawndale

By admin / March 22, 2021 /

Story by Lauren Deutsch My great grandparents David and Minnie Taitsch (pictured) emigrated to Chicago from Russia (now Belarus) in 1907. A few months after David arrived, Minnie followed with their three remaining children, our grandfather among them. They settled in South Lawndale. Older children had been sent in earlier years, including Rose, whose story…

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Dorothea from “The Annies”

By admin / March 17, 2021 /

Story by Jennifer Dunne We live in Edgewater Glen in the house that has been the Dunne Family home since 1972. Although it was built in 1908, there has only been one other family to have lived in this house prior. The home was purchased the year my husband was born. Both our families have…

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