September 4, 2014

Forty-three years ago, I attended Avondale Elementary School on Kedzie Avenue, between Wellington and George Streets, while I was living with my parents at Mrs. Marie Palmer’s, located at 2930 North Albany Avenue. I started Elementary School with the sixth-grade class at Miss Honeywood’s homeroom in Chicago, Illinois 60618 USA.

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Mrs. Marie Palmer was my first landlady and friend when  I used to live in Chicago, near Avondale Elementary Public School on Kedzie Avenue between Wellington and George Streets.  Marie Palmer was the widow of an Illinois Veterans who had fought during WWII.  She worked at the Civic Opera  on Wacker Drive and Madison St. as Executive Administrative Assistant.  Mrs. Marie Palmer introduced me to the Grace Lutheran Church Ice Cream Social during the summers—she was German-American and had two adult children:  Lilly Palmer, a Hollywood actress who starred in the classic film “The Little Foxes” and a son.  Lilly Palmer lived in Colombia as the wife of a famous physician doctor with family.

Mrs. Marie Palmer retired from the Civic Opera and sold her grey house to my Mother with a $1,000 cash down deposit at 2930 North Albany Street between Wellington and George Streets.  Afterwards, Marie Palmer moved to…

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