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Summer rain showers freshen up the sultry humidity we have had for the third week in July 2017. The heavy rain cools the summer heat off the pavement. It started raining down on rush hour traffic and commuters after 5PM in the Windy City.

Gardenia C. Hung

Wednesday, 19 July 2017, Gardenia C. Hung, Edgewater by Lake Michigan, Chicago, Illinois 60660 USA

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During the month of July, the Edgewater Senior Center celebrates birthday anniversaries during the Golden Diner Senior Luncheon. On Tuesdays, there is a weekly Social Bingo Game after lunch.

Both D.C. and Richard Casino are celebrating their birthday anniversaries in July 2017.

Special Gourmet Key Lime Pie and Fresh Summer Fruit Are Healthy Birthday Desserts.

Baked Cookies Add To The Festivities During July 2017.

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Consulting Social Media Arts Communications

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, D.C. celebrated his 70th Birthday Anniversary with Fernando and Friends who gathered on the Terrace and sang "Classic Oldies But Goodies" songs with the Curbside Karaoke DJ from the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, 2010’s, etc.

On Sunday, the Parkview Community Church in Glen Ellyn does not seem so far away in DuPage County, Illinois. The Bible preacher Mike McDuffy may well be teaching Bible Study on Sundays; while Pastor Ray is still singing the Lord’s praises at the Parkview Community Church in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. In the year 2010, seven (7) years ago, I asked Mike, the Bible preacher to help me find my family, my Mother who had left me behind, and my youngest brother, who had moved to Chicago. I gave him my cellular telephone number then, 630-201-9055 with U.S. Cellular–which has been disconnected now since U.S. Cellular closed stores down in Chicago. The Bible Preacher did help me connect to my immediate family because some days afterwards, I got a mobile phone call from my youngest brother living in Chicago.

Seven (7) years ago, I commuted by the Metra West Line and Pace Suburban buses from the western suburbs in DuPage county to the urban metropolis surrounding Edgewater and Rogers Park by Lake Michigan using the CTA Red Line, Green Line, and the city buses on Broadway and Sheridan Road, northbound.

Both my Mother and youngest brother relocated by Loyola University Lake Shore Campus by the Edgewater community, around Lake Michigan in Illinois, USA.

My youngest brother arranged for me to meet him at McDonald’s near Granville and Broadway for lunch. He lived two (2) blocks away on Kenmore Avenue near Granville.

I was living in Villa Park, leasing an apartment in the Alex King Construction building on St. Charles Road and Harvard Avenue, near the Harvard Evangelical Free Church in Villa Park, Illinois. The suburban commute on the Pace Bus #313 or the Metra took more than 2.5 hours on public transportation.

Looking back now time has flown in seven (7) years. Time travel is moving faster as the years pass on, too fast, too quickly, too soon…

Now, I have been living seven (7) years in the Edgewater community, 48th Ward in Cook County, Illinois USA.

My youngest brother’s sports volleyball friends and team volleyball players around the Broadway Armory Park played a Volleyball League with the Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) which relocated him to the Edgewater community.

Since I met with my youngest brother in the Edgewater neighborhood, I have lost my Lombard home and real estate property assets and business equipment, electronics, gourmet cooking utensils, kitchen equipment, fashion clothing, computer-aided sewing machines, fitness exercise treadmills, photography cameras, digital video cybercamera etc. I have not been compensated for Lombard Criminal Disaster Roofing Water Damages and Losses. Where are the Compensation Cash Checks for Restoration, Restitution, and Recovery for me, Gardenia C. Hung-Wittler?

My new mobile cellular telephone number is 630-290-5445. Call to meet me in person to discuss the Lombard court settlement, cash compensation, restoration, restitution, and recovery for Gardenia C. Hung (Wittler) and the Company Communications Languages & Culture Inc. and the Estate of Mr. Roberto Hung Juris Doctor & Family.

Gardenia C. Hung


Stars and Stripes Shine Bright at Dunkin’ Donuts, Day and Night, 24/7, on Broadway, near Devon and Sheridan Road by Lake Michigan.#mydunkin

On the Fourth of July, Dunkin’ Donuts has fresh brewed Espresso early morning, when one gets the first cup of coffee, “like a morning kiss”. Dunkin’ Donuts makes the first morning call with a good cup of coffee and a toast to America for friends and lovers, on a wonderful Independence Day, July 2017. #mydunkin

America runs on Dunkin”. Drive-Thru 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and taste the difference when you have the best fresh roasted, brewed Espresso coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts.#mydunkin

On Independence Day, Dunkin’ Donuts is open for a coffee break and sweet donuts to brighten everyone’s national holiday celebration during a “pause café”. Assorted donuts, bagels, cookies, sandwiches, breakfast wraps are also available upon request from the cashier and attendants. Ask and order your favorite flavors to accompany your acquired taste for coffee.#mydunkin

The world of coffee is not wide nor wide enough. There are also summer fruit-flavored iced teas brewed at Dunkin’ Donuts and available for tea lovers, sandwiches, chips, etc.#mydunkin

Whether one drinks coffee as a time-honored practice in the past, present, future, or prefers organic herbal tea, sandwiches, Wake-Up with Bacon, Ham, Sausage,Turkey, Wraps, Hash Browns, Bagels, Panini, etc., Dunkin’ Donuts has your choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner.#mydunkin

America does run on Dunkin’
Donuts, 24/7! Celebrate July 4th with Dunkin’ Donuts festive red, white, blue colors on Independence Tuesday. #mydunkin

Gardenia C. Hung

After 5AM when McDonald’s opened this morning, the McDonald’s App is not working since the Wi-Fi is not connecting properly this Monday, July 3rd, 2017, at 5:22AM, Store #4650, 6231 N. Broadway in Chicago.

Due to McDonald’s Technical Support ErrorID#501-1419-09, the McDonald’s App for Deals is not working properly.

McDonald’s Customer Care has to help Customers early this Monday morning.

I hope that this Technical Error can be resolved right away before the 4th of July holiday on Independence Day.

Gardenia C. Hung

From: “Gardenia C. Hung” <ghungma>
Date: Jul 2, 2017 6:55 AM
Subject: A Family Time On Sundays

Ever since I can remember my childhood, there was a family time on Sundays, set by my Grandfather and Grandmother, as well as my great great grandfather and grandmother before my growing years in the family. My immediate and extended family all gathered on the weekends during Family Time–including adults, the old and the young children, babies, youth, and even the adopted children were included during Family Time.

Nowadays, my 79-year-old-Mother, her youngest son Robert S. Hung, my estranged spouse Nathan Scott Patriquin and others, friends or not, do not honor my Family Time with them on Sundays; even when I used to entertain some of them at home, cook for them, feed them; and even drive them to other places to take them home safely.

Why am I not allowed to see or talk to my relatives during my Family Time on Sundays? There is not even a phone call for me to talk to my family nor even an email or a written note nor an invitation for me to visit them.

Gardenia C. Hung

On July 1st, the word for a Super Summer comes to mind… It is extraordinary that half of the year 2017 is already gone… Is it Christmas in July, for some people? Yes, others celebrate the whole month of July having planned for a super summer in 2017. Outdoor fireworks displays and indoor cooling centers are part of the plan. Choose your own.

Canada Day starts off on the first of the month with a national holiday for our northern neighbors, following Roberts Point in British Columbia for the border between the United States of America and Canada.

Two days after, the USA nation begins festivities for the American Independence Day on the Fourth of July, an American holiday for everyone in this nation. Booming, razzle dazzling fireworks, outdoor music concerts, parades, patriotic and historic celebrations at the Chicago History Museum beginning at 10AM on Clark Street and North Avenue, in Lincoln Park.

On July 14th, Bastille Day, France and francophones around the world unanimously uphold the motto for Freedom, Equality, and Fraternity–in French, let’s just say that it is about supporting and defending “Liberté”, ” Egalité”, “Fraternité”. The Lycée Français à Chicago is eager to host Bastille Day in the year 2017.

Birthdays in July take place throughout the sultry, hot, seventh month. More reason to celebrate on the President’s date of birth.

The Taste of Chicago kicks off in July also with the epicurean taste for exotic food at Grant Park, simultaneously with Senior Day participation at Millennium Park Senior Pavilion on Thursday, July 6th.

The secrets of Super Aging gracefully are unraveled by the Edgewater Village in Chicago. Loyola University is discussing out loud how today’s seniors are learning how to become Super Seniors taught by the Loyola Community Nursing Center every Thursday in July from 12:30PM to 1:30PM. The aging process is the basis for a longitudinal study in gerontology inspired by Mather LifeWays at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church and the Edgewater Presbyterian Church in the historic Bryn Mawr district.

“What’s Your Story?” Everyone is ready to hear from you on Thursday, July 6th, 6PM to 7PM. Renowned author and story teller Carol LaChapelle welcomes your story in her circle of community voices.

Perhaps, it is more about individuals Acting out a plot as theatre performers do during a Thespian exercise in stage representation and interpretation of character roles in a monologue.

Or is it rather a matter of embarking on a local wildlife safari, on a hot, sultry summer day in July, at the Brookfield Zoo in Maywood, also known as the urban jungle of the West Side story, hosted by the 24th District Police Sergeant Sisk. Be ready for a long walking trek, not for the faint hearted nor the disabled. Pack your lunch box and be prepared to brave the urban jungle wildlife at the Brookfield Zoo. It is a July Lottery Raffle only for 40 people on a chartered bus. Do not come all at once.

The Greek Fest at St. Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church takes place on July 8-9, 2017 on Sheridan Road and Hollywood.

How about a July Cookout Luncheon hosted by Mather Lifeways for All American hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, entrées, salad, beverages, dessert, etc.?

Even the lonely celebrate a hot, sultry summer in July 2017, in the Edgewater community by Lake Michigan.

Staycations are here to stay on the first day of July 2017. Some people would rather “not go.” While others prefer to get away and fly out of the Windy City at the beginning of the sultry summer heat, on the first day of July 2017.

Gardenia C. Hung


The Edgewater Village emailed invitations for the monthly Social Luncheon Meeting
at Moody’s Pub on Wednesday, 28 June 2017, across from the Broadway Armory Park. The invitation was open and required a return response RSVP, "Répondez s’il vous plait", in order to have the number of persons interested in attending the Edgewater Village Social Luncheon today. Debbie wanted to attend this Edgewater Village Social Luncheon after the regular Senior Golden Diner Lunch at the Senior Center today. When she reminded me about this social gathering, I told I would go with her, in spite of the heavy rain showers. I went to get my purple umbrella to protect Debbie and me from the sultry summer rain under the deep purple umbrella.

After Debbie and I walked across Broadway, towards Moody’s Pub, the distance decreased and the social luncheon became a real event, not just an email invitation. Amazingly, there were more people seated at the tables than was expected. Ginger was pleasantly surprised. Some people had decided to attend this event who had not responded by email–more tables were pulled up to join the other Edgewater Village people already seated at the table. There were more people to come as the time drew near the meeting.

It was a good reason to meet at Moody’s Pub with the Edgewater Village on Wednesday, 28 June 2017, 12PM to 2PM, before the Independence Day Holiday.

Gardenia C. Hung, M.A., B.A.
Consulting Social Media Arts Communications

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