WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE: HISTORICAL PHOTOS OF CHICAGO AND TORONTO LOCATIONS PLUS SOME OTHER PLACES, HISTORICAL PHOTOS OF THE CHUCKMAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AND MANY OBSERVATIONS ABOUT LARGER EVENTS AND CHANGES UNDERWAY DURING THE PERIOD COVERED BY THE PHOTOS   Leave a comment

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NUNS IN QUEEN’S PARK TORONTO DURING A HEAVY SNOWFALL – 1966 OR 1967 – A JOHN CHUCKMAN IMAGE

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Posted July 15, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

CHUCKY AT SOUTH SHORE HIGH SCHOOL CHICAGO – A CARTOON DONE FOR MS BRESLIN’S ENGLISH CLASS ON THE SUBJECT OF SATIRE BASED ON THE POLICE SCANDAL THEN GOING ON (1960) WHICH LED TO THE APPOINTMENT OF ORLANDO WILSON AS POLICE COMMISSIONER – A JOHN CHUCKMAN IMAGE   Leave a comment

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JOHN CHUCKMAN IN THE LIVING ROOM (BACK WINDOW IS THE DINETTE – THOSE APARTMENTS WERE SMALL) OF OUR APARTMENT BUILDING AT 7904 ESSEX AVE 3RD FLOOR SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – ALPERT’S DELI WAS DOWNSTAIRS ON THE CORNER – I HAVE MY BONDS BLUE SUIT ON (MY FIRST SUIT) AND I’M WEARING MY BELOVED CONTINENTAL TIE WHICH I UNDOUBTEDLY WORE TO A FRAZZLE OVER A COUPLE OF YEARS – THOSE WINDOWS LOOK DOWN AT THE WHITE CASTLE ACROSS ESSEX AT 79TH – I LOVED THOSE LITTLE ONION-COATED HAMBURGERS – I REMEMBER A FEW TIMES ON A WEEKEND DAY GETTING A FEW OF THEM AND SOME COFFEE AND WALKING OVER TO RAINBOW BEACH TO WATCH THE SUNRISE AND SKETCH IT WITH COLORED PENCILS – 1961 – A JOHN CHUCKMAN IMAGE   Leave a comment

CHICKY CONINENTALTIE 1961

HERE’S SOME OF WHAT I MEAN (BELOW) ABOUT ALWAYS BUILDING GARDENS – I WAS ESPECIALLY PROUD OF THIS LITTLE GARDEN I PUT IN NEAR BOTTOM OF THE DRIVEWAY OF OUR TOWNHOUSE ON BROWN STREET AT PORT DOVER ONTARIO (ON A BLUFF RIGHT ABOVE LAKE ERIE) – I HAD SEEN ROPE-WRAPPED PYLONS USED HERE AND THERE AS A DECORATING MOTIF, SAY, IN FRONT OF A HOUSE AND I WANTED TO USE THE IDEA IN A GARDEN – I HAD TO SEARCH AROUND QUITE A BIT FOR SOME SUITABLE ROUND TIMBER – I CUT EACH SET SO THERE WAS A DESCENDING HEIGHT PATTERN WITH THE THREE ELEMENTS IN EACH PYLON – I WRAPPED THEM WITH HEAVY ROPES AND STAINED PYLONS AND ROPES IN TWO SHADES OF GRAY STAIN – THE PYLONS ARE ACTUALLY QUITE LONG FOR STABILITY IN THE GROUND SO I FOUND MYSELF AGAIN DIGGING DEEP IN BUILDERS’ FILL OF CLAY AND ROCKS – I CUT A SHAPE AROUND THEM IN THE SOIL SUGGESTING A POND AND FILLED THAT WITH “POTATO STONE” – THE PLANTS CONSISTED OF A BEAUTIFUL HYDRANGEA (HERE IN BLOOM) AND A FEW TALL JAPANESE GRASSES – I LOVED THE FINISHED GARDEN – IT WAS UNIQUE AND HANDSOME AND I WISH I HAD A BETTER PHOTO BUT I DON’T – A JOHN CHUCKMAN IMAGE   Leave a comment

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CHUCKY’S LITTLE EVERGREEN GARDEN IN THE BACK YARD OF OUR CONDO AT DUKE AND QUEEN IN HAMILTON ONTARIO – EVEN THE PAVING WAS MY DESIGN THOUGH I DIDN’T DO THE WORK – THE GARDEN WENT THROUGH MANY ITERATIONS OVER TEN YEARS BECAUSE THE SOIL WAS GODAWFUL BUILDER’S FILL, NOT ONLY VERY HARD TO DIG INTO BUT LETHAL OVER A LITTLE TIME TO MANY PLANTS WITH ITS LACK OF DRAINAGE – EARLY ON I HAD A ROW OF GORGEOUS RHODIES WHICH BLOSSOMED BRILLIANT PINK ALONG THE FENCE BUT THEY DID NOT SURVIVE LONG – I DID SOME SOIL REMEDIATION BUT THERE WAS NO REAL SOLUTION SHORT OF HAVING A BACKHOE DIG THE WHOLE THING UP FOR A FEW FEET DOWN WHICH WAS IMPOSSIBLE IN THE SPACE – THE TREE-SHAPED GOLDEN EUONYMUS WAS MY PRIDE AND JOY (IT GREW CONSIDERABLY LARGER AFTER THIS PHOTO) – IT THRIVED IN THAT HORRIBLE SOIL BUT THEN IT CAUGHT A NASTY SCALE INFECTION WHICH IS INCURABLE – I LEARNED YOU CAN SUPPRESS IT WITH WINDEX OR DILUTE AMMONIA SPRAYED REGULARLY THROUGH THE GROWING SEASON – A PLANT THIS BEAUTIFUL IS WORTH THE TROUBLE – A JOHN CHUCKMAN IMAGE   Leave a comment

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CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY – RAINBOW GARDENS SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO LOOKING NORTH ON CENTER AISLE – I HAVE THIS PHOTO POSTED ON MY CHUCKMAN’S PLACES SITE, BUT ANOTHER LOOK CAN’T HURT – DURING A VISIT FROM TORONTO – 1968 OCT 11 – A JOHN CHUCKMAN IMAGE   Leave a comment

CHUCKMAN KODACHROME COPY - 1968 OCT 11 - RAINBOW GARDENS - LOOKING N ON CENTER AISLE - SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO

Posted July 15, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized

RAINBOW PARK SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – THE TREED PARKLAND PORTION – I AM NOT SURE BUT I THINK I’M LOOKING SOUTH FROM NEAR THE SOUTH END OF RAINBOW GARDENS – I WISH I HAD A BIGGER PRINT BUT THIS IS ALL I HAVE – ON A VISIT FROM TORONTO – APRIL 1967 – A JOHN CHUCKMAN IMAGE   Leave a comment

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Posted July 15, 2018 by JOHN CHUCKMAN in Uncategorized