Archiver > IRISH-IN-CHICAGO > 2008-01 > 1200073514

Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Sorry for the confusion
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 17:45:14 +0000

Hehehehe. That "interloper" is my current employer!


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From: Beth Walsh <>

> Wow Tom!
> That's quite a line-up of famous people.
> I hired the Dooley Bros once for an event that I ran many years ago and still
> enjoy seeing them when I get a chance.
> Don't suppose you have any pull with that third cousin? Maybe Marshall Field
> would get his family's store back from the interloper that's occupying it now???
> FYI - to you and actually everybody, regarding the Southside Parade: In case
> you're not aware, this year it will be held on March 9, a week early, as March
> 16 (the day that it would have been held) is Palm Sunday.
> Beth
> wrote:
> Nan,
> Would have loved to attend the lunch on the 20th, but as I live out here in the
> Wild West (Oregon) I can only hope that one of these days I'll get back there
> and join you all for one of your meetings. It reminds me of the good old days
> thirty years ago when the Chicago Irish Ancestry group had their Saturday
> meetings at the Newberry. Hopefully I can get back to Chicago in March for the
> Southside St. Patrick's Day parade which I did manage to see last year.
> On a side note, I was happy to read some of the postings regarding the 150
> anniversary of Holy Family Parish which was the home parish of my grandfather
> Mackey, his parents and grandparents who were listed among the founders of that
> westside insitution. The Mackeys were an interesting and prolific bunch with
> deep ties to Chicago history. One of them was Asst. States Attorney in Cook
> County, and involved in the prosecution of the Leopold and Loeb murder trial in
> the 1920s. One of my third cousins in that family is the current wife of
> Marshall Field, another is married to Sam Skinner (former Chief of Staff for
> George H.W. Bush and former U.S. Dist. Atty for Illinois). I'm also third cousin
> to The Dooley Brothers, well-known Irish-American folk band that has been
> playing in the Chicago area since the early 1970s and who occasionally do a gig
> at the IAHC. All of them related to each other as well.
> Here's hoping you have a wonderful time on the 20th. Darn! Sorry I'm going to
> miss it!
> --Tom Cook
> >
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