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From: patricia meyers <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Sorry for the confusion
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 09:48:46 -0800 (PST)

Thanks, Beth, for letting us know ahead of time about the parade.


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From: Beth Walsh <>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 11:37:17 AM
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Sorry for the confusion

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.



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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