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From: Nan Brennan <>
Subject: Re: [IRISH-IN-CHICAGO] Sorry for the confusion
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 11:51:48 -0600
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I've got coffee all over my screen.

On Jan 11, 2008, at 11:45 AM, wrote:

> Hehehehe. That "interloper" is my current employer!
> --Tom
> -------------- Original message --------------
> 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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