Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois on November 18, 1970 · Page 19
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Forest Park Review from Forest Park, Illinois · Page 19

Forest Park, Illinois
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Wednesday, November 18, 1970
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FOREST PARK REVIEW, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1910, PAGE 19 Halloween 1970 By Patsy Sciabaras Four A.M. Saturday morning, October 31st; awakened briefly and found It stfll raining outside. "Please God, I hate to bother you with seemingly trivial matters like rain, but If it doesn't stop by this afternoon, It might not be so trivial." "They might have to lock up a certain mother who won't be able to explain to four God loving children, why He let It rain on Halloween - any day but Halloween/" "PleaseGod hear my prayer." Nine-thirty A.M.; awakened to bright beautiful sunshine! "Who says there's no God?" (He's made a believer out of me.) Halloween actually started in our household two weeks previous when the children started asking when they could hang up their "spooky" pictures in the living room picture window. (Their memories really amaze me. These are the same children who can't remember to close a door the second after they opened it •and yet, they can rtmt>mber NIB spooks from one year to the next!). Well, it wasn't easy getting those pictures «p for once [ opened the drapes (which had been shut for quite a wh ileV L _Mound the windows to be dlrfyamTrhe curtains behind the drapes, likewise (which was the reason the drapes were being kept closed to begin with). So scrub-a-dub- dub for one whole day, just to clean windows for the "spooks". Now out came the "spooks" and the orange and black construction paper and gooey paste, as we a] ways make a few new ones each year to replace the old and torn ones from the year previous. So another day spent scrub- a-dub-dub cleaning kitchen and children from the after effects of the gooey paste. Now with window clean and pictures made, the fun began trying to put them In place. (Every year I make a vow to hang them myself after children are In bed and every year I forget until we start hanging.) After much discussion (as to where each one is to be placed on the window) and the use of a whole roll of scotch tape, the "spooks" are finally in place (and all I can think of is the fact that they will have to come down in a week or so and this means Scrub-a-dub- dub again to get the scotch tape off windows!) The next project, which took a whole day, and a whole yard full of leaves was our scarecrow. (Everyone must have a scarecrow or ghost. If you don't believe me, ask the children!). I must admit he turned out awfully cute but must remember next year not to use watercolor markers on the face. IXi you know what happens to watercolor markers In the rain? Well, we ended up with a lot of streaks of color running in all directions instead of eyes, mouth, nose, etc. But we all agreed this did make him spooky. "Spooks" hung (they even managed to talk me Into a store bought skeleton for the door) and scarecrow In place, we're now ready for the pumpkins! Each child must have one, you know, to show we're not prejudiced. These we had planted in early spring but our lovely plants only managed to yield two. So that left two more to bo bought for the children and one very large one to be bought for the front-room window to have It's place of honor with the spooks. So one evening, we took the wagon and all the children in the neighborhood (so they could help my four pick the best ones) and off to the pumpkin place we went. Ever try buying three pumpkins with twenty kids 'n tow? Try It sometime. I'll say 10 more except to mention that there were about 1000 pumpkins to choose from and they didn't let one go unturned! "Spooks" hung, scarecrow in place, pumpkins bought and carved; now come the costumes. This Is left mostly to mother, because she has the resources and also she won't listen to their bizarre ideas. (Could be called down on this by leading children doctors as they would call it repression of Ideas). But I call It "keeping mother from coming unglued altogether"! So another day is spent scrub- a-dub-dub (plus a little ironing) getting costumes in order. "Spooks" hung, scarecrow in place, pumpkins carved, (seeds burnt) and costumes washed and ironed and sun-shiney day; we're now ready to loot the neighborhood. Ami with four children and Halloween being on Saturday (all day long to be out tricks or treating) that's exactly what they did - Loot the neighborhood. Wp have enough candy to last till next Halloween. "Spooks" hung, scarecrow in place, pumpkins carved, (seeds burnt) costumes on, children gone for day, two weeks hard work behind me. Ah, memories are made of thi.s !!!!!!! Reduces Interest Rates To Prime Customers Immediate reduction 1/4% to 7-1/4% plus reduction to 1% effective not later than Jan.-1,1971. Effective immediately the rate has been reduced to 7-1/4% in a two stage interest rate reduction. Should any of the Federal Reserve Distrlctsreilucetherate before January 4, 1971, theMay- wood Proviso State Bank primp rate will be reduced as of that date to 1%. If the Federal Reserve falls to reduce the Interest rate by January 4,1971, Maywood Proviso State Bank will unilaterally reduce its prime rate to 7% effective January 4, 1971. Maywood Proviso State Bank Is owned by Continental Mortgage Corporation, a one Bank holding company. Maywood Proviso State Bank and its associated and affiliated companies make loans up to $1.000,000.00. New Arrival Mr. Si Mrs. Carl Schwobl of G22 Hannah Avenue In Forest Park are the proud parents of a 6 pound 4 ounce baby girl, Elisabeth Mary, born at 11:30 A.M. Friday the 13th, 1970 at tlie West Suburban Hospital. The proud mother is the former Judy Kauth of North Riverside. Elizabeth Mary has a brother Steven age 8 and a sister Laura age 9. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. M,G. Kautb of North Riverside, Illinois. Maternal great-grandmother Is Mrs. Anna Durbella of Jackson, Minnesota. Paternal great-grandmother Is the well known Mrs. Mary Schmidt of 627 Hannah Ave. in Forest Park. Elisabeth Mary Is her llth great grandchild. REAU REVIEW It.S .jfb, -- BIBLES-BOOKS- CHRISTIAN FICTION jnd Gifts for your Home ROGER WILLIAMS Bookstore 1 7308 Madison Si. Forest Par 771-8272 Your new outlook can be picked up at 7555 W. Jackson. No matter what the subject, the Forest Park Public Library probably has books to match; books expressing difterem points of view. After reading one or two, you may form some new opinions or confirm some old ones. Our rental collection contains recently published non-fiction works dealing with thu real world of here and now, DS well as best selling fiction. We've added several new books to our popular paperback collection, too. With over 37,000 titles, we cover any subject from moon- shots to the Mets. But the Forest Park Public Library is more ihan |ust books. We have record albums, magazines (current and back issues), a copy machine and a film procurement service. Wf.' present timely, inteieslintj subjects al our monthly Funnels of the Library programs. We make il easy for you to-runcw books a telephone call can saw you a special lup. And foi youi convenience theie's j drop off box by tin; hunt duor foi aftei hours book returns. II you'uu read our earlier ads you know what the Forest Park Public Library can offer So stop by and stay awhile. We're opon 10 30 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. weekdays; 10:00 a.m. to 515 p.m. Saturday. Or call us at 366 2530 It's your library

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