JOHN CHUCKMAN’S PLACES – SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO – PHOTO – CHICAGO – JOHN CHUCKMAN – BY WINDOWS OVERLOOKING WHITE CASTLE – LIVING ROOM (DINETTE JUST BEHIND – 7904 ESSEX AVE 3RD FLOOR – A CHUCKMAN FAMILY PHOTO   Leave a comment

JOHN CHUCKMAN - ABOUT 1961 -7904 ESSEX AVE 3RD FLOOR - LIVING ROOM (DINETTE JUST BEHIND) BY WINDOWS OVERLOOKING WHITE CASTLE

ME IN A SUIT, MY FIRST FROM BONDS STORE, WITH CONTINENTAL TIE, NO LESS.

I SUPPOSE MOST PEOPLE WOULD HATE LIVING ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHITE CASTLE. MY MOTHER CERTAINLY DID, BUT I LOVED IT.

WE STILL HAD TREES OUTSIDE THE WINDOWS, BUT I LIKED THE BUZZ AND HUM OF EVENING URBAN COFFEE-AND-HAMBURGER SOCIETY.

SOMETIMES I GOT UP VERY EARLY ON A WEEKEND, AND TAKING A COUPLE OF WHITE CASTLES AND A COFFEE, WALKED DOWN TO THE LAKE WITH MY SKETCHBOOK TO DO A CHALK IMPRESSION OF THE SUNRISE. THE WONDERFUL POPLAR TREES THAT FORMED A WALL AT THE BEACH RATTLED AS THE BREEZE CAME UP. THE PARK CHANGED TONES AND LIGHT SATURATION SUDDENLY. WONDERFUL.

I WAS USED TO GETTING UP QUITE EARLY FROM DOING MY CHICAGO TRIBUNE ROUTE DURING FIRST YEAR AT SOUTH SHORE, 4:30 EVERY MORNING.

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