Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Will the Real Saltairian Please Stand Up?


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Only one of these people grew up in Saltaire. Guess who? Name please.

6 comments:

Aubz said...

THE SHORT PRETTY ONE.

SIGNED AUBREY W.*

JOH said...

The short one sure is pretty, but how do you know she is from Saltaire? She looks a lot like a Chicago Chick to me.

coopinater said...

Its the nice lady in the middle of the page wearing a blue dress

JOH said...

Oh, sure. The next thing you will be saying is that the guy on the right is Bill Ayers, and that those "S"s stand for "SDS."

I'm sure glad this picture did not surface until after the election.

JOH said...

Or maybe she is that "Chick" that Sandburg has been looking for for a hundred years:


Carl Sandburg - "Gone"

Everybody loved Chick Lorimer in our town. Far off. Everybody loved her.
So we all love a wild girl keeping a hold
On a dream she wants.

Nobody knows now where Chick Lorimer went.
Nobody knows why she packed her trunk. .. a few old things
And is gone.

Gone with her little chin Thrust ahead of her And her soft hair blowing careless From under a wide hat,
Dancer, singer, a laughing passionate lover.

Were there ten men or a hundred hunting Chick?
Were there five men or fifty with aching hearts?

Everybody loved Chick Lorimer.

Nobody knows where she's gone.

-Sandburg, Chicago Poems, 1912

ekelly said...

Of course it's Jennifer Fontanals!