In honor of Liz and my 44th anniversary of "Going Steady" yesterday, we embarked on a short jaunt to our old stomping grounds in Palatine, Illinois. On Dec. 15, 1967, I gave Liz my ID bracelet (juniors at Palatine High School did not get class rings until spring) at the laundromat at Palatine Highway on Northwest Highway (US-14). How's that for being romantic.
She was doing laundry for her family. I figured she wouldn't suspect I was going to that there.
The laundromat is long-gone, but as near as we can figure, the former site is now occupied by a Dairy Queen.
By the way, I sure didn't have that class ring long when we finally got them.
More to Come. --RoadDog
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