|2105 W Lincoln (2007 Cook County Assessor Photo)|
My father built a deck onto the back of the house and installed a gas grill for barbecuing. Our yard was big with a large vegetable garden behind a big oak tree. None of the homes in the neighborhood had fences and we kids would meet up were the back yards met to play. One of the homes had a small vineyard of purple grapes that were wonderful for snacking on. There was a farm at the end of the block with horses and ponies that our great dane used to run away and visit. I think she thought she was similar to the ponies and enjoyed visiting with them. Dad tethered Taffy (the great dane) to the large Oak Tree with a tractor chain, Taffy frequently got loose by breaking her tie out chain. Once when she was loose she walked over to a neighbor and tried to take steaks off their grill, the guy was going to hand them over but his wife was screaming for him to save the meat. We just followed the screaming to locate the dog, Taffy was just a hoot.
|608 S. Can-dota ( Cook County Assessor photo 2008)|
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