A Wedding In Skokie. . .

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Industry Observer CalBRE #01165532



 

A Wedding In Skokie. . .  

 

I am not sure what brought forth that memory but there “it” was.  I am pretty sure it was August but I am positive it was 1985 and it had been quite the year.  It was also a year where I was twice a member of a wedding party.  Not so unusual for a person in his twenties, right? 

 

Each couple, their stories up to that moment and since 

as well as each ceremony introduced me to many new experiences. 

 

Maybe that’s why I am thinking back to that time in Skokie Illinois.  Weddings are definitely times of transition. Summers too. And that particular Summer saw me on the move from California eastward.  I don’t recall a return visit to Skokie since 1985 but Chicagoland has been a long time favorite place to see.  Over the years, I have been there many times for business and for pleasure.  Perhaps that’s what made the memory resurface as I plan another getaway later this month where my ActiveRain time and myself might appear to be missing for those of you who might keep “track” of such things. 

 

No, it’s not Chicago or any part of Illinois.  Not even a wedding.   Summer continues and so do the remembrances along with memories-in-the-making.

 

 


The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.   And the scene captured has nothing to do with those upcoming plans but it looks like some pretty happy times if you ask me.  And that’s always a good thing in my opinion.  

Posted by

Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

Comments (34)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Grant Schneider - anticipation too.

 

Nina Hollander, Broker - I may fall somewhat short of a gazillion trips to Chicagoland but I feel as if I got to know the city pretty well yet there was a new discovery each time.

 

Wayne Martin - you would definitely be on the "must call" list if a visit to your area was on the itinerary.

 

Brian England - I am not sure when Wayne left Chicago for Florida(or if there were stops on the way) but my most recent visit to ORD (and even Midway airport) was long before "meeting him here" virtually.  

 

 

Aug 03, 2021 10:59 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog - and may your day be a good one as well.

 

Kat Palmiotti - my very first visit to Chicago was in January, 1982 and needless to say this native Californian was not fully prepared(not even close) for the freezing(and sub-freezing) temps that greeted me.

 

Ed Silva - they do look pretty happy, don't they?

 

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - some Mets Magic maybe?  Have a good time. 

 

Joan Cox - you're right about weddings.  The last wedding I attended was in 2019 - I am sure that couple was glad to have avoided waiting until 2020 and the arrival of the pandemic which impacted many nuptials.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 03, 2021 11:09 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Rocky Dickerson - a co-worker who became a friend was the groom plus another co-worker(who also became a friend) and I plus the groom's brother were part of the wedding.  It was a nice honor to be asked and a bigger honor to be a part. 

 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - some rather significant architecture in the city and beyond.  

 

 

 

 

Aug 03, 2021 11:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Norma J. Elkins - bucket lists are good.

 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - you betcha.  Pondering is sure to be on the agenda.

 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I seem to have missed that event.  Chicago certainly has some great food.  

 

 

Aug 03, 2021 11:23 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Michael- I know you're not going to Chicago, but I was there once for a big trade show and it was snowing. I was so excited just to see snow!  So whenever you go and wherever you go, I wish you a fun and wonderful trip.

Aug 03, 2021 01:28 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Kathy Streib - my feet have walked many miles of the McCormick Place Convention Center over the years.  

Aug 03, 2021 02:04 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - I know exactly where Skokie is and how to get there with no problem. I've been there many times and in my opinion, Chicagoland has the best weddings. Actually the last wedding I attended in 1988 or 1989 was in Skokie. 

Wherever you land and plan to go for whatever reason, may it be a joyous occasion. 

Aug 03, 2021 05:28 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I knew you would be Skokie-knowledgeable as a former Chicagoan.   Since retailing was a part of my past, I know the wedding and  reception were close to Old Orchard Mall which I know you are likely quite familiar.  

Aug 03, 2021 05:41 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - You're very perspective! You betcha I know the landscape from Chicago to the WI border to the shores of Michigan, from the southern IL to Indiana on to Kentucky and Missouri and the cornfields of Iowa. I must have driven down US 41 and the Tri State Tollway and Interstate 94 a millions times or more. Yes! I was well acquainted with Old Orchard Mall. I am closing my eyes in memory of all those road trips. Happy travels to you!

Aug 03, 2021 05:56 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - my Midwest traveling experience  definitely falls short compared to your obvious expertise.  I haven't been to Kentucky  and my trips to the other states you mentioned have been quite limited.  Thank you for the good wishes.  They are appreciated.  

Aug 03, 2021 06:23 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Michael.

Been to Chicago twice, of course it was to change planes for a different destination.  

Aug 04, 2021 12:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

James Dray - I have "been" to quite a few places just to change planes or on a layover.  If those places could "count" my number of  "places visited" would increase as I am sure others might agree.  🙃

Aug 04, 2021 02:00 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I enjoy looking back at happy occasions because for the most part those are positive situations Michael Jacobs 

Aug 04, 2021 01:44 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - I often say "accentuate the positive" for a reason. 

Aug 04, 2021 01:49 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I didn't even know that Skokie was Chicago. I've never been to either.

I hope you enjoy your getaway!! Don't be gone too long. We will miss you!

Aug 05, 2021 10:19 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Sharon Tara - thank you.  

Aug 05, 2021 10:26 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

LOL  This Canadian thought you were referring to Muskogie but then realized that was Okie ha ha.   Where ever your travels take you this month, be safe and have fun. 

Aug 07, 2021 06:53 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Susan Emo - HaHa.  This Native Californian isn't positive where I might find Muskogie.  But then again, that could raise a discussion about Americans and the lack of their geographic knowledge, eh?   

Aug 07, 2021 06:57 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

LOL  This time it isn't a geographic knowledge needed but instead, one of Country Music knowledge  ie Merle Haggard !

Aug 07, 2021 08:57 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Susan Emo - don't get me started on music lyrics.  I am famous(or is it truly infamous?) for mangling words in songs and for misidentifying performers of all kinds.  🙃  It makes my lack of geography knowledge look pretty good in comparison.  

Aug 07, 2021 09:16 AM