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Happy 4th of July, you wonderful old First Federal Savings and Loan!

Apologies to Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, and Frank Capra. for the misuse of their words. My first bank account was with Elgin’s First Federal Savings and Loan. Apparently, at the time, when you opened an account you were given a bank in the shape of the building. I found that bank, along with my passbooks a few years … Continue reading »

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A gift from Home Savings and Loan

In 1963, shortly after my brother was born, my parents received a gift from their local savings and loan. Now, what would a young mother and father need that a savings and loan would offer? Money? A new bank account for the baby? The drawing on the card is lovely (apparently drawn by Maud Tousey … Continue reading »

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Secret Grotto, Secret Shrine

Years ago, on what I recalled as a long walk with my friend Candy, we happened upon an amazing discovery. Actually, Candy knew about it and wanted to show me, but it was a discovery for me. Candy called it a “grotto”. I didn’t really know what a grotto was and as the years went … Continue reading »

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