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Posted by Jason Diamond The oldest known person on Earth died yesterday. If S.J. Perelman hadn’t died in 1979, he would be 107-years-old today — and still wouldn’t be the oldest living person on the planet. He’d be about seven years younger than the person who took over for the former record holder. All of that is unnecessary preface, but for some reason, seemed important.
By Jason Diamond My Nana and Papa lived in a condominium complex called Winston Towers, located in the in the Rogers Park neighborhood, right near where you could say Chicago either begins or ends, as the city of Evanston and the North Shore is a few blocks away. The series of buildings is well-known among many who grew up in the surrounding suburbs as “Cabrini Greenberg” for its large number of middle aged and senior Jewish occupants. Looking back, […]