Letter to ChiTrib chiding them on misuse of Carl Sandburg quote
Page 6, Monday 20 June 2011
Simple, elegant half-page ad, deservedly celebrating your recent redo...
But “Now with broader shoulders”?!?
Chicago has nothing to do with broad shoulders; let alone 'broader' shoulders. Other papers make the gaffe - a Wednesday 18 November 2009 Mary Schmich column referenced a Wednesday 21 August 1996 Wall Street Journal making doing it in an article featuring Chicago, but what do they know.)
Look up in your own archives:
Chicago Sunday Tribune 13 August 1916
Fanny Butcher Tabloid Book Review "Virile Chicago Poet"
"One of the most modern of the voices raised in song
is 'Chicago Poems,' by Carl Sandburg...:
"Chicago Hog Butcher of the World,
"Tool Maker, Stacker of Wheat,
"Player with Railroads and the Nation's Freight Handler
I've lived in Detroit, St Louis, Kansas City, Pittsburgh PA, Marblehead MA. Worked as tech rep in Southern CA, Bay area, NYC, I've been to Europe a dozen times (Ireland, UK, Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Belgium.
Favorite restaurants are Gene & Georgetti's in Chicago, Roma Cafe in Detroit, Frankie and Johnie's in NYC, Rigazzi's on the hill in St. Louis (Also Charlie Gitto's, was Angelo's when I went there.)
For about a year I had small offices in Clayton MO, in the Country Club Plaza in KC. I rode a ten-speed bike around Lake Michigan (The bottom half in one week in June 1978, another week for the top half in 1980, used the Badger both times.
Don't get to travel much anymore, but still try to rent a car and go around the Lake in March every year. Sure, there's still snow, and it's not warm, OTOH there are no bugs and no toursts. Greatest little tavern in the world is Sherry's Port Bar in Garden UP MI