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The Family Foley  a keepsake from Memoir for Me memoirforme.com
Aunt Alice loved to give her gifts to her nephews and niece from Jean   s wrapped in the white plastic bag that smelled li...
To Mom and the Foley sisters ... who exemplify unconditional love. They showered me with affection without any limitations...
Blessed are women whose hearts and souls are joined together by laughter and tears, for they shall be known as sisters.
Alice, 1940  Alice, 1942  Alice Margaret Foley, b. 1938  Alice Margaret Foley is the oldest of the four Foley girls, born ...
Mother Alice was loving but stern, using a large wooden kitchen spoon for more than just cooking. Ask Norine about the woo...
Alice, Norine, and Mary Ann in front of 8211 S. Paulina, 1943  The family had enough to get by but lived simply, with the ...
At one point Alice and Norine shared a room but it didn   t end well. We would fight in our sleep  There was discord in th...
Bill and Nora Foley with granddaughter Alice, 1939  I loved it up there, being out in the country. It was a nice break fro...
Uncle Maurie had a tick in his neck when he got tired. If you hung out long enough, you would develop the tick, too. Havin...
Norine, Mary Ann, Maurice, Pat, Alice, 1961  Fruitcake was very big thing in our house. Following grammar school, Alice to...
Alice didn   t mind the smell. She enjoyed touring different wards and even saw babies enter the world. It seems her upbri...
Alice and Tom, 1972  Back in Chicago in 1967, Alice worked as a case worker for the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. School for ...
Being so close to her mother physically and emotionally had it   s own challenges, no matter how strong Alice   s disposit...
Norine with Grandpa Bill Foley, 1941  Norine on her First Communion, 1946  Norine Beryl Foley, b. 1939  Norine Beryl Foley...
I had a crazy imagination. If I came across a barrier on my bike, I just decided to go over it. I broke my two front teeth...
Norine, Pat, and Mary Ann at St. Gilberts in Grayslake, 1956  Outside of work, Norine   s father loved to golf at the Beve...
When not playing in the basement, the girls were out and about on their block, playing with neighbors. There was an empty ...
With her mom Alice and niece Nora, 1982  Norine with her dad, 1972  Norine taught 2nd grade at Queen of Martyrs School in ...
I remember London was so cold, and we were staying at a place where we had to put money in the radiators just to keep warm...
Mary Ann, 1949  Mary Ann Foley Walsh, b. 1941  Mary Ann was the self-described    typical third child    of the Foley fami...
You wouldn   t ring the doorbell. You wouldn   t use the telephone. You would just stand in the courtyard and yell    YO L...
The Foley girls and their mom, mid 1950s  Everything was baked and broiled and never had much flavor. Both my mother and f...
I don   t remember where my clothes were kept. Norine would tell me I would snore and steal her pillow. She finally pinned...
Mary Ann   s 8th grade class  The neighborhood was the Little Flower parish, mostly filled with working class, high-school...
In 8th grade, Mary Ann attempted to make a new name for herself. I just decided I wanted my name spelled Marianne. I was t...
Pat, Alice, Norine, Mary Ann, 1950  Mary Ann   s mother didn   t smoke and drank very little, so this behavior had to be d...
In 1959, Mary Ann found a teaching job and spent the next 5 years at St. Ethelreda   s in the Gresham neighborhood, teachi...
Bob and Mary Ann, 1964  It was a big wedding, my father paid for the whole thing. Everyone raved about the chicken Kiev   ...
The crib went in the dining room. Just trying to get Tom and his diapers and bottles down the three flights of steps and i...
With grandkids Ryan, Jamie, and Liam, 2000  With granddaughter Zoe, 2016  We had fun neighbors. Lincolnshire was such a fr...
Bob fought depression his whole life. He worried over his illness and what would happen to me. Now in 2016, Bob would be h...
Pat, 1947  Patricia Ellen Foley Devine, b. 1946  Patricia  Pat  Ellen Foley Devine was born August 16, 1946, joining her f...
I couldn   t stand the smell of the neighborhood when we got close. The stockyards had a    hold-your-nose quality.    Des...
The Foley family on Easter, 1953.  Meals in the Foley household were bland to accommodate all these delicate stomachs. I h...
Pat   s godparents, Pat Fitzgerald and his sister Mary  her dad   s cousins , would join them as well as Pat   s Uncle Mau...
Mary Ann and Pat, 1949  I was stunned that Ma and Dad found out about it. Ma said,    A little birdie told me.    I   m su...
Pat also enjoyed hanging out with her sister Mary Ann, who shared her outfits and looked out for her little sister. Mary A...
Pat, 1959  High School, 1963  Pat didn   t want a cushy job. She wanted a challenge. Her opportunity came along in 1968 wh...
This year in Appalachia opened up Pat   s worldview beyond her south side of Chicago upbringing. She learned a lot about t...
The Devine family in Aunt Margaret   s basement, 1981  It was this huge, deep lot and a little house, but we could afford ...
There were many good times during this period, including a 1988 trip to Disneyworld. Pat was extremely worried about money...
Pat and the boys in Colorado Springs, 1987  At Great America, 1990  This heartbreaking loss would test Pat   s faith.    I...
In 2016, Pat turned 70 and enjoyed a surprise party with a packed room filled with family and friends. The birthday milest...