Growing up in Albany Park in the early 60’s was Jewish heaven. We had the Bagel restraunt, dozens of shuls, delis, bakeries. I remember my Bar Mitzvah at B’nai Shalom. Going to public grammer school at Hibbard around Yom Tov, we thought everyone was Jewish as the school was empty.
On Sundays my whole family would gather at the Bagel restaurant and catch up on the weeks gossip. It was a great time with great memories.