Editor’s Note: In April, 1986, Cathy, Andy Pat and I returned to Chicago. We had recently ived in Nashville, Tennessee where I had been General Counsel of United Press International. Following its bankruptcy we had just moved back to Chicago when I became General Counsel of Encyclopaedia Britannica. It was the perfect time to reacquaint ourselves with our extended family and what better venue than a lunch at the iconic Oak Room at the Drake Hotel. My Aunt Martha and Uncle John Casey came, Susan Lynch made it, and so did Ann and Elizabeth Mather. The latter came in from Toledo, Ohio as did Ann’s children with my brother Dick, Anson Bowe and Alex De Rosa. The dinner table was filled with good food and conversation and the Oak Room’s picture windows offered a wonderful view of Oak Street Beach.