Chicago Botanic Garden Editor's Note: Sunday brought the Reunion crowd another gorgeous, sunny day. The Buehler Enabling Garden was exclusively set aside for the Canavan Reunion group, as was our exclusive tram tour of the Garden's 385 acres. [...]
A Nickel Tour: Encyclopaedia Britannica and the Reid Murdoch Building Editor's Note: As Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Encyclopaedia Britannica, I was on the team that helped select and design its new global headquarters in 2005. [...]
Unfortunately I got carried away at the end and proposed that the name of the Reid Murdoch Building be changed to the Bowe Building. From the laughter and smirks on the faces of my kin, I could see they hadn’t been persuaded. That night I cried myself to sleep, knowing the Bowe Building would never come to be.
25 The Gwinn Sisters (Bowe, Casey, Danielak & Riboud) We’re in the home stretch now folks, as we follow the Gwinn sisters into the Casey, Bowe and Riboud families. You see my mother Mary and the four Gwinn [...]
The Bowe, Thompson & De Rosa Families In the center of this slide you see Mabel’s daughter Julia Lecour. Julia married my uncle, Augustine Bowe in 1927. Gus, as he was known, was Julia’s cousin once removed, being [...]
Mabel Canavan Lecour & Edward Lecour (Julia Lecour Bowe) In 1900, Mabel Canavan moved from Michigan back to Kankakee County, where her father had grown up. There she married Edward Lecour. Edward’s family was of French extraction and [...]
On Friday, August 20, 2021, I went down to The Cliff Dwellers early for lunch. I wanted to catch the morning practice session of the Navy’s Blue Angels. They didn’t disappoint. Errol Garner playing Avalon couldn’t keep up with them.
1991 Nancy Gwinn Riboud (1911-1991) Editor's Note: Nancy Gwinn, my mother's sister, married Jacques Riboud in 1933, nine years before I was born. Though she and Jacques raised their five children in France, I remember meeting the Riboud family [...]