Will Parish Has a New Career after the Navy In spring, 2023, Naval Academy graduate Will Parish, finished a distinguished 21-year career in the Navy as a carrier fighter pilot and diplomat. He had this to say on his [...]
John Skura Editor's Note: John Skura in his brief remarks points to a number of parallels between his life and mine, including our service in the military. John recalls his career in the Naval Intelligence Service and mine [...]
Cathy Parish Skura Editor's Note: The paternal grandmother of Cathy Parish Skura was, Catherine Canavan Parish, was the 9th of the 13 children born to Anthony Canavan (1822-1890) and Ann Hughes (1818-1899). My paternal grandmother, Ellen Canavan Bowe was [...]
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. [...]
Architectural Boat Tour: The Movie Editor's Note: The first event of the Canavan Family Reunion in 2021 was an exclusive Chicago River tour with a docent with the Chicago Architectural Foundation as our guide. The group assembled early at [...]
The Canavan related crowd abandoned ship in good order and surprisingly quickly. The rapidity of their departure was driven no doubt by the desire not to miss a minute of the approaching cocktail hour at The Cliff Dwellers.
The next leg of the Canavan Family Reunion architectural boat tour took us east to the turning basin by the Chicago locks. There, adjacent to nearby Navy Pier, we stared into the sun and took in Chicago’s striking skyline.
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.
Passing Wolf Point a second time as we started down the South Branch we first encountered the new Bank of America building and the Boeing Building, both with unusual cantilevered supports of their enormous office buildings above.