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. [...]
Editor's Note: To get the pre-dinner part of the Reunion program underway, Bill Bowe introduces the Reunion's star-name attraction, host Anthony Canavan Bowe, and the organizer and host of the Chicago Botanic Garden event, Beth Hanley Dunn. [...]
Editor's Note: Before dinner at The Cliff Dwellers, Tony Bowe talks to the Reunion guests about his grandparents, Gus and Julia Bowe. He also comments on the false report of my death and Illinois Appellate Court Judge Michael Hyman's recent [...]
Editor's Note: In my pre-dinner remarks, I took time to warn the Reunion diners of the dangers of B.E.D. First diagnosed two years earlier in my brother Richard and myself, Buffet Eating Disorder causes the sufferers to eat so much [...]
A World War II Veteran Introduces a Slideshow of Old Chicago Editor's Note: To introduce the Old Chicago slideshow played during dinner, I took the opportunity to review a 1945 Chicago Sun newspaper clipping. Though it wasn't good enough [...]
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.