A blog about the restoration, remodel and renovation of a 1929 Chicago-style brick bungalow

Friday June 24 1932

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about the previous-POs, the Milke’s, who owned the house from 1932-1966.

In honor of the 85th anniversary of their daughter Muriel’s birth, I give you this snippet that appeared in the local paper on this day in 1932:

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Milke entertained 17 guests Sunday evening in honor of their daughter, Muriel’s eighth birthday and Saturday afternoon Mrs. Milke with Muriel, enjoyed many games and a lovely luncheon in the Forest Preserves with 17 of Muriel’s friends.


  1. Nicole on June 24, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I love old newspaper social columns. They literally reported on it when someone crossed the street — and then listed everyone who was standing on the other side! 🙂

  2. denise on June 25, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Yes, and the last time I saw my dad’s hometown newspaper down the road a little ways from you in Effingham County, they still did that. My aunt used to submit a story about our visits to their farm — we always got a kick out of it as kids.

  3. bungalowbliss on July 19, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Wow, eight years old and seventeen friends. Miss Muriel was a social butterfly, no? How lucky you are to have a glimpse into the history of your home and it’s POs!

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