The Wikiness posts

Memoir: Beginnings and first recollections 1961-65

I am born at 10:10 pm on May 7th in a room at West Suburban Hospital, in Oak Park, Illinois. My parents are Ernest Bruce Bendelow, 30, and his wife, Patricia, 29.  They currently reside on Second Avenue in the near-by Cook County suburb Maywood, but Bruce will soon complete purchase of a three-story, four-square […]

Memoir chapter: pre-me

My father’s–Ernest Bruce Bendelow’s–mother and father both came from Scotland to the United States in the 1880s and 90s.  My father’s mother, Mary (Mae) Loudon Gibson (1896-1977), and her family came from East Ayrshire, a region south of Glasgow, Scotland. Their town of Dalmellington lies in the Valley of the River Doon, and the famous […]