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Rosalie Poledziewski Daley

Profile Updated: August 24, 2020
Rosalie Poledziewski
Residing In
Orland Park, IL USA
Spouse, S.O., Partner:
Personal web site:
How I earned a living until retirement:
Family info:
Pam, born 1963
Steve born 1967
Four grandchildren......
Ashley 18, Sarah 14, Scott 9 and More…
Andrew 5
Yes! Attending Reunion
My memories of Fenger and Roseland:

Gately's People's Store, The Home Store
Kresge's Dime Store, Ergo's bakery,
Nick's Fatman, Tack & Eddie's, Tri-Hi-y at the YMCA, green gymsuits, red tank swim suits, rotten Mr. Hollister

What I wanted to be when I grew up; what I was; and what I thought of it:

Always wanted to be a teacher, but got used to the great money we made in the loop as secretaries, and gave up my dream. Have always regretted that!

Post comments, news, words of wisdom:

I would like to sincerely thank the Reunion Committee for the wonderful 50th celebration at the Holiday Inn. It was great to see everyone, and the committee did a superb job (no easy feat)! My husband and I had a really good time, and it just went by too fast.

Rosalie's Latest Interactions

Aug 24, 2020 at 1:16 PM

George, I didn't shop at Gordon's until I was out of H.S. & working as a secretary downtown. Believe me, I was no "uptown girl". That is what I loved about growing up in Roseland & West Pullman in the 50's.......no snobs, just down to earth good people!

Aug 23, 2020 at 11:39 AM

I remember Gordon's, that was my "go to" for special occasions. That store had beautiful women's clothing.

Aug 21, 2020 at 1:34 PM

Hey George & Jan........we got it ! ;)

Aug 19, 2020 at 10:02 PM

I think it could be Gately's People's Store. If it is, I spent a lot of time shopping there for clothing, shoes, gifts & much more. They had the donut machine, groceries, shoe repair, photographer, & I believe the full line of dishes, glasses, pots, & gift items were also on the lower level. Upstairs were coats, better dresses & woman's wear plus some small furniture items. When they had to close & move to Tinley Park, I would drive there at least twice a year & stock up on household items that were name brands with great prices. Plus, we can't forget the
food counter & luncheon booths where some pretty good tasty food was served. Their peach cobbler was GREAT! Anyone working in Roseland full or part-time would most likely go there for lunch. I worked for a dentist on 109th & Michigan part-time in my senior year, & would go there or Tony's Snack Shop for lunch. Gately's was a store you could never forget!

Aug 08, 2020 at 4:10 PM

I am truly saddened to hear of the passing of Carol Ditzler Agnos on today's Fenger website. I knew Carol very well in my senior year, and my memories of her are of a beautiful, fun-loving, caring girl with a good heart! My deepest sympathy and condolences to our classmate Conrad and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Aug 06, 2020 at 9:49 AM

Good for you Jan, for figuring out the math formula all on your own......you were always a smart gal :) !

Aug 06, 2020 at 9:40 AM

Every flavor from the soda fountain was pumped into a glass, then filled to the top with the clear mix (was that seltzer, water....does anyone know?) We saw them making a garbage coke once, but it didn't appear tasty to me.

Aug 04, 2020 at 6:46 PM

Yep, it sure is a Green River! My best friend Liz Typycia Gatto & I would run to Van's Drug Store where they had them AND the garbage cokes.
We were never gutsy enough to try the coke (sounded & looked awful). Van's was on 119th & Normal, a block from W.P. school.

Jul 29, 2020 at 5:34 PM

Happy Birthday Carole, wishing you many more happy, healthy years! Thank you for all you have done for us on this great Fenger sight (so very appreciated). I'm so glad you joined our "just turned 80 group"! :)

Jul 26, 2020 at 1:32 PM

Thanks Carole, we could actually walk there, just like walking to the Little League games. Remember the "old days" when we would walk far??

Jul 22, 2020 at 11:28 PM

Ziggy's on 115th Halsted St. You could buy a bucket of golf balls & whack them out to a large field. We always went there on the 4th of July to watch the large display of fireworks. They also sold "real" Christmas trees for the xmas holidays.

Jul 04, 2020 at 1:28 PM

Many of my friends know that I grew up a few blocks from Liberty Bakery. My Mom would have me walk there once a week for either one of their delicious cakes, rolls, or breads. That was our "go to" bakery. My Dad would always drive to pickup our ordered Atomic cake for special occasions. My Grandmother was a professional cook for weddings, showers, & funeral luncheons. She always ordered the wedding cake & "desserts" from Liberty Bakery. My Mom, Aunts, Cousin & myself always had to "waitress" those occasions for my "Gram".

Now, I have a little "history" with Giovanni's too. My husband lived on 109th & State St., so he & I went there a lot with friends after bowling, or where ever when dating. After we were married and in our apartment above my Grandmother's house, my husband worked part-time on weekends delivering pizza's for Giovanni's to save for a down payment on our first house. One of those nights he was working there, the famous "Sonny & Cher" walked in when they first got into "show business". The owners sat them in the back, for their privacy, but they were very warm & friendly with the entire staff (including my husband Roger). Then, down the road when we built our second home in Dolton, Giovanni's opened their new place.......of which we enjoyed many of their delicious pizza's for 15 more years!

Jun 23, 2020 at 3:20 PM

It would be Nino's & Giovanni's........but, my #1 vote would be Giovanni's where our group of friends went most!

Jun 20, 2020 at 4:17 PM

OK George, let's wait & see what happens, because I believe Tom is also looking into the Atomic cake for our dessert. But I promise
if it can't be arranged.....I will get that cake from Orland Park Bakery for you, your wife & your table! Rose

Jun 19, 2020 at 11:26 AM

Actually George, I wouldn't care if I weren't first in line for the "super" cake because I prefer a "middle" piece to an "end". However, I like your
idea of getting our own to share with friends, BUT...would that cause "BOOS" from our fellow classmates???

Jun 18, 2020 at 6:06 PM

Hah! You are so right George, we did grow up with these people. Well, here's an idea.....maybe since you & I started this campaign for this awesome dessert, think "maybe" WE could be first in line??

Jun 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Yes, I think it would be an absolutely, perfectly "delicious", VERY SPECIAL dessert for our 80th birthday celebration!!

Jun 16, 2020 at 2:28 PM

Hey George,
Wouldn't it be "great" if we could have the Atomic cake for dessert at our "80th birthday" celebration? What about it Carole??

Jun 14, 2020 at 3:13 PM

Yes, I remember the Atomic cake George, our family would get it at Liberty bakery on 119th & Halsted St. I would have to rate it as the BEST
(even better than the Dressel's cake) & only bought for "special" occasions.

Jun 13, 2020 at 10:38 AM

You are so right Jan, I remember them well.....SO delicious! My parents,brother & I would stop every Sunday & pickup 2 cakes to take to my Grandmother's house where our entire family would gather for dessert. Great memories!