While waiting to go on the air, my gracious host Larry Mandel, funeral director at Piser Funeral Services, took me around. He worked at WGN early in his career. Did you know the Bozo the Clown show originated here?
Tonight we’re expecting over 100 people to attend my “Funny Films for Serious Funeral Planning Conversations” talk at Piser Funeral Services, 9200 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL. The champagne reception starts at 4:00 p.m. and the talk starts at 5:00. If you’re in the neighborhood, come on by!
While walking along Michigan Avenue this morning, I stopped in at the Chicago Cultural Center, the old public library building. It’s a spectacular building, and there’s an awesome skylight dome by Tiffany. What really caught my eye is the sign for an exhibition that’s opening tomorrow called Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection.
Apparently, Richard Harris collected nearly 1,000 works of art which explore the iconography of death. Some creations in the collection include work by some of the greatest artists of our time. However, I’m going to be on a plane going back to Albuquerque during the opening reception. Drat! Maybe another organization will bring me back to speak in Chicago again before the exhibit closes on July 8.