The events leading up to the discovery of glass more than 1,000 years ago remain shrouded in mystery. One of the more colorful tales involves shipwrecked sailors at night on a beach. After hungrily cleaning fish bones of their meat, they threw them into a roaring fire. As the sailors slept, the combination of bones and sand mixed with the high temperature produced a large piece of glass covering the spot where the fire had been.
Editor's note: Due to limited space, we just couldn't fit in all the election letters we've received over the last several months. The following list includes the names of letter writers and the candidates they support.
In the upcoming election for Village Board President and Trustees, I strongly urge my fellow Oak Parkers to cast their votes for the group that has a positive vision for the future of our village: the Oak Park First slate of Diana Carpenter, Mas Takiguchi, Dorothy Reid, and Ray Barbosa.
My husband and I have lived in Oak Park all of our lives, as did our parents and grandparents. In the 1930s when the population was over 60,000, my grandfather, Charles E. Gawne, served as a trustee, receiving more than 20,000 votes.
It was great to see Wednesday Journal endorse so many of the New Leadership Party candidates, particularly Robert Milstein for president, plus Martha Brock and Greg Marsey for trustee. Of course, we're anxious to let voters know that our other two candidates?#34;Geoff Baker for trustee and Sharon-Patchak Layman for village clerk?#34;will do just as good a job.
I am writing to encourage your vote for Julie Blankemeier for the District 97 school board. Her nature and disposition make her a joy to work with. Her knowledge of and concern for children is evident in many choices she has made through her life. Her passion and love would be of great benefit to all children in the district.