A list of Ernie's baby clothing, which Grace prepared. | Contributed by the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park in cooperation with the Oak Park Public Library

One hundred years ago in June 1917, Oak Park’s most famous native son, Ernest Hemingway, graduated from Oak Park High School (now Oak Park and River Forest High School). To celebrate, the Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park is marking this milestone by holding its annual fundraiser on Saturday, June 17, at the Hemingway Museum, 200 N. Oak Park Ave. Leading up to the event, Wednesday Journal will feature pivotal moments from Hemingway’s life each Wednesday, courtesy of the foundation.

“Grace’s maternal instincts and love for her son appear in numerous notes and letters.  She kept a series of five memory book albums, from Ernest’s birth until he was 18. When he was an infant, she noted, ‘He is contented to sleep with Mama and lunches all night.'” p. 14.

Nancy Sindelar, “Influencing Hemingway.” Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.

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