Friday, January 4, 2013

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

No, don't panic! My post today is not going to find me going on and on and on about my 'love' of The Buckinghams (not really, at all). Remember them? "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy", "Kind of a Drag", Hey Baby( They're Playing Our Song)", "Don't You Care", "Susan". These are just a few of their hits. What am I doing? I said it would not be about these guys from Chicago. Now, here's the true story. Mercy Hospital is where yours truly took his first breaths. I actually still have a plaque around someplace with my itty bitty footprints embedded at the top, along with a picture of the hospital. 
In fact, I do believe the Press Herald's big headline that July day was BIRDMAN LIVES!
Mercy!

18 comments:

  1. That's where you were born, heh? It's quite amazing that a building that old is still standing! Heh, heh!

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  2. I'm sure its a major tourist destination.

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  3. Funny...thought is was an asylum at first???? Glad you made it into this world.

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  4. now i'll be humming buckingham music all day. today isn't your birthday, is it?

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  5. I know all of those songs! Sounds like you are tuned in to music. Nice shot.

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  6. Such humble beginnings for such a famous man!

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  7. A tantalizing glimpse into the origins of Mr. Mystery!

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  8. And after a long life has become a photo journalist of the highest rank. At least that is what you said, off the record, to your local newspaper. -- barbara

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  9. No plaque at the hospital?! Congrats on your 4 years, Birdman.

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  10. That merits a plaque. The National Register of Hysteric Places.

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  11. Just think, it could have been Kind of a Drag.

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  12. I drove my kids by the hospital where I was born recently, but no song has come to mind! It is always comforting to reminisce.

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  13. I didn't know they were from Chicago. Maybe they were named after the fountain.

    The hospital where I was born, around 50th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, was torn down long ago. There's a high rise apartment building there now.

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  14. Nice shot. Hospitals used to look so stately.

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