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LaVerna VanDan
Boone Grove, worse than Hammond, Indiana
Joined: September 10, 2004
Shep fan since: 1985
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1309
Comments:
Hooray for Shep! He had to have been a snoop, spying on me as I grew up in the shadows of the big mills. He must have seen my house on Oak street and accompanied me on the playground at Henry S. Evans School. He had to have known my mom (AKA the snowsuit bundler) and my dad (AKA the recipient of many MAJOR AWARDS). I remember the Santa/scene at Montgomery Wards in the Village-- anybody else remember that one?. He had to have been there on Christmas morning with my siblings and I when we unwrapped such notables as Bozo the rockem sockem clown and yes, my BB Gun (really it was an air rifle--my parents really believed that stuff about shooting my eye out, but close enough). He had a keen eye, sharp ear and honest heart! He is my literary hero--the only writer who could possibly make the Calumet Region shine with authenticity! Can't wait for the fest! Hope someone has a copy of My Summer Story on video.
Bonnie Foreman
Bremen, Indiana
Joined: July 22, 2003
Shep fan since: 1968
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1014
Comments:
Wish I had heard him on the radio--I would have loved it, too. Don't know which came first--a short story I read or a PBS show. But my husband growing up in Northwestern Indiana and me in Southwestern Michigan gave us the feeling of instant connection for the times and places he talked about. We were just talking about it today and decided to do a little searching.
Michelle Moscato
Carmel, Indiana
Joined: December 30, 2000
Shep fan since: 1990
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 380
norm Bittner
charlestown, Indiana
Joined: May 16, 2006
Shep fan since: 1950
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1665
Tina Pogue
Chesterton, Indiana
Joined: March 20, 2003
Shep fan since: 1983
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 919
Comments:
I teach in Hammond. I was happy to see the Community Center named after Jean. My husband grew up in Hammond and was a friend of Jean's brother. My family loves A Christmas Story! It is such a classic!!!!!
Ken Andersen
Crown Point, Indiana
Joined: December 01, 2003
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 1102
Comments:
I read about your site in the Chicago Tribune this past weekend. The site is fantastic! I first became aware of Mr. Shepherd many years ago watching "The Great American Dream Machine" on Chicago PBS station WTTW. I absolutely fell in love with his story telling, his narrative voice and even the fact that we are from the same area here (Crown Point is the county seat for Hammond, and I grew up even closer that that adjacent to Hammond in Munster, Indiana.) Without question, I firmly believe he was the premiere story teller of our generation. I commend you for keeping alive awareness of his contributions. Thank you for the great job.
Kathie Godfrey
Crown Point, Indiana
Joined: December 26, 2003
Shep fan since: 1960
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1169
Comments:
I remember listening to Shepherd on NBC radio as I lay in the backseat of my parents Ford station wagon when I was a little kid in suburban Chicago. Since seeing Phantom of the Open Hearth on WTTW Chicago and reading In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash and Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories, I've become a huge fan. I'd love to be able to purchase the WGBH productions of Phantom and other Shepherd titles not yet available.
Joe Majchrowicz
Dyer, Indiana
Joined: November 15, 2003
Shep fan since: 1977
Discovered Shep:
Read one of his books
Guest No: 1095
Comments:
Thanks for rekindling alot of great childhood memories! Your works have allowed me to share them with my children! Wish you were still with us! Merry Christmas(Story!) Forever and For Always (Ho-Ho-Ho!!)
T E Rea
Evansville, Indiana
Joined: November 04, 2000
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 280
Walter Hackett
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Joined: April 08, 2005
Shep fan since: 1974
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 1460
Comments:
fort wayne used to recieve pbs broadcast from bowling green, ohio. i think it was in the late 70's or early 80's they aired a show with shep driving a packard or a hispano suiza around the indy 500 track. one of the cars had been celebrity owned in the past. i don't find this topic listed.
Richard Barnes
Gary, Indiana
Joined: February 22, 2006
Shep fan since: 1958
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1639
Comments:
NEW! We've located an original photograph of Shep's Warren G. Harding Elementary School ! It was difficult to find since his school was torn down in the 50's... No photos of it in the school office (current school), nor in the office of the Hammond School board. You'll even see the corner street post that says "Cleveland Street"... We have three of them posted ... Please visit: www.hhs59.com/harding.htm and see other links to the Orpheum Theatre ("Leopold Doppler's Orpheum Gravy Boat Riot") and get a glipse of what life was like in "Hohman, Indiana."
John Dickey
Greenwood, Indiana
Joined: December 28, 2000
Shep fan since: 2000
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 368
GLEN BOGANWRIGHT
GRIFFITH, Indiana
Joined: December 26, 2005
Shep fan since: 1992
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1576
Mark Dongu
Hammond, Indiana
Joined: June 13, 2000
Shep fan since: 1975
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 111
Stanislaw Farcas
Hammond, Indiana
Joined: November 19, 2001
Shep fan since: 1934
Discovered Shep:

Guest No: 740
Lorraine DePaoli
Hammond, Indiana
Joined: March 15, 2003
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 914
Comments:
My husband knew of shep. We married in 1968 and live only 3 blocks from his home on cleveland st in Hammond,In. Our kids went to Harding School,and so does our grandchildren. I saw him on t.v. I just came from the community center named for him in Hammond,In. I just wish he could have seen it. thanks!
FRANK JANIA
HAMMOND, Indiana
Joined: July 08, 2003
Shep fan since: 1966
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1001
Comments:
I WAS IN THE ARMY IN STUTTGART, WEST GERMANY WHEN A ROOMMATE OF MINE, WHO WAS FROM NEW YORK, TOLD ME THAT I WAS FROM THE SAME TOWN AS JEAN WAS. I DID NOT KNOW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT. HE THEN INFORMED ME OF HIS BACKGROUND, AND I STARTED TO READ HIS SHORT STORIES IN PLAYBOY. AS MY LIFE HAS PROGRESSED TO DATE, I LOOK FOR HIS ARTICLES AND TAPES OF HIS SHOWS. WE EVEN HAD A JEAN SHEPHERD CENTER JUST BUILT IN HAMMOND THIS PAST YEAR IN MEMORY OF HIM. HE SURE HITS NORTHWEST INDIANA TO A TEE.
brenda moran
hammond, Indiana
Joined: November 09, 2003
Shep fan since: 1978
Discovered Shep:
Read one of his books
Guest No: 1090
Comments:
The first time I heard of Jean Shepherd was from a young man I worked with. We had a bowling party and we were to give our guest's name so name tags could be made up. The young man said his dates name was Wandy Hickey. He then told me why. He went to college in New York and use to listen to Shopherd on the radio. Shortly after that my husband and I bought our first house, at 2907 Cleveland street. Yes the very house Christmas Story was based on. My boys were up in the attic and Jean and Randy wrote their names on one of the beams.
Paul Szymkowski
Hammond, Indiana
Joined: November 30, 2003
Shep fan since: 1973
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1100
Comments:
Been a fan for 30 years,and thru stange quirks of life, we moved to Hammond, Indiana a little over a year ago.
Dennis Radowski
Hammond, Indiana
Joined: September 17, 2004
Shep fan since: 1967
Discovered Shep:
Read his Playboy short stories
Guest No: 1317
Comments:
Started reading Jean Shepard while I ws in the Air Force stationed in Panama City FL. What hit home, from what I remember was the similarity between Shep's days in the Signal Corps somewhere near the Everglades and mine as a communications specialist in Panama City. There was a reference somewhere to grape kool aid, always an alternative to coffee or milk at the chow hall. ...Josephine Cosnowski... also hit home with the unlived in living room and the kitchen in the basement. A lot of that in South Chicago. Need to know where I can buy the DVDs, if available, especially the one about the 4th of July, my birthday. Jean Shepard - all good stuff!!
Julie McCallister
Hammond, Indiana
Joined: September 18, 2004
Shep fan since: 1987
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1318
Comments:
I grew up in Hammond and I also went to school at Warren G. Harding Elementry. I although didn't have as many misadventures as Ralphy. I love "A Christmas Story" I watch it every year, tons of times withs my family and my children. It has always been one of my favorite movies, I hope the gang will make more appearances in Hammond to honor this wonderful man.
barbara moore
hammond, Indiana
Joined: September 19, 2004
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
Saw his TV show
Guest No: 1321
Comments:
you have very good movie
Paul Szymkowski
Hammond, Indiana
Joined: November 04, 2005
Shep fan since: 1970
Discovered Shep:
On the Radio
Guest No: 1541
Comments:
Still here in Hammond haven't taken Shep's advice. It will be very interesting to be at Stardust tonite.
Jeremy Macon
Hammond, Indiana
Joined: April 25, 2006
Shep fan since: 1995
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1661
Comments:
his movie, a christmas story, is awesome and still watched in my household on christmas day. the jean shepherd center a good place for us teens to hang out and play basketball too.
Donald Hill
Hammond, Indiana
Joined: October 02, 2006
Shep fan since: 1984
Discovered Shep:
Saw One of His Movies
Guest No: 1750
Comments:
I have always been a fan of Jean Shepard!! I can relate to some of the events on "A Christmas Story"! I was born and raised (and still live) in Hammond. It is a great city! I would like to be on an e-mail list to be notified of any events or materials that pertain to Jean Shepard. Keep up the good work!!