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Monday, Nov 24, 2014

* A text from Cook County Commissioner John Fritchey, who is a former Illinois legislator…

Cleaning out my office and came across an old Rolodex (remember those?). In any event, thought you’d get a kick out of a few things I found. I clearly need to clean out my stuff more often.

* Some of what he found…

What do you have in your wallet?

- Posted by Rich Miller        

36 Comments
  1. - anon12345 - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 10:49 am:

    Saw those this morning when Fritchey posted them up… very cool! I’ve been doing campaign work for about 25 years now and have a campaign sign from every race I’ve ever walked a precinct in, made a call for or done any manner of GOTV work in. They’re not in my wallet (obviously!) and so don’t answer your question Rich, but seeing these made me think of the fact that I need to do something with them.


  2. - Anonymous - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 10:52 am:

    I have a signed birthday greeting photo of/from George.

    A letter from Mel Reynolds.

    Business card from James O’Grady, sheriff of cook county.

    Cal skinner for comptroller button.


  3. - CircularFiringSquad - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 10:52 am:

    We think we found John’s prom invite to the Attorney General … which was rejected!


  4. - Dirty Red - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 10:57 am:

    Anybody still need an Alexi for Senate button?


  5. - VanillaMan - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:01 am:

    I remember being showed how to organize business cards. I actually have some for me!

    Pokémon, now those cards are cool.


  6. - VM - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:04 am:

    Not in my wallet, but my “prize” possessions are a 1984 Gary Hart for President tee shirt and a Jerry Springer for Governor (OH) bumper sticker. Disclaimer: neither was mine originally.

    I don’t know if I still have it, but I also bought a “Nixon’s the One” button at a flea market.


  7. - 32nd Ward Roscoe Village - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:04 am:

    I have my old one from Sachnoff & Weaver; I was there at the same time as the AG.


  8. - William j Kelly - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:15 am:

    Please put those cards in a time capsule so future historians will know exactly, with perfect pin point accuracy what happened to the good old USA.


  9. - A guy... - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:15 am:

    An American Express Card. I should leave home without it.


  10. - Conservative Republican - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:20 am:

    That Obama attorney card is probably of some value.


  11. - And I Approved This Message - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:23 am:

    The contents of mine are pretty prosaic but I once knew a guy who kept a bay leaf in his wallet. Because, I guess you never know when you’re going to need a bay leaf.


  12. - The Historian - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:29 am:

    Given what I do, folks saving things is extremely important. The Age of Email is gonna make future histories a lot less interesting than when wonderful old letters & files turn up in attics, basements & garages. I think the 2 oldest Illinois business cards I have are Bill Berry & Ed Marciniak, circa 1983. Al Raby wasn’t using one….


  13. - WappySprayberry - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:32 am:

    Is that comic sans on the Carol Mosely-Braun card?


  14. - Rich Miller - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:35 am:

    My Rolodex has some “code names” that I’d use when calling sources who had secretaries and who didn’t want their secretaries to know that they were talking to me.

    That was before the time when most people had mobile phones, and when the mobiles were too expensive to use very often.


  15. - Rich Miller - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:36 am:

    ===Is that comic sans===

    If it’s not, it should be.


  16. - Anonymous - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:44 am:

    Rich Miller has officially become a fixture in Illinois state politics.


  17. - Under Further Review - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:46 am:

    Fritchey replaced Blagojevich in the General Assembly after Blagojevich ran for US Congress, right?


  18. - Deep South - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 11:57 am:

    I got a couple of “Bow Tie” lapel pins from Paul Simon.


  19. - Streator Curmudgeon - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 12:01 pm:

    I have a photo of Judy Baar Topinka that came with the wallet.


  20. - G'Kar - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 12:34 pm:

    A laminated ticket stub form the Dec. 23, 1972 playoff game between the Oakland Raiders and the Pittsburgh Steelers. The game is famous for the Immaculate Reception. I was at the game and I will be the first to say that I did not see that Franco had caught the ball until he was in the end zone!


  21. - NIU Grad - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 12:57 pm:

    I found an old button for Thompson’s third term in a thrift store.


  22. - Cheryl44 - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 1:00 pm:

    A brand new drivers license, a temporary BCBS card and the emergency credit card I keep at home so when I lose my wallet I can still buy things.

    FYI–if you can bring up a utility bill/bank statement with your current address on your phone, that counts as proof of residence to get your DL replaced. You don’t have to have paper for that anymore.


  23. - The KQ - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 1:14 pm:

    Remember the Republican dream team poster? All the GOP constitutional officers posed for it.It took me almost 4 years, but I got it signed by everyone. It’s framed and hanging in my home office.


  24. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 1:19 pm:

    I cleaned out a golf bag a few years back, the golf outing invites a bag tags? Crazy stuff there too.

    I would love to see even an electronic picture of that GOP dream team picture!

    I had one, but in moving a long time ago, it got discarded.

    Great picture of those guys.


  25. - Under Further Review - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 1:53 pm:

    Dream Team??? Explain please.


  26. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    As I recall;

    Pate, Lee, Topinka, Lolita, Geo. Ryan, Jim Ryan, Kustra, Edgar…

    Standing…

    Memory fades.


  27. - Black Ivy - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 2:27 pm:

    I am not so proud to say that I have all five of these business cards in my wallet. Much has changed over the years, I dare say!


  28. - Been There - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 3:10 pm:

    I still have Gene Callahan’s business card from when he was the lobbyist for major league baseball. When I first met him he told me he was going to retire soon. I told him that his job was what I wanted to do when I retired. Politics and baseball. What a dream job. And what a great guy.


  29. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 3:38 pm:

    “Sometimes, the best gifts, are those you least expect.”

    Really cool.

    To the Post,

    There was a time when binders were full of cards, abs pager numbers were exclusive. Pagers. Wow have things changed.


  30. - Langhorne - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 3:39 pm:

    Anon 10:52a was langhorne


  31. - Arthur Andersen - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 4:16 pm:

    Willy, remind me to tell you and Rich a story about pagers.


  32. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 4:23 pm:

    If you can tell it, I’ll remind you


  33. - 618662dem - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 4:37 pm:

    A. Lincoln, Rail Splitter


  34. - ANON 62704 - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 5:04 pm:

    I have the framed “Dream Team” poster signed by all stuffed in the closet of my basement.


  35. - Nearly Normal - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 5:58 pm:

    JFK and Nixon buttons from the 1960 campaign in my desk. I was12 and it was my first campaign to follow.


  36. - RNUG - Monday, Nov 24, 14 @ 10:52 pm:

    Laying around, a blue & white Edgar shopping bag and a Ross Perot bumper sticker.


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