Back Of The Yards, Szaflary, Poland, Sacred Heart Parish
I grew up in the Back Of The Yards at 4921 S Damen. My family moved to the suburbs in 1976 when i was turning 6. I actually have many fond memories of the neighborhood and the family and friends that lived all around us. My parents were married at Sacred Heart and had their reception in the Social Hall on the ground floor of the building. I also attended kindergarden there and my brother was baptized there in 1975. My last memory of Sacred Heart is of my grandmother's casket coming down the stairs from the church and making it's way for burial at Ressurection cemetary. That was in 1989 and Sacred Heart closed shortly after that.