Life in the Old Neighborhood...And Beyond

Chester Parks was born into a Polish immigrant family in one of the poorest neighborhoods on the northwest side of Chicago, IL during the Great Depression. He and his brother were raised by their mother. Hard work, determination, and the love of a good wife and children were the ingredients for Chester's happy life. More

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Words: 83,840
Language: English
ISBN: 9780984743919
Tags: chicago
About Chester D. Parks

Chester D. Parks was born and raised on the near northwest side of Chicago. He attended parochial elementary school, public high school, and the University of Illinois at Navy Pier. He served two years in the Corps of Engineers. He held numerous management positions with Smith Corona Corporation, then retired in 1992. He loves having the opportunity to write and swim. Chet has self-published his memoirs, "Life in the Old Neighborhood…and Beyond" (Mystic Publishers, copyrighted 2006). He has completed two novels: "Comare, The Godmother" and Vampire in the Vatican [published as ebooks by, copyrighted 2010].

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