1939 Mac is born in Chicago and Merrill and Frances think
1940 Three generations of Mains are together in Indianola.
1941 Grandpa McKee was supposedly stern, but not in this picture.
1942 Merrill is called to active duty as an officer in the US Army Signal Corps.
1943 Capt. Main's family was stationed near Neosho, Missouri at Camp Crowder.
1944 Merrill & Frances buy a home in Park Ridge, near by to the Thomas C McKees of Chicago.
1945 Our home got moved to this new location, in 1939 from 715 North Prospect.
1946 Thomas C. McKee, Frances' father, dies and is interred in the McKee plot in Albany NY.
1947 Merrill tries to teach Mac the joys of fishing at Blaney Park in northern Michigan.
1948 .Our local neighborhood fills out as new houses are built on the vacant lots.
1949 Cub Scouts, Little League and back yard picnics were typical Park Ridge.
1950 Christmas marked six years of
home in Park Ridge."
1951 Maude Pugh Main (1866-1951) dies in Daytona Beach FL and is buried at Indianola, IL.
1952 Frances learns Mac does not have her talent at the piano.
1953 Mac graduates from junior high school and enters high school.
1954 Boy Scout camp or a train trip to California & home via Glacier Park. Who can remember?
1955 Apparently Mac had a growth spurt. This was taken in New Orleans on a Spring break.
1956 Merrill & Frances are married 25 years and celebrate in Hawaii with Mac along for the trip.
1957 Mac graduates from high school and goes off to DePauw.
1958 Fraternity life was the DePauw way in that era.
1959 Hortense Meyeur McKee, (1879-1959), dies in Chicago and is buried in Albany NY.
1960 Bermuda, AFROTC summer camp & a trip to Europe including the Olympics in Rome.
1961 Mac graduates from DePauw, is commissioned and sent to Malmstrom AFB Montana.
1962 The Cuban missile crisis sped up the installation of missiles in Montana.
1963 Merrill and Frances visit Mac in Montana.
1963 Mac meets Sandee, and then Sandee meets the parents at Christmas.
1964 Sandee and Mac are married in Great Falls and travel to Riverside CA
1965 After a weekend in Mexico, Sandee & Mac return to Park Ridge, via Montana
1966 Merrill & Frances retire, move to Florida and build a new home.
1967 A pregnant Sandee returns to Montana for Christmas.
1968 Michele Lynn Main is born and spends her first Christmas in Florida.
1969 Mac & Sandee celebrate their 5th anniversary in Bermuda.
1970 Mark is born & the Quickendens
visit. Mark has his first Christmas
1971 Mark has his first summer vacation trip to Montana to visit his "Q" grandparents.
1972 Shelly & Mark practice and (circus) train for their first visit to Walt Disney World.
1973 This summer trip was a long one, Flathead Lake, Red Lodge, Yellowstone & the Tetons.
1974 A Spring skiing trip to Snowmass at Aspen is the highlight of the year.
1975 Sandee, the volunteer, becomes an employee at Lutheran General Hospital.
1976 After a year of planning, a major addition to the house is started.
1977 The Nicholsons inspected the addition and we had a reunion in Oregon at Thanksgiving.
1978 Mac planned an East Coast vacation while doing temporary duty in San Francisco
1979 NYC & Bermuda were a special family vacation and old friends visited.
1980 Mother's Day
at the country
club......Two youngsters first meet at Field
1981 Merrill & Frances celebrate their 50th anniversary. Shelly meets Cub stars.
1982 The senior Mains enjoyed the good life in Florida and we enjoyed visiting them..
1983 Charles T Quickenden dies and Peggy comes to Park Ridge for Christmas
1984 "Bud"& Frances McKee Main both die at their homes in Florida. Some Jr High graduates..
1985 Merrill breaks his hip and joins us in Park Ridge to recuperate and then stays on.
1986 Shelly graduates from high school and goes on to DePauw. Mac has a 25th reunion at DePauw
1987 Mac relives his past with a used toy that is not quite as wonderful as his 1961 Sunbeam Alpine.
1988 Mark graduates from high school and goes off to KU. Mac stays home with Merrill.
1989 After 25 years of marriage, these Mains have two kids in college.
1990 Shelly graduates
gets a starting job in retail management.
1991 Shelly rejoins Parkside Senior Services and Merrill continues senior living with us.
1992 Mark brings Ozzie home pregnant and she delivers 10 pups
1993 Mark graduates from Kansas and goes off to Equador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile.
1994 Merrill Martin Main (1906-1994) dies and Sandee returns to Montana for a 25th GFHS reunion
1995 Shelly, Sandee & Mac visit Mark in San Francisco where he is working for FEMA
1996 Mark visits from San Francisco, after FEMA and before PW.
1997 Sandee moves on from Lutheran General and learns Chicago has much to offer.
1998 Sandee becomes a member of the "PowWow Mafia." Mark reacquaints himself with Adrienne.
1999 Mark and Adrienne are married in St. Lucia. Mac. begins his genealogy study.
The sale of the Florida house is the end an era. Mark & Adrienne buy their first house.
2000 Sandee manages volunteers
Quickendens for Thanksgiving.
2001 Ella arrives and John Valenzia also becomes a factor in our lives. Chicago Greeter begins.
2002 Shelly and John are married, Sandee has a stroke, & Luke arrives on Adrienne's birth day.
2003 Sandee gets back to Montana. The Mark Mains move to PR. Luke is now one year old.
2004 Millennium Park opened in Chicago and we went twice to check it out.
2005 Nora arrived! Luke gets his first stiches. Shelly & John move to a larger home.
2006 Grace Nicole Valenzia arrived in July and Sara Merrill Main arrived in December.
2007 Adrienne & Mark needed to enlarge their house to contain their expanded family.
2008 Sandee & Mac resided their house and had a canopy created over the front entry.
2009 Sandee returns to Great Falls, Montana for her 50th high school reunion.
2010 Mac gets a new red convertible
fortynine years after buying his first one.
2011 50th anniversary at DePauw and bringing home a new friend after a trip to Montana.
2012 A second grandson, Sean Waters Main, arrives as does a new Mini Roadster for Mac.