This Is My Elgin: Hometown Songs & Stories
Dad’s Treasure Hunt

Dad’s Treasure Hunt

June 20, 2020

In this inaugural Father's Day episode you'll learn how Dad, the Fox River, and the Elgin Police department came together to create a beautiful memory.

South End Blues

South End Blues

June 28, 2020
 
It was the Great Depression, and sometimes the Blazier Boys went to bed hungry. But they never lacked for fun and escapist entertainment with their neighborhood pals on the south end of Elgin. Tales of Poplar Creek and the Frog Hollow Gang, on this week's This is My Elgin: Hometown Songs & Stories.
Bluff City Cemetery

Bluff City Cemetery

July 5, 2020

Ya can't beat fun at the old cemetery!! Well, at least, little Sharry couldn't. Bluff City and Sharry go back a long way, and it continues to lead her to new life journeys, on the next installment of This is My Elgin: Hometown Songs & Stories.

Teenaged Elgin Boredom

Teenaged Elgin Boredom

July 12, 2020

They looked and behaved like no generation before or after. They were young. They smelled of Brylcreme, Stridex, Clearasil, and Ben Hur perfume. They drove in endless, pointless circles through downtown Elgin...And little Sharry thought 60's Teenagers were the coolest humans everrrrrr! (And she was right -- Right?

West Side/East Side

West Side/East Side

July 26, 2020

Join Lifelong Elgin Westsider Sharry on her adventure to becoming an Eastsider. She first has to seek acknowledgement of her existence from all powerful ComEd and deal with horrors at the State street DMV. After those trails, the prospect (and difficulty!) of giving up a 50yr old library card from Gail Borden Public Library arises. 

A Walk Through Downtown

A Walk Through Downtown

August 2, 2020

Join us for a walk through downtown Elgin during the time of Covid as Sharry is flooded with memories and (Gasp!) even admits that the old Elgin High building is kinda cool.

Mom’s North Street World

Mom’s North Street World

August 9, 2020

Join Sharry & her mother's memories of growing up on North Street, in the days of streetcars, the "Rag Man", and shingles from the St. Johns steeple raining down on the back yard. Featuring the song "Everyday You"

Elgin Summer/Winter: A Love/Hate Relationship

Elgin Summer/Winter: A Love/Hate Relationship

August 16, 2020

When it comes to Elgin weather, there's no pleasing some
people, and curmudgeonly Sharry could be their Queen! Join her, and
legions of crickets outside her window, as she reminisces about summer
days of sidewalk sales & thunderstorms, and winter ice storms
camping out on the kitchen floor.