Tracy, Stevie and Bryan.
Bryan O'Kelly my son.
Bryan in California. (1976)
Bryan and his great smile.
Linda and I back in our younger days. I think I was about 40 or so. Linda was 2 years younger than me.
Linda Lu O'Kelly. What a beautiful lady. 60 years of bliss. Well mostly.
Tony Malmquist, Jim Longsbury host of Chicago Bandstand. Chuck Hicks and me.
I know Clare that you put a lot of time and effort in this work. Thank you so very much.
My Daughter Catherine Lynn
Matt, Bryan and me.
My Dad in 1938 with my brother Bill. I didn't come along until 1941. I never knew my Dad. Oh well that was his loss.
This picture was taken in Nov. of 1968. That is my onward and upward sister Carolyn. My wife was preqnet with Bryan. She dressed up as a pumpkin.
David, Bryan and me. Bryan has a great smile.
1952. 11 years old. I know I would go from rags to riches. lol Yep and we had a water pump in the yard too.
Bryan the Cowboy. 1976.
My ever inspiring sister Carolyn and my mother.
Bryan 16 or 17.
Wayne & Mary. Linda and I. Barb & Jim.
Om a cruise in Florida.
With my 2 grandchildren, Stevie and Jess. Sitting by my favorite thing at the circus , the Merry-go-round. lol
We had these pictures painted on the windows of our Valparaiso restaurant. The lady at the top is Lucile Ball. On the bottom is Humphry Bogart and Lauren Becall. The lady on the right I named Miss Courteous Service. I put her right out in front for everybody to know our policy. We focused on 3 and a half things. Very high quality food and service and cleanliness. Oh the half, that was the decorations.
1985. Valparaiso popcorn fest. Our float took best general prize. Linda and me.
Bryan with his beautiful smile, me. Steve Blaney
Cathy & Bryan. Cathy was taking modelling lesions. This was right before her shot that changed her life and led to her early death.
My Son and Grandchildren. Bryan, Matt, Stevie and Jess O'Kelly
Bryan, Matt and Linda.
Linda, Stevie and me.
A recent picture of my sis and brother-in-law, Clare. Both in their 80s and healthy as a horse as the old expression goes. Clare is a poet. He writes poetry books. The man has a way with words.
At about 2.
Matt, Stevie & Jess O'Kelly. My Grand kids.
Bryan did such a wonderful job in raising them. I am so proud of him and them.
David, a young Bryan and me. What a beautiful smile on Bryan's face.
And one for me.
My brother Bill and his wife Jean on the left. Their daughter Diane. My sis Carolyn and our mother. (Dawn Adel Jenner, O'Kelly and me.
Linda, Stevie and me at some event. She grew up so fast only to lose her at age 21.
My sis Carolyn. Dam I was a sharp dresser!
I remember my uncle Jim singing the song when we were kids , There is nothing any finer than to be with Caroliner in the morning.
Bryan James & Catherine Lynn O'Kelly
Linda and I. Dam we were a great looking couple.
Linda and I dancing up a storm, as usual.
Bryan and his grandmother.
Jim & Barb Vargo with Jim Loungsbury. Jim hosted the Chicago Bandstand Record Hop in the 1950s.
My son Bryan and my daughter Catherine Lynn.
A poem by Clare for my wife.
Bryan 13 years young.
My Grandson Matt on his big day.
My son Bryan and his son Matt.
My brother Bill and me in 1949. We were at the bus stop. In the back of the stop was a wasp nest. I threw a rock and hit it. I took off around the front of the stop and grabbed my brother and stooped low. That wasp came around and stung me below my eye.
Matt and Stevie
My brother Bill and his wife Jean. My Sister Carolyn on top. Linda and I. We were a handsome couple. Its obvious that I got my good looks from my sister. lol
Linda and I at the Portage store. (1994 to 2001)
Linda and I with Dick Biondi of Radio Station WLS in Chicago.
The Ledgenary Tommy Sands. (Teenage Crush) and yours truly in front of my first restaurant in Hobart. Owned in 1987.
Bryan, Stevie and Tracy
Top. Sue & Chuck, Barb & Jim, Linda and I, Joyce and Tony. All 4 of these beautiful souls are in Rock and Roll Heaven. May they rest in peace or dance to their hearts content. We will miss you.
My son Bryan, me and Bill Pardus working hard on our 4th restaurant.
The floor cost 4,000 dollars just for materials. But I loved it. It was so 50s.
Catherine. She was so pretty.
She never had a chance.
Damaged by vaccination-killed by the medical mafia.
My son Bryan and his childhood sweetheart Beth.
Stevie and Jess. Isn't Jess adorable.
My Bad ass 1959 and 1/2 Chevy.
Stevie my granddaughter. With her award winning smile.
My better half with Dick Biondi. This was in a Chicago nightclub. Biondi announced that who ever had the same color poodle skirt on would win a prize. They are showing off their beautiful legs, well at least Linda is. lol Dick was a hell of a man.
Bryan and his children, my grandchildren. Stevie and Jess O'Kelly