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Yes, I was quite impressed with
the art and architecture of Chicago. And on Monday, I saw Elias at the
Tallest building, Sears Towers, 110 levels. We had lunch at a tasty
Mexican restaurant. Took some pictures. Then Elias had to go back to
work and I took the elevators to the top. Wow, in less than one minute,
we made the 110 stories.
You can see in all directions... as if you are in the living room of
your own plane, without the turbulence.
There was a big picture and letter from the Mayor welcoming me.
I spent about two hours looking in all directions.
Then, I went to the Hyatt Regency to meet my brother Andre who just
arrived from Paris that afternoon. The lobby of the hotel had Christmas
decorations and on the back of them, they listed few different
countries. Lebanon was prominently represented.
That evening we had a nice walk with Andre, Jamil & Salim Bou Saab along
the main street and then went to dinner. Elias was busy and could not
Next day, Jamil called and we met him at the main museum where they had
an exhibition about tea pots, yes, tea pots and it was amazing, both
functional and artistic. We had a great lunch at one of the typical
Chicago establishments, Salim and Elias could not join us.
That afternoon, Andre and I went to the airport, I took off to SF, And
Andre to Paris just before a snow storm engulfed the city.
Thank You Jamil & Sally and family, and Salim and Elias and Nasr and the
extended families for your wonderful hospitality. I was very touched and
appreciate your Shweiry spirit.
Folks, I have to tell you. I am so proud of all my cousins, not only
because they are from Shweir, but each have made a great success in
their community and profession.
Jamil has a successful engineering firm with about two dozen people
working for him and is active in local government and community.
Salim works for one of the largest architectural companies in the world.
He is now in charge of a project to expand the Chicago O'Hare airport.
Aspiring architects and students visit his company offices to learn
about some of the big projects they are doing around the world.
Elias is our IT guru. He has so far authored two books about Information
Technology and is working on his third one. His dad Nasr is such a sweet
and lovable guy. Very caring and proud.
To see pictures, click on Shweirieh bil Mahjar and click on North
Thank you all again.
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