Lori Schlossberg, Jay Stone, Ilana Feketitsch at Alderman Stone Invocation

DSC_0223 12.jpg On April 15, 2015, the City of Chicago had an Invocation for the late Bernard Stone. It has taken me a while to publish this on Chicago Clout because I want to have reflection on the life of Alderman Stone. I thank Jay Stone and his sisters for their patience. I made fast friends with Mr. Stone. I enjoyed my lunches with Jay and Berny in Lincolnwood. Berny always returned my calls and always treated me great. It sometimes takes a while to figure out what a person’s life has meant to you. Since I gave myself some time to ponder, I smile. When I think of Berny, I just crack up. Still. He knew more about politics and insider information that anyone I ever met. He was going to write a book and I wish he did. He told me so many stories about people in office, I could write that book. I never wrote about these tales because it would have been better coming from him. Berny, Jay, and myself would laugh and laugh. I still see Berny now and always will. The world is a better place because of Berny. Chicago is a better place because of Berny. Thanks for everything Berny, thanks for being yourself. Thanks for your son’s friendship and wisdom. Patrick McDonoughBernard Stone Invocation April 15 2015.pdf