My son's partner: People ask me, Is James really that sweet? And I say, Yes, he really is. His whole family is that sweet.
Me: [beaming.]It was that kind of evening. I am very happy to be here.
On the docket today: a visit to my son's TV studio, a visit to the Museum of the History of Chicago, dinner at a Russian restaurant with my brother-in-law, who texted J to say he's in town for work. That was unexpected. Who knew coming to Chicago would end up being a family reunion?