At Wrigley On The Day After, Many Focus On Family And Memories

Julie Nichols points to the name of her father-in-law, written on the wall at Wrigley Field by a fellow fan who had chalk, and a ladder.
Julie Nichols points to the name of her father-in-law, written on the wall at Wrigley Field by a fellow fan who had chalk, and a ladder. Dan Weissmann / WBEZ
Julie Nichols points to the name of her father-in-law, written on the wall at Wrigley Field by a fellow fan who had chalk, and a ladder.
Julie Nichols points to the name of her father-in-law, written on the wall at Wrigley Field by a fellow fan who had chalk, and a ladder. Dan Weissmann / WBEZ

At Wrigley On The Day After, Many Focus On Family And Memories

The streets around Wrigley were still teeming with people the day after the big game, but many of them weren’t just focused on baseball. For them, the day’s big theme was family, and memories. Parents snapped selfies with young children. And many were busy filling every inch of the brick walls on Sheffield and Waveland with the names of dead loved ones, written in chalk.

WBEZ's Dan Weissmann asked for some to share their memories. Press play to listen.