Near and far
According to Tyrell's book:"The location of 2000 Marmion was directly behind the Marycrest Shopping Center, so we could walk there to the Piggly Wiggly, later called the Eagle Grocery Store.
"The laundromat, Basinger’s Pharmacy, Woolworths...a Hallmark card store, and Sam the Barber, were right at our doorstep practically. This was a boon for mom Ann, who never did drive a car.
"The Dominick Food Store came into the Marycrest Shopping Center later.
"When we Tyrells walked to school, during our younger grades, we also had an hour lunch, so we walked home for lunch as well. Saint Jude School was about three quarter mile down curving Hammes Avenue. We crowded around the television at noon after about 1964 to watch Bozo’s Circus."
"We took the bus to high school. The girls took public transit, the Larkin Crosstown, to Saint Francis Academy, the all-girls Catholic School on Larkin Avenue. The boys took the bus down Jefferson Street, Route 52, to Joliet Catholic High School, the all-boys school."
(In her recollection of life at 2000 Marmion, Jean Tyrell wrote about the baseball and football games in the yard. Here are her siblings Mike, Kathy, and Karen ready to play ball in the side yard of the house in April of 1968).