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Real Neighbors Don't Eat Quiche 

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To the editors:

It appears that some of the new guard on Cleveland Ave. cannot deal with the polemics directed (indirectly) toward them ("Tina and Rosie Don't Live Here Anymore," April 22). Some have even gone as far as to suggest the deportation of the author, Marion Karczmar, to the so-called generic existence of the suburbs. We all know too well that such proselytism was not directed for the benefit of Tina and Rosie but for that of the ever-popular "spinach quiche and Perrier" set.

Ms. Karczmar was merely reporting the condition on Cleveland Ave. as she saw it. She is not the only one who grieves the loss of crabweed and hospital-green aging wood for the ersatz replacements of dove-grey and peach aluminum siding and gleaming Honda scooters because along with these embellishments, go some true Chicago neighbors. If the veracity of the situation calls for acrimonious discourse, then by all means, Cleveland Ave. is a two-way street.

Marie Anne Kacmarek

Chicago

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