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Lamenting the last of Calhoun's sweet peaches

Aug 29, 2019 - Chicago Tribune

I suppose most of you -- and my editors -- would rather I focus on the big issues of the day than offer my absurd lamentations on the last of the Calhoun County peaches.

But I say screw it. I really couldn't give two figs. I love those white Tom Ringhausen peaches, dammit.

And we just finished the last of them, brought to me by two kindly retired Chicago police officers. They, too, are peach freaks. The rains and floods had washed away Tom's peach stand on the Illinois River. They fo...