Religion: Holy Comforter

Among Chicago's barflies of two generations ago, Newsman Eugene Field was about as well known as a bottleman and writer of scatological ballads (such as The French Crisis) as he was as a children's poet. Poet Field was nobody to conduct a Sunday school class, and would have been the first to admit it. But last week, at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter in the North Shore Chicago suburb of Kenilworth, school children gathered about the tomb of Eugene Field on the day before the 44th anniversary of his death. A Boy...

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