MARK FUN FACTS
Always busy enjoying life.
In his first year of pee-wee football on the Covington Cougars, Mark was significantly smaller than the other players. Due to his tenacity and determination, the coaches called him “Scrappy.” Near the end of one game he was put in at fullback and given the ball to run up the middle. He was immediately flattened by Grant Nordgren.
In 1967, Mark saw the movie “Bonnie and Clyde” at the Star Theater. During the ‘intimate’ scene, his father covered his eyes.
As a pre-teen, Mark hunted from Menetre Drive to Samantha Drive in River Forest. He shot his first squirrel on 15th Avenue near Menetre Drive. He and his friends fished both rivers and the golf course ponds in River Forest.
For Mark’s 11th birthday party, his friends all brought their mini-bikes, Honda Trail 50s and Trail 70s to River Forest. It was a motor-cross before there was motor-cross. Pictured in front of Mark’s home at 13 Kathleen Drive, River Forest.