In stripping wallpaper off of the walls in the study, what did we find but this inscription written on the plaster:
“March 16, 1937 16% above zero”
1937 is when Albert Speh Jr. graduated by Fenwick High School. March 16 would be the day before St. Patrick’s Day – a very big deal in Chicago, no matter what one’s parentage is. But 16% above zero? – I’ve no idea.