Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune
December 6, 2011
(Left to right) Lyn Regan, "Just put 60," homemaker, Springfield, Va.; Dana Malloy, 59, retired, Lorton, Va.; and Esther Taylor, 71, retired, Springfield, Va.:
This trio of East Coast friends acquired their $20 animal hats (with attached scarves and mittens) shopping at the Christkindlmarket. All said they had brought their warmest clothes anticipating a freeze here. "Isn't Chicago known for cold?" Taylor asked.
Regan revealed that she was wearing long johns and had brought boots but said the gym shoes she was wearing were keeping her feet warm enough. Her two friends said they, too, were fine in their sneakers. However, a wardrobe change loomed for the three friends.
Said an excited Taylor: "Tonight we're going to see Donny and Marie."