And, yes, mentions of Loyola -- I wouldn't have gone if not for David Barrosse mentioning the school in passing in the halls -- and there's an odd compliment about the range of readers my work appeals to. Also thankful they pulled a lovely quote from Robert Olen Butler, one of the most generous writers I know.
(Note. I think I grew up north of the state line -- east? The plane crash was moved forward in time, not back. And the reference to MD School for Feeble Minded Children wasn't in a footnote in the book on Sheppard Pratt, as I state in the acknowledgments. I think it's p. 44. My fault.)