John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
I hope that you all have a very Merry Christmas. May this time of joy bring peace to all. Go to church with your family and enjoy this special time. Froehliche Weinachten to all of you.
Early, on Christmas Day, the children came into the living room, by the Christmas tree, and looked for their presents. They were so happy and full of joy, This was a beautiful sight to behold. Mom and dad tried to sleep a little longer as they were tired from the night before. Breakfast was made and the family prepared to go to church services. The church congregation was full of happiness and smiling faces. Soon the children could go home to see and play with their presents. Mom was in the kitchen preparing food dishes to be served for the company that was coming over to visit. This was a chance for the family to once again get together at a pot luck type dinner and reminisce over old times and new things going on with the family. After the day was over, the guests went home and the family could once again resume normal activities. This was a day in the life of this family. How was your Christmas celebration? I hope that all went well with all that you did that day.