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.
Soon our college football season will be over. College basketball will most likely take its place on television and radio. The NFL teams will soon be deciding who will be in the playoffs this season. The college bowl games will soon be happening and will end in January. Professional basketball is now in session. Maybe when the football season is over, some families will go outdoors and relax together. The movie theaters will have more customers. Ice skating will occur as soon as it gets cold enough outside. Children will love to go sled or tobaggin riding. I remember when we used old cardboard to slide down a hill when we had snow outdoors. We also used to make snowmen and throw snowballs at each other. If the snow was good packing, we even built snow forts in our yards. The Good Lord will decide what our weather is going to be like. We have no control on our weather. Enjoy yourselves and relax.