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 wish a very Merry Christmas to everyone. This is the day that we remember the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. The holiday is more than just gifts. We should remember our faith and act accordingly. I hope that you all have a great Christmas this year. We have seen sadness in the murder of innocent children and adults. We do not understand what is happening in our world today. We can only pray to the Lord and trust Him in all that happens. A strong faith will help in these uncertain times. Pray for peace and love in our world. Love your family and children as never before. Time moves too quickly. Before we know it, our children have grown up, gotten married and now have children of their own. Take the time to love them now, before it is too late. Nobody knows what the future will bring. God willing, all will be good for you and your family. Enjoy this holiday as never before. You know neither the day or hour in which you will pass from this world. Live each day as a gift of the Lord, and act accordingly. Merry Christmas to all.