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.
We wish for Kay to have a very happy birthday, today. Even though you live in Texas, we miss you here. Remember when we were children. We cut the lawn, pulled weeds in the garden, helped ourselves to some of the vegetables there. We went into the basement and found the strong aged cheese that dad had hid down there because mom would not allow it to be in the refrigerator. Remember going to Humboldt Park and boat riding there. Remember going down the hill by the railroad tracks on a sled. Remember playing softball on the street on on I.C. playground. Remember all of the neighbors playing games together at night. It can be fun to remember the old days. Please have a very happy birthday.