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 will celebrate Halloween very soon. The children will be in their costumes and going trick or treating all over the neighborhood. This brings back some old memories. When I was younger, I used to go trick or treating, but only close to home or to people who we knew well. We used to have a bowl of candy for when the other children would ring our doorbell for treats. Now the years have gone by and our children have all married and left home. We moved to a condo to get away from steps. No more grass cutting or snow shoveling for us. Time is not always kind to us. Our ability to walk is now limited, and climbing steps is a real chore. At this time in life, we can always remember the good old days of our youth. Happy Halloween to our young people.
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