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 would like to wish my beloved wife a happy birthday. Over the years, she has been everything to me. I am proud to be her husband. I hope that she can find the time to celebrate her birthday as she wishes. We have been married for over 48 years. She has made me very happy during that time. Happy Birthday, Penny. May you have many more happy birthdays in the future. I love you very much.
Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for all that we have in life. This is a time for families to unite at a great meal and talk to each other. Football will be on TV and many people will want to watch the games. Family is more important than watching football games. Some hosts turn off TV so they can eat in peace and quiet. Here is a chance to get caught up on things that happened during the year. Both good and bad things can be discussed. Once you have eaten the main meal, then you can resume watching football again. At least the Green Bay Packers will not be on TV this day. I hope that everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.
It is time to begin your Christmas shopping for your family and friends. Many of the stores have already set up their Christmas displays since before Halloween. Now is the time to look for the very special gifts that you have in mind to purchase. The big sales events will be on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. If you want something special, look for it now before the store runs out of your item. The stores only purchase a limited amount of each item that they sell. If you know what you want, look for it now before it vanishes from the store shelves. The big sales items will be things that are hard to sell or items in short supply. You can tell which items are moving early and which items will eventually go up on sale to get rid of them. Be smart and be a good shopper.
Recently, the Green Bay Packers have beaten the Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles by large scores. On Sunday, at noon, they have to go to Minnesota to play the Minnesota Vikings. Support our favorite team as they play a hard fought game against a division rival. Three cheers for the Packers as they finish up their season. Best wishes for a highly successful season.