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.
Thanksgiving is more than just football. It means going to church to give thanks for all that you have. It means have a meal together with family and/or friends. I know that the Green Bay Packers are playing the Chicago Bears at night and even Mike Ditka is wearing Green Bay wear during the McDonalds Ads on TV. I thought that I would never see Chicago Bear Coach Mike Ditka wearing Green Bay Packers clothing and hats and saying, " Go Packers! " McDonalds must be paying him a lot of money for him to support the Packers in TV ads.
By now you should know what you plans are for Thanksgiving. If you are having company at home, you must purchase all of the food you need and prepare your house for visitors. If you are going to somebody elses's house, then you should offer to bring something or help with the preparations for the day. Each person could bring a dish to serve and then afterwards you should offer to help cleanup the kitchen any way that you can. If you are going to a church group or to a restaurant, you won't need to bring anything unless it is requested.
One day while a man was going bow and arrow hunting, he saw what he thought was the rear end of a deer. He shot the arrow, and man came up yelling that somebody shot him in the rear end while he was defecating. Believe it or not this even actually happened. The victim was very big muscular man who was very tall. He happended to be a boss of mine at the old company. The man had a very hard time living down that event. He used to always mooch cigarettes from people. One day I gave him an exploding cigarette. After that happened, he never again tried to mooch a cigarette from me. He was a great athlete, but his bossing manner left something to be desired. I left that company and never saw that boss again.
Very soon, we are going to have a lot of hunters going out to shoot a deer. Most will come home empty handed. They are going to have a lot of fun going outdoors and freezing in the woods. Some people will shoot at anything, including person trying to defecate in the woods. The urge to hit something will go to their heads and they will get careless as they use their rifles to hunt deer. You don't have to buy a fur coat for somebody that you dislike. The hunter will probally miss them anyway. That black animal with a white stripe on it will not make a good hat for somebody. Please do not shoot any cows, dogs or horses. If you are sitting up on a tree stand and a skunk approaches, don't upset it or you will get sprayed. If a small bear cub approaches your tree stand, watch out. Mama bear is not too far away and she can climb trees very well. If a bear decides to check out your car looking for food, have fun. They have been known to break into cars to get open food containers. Do not shoot any moose or antelopes. Remember that that the whitetail rear might be a person going to defecate. Please do not shoot them in the rear.
The Green Bay Packers have lost another football game against an easy team, no less. The offense calls have been too conservative and defense has been too inconsistant. I think that Mike McCarthy should resume calling the plays for offense. If we are only going to get conservative calls, then Aaron Rogers himself could call his own game. Something is wrong with the type and timing of the plays on offense. Maybe even a Girl Scout team could win against the Packers with our present type of play calling. Something has got to change and very soon or say goodbye to our football season.