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 make a tribute to Mary Becker.
Even though she has retired from Community Newspapers and has left her column retire with her, I admire all of the writing that she has done in the past. She has been an inspiration to me and many other people I know. She has always shown honesty and integrity in her writings. Whenever I used to read the Bay Viewer or Cudahy Reminder-Enterprise, I would look forward to reading her column.
Mary has been interested in local history and local stories for many years. She has demonstrated to us how to write an interesting and intelligent account of life in the south shore communities of Milwaukee. This is the first chance that I have had to honor her in my own way, but she deserves all the honor and prestige that she can get.
Whenever I see her at the Bay View Historical Society meetings, I wish I could tell her how much her work means to me.
Mary Becker, enjoy your retirement and know that nobody will ever forget about you. Best wishes to you and your family. If I could write like you, it would make me very happy.