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.
Have you been to a park lately? Many of the trees are in full fall color now. This is a very beautiful sight to behold. As we grew up we used to notice the fall tree colors and played in the leaves. Now as we get older, we have to rake up the leaves or turn them into mulch. Children still like to play in the leaves. When you are driving, be alert to leaf piles, and determine if any children are playing inside of them. If you mulch your leaves, you will have good fertilizer for the spring. This is nature's answer to a blanket for your plants for the coming winter. Take the time to observe the beauty of the colors of the leaves before they all fall to the ground.
Are you like me getting sick of all of the political garbage that we are hearing on radio and TV every day. Each candidate is accusing the other of various things of no value. You can tell the character of each candidate as he or she procceds with their ads. It is time to put all of the politics on the side and get back to the business of doing your job. I would like to see some honest politics for a change. If bull crap were currency, the politicians would be billionaires. I know that many of them are major contributers to our Milorganite business. Let get rid of all of the politics for a while. I am getting tired of this.
I want to wish Kurt & Olivia Manke a happy anniversary. It was shortly after 9/11/2001, that you two were happily married. I want to hope that you have many more happy anniversaries in the future. Best wishes to you both. Have a wonderful time with your three loving children.
I can remember when we got our first television set. I used to go to neighbor's houses to watch TV before that. We had one TV channel, Channel 3, WTMJ-TV. We used to watch boxing on Friday nights and football on Saturdays. All of our housework had to be done before we had permission to watch TV. Many of our favorite radio shows started to be on TV. When we were younger, we all used to get near the radio to hear our favorite shows. Old cowboy movies were shown on TV. Some of our favorite shows had old time movies, some from the silent days of movies. Commercials became more and more present. For us children, we had Howdy Doody and other children's shows. We had a lot more local shows than now. The national shows came on mostly at night. Adult shows tried to come on after 8 pm when many of the children had gone to bed. We used to go to the playgound at night, but now stayed home more to watch TV. Educational shows came to TV later in time.
This will be the first Saturday, since June, that I will not have to go to the South Shore Farmers Market. The market has been a great asset for the Bay View community. Where else can you find so many people of so many different backrounds in one location without any arguments or problems. We have had the best farmers market in Milwaukee. It will be strange to wake up at 6 am and know that I won't have to go to the market this day. I will miss all of the people and their dogs. The good food at the market spoiled me. Now I will have to search for the best fresh food and miss my kettlecorn, egg rolls and bakery. I will be looking forward to next June when the market reopens again.