Category: Life Stories

The Paper Route

  Growing up in Kenosha back in the fifties and sixties, many of us boys (and a few girls) had a paper route by the time we were twelve years old. Our allowances pretty much expired by that age, and our fathers let us know it was time to start earning our own spending money. […]

The Vaccine

  As Covid-19 menaces our society, the promise of a vaccine provides a measure of hope. And with that vaccine comes more controversy. Some people are questioning whether the vaccine will be effective, some are questioning who should get vaccinated first, and yet others are questioning whether they should get vaccinated at all.   Here […]

Guest Writer – Rick Wehler; Norwegian Style Turkey Bingo

                                        Introduction   Rick Wehler is a humorist and a published author. Many of Rick’s stories are posted on his Facebook page. His books are a compilation of stories in which Rick relates some of his life experiences, through a slightly twisted but humorous slant. Rick has shared some of his stories with […]

Paul Molitor and the “Brew Crew”

  With sporting events and activities on hold, as a result of the Corona virus, I’ve been catching a few old games on tv. Our local cable network has been featuring old Green Bay Packer games, and Milwaukee Brewer games as well. For the past several days, playoff games from the Brewers great 1982 season […]

Amtrak Empire Builder, to the Pacific Northwest

                      Planning a great trip   Ann and I recently took a railway trip to the Pacific Northwest. We visited our friends George Dooley and his wife, Diane Neubert who live near the town of Sequim, Washington. You cannot become a citizen of Sequim until you learn how to pronounce it properly, which I have […]

One Ticket to Paradise!

  Okay, just a short blog for this Father’s Day, in honor of my late father, who was a good father and a good man. An article in today’s Kenosha News about another man’s father story, caught my attention.   His father was a good man also, who taught him right from wrong, bad from […]

Runaway Train

  Our digs For a couple of years back in the day, I shared an apartment with my friend Don Booth. Don, was the brother of my best friend Jim Booth. Ours, the 2nd floor apartment of an old two flat, was owned by Jim and Don’s parents, and located at the corner of 63rd […]

Saint Vince

  The legend lives on     There’s an old Green Bay Packer story and it goes like this: A man dies, goes to heaven and upon arrival has his interview with St. Peter. “What do you like to do?” St. Pete inquires. The new arrival thinks about it. “Well, I’m a huge football fan […]