Category Archives: Tales from the front lines

We spent New Year’s Eve back in time

In a place out of the way. They don’t make places like this any more. Gilbertson’s general store, established in 1894, located in the kind of crossroads town so vital to Wisconsin’s countryside in the days before the horseless carriage. … Continue reading

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Yes, we can read

and write about it! Great thing about my book club (aside from admitting the likes of me) is members won’t stand for massive tomes. Which probably rules out the Head Groundskeeper’s current read, which totals 758 pages. That would be the Last … Continue reading

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The happy little ghosts of Christmas past

Look, Dave, look! Not a thousand Hallmark Christmas movies can recapture the magic of a child’s Christmas. Maybe Cousin Eddie on Christmas Vacation, our favorite holiday movie (along with It’s a Wonderful Life), whose heart is bigger than his brain. … Continue reading

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We’re having a leaky supply chain Christmas!

We’ll get into the true Christmas spirit probably around 10 p.m. on December 24 — later, if they keep playing those sappy Hallmark movies. In the meantime, we’re playing Eartha Kitt’s Santa Baby on the jukebox. (“Another thing: a ring!”) … Continue reading

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Uncle Greg

Really, 50 years? Older we get, more time we spend in the past, it seems. Opened our favorite Madison WI daily newspaper to find a remembrance of a significant development in the history of Wisconsin’s dairyland. Our uncle, Greg Blaska, … Continue reading

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Riding two wheels back into history

In our own back yard Fatigued from Saving America, on the seventh day, the Head Groundskeeper rested. What do you expect? It was the last Sunday in September; how many more days remain with temps in the upper 70s under … Continue reading

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