Category Archives: Tales from the front lines

Q. Can I get an “Amen?” A. No you cannot.

This post not hacked by fact-checkers What would we do without social media? What DID we do without social media? Chased pollywogs, the sepia-tone nostalgics say. But Facebook, Twitter, et al are entertaining and sometimes useful to pose ideas, rally … Continue reading

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Celebrating the red, white & blue. And orange!

Almost no fireworks! Does anything say God Bless America better than an Independence Day parade on a hot Wisconsin summer day?  Again this year, the Orchard Ridge neighborhood here on the SW side of Madison WI knows how to celebrate … Continue reading

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Allis G sure is orange!

By gosh and by golly, we just might make the deadline! UPDATE: We finished in time for Independence Day parade! The truth and nothing but HERE! Isn’t that the plot line for every car restoration reality show on cable television? … Continue reading

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Hope you are having a wonderful Father’s Day

Ours is shaping up good. Once again ran the lawnmower over the plastic hose leading out of the basement sump pump. Despite the warning stick (often used to mark firehose plugs in snow drifts). Back from Menard’s for a replacement … Continue reading

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Memorializing the soil of life

Growing in a WI farm community We know that Memorial Day is intended to commemorate soldiers who lost their lives defending our freedom. Pardon the indentured servants at Blaska Stately Manor for remembering the ancestors who sacrificed to begin our American chapter … Continue reading

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The envelope, please

Or is it the bucket list? Time was when the head groundskeeper at the Manor would rush out to the local cineplex on the day of the awards ceremony to complete watching the list of the best-picture Oscar nominees. Back … Continue reading

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