On About those saggy pants
Hmmm.... Wearing a tattoo on a "bear arm" would be a bit strange. Would you be able to see it through all the "bear hair"?
On Share your thoughts on downtown parking
Why is angle parking never an option? So much easier to pull in and out of angle stalls. Parallel parking is holding back lots of people. Much more convenient and conducive to actually going downtown. The streets now are set up to get people through downtown quickly without stopping. Would also provide more parking spaces.
On The end of Gen-X in J-Ville
I'm sorry that you are not going to be blogging anymore. I always enjoyed reading your blogs and will miss them. Perhaps we, the readers (myself included), are somewhat to blame since rarely did we let you know how much we enjoyed them. You write well and your topics were varied and usually comment inspiring. That fact that you continued to write in spite of the thoughtless and mean comments by some Gazette readers made me proud. Maybe some day you will come back again to make us smile and nod our heads in agreement. I will miss your blogs very much.
On Seven (7) different kinds of cookies!
Hey John, just made 7 dozen krumkaker this week. Definitely my favorite! Will also be making several dozen rosetter this week. I will be delivering both of them to my neighbors before Christmas. Also my cousin and I made lefse last week and even felt knowledgeable enough (after 3 years of practice) to teach a close Norwegian friend this art. Love Christmas, love being a Scandinavian!!
On Special night awaits 'Tallman for Two' winners
I think the sale of tickets would be more successful if there were more places at which to buy them. Limiting sales to the Helen Jeffris Wood Museum Center really narrows the range of possible purchasers.
On What's your favorite Girl Scout cookie?
1. Thin Mints2. Thin Mints3. Thin Mints
Oh my! The memories! Centerway bridge (then called 4th Avenue bridge) was so narrow that my aunt was afraid to drive across it. Winter skating at Goose Island, now called Traxler Park. Mid-City drive in and Highway 26 drive in and sneaking in several friends in my friend's old Studebaker. The best hamburger and fries at the Toot 'n Tell on Highway 51. Sitting in the balcony at the Myers Theater and dodging the bats that were always flying about. Many Friday nights at Swing Lobby at the YWCA and then Cabaret at the YMCA. Root beer and MaidRites at Frostop, unequaled anywhere else. Running out of gas going up Court St. hill then coasting down to the Clark Station to buy a gallon of gas for 25 cents. Taking swim classes every summer at Lions Beach. The many activities at the school playgrounds every day in the summer. With air-conditioning a rarity in Janesville way back then, we often slept outside on porches and would wake up covered with dew. Watching the big trucks that would go down the streets spraying DDT to kill mosquitoes. Always worrying at the end of the school year if we would be passed on to the next grade. Yes, they really did hold kids back in those days. All in all, it was a great place to grow up. I am grateful that this place was my birthplace. I did leave for a while but came back and raised my family here.
On Officials: Still time to fight ash borer
Woody, Thanks for the link. I have a a very large ash tree that I am treating. I don't know if it is infected. I hope not.
On Wis. sturgeon "bigger than linebacker"
On What movies are on your list this holiday season?
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The book was great, hopefully the movie will be also. Don't go often to the movies. The last two I saw were real disappointments. Easier and cheaper to use Red Box. Or, better yet, borrow them from Hedberg Library. I don't have to be the first to see something. Good things are worth waiting for.
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