While raising children, Denise Meagher, a returning area native, became a published freelance writer, voice over talent and enthusiastic community theatre participant. She loves reading, writing, traveling, time with friends and most of her family and empty-nesting with husband, Ted.
On Wednesday, August 25, 2010, a thief; having stalked its prey for months, cloaked itself in darkness and armed with death carried out its mission, and a body, that of Kristine Louise Kingstad, (Kris), was stolen. . .
Waukesha Civic Theatre and many others were robbed!
We've had a lot of water this past summer, haven't we? Torrential downpours, in fact; some more some less. Some had a water park in their own back yards whether they wanted one or not. Some had swimming pools in their basements. Ugh!
It brought back a particularly unpleasant memory. Years ago, when my husband was off to job training; and of course these things typically happen to us wives when the husbands are gone; we had a similar summer and during one of the downpours, our basement flooded. In its wake was backed up sewage and a new, large bag of dry dog food floating with its contents spilling and mixing with. . .well, you know. Suffice it to say, I was not happy and while I was forced to deal with the clean up, I wasn't very gracious about it.