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Takin' the Blog for a Walk

Join Waukesha resident Brien Lee and his blog, Sir Fido, as they explore the city and report on the interesting things they find.

Email Brien at howlinblog@yahoo.com.

living history

7) I simply remember, 8) my favorite things, Carroll, politics, say uncle, UWW

I had no plans for Thursday when I first took it as a vacation day three months ago. I knew the kids were off school and that was enough. Later I learned there were a few things going on at the colleges that day.

We are very fortunate to have great schools close by. They often present their student art, music, lectures, plays and cultural events free, or nearly so, to the public. So on the day when Waukesha's kids were sleeping late, happy to have the break from school, I was planning my day of education.

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full moon at Full Moon

Freeman

It appears some saggers don't grow up as they grow old, but at least they know where to go to get a belt.

the Police Blotter of today's Freeman: Sunday 12:41 a.m. - An elderly man was reportedly walking near Book Street and East St. Paul Avenue, pushing his walker on his way to the Full Moon and with his pants down around his knees and showing a bare bottom. Police reportedly helped him with his pants and sent him on his way.

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things I would've blogged about

1) sound of music, Carroll, politics, Tim

 I don't like going this long between posts. Must be a victim of the economy - cutbacks are everywhere. More time spent working, less spent writing. Laying off half the employees doesn't necessarily mean the workload decreases by half.

I've been active, but just too blogged down to write about it. Here's a few things that I didn't write about in the last couple weeks:

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The I'ds of March

I'd let our basement situation get out of hand.

I'd heard about an Electronic Scrap Recycling Event at State Fair Park couple weeks ago.

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Waukesha kid in Reader's Digest

It's not easy to get into Reader's Digest, but Nick Skerven did. All he had to do for mention in the current edition of the magazine was rehab the boarded up Holler Park Pavilion into a decent handicapped-accessible facility... at age fourteen!

Nick is a good kid doing good things.

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wagging the blog

1) sound of music, 7) I simply remember, Dad, let us pray, politics, St. William

Nothing too profound. Just a few thoughts from the last several days.

Father Leonard, parish priest at St. William, was guest speaker at Wednesday's Soup With Substance. The minestrone soup was great, but not as memorable as the stories and anecdotes from Father's youth and 44 years of active ministry. Several hundred people turned out for Father's last Soup With Substance, filling the gym. The talk took on added significance because we will be losing Father to retirement in June. He's done good things for the parish, helping it grow and flourish. We wish him well and will miss him. 

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