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New Kid's View

Family lured Jerrianne and her husband to South Milwaukee in 2002 from Southern California where she worked as, first, a journalist, then, as a court information officer. She now stays busy with media-relations consulting, playing with her three grandchildren (part of the lure), writing, discovering her new environs, and hoping her garden will produce before the first fall frost.

Waiting for a Turn Around

Between the snow of a couple weeks ago and the rain today, I took a walk. It was great walking along the path through the park without having to worry about slipping on ice. I followed it toward the business district. It had been a while since I’d been on Milwaukee Avenue. So many empty storefronts.

I stopped by the Wild Flour bakery. Thank goodness that’s still there. It was buy-one-loaf-of-bread- get-a-second-one-for-$2 Wednesday. Out of cranberry, my fave. So I settled for one raisin and one sesame seed.

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Signs of spring

Our Florida-wintering neighbors came home today.

Sounds of a lawn mower from another neighbor's yard.

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Car-Free Sunday

Since it was Sunday, I hadn’t set an alarm. Turns out I didn’t have to. The throbbing of what sounded like a hyper-amplified boom box woke me. It was 6:30 a.m.

Although the Grand Hyatt Jakarta’s guest rooms are superbly sound proofed from each other, street sounds do penetrate. That’s where the music came from. It was the monthly car-free day.

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