John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
In the old days, when money was scarce, people used to make homemade presents for their family members and friends. Something homemade is one of a kind. It take a lot of time and patience to make something. What you make now could become a heirloom of the future. We all have skills to make things. It could be clothing, food, rugs, furniture, candy, toys, bread, stollen, cookies or any such things. You could send an IOU in a letter promising to do some things for a person in the future. Your labor and time has value. You could take somebody out to a restaurant, movie, play or an outdoor activity. You could cook a special meal for somebody. A gift from your heart is more important than any other type of gift. Have a great holiday season.