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.
I just enjoyed a wonderfull weekend. On Friday, we went to the wedding rehearsal of my daughter, Mary and her future husband Kevin. We had a meal together as a group afterwards. On Saturday, Mary and Kevin had a beautiful marriage ceremony. We had good weather and the ceremony was outdoors. All of my children and their families were there taking part in the wedding preparations. After the wedding photographs, we went to join the wedding reception group. Everything went perfect. After we ate the meal, there was dancing with some fine music. There was beer, wine, soda, bottled water and mixed drinks available there. Special tiny cupcakes in several styles were served. Candy was available for all to take if wanted. This was a very joyfull occasion for all. Many heartfelt wishes go to the newly married couple. I wish them great success in their future together. May God Bless them now and always.
On Sunday, My son, Kurt, his wife, Olivia, sons, Sam and Zach, and my wife and I attended the baseball game of the Milwaukee Brewers versus the Minnesota Twins. After the 7th inning, they left to return to White Bear Lake, Minnesota. It was a great pleasure being with them.
Special thanks go to my sons, Kurt and Mark for their help at the wedding. They helped me when I needed some help. Thank you very much for everything.