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.
On Thursday, October 29, 2009, at 9:34 a.m., my grandson, Zachary Warren Manke was born. He weighed 9 pounds 3 ounces and is 21 inches long. My son, Kurt, and his wife Olivia, are the proud parents. He has lots of black hair and looks like his brother Sam. Everyone is doing well. They live up in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. My wife, Penny and I are proud grand-parents of Zachary.
Now we have four grand-children. Two are girls and two are boys. This is how you can tell that you are getting older. When your children have their children, you are old. We wish that Kurt and Olivia, and their two boys, have a great time. Get well soon Olivia. Sam now has a playmate and can help you with him. May the Lord take good care of you and your family. Try to get some rest now, if you can.