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.
Credit might be due Mother Nature rather than human hand in South Milwaukee High School homecoming toilet paper clean-up duty. Perhaps because she just got there first. At least that's what it looked like Tuesday, the first day school was back in session after homecoming weekend. To their credit, unlike last year, this year the tping students (and complicit adults ) for the most part confined their toilet-paper strewing to high school property along Oak Creek Parkway. If the students responsible for trashing that side of the high school property had planned--or were being told--to clean up after themselves, a couple of days of heavy rain pretty much beat them to it.
One student, however, took the idea that the Parkway is a toilet seriously, because there he was when I drove by Tuesday afternoon, standing on the wall by the path about 10 feet east of the railroad overpass with yellow stream flowing forth into, what? The creek below? I don't know. And he had a pal with him who was watching from the path beside him.
My first thought was, if you're going to be a low-life, you could at least do it behind a tree instead of trying to be an exhibitionist.
I had already passed him by when the thought occurred that I should have stopped and tried to shame him.
I think what I’ll do instead, though, is keep my camera handy when I go that way. Who knows? Next time, I might get lucky and be able to post a photograph of him on the Internet.