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.
Journalists from Vietnam and Oman and their U.S. State Department escort enjoyed lively conversation about the presidential campaign and cultural aspects of their countries and the U.S. over dinner at South Milwaukeeans Bobbie Groth and Don Lawson.
(From left) Lao Dong newspaper reporter Thuy Thi Phuong To, Milwaukee Interfaith Conference Executive Director's wife Katie Heinen, South Mlwaukeean Hibbie Hayslett, Don Lawson, U.S. State Department escort Barbara Howard, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee Executive Director Tom Heinen, Oman News Agency News Supervisor Talal Mohammed al Maamari, Bobbie Groth.
The journalists are on a multi-week tour of the U.S. to learn about the presidential campaign process and other cultural aspects of the country.