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.
When I went to MKE Sippers to meet a couple of friends for coffee this afternoon, there was not an open parking spot on either side of the 900 block of Milwaukee Avenue to be found. In fact, I had to go around the block and park nearly a block away from Milwaukee. One of my friends had to go another block beyond 9th Avenue on Milwaukee. The other one finally found a spot on 9th two blocks south of Milwaukee.
Well, that was fun! We attended Saturday evening's interactive "Ye Olde Christmas Feast at South Milwaukee High School. This 36-year-old tradition is presented each year by the high school Music Department. Here's the cover of the 10-page program for the event that was full of Midieval pagentry, costumes, frivolity, food and music: