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.
One of the really great things about living in South Milwaukee is getting to meet new neighbors. That’s what my husband did a couple of weeks ago when he took our four-year-old granddaughter, Allie, to breakfast at a new restaurant in town, Nona’s Café.
It was a double a treat for Allie. She not only got to go to breakfast with her Grand Dad, she got to eat a chocolate waffle.
It turned out to be a double treat for her Grand Dad, too. He not only got to take Allie to breakfast, he got to talk to Nona’s owner, Ida Spack, about making a donation to the auction dinner the Rotary Club of Mitchell Field, which is the club’s annual fundraiser.
We went to Nona’s today to pick up Ida’s generous donation – certificates for six hot panini sandwiches – only to learn about yet another treat.
With the kids off from school on Friday, Oct. 31 – Halloween – Ida’s inviting them to come over to the café – in costume or not – at 2206 10th Avenue (next to the Post Office) about 10 a.m. to decorate pumpkin sugar cookies, get their faces painted and do other fun things.
For more information about the Halloween plans or the café itself, call Nona’s at (414) 304-5170.