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.
I've been pretty good recently about complaining and focusing on some negatives, such as the slowness in getting the word out about the change in Trick or Treat day, pranking the Parkway near the high school into a septic tank and the Hoan Bridge matter. Time now -- way past time, actually -- to accentuate a positive.
Remember the wind storm a few weeks ago that took down some trees and tree limbs around town? One of the trees was a big one two yards over from us. It fell across the yard next to us with the canopy crashing into ours. Luckily for everyone, it didn't hit any structures and took out only a TV cable, power lines and a few fence boards. That happened in the evening when it was dark.
The next morning, Lindsey Saylor, who with her husband Shaun are relatively new in the neighborhood and whose tree blew down, came over to see what damage it had caused. She not only showed concern but offered help to clean up and cart off the debris. She and Shaun also helped their other neighbor clean up and repair their fence. Although we were able to take care of the clean up in our yard ourselves and figured Lindsey and Shaun had enough on their own plates, she checked back with us a couple of times just to make sure everything was OK and that we didn't need any help.
Certainly a neighborly thing to do. Thanks, Lindsey.