Saturday, October 31, 2015

"SC Johnson announces major community support contributions"

From The Journal

"RACINE – Continuing its long legacy of investing in its hometown, SC Johnson on Saturday announced major contributions to aid public safety and literacy efforts in Racine and its suburbs.

"SC Johnson announced Saturday that it has committed to purchase a new bookmobile for the Racine Public Library, which is expected to cost an estimated $250,000, and will also provide its third annual $50,000 donation to support the library’s Battle of the Books, a literature contest for 4th- and 5th-grade students in Racine County.

"The company also said Saturday it has committed to support about 40 hours per week of additional officer presence for a six-year period at the Lakeside Community-Oriented Policing (COP) House in Mount Pleasant. SC Johnson will also purchase 54 new breathing apparatuses for the South Shore Fire Department, which serves Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant, including SC Johnson’s Waxdale manufacturing complex on Willow Road."

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Read the rest of the article.  It's amazing how much the Johnsons give to Racine.  A quarter of a milion dollars for a new bookmobile, to start.

Daylight Saving Time Ends

Now come the months of darkness.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015


I can't believe this weekend is Halloween. I will be posting the last of the pictures I have it was hard to find anyone putting up Halloween decorations anymore. Here they are-

                                         This picture was taken on 4 Mile Rd. in Caledonia Wi.

                                         This picture was taken on 4 Mile Rd. in Caledonia Wi

                                         This picture was taken on 4 Mile Rd. in Caledonia Wi

                                         This picture was taken on Durand St. in Sturtevant Wi.

                                       This picture was taken on Clements St. in Oak Creek Wi.

                                             This picture was taken on Main St. in Racine Wi.

I hope everyone enjoys the pictures as much as I enjoy going out and getting the pictures to share with everyone.

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Same to you, Barney.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Dear Madame Zoltar

Hello, my autumnal friends!  How are you?  As I write this, the wind is battering the windows facing east.  It's really howling out there.  And the National Weather Service says the rain could last into Thursday.  What are you going to do?  Grin and bear it.  Or frown and bear it, but, either way, you have to take it.  The weather's going to do what the weather's going to do, and there's not much we can do about it.

Our omnipotent and succinct Green Bay Packers have the pleasure of gelding the Denver Broncos this Sunday, November 1, at Denver, 7:30 PM.  Bye-bye balls!

Below are the current standings for the Irregular Football League:

My Screaming Psychics are still in third place.  My prediction: The Mighty Bears will fall.

Want to make a quick $30K?  Pretend to be an analyst for Mr. Mayor's proposed railway study to determine the feasibility of an extension of the Metra commuter train from Kenosha to Racine.  Just say that the expansion is the neatest thing since sliced bread.  That's what they'd be paying you for, anyway: a  positive reaction.  If I didn't have to service my other clients, I'd take the job myself.

Who called in the bomb threat to the Racine County Courthouse on Monday?  A disgruntled employee?  A gruntled one?  Was it a "test" by terrorists so they could observe our emergency preparedness?  Why not ask Madame Zoltar?  The police could save a lot of legwork if they asked me first.  Of course, I'm not cheap, just easy.

Finally, check out this bit of clown-foolery:

Life can make a clown out of you.  Trust me, I've been there.

Thank you all so much for reading my blog today.  I love you all.  Be sure to let a smile be your umbrella.

Who wrote the book of love?  Ask

Don't forget: wet leaves cam be as slippery as ice.  Drive accordingly.  Enjoy the waning days of a warm sun.  Soon enough our skies will be slate gray.

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Smile on every day.