Sunday, September 11, 2011
In silent contemplation
And with love, I remember
The heroes of 9/11
My prayers today extend to all
Those who died for this country
And to those who survived
With pride, I pledge my allegiance
Secure in the knowledge that
We are AMERICA
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
A two-week trip to the mainland no longer involves the preparation it once required. With the prohibitive cost of checking luggage, I pack only the essentials and enough clothes to get me through to laundry day. My "essentials" consist mostly of electronics:
Visiting with family and friends is the best part of a trip to my home state. The second best is the food.
To me, Wisconsin means:
-- Perch plates (fresh-caught lake perch ~ butterflied, breaded, then fried and served with German potato salad and cole slaw, foaming beer on the side.)
-- Cheese curds, those rubbery odd-shaped globs of dairy product that squeak against your teeth when you bite down.
-- Hard-packed ice cream from the town that invented the Ice Cream Sundae!
And I'll see lots of green and gold, the team colors of the NFL's Superbowl Champions, the Green Bay Packers. What more could I ask for?
My trip to Wisconsin is late this year, but that won't make it any less enjoyable. Where did you spend your most relaxing vacation?