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D-Day/Flag Day Parade Saturday

Thursday, Jun, 6 2013

Don't  forget a special remembrance today for those who served on D-Day, June 6th, 1944.  I mentioned on the show today about my Great Uncle Nick, who flew a bomber in WWII.  He is a great guy, one of the sweetest men you'll ever run into.  Sadly, he is losing his battle with Alzheimer's, and is a shell of his former self.  Estimates are that we lose 600 WWII Vets every day.  Appreciate them now...while we still can.

The rains will be done and the red, white and blue will be flying Saturday in Appleton. It's the 63rd Annual Appleton Flag Day Parade, with a tribute to the U.S. Army.  WHBY will start the action at 1:30, along with Pierce Manufacturing, handing out thousands of American flags, then the parade follows us at 2.  Should be mostly sunny and 72!

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Thanks!

Wednesday, May, 29 2013

Just a quick update on our "Operation Broadcast Hope", last week's effort to raise money for tornado and fire victims.  During the 13 hours that Woodward Radio stations asked for donations at the many Community First locations in Northeast Wisconsin, we raised almost $5200 for the American Red Cross!  Thank you to all that donated!  It all goes to help make meals, replace some of what's destroyed, re-fill medications etc.

Thank you!

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Tornadoes in Oklahoma

Tuesday, May, 21 2013

The vicious twister that hit Moore has left destruction and death unlike most that we witness. Some areas of town are almost unrecognizable.

My one close-up experience with a tornado was back in the 80's in Minneapolis.  A big twister was racing across the metro, and after chewing up our neighborhood, we caught a break as it lifted just a bit before touching back down and destroying parts of town. We could hear the monster roar that many equate with a freight train going over your head.  After it passed, we saw hundreds of trees down, numerous homes, businesses and apartments damaged, a city bus thrown into a building...but, we were alive.

Our prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy.

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Vacation notes

Wednesday, May, 15 2013

A few thoughts from these past few days while on my vacation. And no, I won't show slides.

The beach and 80 degrees is a wonderful thing, especially when it's in the 40's back here. I did bring back some warm weather, though....

Paid 3.19 a gallon for gas where we were...saw 3.74 per gallon upon return.  Yuck!

There's a ton of construction going on in Milwaukee, too.  They enjoy orange barrels almost as much as we do.

Shucking oysters is not as easy as it appears!  Especially when the ones I was shucking were as big as your fist!  Good eating, though...with tabasco and a squeeze of lemon!

You can tan too much!  Saw a lady who would have given "Tan Mom" a run for her money.  Her skin was so dark and....leathery!







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Winter Kill

Tuesday, Apr, 30 2013

While raking my yard these past few days, I noticed a considerable amount of winter kill. It was a tough winter, and there were a few times when part of my yard was exposed to the bitter cold and the elements.  I did see a nice bounce-back already after just one or two showers this week, so with some sun, rain and fertilizer, we should be in better shape.

Couldn't help but notice on Monday the weather chart that showed the start of this spring is one of the coldest on record, after one of the warmest last year.  Talk about being on polar ends of the scale!

Happy May Day coming up!

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