Good day Sundrop

Good day Sundrop

I took myself to Sundrop University Saturday and had a sweet time. I learned, for instance, that a circus strongman named Charles Lazier developed Wisconsin's famous soft drink, the first citrus soda ever marketed. Bottled in Shawano, Wisconsin since 1951 by Twigs Beverage, Sundrop remains the beverage of choice in bars and ballfields around Wisconsin [...]

Packy snow

Packy snow

Magic happens when you wake up on a leisurely Saturday morning and discover the greatest winter gift of a Midwestern childhood -- packy snow. By Saturday evening our neighborhood looked like a George Lucas snow globe. One family spent the day building a giant snow arch for the mailman, and another built a castle and [...]

An unexpected guest

An unexpected guest

Did you ever have a houseguest you weren’t prepared to host (perhaps because your husband forgot to tell you they were coming?) Well, that’s the way I feel about fall this year. It’s a nice, pleasant season and all. I just wasn’t ready to welcome it in. It’s all good, though. It only takes a [...]