Monday, September 22, 2008

One For The (History) Books

Yesterday, Sunday, Sherri Mertz (center holding paddle), assisted by three of us in safety boats, led 20 new paddlers on a historical paddle of the Milwaukee River.An armada of assorted recreational boats headed south making stops to listen to Sherri's well rehearsed talks about the history of this building and that bridge.This, of course, included the history of Usinger's Sausage Co which has been here for ever. We were, after all, a city settled by Germans and Poles. It was a delightful way to spend a relaxing 3 hours on the water.It was a wonderful event, and no one died. All went well...that is, until the last man, while getting back onto the dock, fell into the river.

Paddle safe...


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