StoryCorps facilitator Brett spent many of his off-hours today playing chess and talking with these great folks. He’s going native–Charlottesville is great!
We took an hour-long journey deep into farm country to the home of two StoryCorps participants for dinner. David and Jennifer and their two little ones provided a muchneeded home cooked meal.
Randy, WMRA’s Director of Major and Planned Giving, has been parked outside the StoryBooth daily. He fields hundreds of questions by curious passersby who eye the Airstream and want details on the StoryCorps project. How will we move on to West Virginia without him? Thanks, WMRA and Randy.
Our last night in Milwaukee was spent watching baseball at Miller Park, where the hometown Brewers defeated the visiting Yankees, 4-3.
Every ballpark has its own flavor, and in Milwaukee it’s meat. Four processed meat mascots, including an Italian sausage and a German bratwurst, raced around the bases between innings.
It was a great way to spend what felt like the first day of summer in Wisconsin. Next stop, Madison.
Ah, the beautiful Lake Michigan and the great Milwaukee County Park system.
Today a participant told us about a Milwaukee tradition: the the weekly fish fry at the Lakefront Brewery, which takes place every Friday night, music provided by the Polka Kings.
It took us a while to find it, but we were delighted by the place. It was a big open room with stained glass lanterns and big tables. We had a long conversation with the family at our table and gathered lots of helpful info about Milwaukee and Madison. The majority of the polka dancers were under the age offive.