Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Meet John

"What happens in the garage, stays in the garage!" claims his t-shirt." John is a retired gentleman with lots of stories to tell who frequents the lakefront during the summer, often chatting with old friends and making new ones.
He is a veteran of Korea (pre-conflict) and was a grocery store butcher for most of his working days. His daughter gave him the shirt to celebrate the fact that he is always in the garage working, fixing, or building something. Although now he's mostly a shoreline helper, his local claim to fame was performing in the weekly Pewaukee Lake waterski show as the character "MisterRogers." He would put on his sweater and canvas boat shoes all while on waterskis, and from a distance, most little kids were convinced!

1 comment:

Jarart said...

He has a great smile and a great story!