Ludlow: Badgers and longtime friends
Wisconsin stepped up its game and handed the No. 1-seeded Villanova a defeat last weekend, earning a spot in the Sweet Sixteen. All they have to do now is keep winning, which might be a tall order. However, I think the No. 8-seeded Badgers are up to the challenge after handling Villanova last week.
The game between Wisconsin and Florida will be televised Friday night, but it doesn’t start until about 9 pm. I wish it was earlier, but I do intend to watch, if I can stay awake. Go Bucky! I would like to see the team advance to the Final Four and then win it all. But I don’t know whether they have enough talent to do it. My my fingers are crossed.
Woke up to the phone ringing this morning. It was a daughter of a friend of mine that went to school in Kewaunee. Her daughter, Nichole, called to tell me that her mom isn’t doing well health-wise, and apparently it’s just a matter of time. People around my age that grew up here will remember Garnet Daniels, now Garnet Werth. She’s been living in Hubbard Lake, Mich., with her husband, Lowell. Their three children are all married and have families of their own.
She was a year ahead of me in school, and we were good friends. I knew she had health problems, but certainly wasn’t expecting to hear that bad news. We really had a lot of good times. That was one thing about Garnet, she liked a good time and you always knew when she was around. Her classmates will remember her well.
The forecast for the weekend doesn’t look good, with rain predicted both Saturday and Sunday. I’m ready for warm weather and sunshine, but on the lakeshore, that takes time. We just need to be patient.
Are you ready for some humor? I found this on the internet this morning.
The heading was, “Yearbook Signers Beware.” It went like this:
A man and his son were checking out a house the son was interested in buying. When the owner came to the door, she looked at the man and said, “Larry? I know you. We went to school together. I’m Elaine. Don’t you recognize me?” He drew a complete blank. She took out an old yearbook and showed him her graduation picture — still nothing registered with him. “Let’s look at your picture,” she said to him.
She flipped the pages until she came to his graduation picture. Under his photo he had written, “Elaine, I will never forget you.”
That came from a person named Lawrence I Brant, in Delray Beach, Fla., and was on a website named “Funny Jokes Funny Stories”.
Have a great week everyone.
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected].
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