May 16, 2005

Local News

One of the differences we encountered when we moved from Chicago to Milwaukee is the difference in the meaning of "neighborhood". Here they are are formally defined and boundaried, so that the hot real estate names can't be spread wider by promoters. The neighborhoods are also political entities, with associations having some degree of clout. This weekend, our neighborhood association held an official cleanup, complete with roll-off dumpsters provided by the city, which I only saw once in four decades in Chicago.

My son, who broken off his wandering in order to be around for my wee wifey while I'm on this out of town contract, responded to the announcement of the cleanup by declaring "I don't care what they say, I ain't leaving."

Posted by triticale at May 16, 2005 07:55 PM
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