Friday, May 25, 2018

Wisconsin Points

I don't know what says summer in Wisconsin more than a neighborhood bar with an autographed Leinie's paddle hanging from the ceiling and a herd of cows on the Tee Vee.  Maybe Aaron Rodgers playing Sheepshead with Vince Lombardi, Chris Farley, Ben Masel and Ed Gein over pitchers of Summer Shandy? I say, "summer" because it got into the 90s pretty quickly considering it was snowing in April.

A Jacob Leinenkugel signed paddle at the Oakcrest Tavern, cheese curds on the bar and cows on the TV
Aunt Em ordered a Summer Shandy at The Chief last night and they didn't have it because they're "a simple bar."

She likes the way sunglasses make her hair look
Today I found the lemony Leinie's for $5 bucks a pint five miles away and $2 dollars for an eight-ounce beer in West Allis.
Aunt Sara, up to no good with her gin and tonic
I get WI points taken away because I'm writing this while watching the Avengers ("Mrs. Peel, Mrs. Peel are you all right?") but given back because I'm eating brats. 

22 comments:

  1. Nice photos with a beautifully "local" feel. Your Aunt Em looks a fine lady.

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    1. She is, DS. One of my Irish aunties in a local eastside bar. We did have a time of it.

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  2. I love the way her shade make her hair look too.

    I loved that show. Watched it all the time back in the day.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

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    1. Both my aunts were in fine form last night, Sandee. I adored that show growing up too, but only the ones with Diana Rigg. Today she changed from low heels to white go-go boots because she needed "walking shoes."

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  3. You put on your blogs photos with your aunt, with your mother, but where are the photos with you? :))

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    1. Oh no, Ella, don't hold your breath my friend.

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    2. Ah, come on ... you're not Cruella de Vil ... hi hi hi hi .... :))

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    3. Ella, I DID go to Dogtoberfest as Cruella di Vil with my dog pal, Roscoe once. Although I wasn't thinking and dressed him up like a skunk instead of a Dalmatian. But how do you dress a black lab as a Dalmatian?

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    4. stick on it .... white paper paste! hi hi hi ... a crazy idea!!
      I'm going to bed ... I started to say crazy things!!! :)))
      see you tomorrow ... nice weekend!

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  4. I think you know how to start the weekend!

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  5. Yeah, Brian, eating brats in front of a fan.

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  6. Wow, can't believe Spring is done. That was fast. How hot does it get to in Wisconsin? I thought you all were cooler up there.

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    1. I'm thinking we had maybe three days of spring, Mary or so it seems. It's 90˚ today and I've heard both 93 and 95 tomorrow. It's a state of extremes but I think we're breaking all kinds of records this year.

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  7. Your Aunts are a kick! (I totally agree with the fashionable hair accessory -- I frequently wear that same accent piece myself). Crazy heat so early in the season.

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    1. They are, even after a memorial for our third aunt who we lost last fall. I suppose you must be out in the sun a bunch. The heat is too much for me, especially when feasting on brats as I have been.

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  8. Watch out for those Shandies Aunt Em!!!

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    1. Ha, my idea of a shandy is soda and lemonade but they are both much more hardy than me.

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