James' Latest Interactions
The Wide, Wide World of Bradford! Although the StatCounter software that monitors my blog (www.jimjustsaying.com) tells me that my 55th Reunion Essay has had 648 views, the last two were a bit surprising in that they came from (Sept. 15) someone in Cochin, Kerala, India and, the night before, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I hope the Mystery Viewers liked it--and given the travel restrictions, it is doubtful they were classmates. (Maybe they were bored monks getting acquainted with the "new technology".) The software filters out those pesky, dreaded bots, adding to the mystery. But the blog is still an enjoyable pastime. In the TMI/nerds-only department, here is what I "know" about the India reader: IP Address: Idea Cellular (184.108.40.206) Search Referral: https://www.google.com/ Visit Page: jimjustsaying: 55th High School Reunion Essay 15 Sep 2020 07:22:30 Resolution: 360x640 System: Chrome for Android/Android Samsung Galaxy A3. StatCounter has registered visitors to my blog from 64 countries so far (in 10-plus years of doing the blog), but since the only information omitted is the person's name, that doesn't tell me much (except that I do have a weekly regular from Putian, China--not an essay viewer--whom I dearly hope is wearing a mask). Adding to the intrigue, internet service providers share bandwidth with nearby areas during heavy traffic periods, so a visitor from City A may be listed as being from City B. (Kind if hard to work into a conversation, but there you have it!)
The Dragan lives! Long live Dennis D.! Have a hap, hap happy one, Dennis! Perhaps we can one day get together and reminisce about our days on the Aerospace Team! :)
Posted on: Mar 18, 2020 at 3:33 PM
Happy to be able to wish you a Happy Birthday. Hope you are out and about taking walks and enjoying the sound of returning birds.
Posted on: Mar 17, 2020 at 4:36 AM
Pat and I go all the way back to 1st Grade at St. Mark's, so it is great to see what a remarkable and rewarding career he enjoyed. My condolences to Patrick's family.
Thanks for such a touching tribute to Peppy, Rita. I, too, think of her often, especially when I drive by her building (HarborChase) on Capitol Drive in MIlwaukee, which occurs quite often. It's always a poignant moment, one that reminds me to try to be the kind of person she was. One of my co-residents at Eastcastle Place, one Larry Hammond (nephew of the late Kenosha Mayor Eugene Hammond), knew Peppy through her husband, Bruce O'Neill. Larry was president of the Milwaukee Bar Association, and Bruce was a onetime Attorney of the Year in this city.. And as I think I mentioned after attending the wake, the first person we saw at the funeral home was Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett--the same Mayor Barrett who had proclaimed Jan. 16, 2013, as Priscilla A. O'Neill Day in Milwaukee, so obviously Peppy touched many lives in the most positive of ways. You hear people say after a loved one's death that "He or she is in a better place." I think this mortal coil would be a better place if she was still here.
Happy Birthday, Dennis! I hope all is well with you and Jean.
Happy Birthday, John! I'm so glad you came to the 75th "bash." It was so great to see you again.
Posted on: Mar 17, 2019 at 9:13 PM
Happy birthday, Jim, from a classmate who had the good fortune to sit at your table at our 50th reunion. I see you now love in Milwaukee. My husband and I just moved to Greenfield a week ago. What are you up to?
Posted on: Mar 17, 2019 at 4:33 AM
Posted on: Nov 30, 2018 at 12:42 AM
I don't know how many wakes Milwaukee's mayor, Tom Barrett, attends, but he was at Peppy's. And he stayed for quite a while too. But that isn't surprising in that he was the one who proclaimed "Priscilla A. O'Neill Day" in Milwaukee in 2013. It was great to meet Kate, Miles and Hugh and to see the hundreds of photos and other articles that were meaningful to her. She was truly sui generis.
Posted on: Aug 16, 2018 at 2:03 AM