Iola Rosenbaum loved craftmaking — knitting, quilting, crocheting, you name it — her entire life.
Shortly before her death in February 2013 at age 98, Rosenbaum — who lived in western Wisconsin but has several family members in the Kenosha/Racine area — was still going strong.
Some words just won’t accurately represent what or why Elizabeth Harris does what she does.
You may label it her hobby or creative outlet, even her way of making cheap, yet thoughtful gifts.
Why does a 105-year-old, gold-colored medallion with a black cross in its center — that belonged to a woman she never met — mean so much to Kenosha resident Jean Preston?
Because it helps Preston imagine what her maternal grandmother, Mary (Borgerding) Broermann, was like.
John Gregory never pictured himself turning 80.
“No,” he says, before pausing momentarily, and laughing. “Not until I was 79.”
When Bob Crane was a teenager back in 1969, his family bought a neighbor’s herd of milk cows.
Each cow in that herd had a name that started with the letter “B.” That’s when the tradition began at Crane Farms, located in Brighton: Just about all of the cows produced by the farm have been given “B” names since 1969.
Spring is in the air with its uncertain weather, and, finally, some warm days.
If you are out strolling in the HarborPark neighborhood, don’t miss the new sculpture by Chicago artist Michael Young, “Looking Up.” It replaced “Vortex,” which was purchased by Dr. Clifton Peterson and donated to Carthage College.