LaCROSSE, Wis. - Norma J. (Rosenow) Peterson, 85, of La Crosse, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, at the Hillview Health Care Center.
She was born in Sumner, Iowa, on Oct. 19, 1924, to Otto and Amanda (Pries) Schumacher. She married Reuben Rosenow on Dec. 7, 1947, in Sumner, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1994. Norma and Reuben spent numerous winters in Texas, where they become close friends with George and Helen (Schauland) Peterson. Norma and George were married on June 20, 1996, in Sum
Michael C. Hirst, 46, of Cedar Lane, Carlisle, died Saturday, April 19, 2008, in Carlisle Regional Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 12, 1961, in Missouri, to Rita Ann Johnson Hirst of Carlisle and the late Claude A. Hirst.
Michael was a machinst by trade, and had been working as a cashier at the Hess Gas Station on the Carlisle Pike in Silver Spring Township.
He was a avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed fishing and was a loving and caring person who shared his life with many.
Besides his mo
is about someone I knew well when I was younger.
He and his family lived across the street from mine.
It was a time when you not only knew your neighbors, you also knew their "comings and goings". And they knew yours.
It was a time when Frank (We didn't call him 'Paul'), me and other kids our age would go to the abandoned buildings by the railroad tracks and smoke cigarrettes that Frank had lifted from his Mom's purse (Fucking Menthols ). Or play baseball (with wood
Coming back from IRIP last year, I rode with Jay Cox, Fireman Dave, Nurse Darlene, Leatherchick Laura and her boyfriend (I think. If not, sorry Laura...) from Indian Point to Dallas. A long ride for an overweight damn near fifty year old sumbitch like me. When we got to Dave ands Darlene's place, I could barely get off the damn bike. My hip hurt so bad I was seeing double.
I managed to make it through the evening, and even lived to ride the last 300 miles to San Antonio.
Still hurting the nex