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I don’t know about you, but I usually get a little nostalgic at the beginning of a new year.
This year is no different. I had to go to Milwaukee to take care of some family business so decided to go out to dinner with my sister to Karl Ratzsch’s Restaurant. Some of you may have heard of it. It’s one of the old established restaurants in downtown Milwaukee. By old I mean that it has been there for over 100 years.
Now if you have looked at my website and done any reading you’ll know that I worked there. 1973-1980 was when I did my stint at this old establishment. I can say that there are a lot of great memories associated with those years and the restaurant. This is the restaurant that I actually learned the most jobs. I started out in the kitchen as a line cook, and worked all the stations in the kitchen then moved to the front of the house and learned all the jobs out there from bus boy to waiter, bartender and host. I even did a stint in the basement as storeroom manager after Anne left.
Well enough about that. Walking into the place Tuesday night was a step back in time. Three of the people that I worked with, way back when, were working that night. Maybe a little grayer around the temples but looking good. The rooms look great with all of the antiques still adorning the walls and all the glass ware behind the bar shining on the glass shelves. Even the cooper steins looked especially good. We had a drink at the bar and did some reminiscing and then went to a table for a feast. Rita was outstanding as our waitress, although she didn’t have to help us decide on to much. (more…)
Well Christmas is here and another holiday season is drawing to a close. I hope that you enjoyed it. I know that you missed some good times here in Stoughton during December. The biggest was Victorian Holiday. It’s always the first weekend in December, so look for it next year. You can check out this years schedule at victorianholidayweekend.com.
The norwegian horses taking you on a ride around downtown
The Stoughton chamber singers performing at the Victorian Ball
The New Event The Bed Races. This is the first year that we held this race and already have entries for next year. The racers had a good time but I think that the spectators (hecklers) had even more fun.
The rest of the month there were singers and musicians and sales all up and down main street and choral concerts at different venues. I’m looking for it to be busy at the Naeset-Roe Inn next year so book your room early.
Well I think that is about it for right now. I have enjoyed hosting those who have been here this last year and look forward to meeting you at Naeset-Roe Inn in 2009. Happy New Year.
There is still time to come to Stoughton WI and enjoy Victorian Holiday Weekend. Everything is decked out for the holidays and stores have a lot of activities to participate in. The 14 South Artists Show is going on and you can pick up a lot of fine art for holiday giving. Also over 80 crafters at exhibiting at the Arts and Craft Fair. So things are going on today until 6 and then tomorrow Sunday December 7th from 10 to 4. Don’t miss all of fun of Victorian Holiday Weekend in Stoughton, WI. (more…)
Trundling Through Time is the name of the show by artist Kathryn Vaughn at Robert Rae Gallery in Stoughton, WI. The opening reception is being held Friday, December 5, 2008 from 5-8:30 at the gallery at 184 W. Main St. in Stoughton. You can contact them at 608-577-0177.
I’ve known Kathryn for several years and have some of her art at the Inn. She does wonders with inks and metalics. She is also a first rate DJ on Sunday mornings on Magic98 in Madison.
I still have some room available for the weekend if you want to come to the opening and aslo have some fun at Victorian Holiday Weekend, a celebration of our Victorian past and the holiday season. There is also a wonderful Holiday Art Show put on by the artists of 14 South Artists.This is is their 5th annual and it only gets bigger and better every year. It’s a Juried Art Show featuring over 30 fine artists from southern Wisconsin.
So don’t sit at home. Get out and enjoy the fresh snow on the ground. Maybe take a trolley ride or a wagon ride, do a little Christmas shopping in our unique stores, and see great art in Stoughton Wisconsin.