Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Another alumni Flickr account

Will Elmendorf sent me an e-mail to let me know he's started a Flickr account for his class, the Madison Central High School Class of 1967. He'll be adding more photos after their reunion, but if you want to see what's been posted thus far, click HERE.

I've asked him to create a Flickr badge and send me the code so I can add it to the sidebar.

A reminder, if you have a current photo of yourself you'd like to add to the Central Alumni (all classes) Flickr account, send it via e-mail as a JPG file.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Memorial Day posts about two Madison veterans

There are a couple of Memorial Day posts you may want to read. One is on the Central History Blog. It's about Marion Cranefield, a member of the Class of 1914 who was killed in World War I and is now buried in Madison's Forest Hill Cemetery. The other, on my personal blog, is about actor Ed Maxcy, one of the veterans who will be honored during this year's Memorial Day Program.

Roger Boeker (Class of 1960) provided the information about Marion Cranefield. Roger is also Officer of the Day for the Memorial Day Services at Forest Hill, the first part of Madison's Memorial Day Program. The second part will be held at the Dane County Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Something else to do...

Yes, the rumors are true: I've created another blog that doesn't have a "Central connection." I have no plans to abandon this blog or its siblings, but I want to focus my energy on the Central History Blog, as well as on writing about a wide range of other topics, too.

The new blog is called "Something else to do..." and if you want to take a look at it, click HERE. Rather than starting from the ground up, I've populated the new blog with some posts that originally appeared here, as well as posts from the now defunct Madison Culture Vulture experiment (too limiting). There's also a post that began as a long Flickr description, and several recent posts, including one about Sunday's Syttende Mai parade in Stoughton.

I've also done some housekeeping on this blog. I've removed (and archived) many of the posts that were stale announcements of events long passed. I'm also continuing to replace the old "washed out" photos that appeared in many posts with the original images that I once believed were too dark (until my new monitor revealed otherwise).

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Construction season

You remember, I'm sure, the old joke about Wisconsin that notes we have only two seasons: Winter and Construction.

Road construction is already playing havoc with traffic, as this photo of traffic on the Beltline, posted on Flickr by Mazda6, makes perfectly clear.

And construction season is in full swing here, too.

Two weeks since the previous post and I'm still in the process of reorganizing and restructuring this blog and its cousins.

In the meantime, I will be adding new material to the Madison Central High School history blog and updating the Madison Central High School alumni obituary archives on a regular basis.

I will also be posting photos to my Flickr account several times a week. Most of them will be photos of the Madison area. Although they will not necessarily have a "Central connection," I hope you'll find some of them to be of interest. Yesterday, for instance, we went to see Dr. Evermor's Forevertron. I took a gazillion photos (oh, all right, more like 200) and have posted some of them on my Flickr account, which includes an ever-growing set of photos of Dr. Evermor's sculptures.

I'm also working on some Madison stories and hoping the Central alumnus who secretly taped Harvey Goldberg's history lectures will get in touch, so I can post a little bit about that news, too.