The Spring 2008 issue of the Wisconsin Alumni Association magazine, On Wisconsin, has a feature story about Tracy Nelson (Class of 1963). The text of the article is available on the WAA website; however, the photographs accompanying the story are not online. I've reproduced the title page of the article, but if you want to see the other photographs of Tracy, you'll need to find a copy of the magazine -- or hope that one day I'll be able to afford to maintain a server where I can upload PDF files.
This week, a photograph of Joe "Buffo" Cerniglia (Class of 1953) is on the cover of Isthmus, accompanied by three black and white photographs of people and places associated with the Greenbush neighborhood from the Wisconsin Historical Society's collection of images. There are additional photographs accompanying the 4-page story, including one of Addrena Squires, mother of Mona Adams Winston (Class of 1969). If you don't have access to a print copy of Isthmus, you can read the story on line HERE.
On Tuesday, March 25, 2008 Joe will be one of several people with Central High School connections participating in a Greenbush Day celebration from 4 p.m. utnil 6 p.m. at the UW-Madison Welcome Center at 41 N. Park Street. The celebration is free and open to the public and features "light refreshments" for those who attend.
From 4:20 p.m until 4:40 p.m. Cerniglia will be one of five people participating is a program titled "Stories from the Old Bush." The other participants include 92-year old Anne Bruno, mother of Joann Bruno (Class of 1962) and actor-producer Michael Bruno (who went to Edgewood); former City Council member Mike Shivers; Marshall Shapiro (a.k.a. Marshall the Marshall), son of Sarah Sweet Shapiro (Class of 1931); and Bill McDonald (Class of 1950). After a mere 20 minutes, these venerable storytellers will be ushered off stage so that UW Provost Patrick Farrell can extend his greetings to anyone who cares to listen.
Recently, I wrote two posts featuring Madison Central High School alumni for my personal blog (Something else to do...). One features John Bardeen (Class of 1923) and the other features Alfred Buser (Class of 1907). Since the posts deal with broader issues such as who we remember and why we remember them, I wanted to try to give the posts a wider audience than they might receive if I just included them on a blog originally aimed at communicating with CHS alumni. I hope you'll use the links I've included here to click through and read more about these men and what prompted me to write about them.
Complete set (1924-1926) online at Dane County Historical Society
Accessing The Madison Mirror online at the DCHS
Before you click on over to the DCHS site to view the online versions of The Madison Mirror, a few words of advice/wisdom/caution:
(1) The link in the middle of the "I Remember Madison Central High" page for title "Read The Madison Mirror" doesn't work; use the one in the sidebar ("View The Madison Mirror") instead.
(2) When you click on the "View The Madison Mirror" link, you'll reach a 32-page PDF document with a list of links to the issues of The Madison Mirror in chronological order. This means you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Most people do, but if you don't have it, you'll have to install it. Use this link to Adobe for a free download (and uncheck the box for the free eBay Desktop before you start to save space on your hard drive).
(3) BE VERY CAREFUL: Many of the PDF files for individual issues of The Madison Mirror are HUGE. I've found some that are 12 MG. If you're still using a dial-up connect, you probably don't want to try to access any of these PDFs because it will take too long to open them. Even if you have a high-speed connection, you may find that you're unable to open some issues because of the size. Trying to do so may tie up your browser. Note: It's not just me (and I have DSL). Some other alumni have also been trying to open issues of particular interest to them and reported to me that they couldn't.