Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cap for earless bunny; Being read to; The irrepressible; Annual pancake; Posting two follows

This Easter Dee gets down the old bunny figurine.
I 've tried to reglue the broken ears back onto it several times
but the glue never holds
so this year Dee found a beanie beret for him.

The orange garment was once played with
by the girl pictured below doing the reading,
It fit one of her playtime dollies...
then it was played with by our Erin.

Earless Easter rabbit problem solved.
It will get an egg on the carrots at the right time.

Subject boy - showing great bump on his forehead
both in this exposure and the one above -
being read to by his mother,
having hit his head on the sidewalk 
next to the Baptist Church at Grand and Wis Aves.

He was walking a pipe fence for the benefit of his
schoolmates coming home from Union School kindergarten.
The bump lasted for a long time.
Some say the boy's brain was addled to this day...


The Irrepressible,

Wis goes to church last Sunday...

picked him up here...

and we hopped, skipped, and jumped to the Congo, center spire.
Picture taken from the roof of the parking ramp
halfway between Wis's and our residence.

Joe Beringer and Ron Abrahamson
buddies at breakfast, Christina's,
their long-time hang-out, 4-10-14

Jim Golding, Pewaukee, also member of the Joe Beringer Breakfast Club.

The annual Pancake
Supper was again a community-wide event
at the Congo (1st Congregational UCC Church)

and the pancakes get made on an antique (now) pancake machine
turning griddle.  It was made in the 1950s by Greene Machine Sop
in Waukesha for both the Congregational Church and
the Waukesha Rotary Club.  We were to own it 50-50 which 
is the case today.  So we share it for our separately-conducted
pancake events.

It is its original configuration and happily no one has
taken the notion to paint it. Clean as a whistle and original paint.

The batter is mixed by a machine which we (the church) now own.
But previously some of us drove out to Phantom Lake YMCA camp
to borrow theirs for our supper, which they graciously allowed us to do.
Then we would take it back to the camp right after, all cleaned up.

I remember the last time we made that Mukwonago trip 
for the machine, Jim Barron and 2 others whose names I momentarily forget,
and we stopped for breakfast on the way back, in Mukwonago.

Bill Huelsman is the traditional operator of the batter dropper
as is pictured in an earlier Raccoon, but this year Bob Gordie
did the honors.

Bill Glasenapp, holding his checklist, sees everything is running smoothly
at the beginning of the supper that starts at 3:30 pm and runs until 7.

Days/hours of preparation ensue before that, work done by Bill and
a host of volunteers from the church.
Men, women and children.

As part of our successful capital fund drive,
this year's pancake supper was the first use of the renovated basement kitchen,
many sweat-equity people working hard to get it finished in time.
No small task but done!
More irrepressibility.

Behind John Kennedy who is loading sausages is the old warming oven
which did not get disposed of, at least not yet.  The old range shown below is now replaced.

Cannot guess over the years how many church meals were prepared 
on this ancient appliance.....
gone but not forgotten.

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