A Tosa resident for almost 20 years, Karen is a mom and freelance writer, addicted to playing tennis. When not on the tennis court, she spends the fall and winter in the stands at Green Bay Packer and Marquette basketball games.
Karen is the author of “Grab a Bite,” a dining out column and the former community columnist for the Wauwatosa NOW newspaper.
Millie (see above) and I took a walk on this splendid, picture-perfect, day. She had a lot on her mind. Here are some things that she was wondering:
Millie wonders why some dogs walk their owners versus the other way around. How can that be fun with all the pulling and choking going on?
Millie wonders why the bike path/walking path for Menomonee River Parkway begins at the Harmonee Bridge and ends prior to Swan Boulevard. Did they think that people would be too tired to continue?
Millie wonders why some people bike, run or walk on the left side of the path.
Millie wonders why parking is allowed on both sides of the parkway when soccer games are being played. It seems so dangerous with so many kids running in between cars and across the road and people getting in their cars with little regard for traffic.
Millie wonders why I wouldn’t let her consume the old breadstick that she found on the sidewalk.
Millie wonders why drivers in Tosa interpret stop signs as “slow down” signs and roll through intersections.
Millie wonders if the street repairs at the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Wauwatosa Avenue will ever be finished.
Millie wonders why the Root Commons Park (area in front of Drews) is called the Root Commons Park.
Millie wonders if any Tosa mayoral candidates have a chance against joeythelovesponge.
Millie wonders if we realize how lucky we are to have Ray’s here in Tosa with its amazing wine selection and knowledgeable staff.
Millie wonders if that store near 92nd and North is really called Wallpaper Wallpaper.
Millie wonders if the Times Cinema will ever invest in slightly more comfortable seating to match the great films and great ownership.
Millie wonders if The Firefly will ever expand its menu and if it will ever be open for lunch.
Millie wonders if and when the new recycling program will start in Tosa and if many of us will get stuck with extra blue bags when it does.
Millie wonders why we all can’t just have trick or treat on Halloween (a.k.a. October 31st) from now on.
Millie wonders whether your pet is wondering anything about Wauwatosa.....?