Our correspondents in Manitowoc inform us that the evil-doers therein have destroyed the last monument to our high school history by taking down the venerable Mirro Aluminum manufacturing plant on Washington Street! The source of our parents' and our classmates' employment for yea verily so many years! And without notice, too! No chance to reconsider the impact of such a move and no positive plan to replace it with something extra special for us. It's a plainly corrupt kapitalism on the move in Manitowoc, a paragon of democracy and right Catholic thinking. It's like the Russians invading the Crimea! It's like the Koch Bros. bossing us around, it's like Scott Walker.... arg!!!
Other Important News:
Nick Nitka has surfaced, and none too soon. Nick was one of the original members of the Coachmen, before it went international and hoity-toity, no cuss words or dirty pictures... and we want to recognize his life-time achievements: Nick has fathered 7 children, 17 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren! He has not been out of bed for the last 54 years, poor devil! But our mufflers are off to him... no greater gift has a man given than Nick to the posterity of his line! Bravo Nick! Next to Harvey for his exploits with a quart bottle of Kingsbury beer, you are our hero!
We were slightly disappointed this week with Harv's program. First, the "Welcome Back" tune really makes me want to gag a barf when I hear it. Can't he find a different rendition of it! That faggoty guy singing makes me want to puke, no josh! But, not to dwell on the discomfort...
Paul McCartney is not Irish! The Scottish bagpiper company is definitely not Irish... but Harv threw this whole program together around "St. Patty's Day"! Irish! Not a spec of Ireland did he share with us! Not one Irish tune did he give us... This on St. Patty's Day! Harvey, you must be English, because no self respecting Irishman would be caught dead or alive in a "kilt", and only an Englishman would not know the difference between an Irishman and a Scotsman! You can make amends by sending us a quart of good Irish whiskey, and a quart of good Scotch whiskey!
Now for a bit of serious contemplation. The Coachmen was formed in 1958 or 1959, nobody seems to be able to say for sure. And, we have only a pitiful amount of evidence to secure our belief that there even was such an organization, except for our somewhat feeble memories. But Lady Sharon, in her most graceful way, has produced evidence of the group's existence as early as 1960, by our estimate, via a picture of same taken by an unknown photographer, and consisting of an almost unrecognizable group of vintage autos and young men who might be us! Via the picture attached to this publication. Take a good look at it, and if you can identify any of the cars or people in it, please let Master Harvey know, since we are trying to identify those persons in the picture for the benefit of the posterity of the Coachmen, and, if the picture inspires you to search through old photos of yours which can add to the evidence of the early existence of this most august group, please send them on. We would like to produce an album for members of such documentation of the past for all to come to enjoy.
Today, March 20th, is the "Vernal Equinox", for you non-Latin speakers, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere of our dear planet Earth! Mark it well, and enjoy it.