4 Jun 2018

Shy Girl with a Mighty Pen

Last week the lobby was filled with clusters of women from all over the country, in town to attend the 68th Women’s International Convention of the Church of God. The gaggles, clad in brilliantly colored summer dresses, brightened the air with happy chatter as they came and went to various events during the convention that […]

31 May 2018

The Golden Year: Fifty Years of Friendship

The Golden Year: Fifty Years of Friendship

The ladies of Mount Hope Lutheran Church have been meeting together as a book group for 50 years. When the women first gathered in 1968, they were young mothers who spent their days wrangling little ones and managing their households, but once a month, they set aside a bit of time to do something special, […]

22 May 2018

New Chapter: The Eleventh Narrator Begins

New Chapter: The Eleventh Narrator Begins

I approach my very first blog post as the eleventh Pfister Narrator with a potent mix of over-the-top enthusiasm and not an insignificant amount of nervousness. I am honored to follow in the footsteps of ten outstanding Narrators and excited to offer my voice to the collection of artifacts which document the events of The […]

10 May 2018

Step by Step: The Eleventh Pfister Narrator is Anna Lardinois

Step by Step: The Eleventh Pfister Narrator is Anna Lardinois

When she turned 40, Anna Lardinois made a pact with herself that would change everything: she would do one brave thing every day.  One of those adventurous days found her leaving her career as an English teacher.  Another felt like the right day to begin leading walking tours throughout Milwaukee, and she found it surprisingly satisfying […]

4 May 2018

If time, money, and fear were no object…

If time, money, and fear were no object…

Every few months, I’ve posted a new question to the “Promptly Yours” box at the Narrator desk on the lobby staircase. This month, the box was crammed full with responses, far more than I’ve seen before. The question? “If time, money, and fear were no object, what would you finally get around to doing?” Maybe […]

29 Apr 2018

In and Out

In and Out

In comes a large man in a salmon-colored hoodie, pushing a stroller teeming with an explosion of baby clothes…without a baby. Out goes a blonde woman speaking to her friend in Russian. She is carrying a bouquet of yellow orchids that seem to cringe as the cold air blasts them. Out goes a boy with […]