A website dedicated to all WHS Blackshirt Alumni - following our Friday Breakfast
It is easy to navigate our BBG website.  Simply click on the tab of your choice at the top (Home-BBG Photos-Class Links/Mdse-Birth of BBG/BOF-Cardinal Star)

We also have a temporary tab called "Blackshirts 1964" for their 50th reunion.  If you would like to learn how to create your own reunion web page, contact Mike Galles or Dan Steffen.
Waukesha South High​ School
Blackshirt Breakfast Group
     For an ARCHIVE of the BBG Weekly Report, click on the links below...................

April 18, 2014.......................April 11,2014.......................April 4,2014.......................March 28,2014........................
 April 18, 2014

Hello Blackshirts-
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Please join us and welcome Beverly (McDonald) Drefahl '64, Mary Jo (Pronold) Hultman '64, Linda Hall '64, Phyllis (Jaffe) Crowley '64, Winifred (Lemke) Whittaker '64, Diane (Dumbleton) Paterson '64, June Gaeke '64, Lynn (Weinrich) Keuer '64, Katie (Wilson) Wros '64, Donna (Mairet) Lang '64, Lorelynn Lutgen '64, John Smart '64, Linda Butler '64, Rhonda (Wegner) Hartwig '64, Connie Swift '64, Richard Miller '64, Elaine Feist '64, Judie (Wilson) Suleski '64, Betty (Biegemann) Crowley '64, Sandy Biegemann '67, Cheri (Odeje) Beck '74 to the Blackshirt Breakfast Group. We hope to see all of these Blackshirts at their 50th class reunion breakfast on August 22.
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Blackshirts Who, What, When, Why, Where-
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On Saturday, May 3, the next "Honor Flight" to Washington DC takes place. Janice Ferguson '72, has been a regular volunteer for this outstanding event! She requests that if anyone is going on the flight, or knows someone from Waukesha going on the Honor Flight, to contact her at, janfergy@yahoo.com.
Jan added, "The Welcome Home is truly a wonderful experience that everyone should have at least once in
their life!
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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Bubba Watson may have won the "Green Jacket" last week at "The Masters Golf Tournament" in Savannah, Georgia but,,,, Frank Swartz '52, took 1st Place in "The Octogenarian Golf Tournament" in beautiful Sun City, Arizona. Talk about competition, there was a lot talent present with 72 golfers from 7 golf courses for the 80 year old and older participants.
Frank & his wife Jan joined 27 Blackshirts Thursday for their monthly, Arizona Blackshirt Luncheon. After leading off with the "Shirts Fight Song", the group applauded Frank for his outstanding achievement.
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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Last week we shared a televised interview with Nancy Paulson '61 about her service to our country and our military during the Vietnam War. This week, we have an interview with her mom, Vi (Anderson) Paulson '38 who, like her daughter, enjoyed a career as an RN.
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Here is a message from Nancy, "Here is an interview with my mom celebrating 100 year anniversary of Waukesha Memorial Hospital on Fox news in Milwaukee http://fox6now.com/2014/04/07/waukesha-memorial-hospital-marks-100th-anniversary/." Congratulations and THANKS to mom and daughter!
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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The 2014 (BBBB) Blackshirt Brewers Baseball Bash was another great event back on March 20th when 53 Blackshirts attended the Brewers/Rockies Cactus League baseball game in Scottsdale, Arizona and cheered their team on to victory! See this weeks photo collection for those in attendance.
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The group met before the game at the "Downside Risk" bar/grill in Scottsdale, traveled by bus to the game, we were dropped off at the gate, we were offered a golf cart ride to our seating section, we were seated and the fun began! In the 6th inning, a recognition of the Waukesha High School Blackshirts presence appeared on the scoreboard marque. As our group responded to that recognition, the fans around us joined in and made it a very special moment!
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Following the game, we hopped, I mean,,,, we stepped on to our bus at the gate, we were driven back to the "Downside Risk", we entered our own private banquet room with it's own private patio,,,,, and the party began! We enjoyed a ballgame for $22, a free bus ride to and from the bar/grill and we had the luxury of ordering our own food and refreshments directly from a great menu.
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For those of us who have attended this BBBB in the past, we want to express a sincere thank you to Chuck & Katy "Gollwitzer" Vehlow '64 for opening their home to us in the past. Beside providing us an outstanding venue to party at, they also provided the food, drink and entertainment. The attendance has grown to the point that we can no longer expect the Vehlow's to meet our needs therefore, on behalf of those Blackshirts and spouses who have attended this "bash", THANK YOU CHUCK AND KATY!
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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Class reunions are just a few months away and what better way is there to dress for those casual evenings than in your own official Blackshirt attire?!?! Allen Garrett '60 and Tom Putz '60 have just what you need. Caps, golf shirts and T shirts are available in just the colors and sizes you need. You may pre-order your merchandise and pick it up at a BBG Breakfast or have it shipped to you. You can view the uniform items by clicking on the tab above, "Class Links/Mdse".
If you have any questions or want to place an order, you may contact Tom @ 262-542-7537 or Allen @ 262-691-1882.
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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Last week we shared an article with you from "Loose Bruce Kerr '65" and his most recent parody, "Putin's On A Blitz"! As many of you pointed out, the link we gave you wasn't working, Bruce sent us a new one for you to try, http://youtu.be/uvqDuEvBPl4
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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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Here is a poem from another multi-talented Blackshirt, Jim Howitt '62. Jim has been deeply involved in doing our weekly photography, planning special tunes to start the weekly breakfasts and also does the name application to the weekly photos. How he found time to write this entertaining poem,,,, is a real mystery!
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EVERY FRIDAY, ‘BOUT EIGHT-THIRTY
YES, WE HAVE FUN
DON’T NEED MUCH MONEY, OH BUT HONEY
YES, WE HAVE FUN
THE COFFEE’S HOT THERE
WE HAVEN’T A CARE
THE MEMORIES LINGER, THE STORIES WE SHARE
WHEN WE ALL SING “THE FIGHT SONG”
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YES, WE HAVE FUN
SUCH A BLAST, FROM THE PAST
YES, WE HAVE FUN
THERE’S NOTHING FINER
THAN BREAKFAST AT THE SUNSET DINER
EVERY FRIDAY, ‘BOUT EIGHT-THIRTY
YES, WE HAVE FUN!!!

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GO BLACKSHIRTS-
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The Waukesha Express Swim Team is a competitive swim team for children of all ages. Swimmers are coached by professional coaches, and the program’s main facility is the Waukesha South High School Natatorium. Swimmers do not have to complete the Pre-Competitive Class prior to joining the swim team. Swimmers can join at any time and fees are pro-rated based on starting date.
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The team has several groups and placement is determined by both age and swimming ability. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and 25 yards backstroke in order to start in the beginning competitive swim team groups. The beginner swim team groups have no practice requirements. Our practice schedule is very accommodating, and offers families flexibility in setting up a practice schedule that fits into their schedule.
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South Swim Coach, Blaine Carlson asked that we pass this along to you to help them reach their fundraising goal event on May 8. "Our team’s fundraising goal is $12,000.00 . Your support of this goal will provide myself and others an opportunity to be successful in a fun, family friendly form of athletics, and become a positive asset to our community. Your donation will help to provide training, equipment, and education for myself, and for others.
Thank you for your support of Waukesha Express Swim Fest! To donate today, just click the link below: http://www.teamunify.com/TUMoney.jsp?team=wswest&memberid=106225
Thank you again for your support!
Sincerely, Blaine Carlson
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Waukesha Memories-
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Rick Marlow '62 shared many great memories of landmarks in Waukesha and that was very popular with many of you. Sandy Hamm '69 also has a talent for stirring some fond memories for us. These are the result of this weeks bakery shop trivia,
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Bob's was also known as Bob's Bakery and as Bob's Quality Pastry Shop. Bob's was owned by Gene Scarce and his wife.
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Waukesha has an interesting bakery shop history with fire and explosions. The most prominent bakery that I remember was Comers. Then there was Purity Bakery at 319 South St., owned by the Schuetts. Comers suffered a major gas explosion in 1949; Purity was completely gutted by fire in 1950; Home Bake Shop on Gaspar had a minor explosion in 1952.
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Then there was Klein's Bake Shop at 508-510 Lincoln Ave., just east of the Little Five Points. Another member of the Waukesha bakery scene was the Home Bake Shop, later Jeanette's Bakery at 834 Gaspar St, just south of the back door entrance to Sullivan's Men's Shop (after their move from Grand Ave.).
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Comers, Purity and Jeanette's, but not Bob's or Klein's, had bowling teams that competed in league play throughout the years.
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Comers had three locations, one at 736 N. Grand Ave, another at 244 W. Main, and lastly, my favorite, the one at 301 E. Broadway, across from the YMCA and what is now the post office, which was about where there is now El Sol De Mexico. When Comers closed their doors around 1967-68 my sister, Susan Hamm Waite, was able to get their molasses cookie recipe which was a favorite of hers (at the time) and always a family favorite. When baked correctly they are soft and chewy inside with a nice crisp outside. I still bake them with some regularity. (If any of you want that recipe, email me please at, migal6161@yahoo.com .
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Blackshirt History Class-
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On this date, April 18, 1870, the census for the Village of Waukesha was reported to be 2,500
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Our thanks to Jim "Toby" Tobiason '54 for sharing this bit of local history with us.
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Blackshirt Weekly Planner-
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Friday, April 25, 8:30 we wish you and yours a very "Happy Easter"!
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Friday, May 2, 8:30 join us for breakfast and welcome the "snowbirds" back to the BBG table
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Friday, May 9, 8:30 Let's honor our moms with a moment of silence for Mother's Day this Sunday
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Friday, May 16, 8:30 let's have breakfast and thank our Blackshirt vets, 5/17 is Armed Forces Day
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Friday, June 6, 8:30am, BBG celebrates it's 5th birthday, please email migal6161@yahoo.com for reservations. We hope you will join us at the Delafield Brewhaus.
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Friday, August 22, 8:00 am the Class of 1964 and 1954 join us at the Delafield Brewhaus for breakfast to celebrate their 50th and 60th class reunions. Reservations required!!!! RSVP migal6161@yahoo.com
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Friday, September 12, 2014, 8:00 am the Class of 1959 joins us at the Delafield Brewhaus for breakfast to celebrate their 55th reunion
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Friday, September 11, 2015 8:00 am, the Class of 1960 joins us at the Delafield Brewhaus to celebrate their 55th Class Reunion! Join us and let's celebrate with them.
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Blackshirt Trivia-
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Our winners; Erik Thorpe '65, Pam (Dunn) Riemer '64, Chuck Merten '57, Sandy Hamm '69, Jim Kruck '64,
Ron Russell '57,

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Last Weeks Commentary;
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This from Erik,
1. IT WAS PRINTED ON GREEN PAPER ... hence, it was called the Green Sheet.
2. THE CORNER OF BROADWAY (Madison St) AND CLINTON.
3. COMER'S BAKERY and/or BOB'S BAKERY (they had a delicious crime-filled coffee cake that was outstanding!) I'm beginning to think Spring has finally arrived in Wisconsin!
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This from Chuck,
1) The Green Sheet
2) 371 W. Broadway, between Fox River & Clinton St., Southside of Street. Note: From the River West, is Madison St.
3) Bob's Bakery
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This from Sandy,
1. The Milwaukee Journal's comics were printed on green newsprint and the four-page insert was known as the "Green Sheet." IT wasn't just funnies. It was packed will all kinds of interesting "columns" and was a hit with kids. I read it faithfully. Always loved "Ask Andy."
2. The Greyhound Bus Depot was located at 371 W. Broadway, west of Clinton St, right by the river and across from what is now Waukesha State Bank.
3. Bob's Quality Bakery was at 330 W. Broadway - that would put it on the North side of Broadway and across the street and a few building north of the Greyhound Bus Depot (and east of Clinton St.).
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Last Weeks Trivia:
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1. Back in the 50's and before, what was unusual about the Milwaukee Journal's funnies/crossword section? GREEN SHEET
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2. Where was the former Greyhound Bus Depot located downtown? CORNER W BROADWAY & CLINTON ST
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3. What was the name of the 40s/50s bakery on Broadway, just a few doors west of the 5 Points? BOB'S and/or COMER'S BAKERY
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This Weeks Trivia:
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Thanks to Sue (Ashley) Braunschweig '60, Lee (Abbott) Smith '60, Jim Mareno '47, Don Portz '48 for this weeks trivia.
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1. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the, ____!
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2. You'll wonder where the yellow went,,,, ___ _ ___ __ ____ __ __________!
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3. What '40s city building was located just south of the Greyhound Bus terminal on Clinton St?
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Email your trivia answers to Mike Galles at migal6161@yahoo.com and win a trivia prize!
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Blackshirt Weekly Thought-
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"Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about"
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Thanks to Wally '61 & Carol '64 (Hart) Zeck for this weeks thought.
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Why the BBG Exists-
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"The heart and soul of a high school that many years ago brought us all together, and many decades later, brings us together again"!
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Blackshirt Reminder-
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Thanks for joining us and don't forget to click on the various sites at the top of the BBG Weekly Report Home Page and enjoy our weekly photos, the Class of 1964 webpage, the Blackshirt uniform items, the Birth of the BBG and special articles from our school newspaper "The Cardinal Star" of 50 years ago.