February 17, 2010 by Amy Elliott Bragg
Brain vacation to Okauchee Lake, Wisconsin
Oh, it’s February. And I hate it.
This last full month of winter has been busy, and it’s passed quickly, and at the end of the month (just a short week and some change away!) brings us to a charming new apartment in a new part of town. I also enjoy a birthday in March. Fresh. Until then, I’m shuffling around like a grumpy, listless hag, an unmovable object of dull anxiety, slight spirits and general boredom.
Today I worked on a service piece for a magazine in Wisconsin about weekend trips to the lake country west of Milwaukee, and whilst irritably Googling “Okauchee Lake rentals,” I found a mesmerizing trove of old postcards, hundreds of them, dating from 1906 to the mid-1930s.
Here are a few favorites. I know it’s a little outside of the area I typically cover on the blog, but I figure you all need a vacation as much as I do.
Ethnic joke! Not funny, but sort of funny.
A good catch, indeed.
Feel better yet?