6.4.05

MY UNCLE THE ZAMBONI DRIVER.
Orville worked at the Brown County Veteran’s Memorial Arena when it opened in 1958 until 1964 and drove the Zamboni during the era of the Green Bay Bobcats. He later worked for the U.S. Post Office, retiring in 1990. Orv was the original announcer for the Deacons Hockey Team. He was inducted into the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame in 1977.
What this story doesn't tell is that he also told me some stories that added context to the official documents chronicling his parents' and grandparents' immigration to the States, and I regret not jotting down some of the Wisconsin-Polish putdowns (there's one that translates as "foolish duck quack quack" that's particularly priceless) he recalled one afternoon at his lake place. In Heaven there is no cross-checking, Orv.

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