Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
"THE YEAR OF MY MOTHER" IS A YEAR-LONG SERIES OF BLOGS DEDICATED TO MY DEAR, SWEET MOM WHO DIED IN EARLY JANUARY OF THIS YEAR. I PLAN TO DEVOTE SPECIAL BLOGS THROUGHOUT 2010 TO MY MOM WITH SPECIAL REFLECTIONS AND MEMORIES THAT I HOPE WILL INSPIRE READERS AND CAPTURE THE TRUE SPIRIT AND CHARACTER THAT WAS THE GREATEST WOMAN I HAVE EVER KNOWN.
Mom and Dad got married on this day. Forgive me, I don’t recall the year, but it’s over 60 years ago.
One of the wedding pictures shows Mom in her wedding dress looking in a mirror. The photo was taken from behind the bride so you see her smiling reflection in the mirror as she playfully adjusts her veil. Unbeknownst to Mom, when Jennifer and I got married, Jennifer asked our photographer to shoot a similar picture of her. Both photos were then placed side by side as one, a gift for our mother. That picture now sits in our bedroom.
The wedding, seriously, almost didn’t happen. It was almost like something out of a Dick Van Dyke episode.
Dad spent the night before the wedding at his brother’s house, my Uncle Claude. The previous evening was not a wild one, but dad overslept anyway. If it weren’t for my Aunt Rose who furiously woke him up, the standard joke for years and years was that Dad would have missed the most important day of his life. (Think about that, folks. Where would I be?)
For the longest time, Dad jokingly blamed Rose Fischer (a saint of a woman, BTW) for his lot in life.
When Dad used to watch My Fair Lady, he wasn’t laughing.
But Mom sure was.
1) God Bless You, Mom
2) Culinary no-no: The Audrey Fischer Edition
3) The Year of My Mother
4) The Year of My Mother - Jimmy Dean
5) The Year of My Mother - "The scarier the better."
6) The Year of My Mother: Erin Go Bragh
7) Goodnight everyone, and have a memorable weekend!
8) The Year of My Mother - Mother's Day
9) The Year of My Mother: The charming July 4th police officer
10) The Year of My Mother: Don't worry about me, just get the groom to the church!