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Tannenbaum Arms – Chapter 6

Author Darlene Wesenberg Rzeztorski February 1970: Wherein the Grimeses move into Apartment 2, Messy Bessie learns to bark to guitar music, the trial of the Chicago 7 continues with a “not guilty of conspiracy” verdict, and three surprises—two pleasant and one unpleasant—find their way into the caretakers’ English Basement apartment. “Okay, I’m getting up. Right […]

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Tannenbaum Arms – Chapter 4 December 1969

Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski Dear Readers,I offer a few thoughts as you embark on Chapter 4 of Tannenbaum Arms.Who among you remembers living through the Draft Lottery ordeal of December 1, 1969? Readers born on September 14 between 1944 and 1950 especially–you might have felt you had lost by winning. To this day, most friends of […]

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Chapter 1 – Tannenbaum Arms Sept. 1969 a novel

By Darlene Resenberg Rzezotarski September 1969: Wherein late bloomers Lily Swan and Joshua (Blue Jay) Haakens become caretakers of a six-family apartment building just two blocks from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus where both are students. They decide to inhabit the somewhat musty basement apartment where they can live rent-free in exchange for cleaning the […]