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Tannenbaum Arms, Chapter 7, March 1970

Author: Darlene Wesenberg Rezesztorski March: Wherein Lily hosts a “Collaborative Learning” tea party, the occasion of Spring Break is celebrated with a professional photograph and a trip to the museum, Lily contemplates changing her major, an important letter is written, and more trouble brews in the Grimes apartment. “Perfect beef stew weather!” Blue Jay commented […]

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TANNENBAUM ARMS -chapter 5, January 1970

A story in serial format by: Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski January: Wherein the caretakers of the English basement apartment successfully finish off the semester at UWM, but face ongoing challenges with caretaking, parenting and academics. Jay shares a true Pandora’s Box story from his Ottawa heritage. Frank visits in the night. Jay sells blood. The sea […]

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Tannenbaum Arms chapter 3 November 1969

November: Wherein Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Davis launch their Civil War of Heat, Apartment 5 has a rodent infestation, Apartment 6 needs a plumbing repair, and Blue Jay is invited to read with the iconic poet, Gary Snyder This small shopping area tucked among staid apartments and duplexes served the needs of an eclectic mix […]

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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 […]