My whole family had a snow day on Wednesday. Milwaukee Public Schools cancelled classes so my wife Liz, who is an MPS teacher, and my daughter, an MPS student, had a snow day. The City of Milwaukee shut down all but essential services so I was encouraged to stay home, no arm twisting necessary. Mayor Barrett encouraged residents not to drive anywhere so our plows could better clear the snow.
Before they did, Liz, friend Barb and I took advantage of the hard pack to ski to Ted’s to fuel up for shoveling with a traditional diner breakfast. Steak and eggs, corned beef hash, toast, coffee and juice. We met our neighborhood friend Tom there, who walked over. Only the cook was able to make it in at Ted’s so customers filled in by serving coffee and answering the phone. In the spirit of the blizzard, Ted’s was not charging for breakfast. Our cook told us it was customer appreciation day,of course we left money anyway.