Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hey it's good to be back home again

There is a special quirkiness about my home state that is as comforting as an old parlor guitar. Stuff happens here that barely raises an eyebrow among residents. Outside the boundaries of Badgerland? I doubt everybody understands...

FOND DU LAC, WIS. (AP) -- Police responding to a complaint of loud noise have cited a Fond du Lac man for "rocking out" to the music of John Denver. A police who responded to the man's apartment last week could hear Denver's music through the door. The officer pounded on the door but the man didn't answer. Finally, the officer found out the man's name from a neighbor and called to him, bringing the man to the door.

When asked why he had the music so loud, the man said he was "rocking out."

The Reporter newspaper in Fond du Lac reported that the 42-year-old was cited for unnecessary loud noise. The ticket could result in a fine of about $210

The late John Denver was known for such hits as "Rocky Mountain High" and "Take Me Home, Country Roads."

Guess what I'm blasting on the way to work this morning? With the windows down...


  1. You can rock out to John Denver? I did not know that.

  2. Only in ... well, you know. Great story.

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