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.
I think about my dad.
He left me and my family too early.
But in the 25-plus years I had my father, we jammed in 50 years worth of doing everything together.
That only makes his loss to me just a bit less painful. The immense quality time we shared is little consolation for his time on Earth being struck down so prematurely.
I have been blessed for what I am sure all of you reading would say you also enjoy, and that is having the greatest mother in the world.
The blogs all too often can become a cesspool of personal attacks and evil hatred. I wish somehow that we all could meet one another to see that we are all human and possess positive qualities that would almost assuredly soften the malice that exists in the blogosphere. My detractors would disagree, but my mother raised two marvelous sons who, if they have any redeeming qualities, and I say they do, they got them from an incredible mother who means the world to her humble son who could never repay her for all the love, devotion, and sacrifice she has given.
God bless you and thank you, Mom. I owe you everything. Please forgive me that I couldn’t begin to set the scorecard even no matter how hard I tried. I’m pretty sure Dad sends his love, too.
On this Mother’s Day, musically speaking, are there any great Mother’s Day songs?
That depends who you ask.
If you ask me, there are.
Shall we begin with the most influential song in music history?
And guess what?
It just happens to be about Mama…
My goodness, was that Elvis?
It was, from one of his very last concerts.
Let's go back to 1962, and the King's movie, "Girls! Girls! Girls!"
This is a recording from the soundtrack, very appropriate for Mother's Day...
I 've been a lifelong parishioner at St. Anthony's Church, and I've mentioned this on my blog and on WISN.
Our former pastor, a dear, sweet man, the late Father Gerard Clark on Mother's Day would issue the following.
He would take time to bless not only the mothers, but moms-to-be and women who wanted to, but could not be, mothers.
If that was good enough for the revered Father Clark, if you don't mind Father, I make the same wish today.