January 22, 2013

We remember many good times at the Attic but have you wondered about its history?

Bruce Menzel on December 4, 2012 10:47 AM

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“A long, long time ago. I can still remember how that music made me smile.”
It all began in the early 1940’s when students, parents, and city leaders alike agreed that there was need for a place for Waukesha teens to congregate and socialize (under supervised condition...


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Pete "Schnook" Etter on July 31, 2015 5:30 PM
I remember one night when my buddies and I got kicked out for doing the "dirty jack"   Good Grief;   That was tame if you look at the dance moves today... It certainly was fun though, especially when folks started pitching pennies!!

Helen Lyngaas Myers on February 26, 2013 12:16 PM
Thanks for the great reminiscing article about the Attic! The hostess that I remember iwas Mrs. Conover, mom of Mary Ellen who was a year or two ahead of our class. Those gals who were in Job's Daughters will remember Mary Ellen.

Mike Rose on February 5, 2013 11:34 AM
In November of 2012, John Schoenknecht wrote a series of articles for the WAUKESHA FREEMAN newspaper, about the history of the "Cardinal Attic". The series received a large amount of comment and positive response from the readers.
The series of articles and over 50 photos (many not printed in the original) have now been published in a 39 page high quality book. Thanks to the Freeman for allowing us to share these wonderful memories with everyone.
WHAT’S SHAKIN’ AT THE ATTIC  The Favorite Gathering Place of Waukesha High School Students 1943-1978” is available from the Publisher, Bill Schley ’62, for $9.95 plus $2.30 shipping, for a total of $12.35. 
Send your check to:
Bill Schley
P.O. Box 91
Hartland WI 53029
or use PayPal (see website for details)

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