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A WAVE TO FIXING AND FARMING

Ron Holtslander and Alan Kultgen.  Photo by Nancy Camden

Ron Holtslander and Alan Kultgen. Photo by Nancy Camden

In the spring of the year, rural Port Washington, Wisconsin, I waved up a long driveway to two silhouettes beside an old farmhouse. A wave back drew me up to hear about fixing trucks, farming and friendship and to contemplate waving to people.

In this episode, Bill Powell of the Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee chats with me about waving to people. The interview that follows began with a wave to Alan Kultgen and Ron Holtslander, who are in their mid-twenties and best friends for ten years. Be one of the guys under the hood of Ron’s big truck for this conversation. Together, they purchased a 1976 Lincoln Continental to restore and take out cruising. (Click on the words in blue to see additional photographs.) Thanks to Conner Going for the Spotting Wisconsin theme music.

“IF YOU BELIEVE, YOU RECEIVE.”

Joy and Chris Krogstad Photograph by Nancy Camden

Joy and Chris Krogstad Photograph by Nancy Camden

As I drove by a house in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, “a town with just the right speed,” I spotted a woman raking leaves in red, rubber boots. Recorded in the yard of Chris and Joy Krogstad, this interview takes us back to Joy’s childhood, through Chris’s challenge to get his degree, to the parenting of a son with a cognitive disability. With four children from seven to twenty-one, this family lives Joy’s favorite quote, “If you believe, you receive,” not only at Christmas but always.

Voices from upcoming podcast episodes

Nancy Camden randomly records strangers. Pastor Steve Minnema was interviewed in Vernon County with Amish wagons going by with the corn harvest. Photo by Karen Camden Welsh

Nancy Camden randomly records strangers. Pastor Steve Minnema was interviewed in Vernon County with Amish wagons going by with the corn harvest. Photo by Karen Camden Welsh

SPOTTING WISCONSIN is a free podcast. In a few weeks, the first episode will be released. Join Nancy Camden on this journey to discover the human heart in the heartland through on-the-spot interviews with randomly spotted strangers. Camden bikes trails and wanders streets and roads of cities, small towns and the glaciated landscape of rural Wisconsin. Follow by subscribing in iTunes or by ‘liking’ and checking ‘get notifications’ (drop down menu under ‘like’) on the Spotting Wisconsin Facebook Page.