Louise Steffen is 95

July 12th, 2014 at 12:01 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

  (Picture of my mother at the Royal Wedding Party they had in Oak Ridge, Tennessee 4/29/2011.)   My mother is celebrating birthday #95 today (7/12/14). I will be in Chicago this weekend enjoying the time with family.  We have a nice luncheon planned at a local restaurant.  My mother was born in Winnetka, IL. Her father was also born in Winnetka in the early 1880s. Her mother was born in Austria. My mother had the lead in the opera at New Trier High School (a school known for it’s actors – graduates include Charlton Heston, Rainn Wilson (from The Office), Rock Hudson, Adam Baldwin, Ann-Margret, and here’s a list of many more.) Despite the Lip Dub (wink), I’m still not famous enough to make the list. My mother had a scholarship for opera/music, but as with many women at the start of the turmoil of WWII, she instead went to work for the phone company. She is a wonderful piano player (keyboard now, they’re more portable than the Baby Grand we had when I was growing up) and singer. She was an entertainer for the USO during the war. She divides here time between Illinois in the summer and Tennessee (close to my sister) in the winter. She likes to “walk a mile and a day and read a book a week”.   With Laura Velasquez has left for her new job at the Fox station in Denver and so the rest of the meteorologists will be working extra weekend shifts for awhile.  I want to personally thank Terri DeBoer, who will be taking a couple of extra shifts this weekend so I can be celebrating in Chicago.   I’ll put up a live radar thread, but will probably not update the blog for awhile as we spend time with the family.

23 Responses to “Louise Steffen is 95”

  1. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    Hopefully you hire another great meteorologist in the coming weeks who meets Laura’s expectations! And cool story Bill. Happy birthday to your mom and enjoy the time with her.

  2. Jack Martin ( Fennville) says:

    Awesome Story Bill! Happy Birthday to Your Mother as well. I am sure She will enjoy the visit! Enjoy Your time in Chicago with the family and have a safe trip.

  3. John (Holland) says:

    Happy birthday to Mrs. Steffen! May she have many happy years.

  4. Nice story Bill! Happy birthday to your mom and have a great time in Chicago!!

  5. Treasure Hunter says:

    Wish her a Happy Birthday from all of us. Wishing you safe travels and enjoy this time with your wonderful family. You are blessed.

  6. Scott (robinson twsp) says:

    Happy Birthday to your mom as well! Have a safe trip. Hopefully she only reads the blog on the good day’s. :)

  7. BOB says:

    Wishing your mother a happy Birthday!

  8. Jack says:

    Happy Birthday To Your MOM Bill. Have a Nice Time with Your Family. Have a Safe and Blessed Trip. And GOD BLESS… :-)

  9. Jack says:

    P.S. Bill, My Mom is already 95 years Young. She Will Be 96 in December ,,,, LORD WILLING.”.. :-)

  10. wackyred of Allendale says:

    Happy Birthday Mrs Steffen. Hope you enjoyed your day. God Bless.

  11. Tim (Spring Lake) says:

    Happy Bday from the entire blog Bill to your mom!!! All of my grandparents lived at LEAST into their mid 80′s, so I know what a blessing it is to have them for so much of our lives. I’m sure your daughters will always look
    back with joy at all of the years they had with their Grandmother!!!

  12. Bruiseviolet (Cedar Springs) says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! Enjoy Chicago and your family time. :)

  13. Michael says:

    Bill have a great weekend celebrating it with your mom. She set a great example for you in life. Enjoy the family time.

  14. Eileen (Hesperia) says:

    Happy Birthday to your mom Bill. Glad you can celebrate her special day with her. Have a great time and enjoy your time off :)

  15. Sandy (Hudsonville) says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR MOM! Enjoy your time with your family Bill.

  16. Jerry Hoag says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR MOM BILL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. ~Sherry~ (Comstock Park) says:

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Steffen!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!

  18. SS (Pwell Area) says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! (I’ll say Grandma Steffen because she’s more my gparents age!!!)
    Hope you all have a wonderful time together!!!

  19. Linda ((Rockford)) says:

    Happy Birthday to you Mother!
    My mom would have been 97 today. She died 3 years ago. Sure do miss her!

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  21. Melinda says:

    Happy Birthday to a beautiful lady!! She’s so very lucky to have a son like you Bill. Enjoy this special weekend!

  22. Paul says:

    Happy Birthday, Mrs. Steffens! Enjoy many more!

    Paul (Port Charlotte, FL)

    1. Paul says:

      Oops, added an extra s by accident! LOL

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