Pretty much every time I drive up to Wonder Lake to visit the in-laws I am reminded of my first political coffee.
My mother arranged it at Rosemary Lesmeister’s Oak Ridge home.
She and my mother were friends from the Crystal Lake League of Women Voters.
I was all of 23 and running for McHenry County Treasurer.
And it was in Mrs. Lesmeister’s window-filled home that I made my pitch.