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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:10 am:

In today's decade in review, which photographer's pictures appeared three years in a row, and what were the years?

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:16 am:

1998, 1999, 2000, Jon Hopper

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By Ken Scheibach (Kscheibach) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:18 am:

John Hopper. 1998, 1999, 2000.

By Snowman (Snowman) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:21 am:

Jon Hopper - 1998, 1999 & 2000

By Snowman (Snowman) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:22 am:

Lotta "Hoppin" goin' on this fine morn!!!

By Ken Scheibach (Kscheibach) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:24 am:

Today's question was late enough for me to try it and I blew it. Even spelled Jon wrong. Have a great and colorful weekend, everyone.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:35 am:

While researching music for Cameo's I ran across an interesting ditty titled Jon Hopper's Hill

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:36 am:

I love Lake Superior and the U.P. And I love swimmin' but no way are you gonna catch me in that icy water this time of the year!!!!!!!No way!!!! :o>)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:53 am:

So, who's doing the singing, Charlie???

Kay, totally agree with you on that one. It's hard enough to get in there in August, but I do it!! Some people out here tell me I'm nuts to go swimming in that lake. NAHHHH!!!!!! What a feeling!!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 08:58 am:

This is the ONLY time of year I would even think about getting into Lake Superior as it would have been warming all summer. We went swimming in it in August of 2006 and it was much warmer than I have ever remembered. Swimming in the Big Lake is almost a rite of passage. There should be a t-shirt that says "I swam in Lake Superior and survived to tell about it." There probably is a shirt like that already....there goes my fortune. Sigh...

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:21 am:

Deb - Here's the index card from the Library of Congress where I found it. In case you can't make it out when he mumbles after singing the verse, he is saying, "I don't remember it."

index card

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:21 am:

We almost bought a shirt of Lake Superior that read "Bone Chilling Cold" and had a picture of a skeleton on it, lol. If that wasn't the truth. We'll buy that one next year. They sell it at Copper World. And the best time to swim in that lake is August, take my word for it. I've been in there every other time of year. August is the best. Probably because you can come out and warm up in the nice, hot sun!!

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:22 am:

While walking the Gay stamp sands in October one year, I did go in and the water was nice. Think that was the latest I'd ever been in Superior.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:24 am:

Thanks, Charlie. I appreciate you showing us that. And no, I didn't understand the mumbling, so thanks for that too.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:27 am:

I have been on Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, I have even been in Lake St. Clair, but you will NEVER catch me on Lake Superior. I am scared to death of that lake. I will walk along the shorelines, but you will not catch me in it or on it. If I ever go to Isle Royal, I would have to fly there. I will sit on the shoreline and let the water come over me, I just will not go in it. Even as a kid I did not like it.

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:48 am:

One of the few times I "got wet" in Superior was in the spring of 1987 during my college days at MTU. April 19th, Easter Sunday, as a matter of fact. Several of my friends were Catholic and "fasted" during Holy Week, forgoing caffeine, meat, etc., and I usually joined them. On Sunday to break the fast we'd always have a BBQ at McClains if the weather permitted. That weekend it was at least 85 degrees! In April! In the Keweenaw! We put the "beverages" in a duffel bag, tied a rope to them, and walked them along a large log sticking out into the water and dropped the duffel in the lake to keep the drinks cold. Problem was, when it came time to retrieve them the rope came untied. I got elected to wade out and get them. The air may have been 85, but the water was more like 40!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 05:03 pm:

During my days at MTU, on at least one occasion I took a running jump into ol' Lake Superior right from da sauna at Mike Fasana's (former proprietor of the ol' Mike's Bar, now the Pilgrim River Steak House) place at "Pikku Amerika" (a.k.a. "Little America,") on the Stanton Twp. shore (from Schmidt's Corner via Liminga Rd./N. Superior Rd./CR 61B/Little America Rd. to da Lake).

Ahhh, refreshing! — But no, not cold! — At least not while wearing what felt like a 1/2" insulating layer of superheated sauna glow!

Superior, the lake refreshing!

(Sounds like a Hamms Beer commercial, eh?)

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