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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 08:32 am:

The 19-year collection immediately suggested to me the topic of "people of the Upper Peninsula". If you do a Youtube search on that, you find a lot interesting odds and ends, including today's bi-lingual look at the U.P. In 2000 Dan Urbanski shared his shot of a man named Frank with Croatian connections. And who knows how many times we've featured Finns.

Have to hit the road this morning. In the south again for a little while, but can't wait to get back to the Yoop, where looks like the highs will get above freezing today :o)

Have a good week :o)

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 08:57 am:

That top pic is Great! I miss deer hunting at LB, with the group, all the uncles and my dad have passed on, maybe one day will pick up the tradition again.

Safe travels Charlie!!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 10:51 am:

Yes...great pix, each and every one! And the video was very interesting...America truly is the melting pot.
Charlie, a little jingle for your safe:

"Gotta keep moving, never gonna slow down
You can have your funky world, see you 'round"
(Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - Bob Seger)

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:41 am:

Man, that top pic shouts "Yooper"!!!
I'm with you UC; they just don't know what the opening day experience of the UP is like down here in Texas. Someday I hope to be able to relive that experience again....

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 04:21 pm:

Safe travels, Charlie. Nice pictures
again today.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 04:29 pm:

Capt. Paul (Eclogite):
"Man, that top pic shouts "Yooper"!!!

That it does!

Halcyon Days!

A doubly appropriate phrase:

The halcyon days of something, are a time in the past when it was especially happy or successful.
But it almost literally means the "calm before the storm". — Winter is a coming!

By a troll below the bridge lol (Wolterdr) on Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 11:12 pm:

The Finnish video was very interesting; I learned
alot! First time I heard that language, being a
troll. Thanks for posting it! :)

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, November 13, 2017 - 02:23 am:

troll below the bridge lol (Wolterdr):
"The Finnish video was very interesting; I learned alot! First time I heard that language, being a troll. Thanks for posting it! :)

Didja know:

1. The Song of Hiawatha, the 1855 epic poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was written in trochaic tetrameter, the same meter as the Kalevala, the Finnish epic compiled by Elias Lönnrot from fragments of folk poetry.

Longfellow had learned some of the Finnish language while spending a summer in Sweden in 1835.

Trochee is a rhythm natural to the Finnish language — inasmuch as all Finnish words are normally accented on the first syllable — to the same extent that iamb is natural to English.

2. The linguist J.R.R Tolkien (1892 -1973), author of The Lord of the Rings based his alven-speech upon Finnish, considering Finnish to be the most beautiful language in the world.
Voi niin totta! (Oh so true!) 😄

By Stewart Keskitalo (Skeskitalo) on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:36 am:

I did an "internship' on a dairy farm for a summer
in Laminga, as a whippersnapper for the Pourri's. Mr
Pourri has since died but I believe his wife is
still alive. They had no children when I arrived,
but the years after they had children. Living in a
Finnish household that was a farm was a joy for me
and my mom. I cherish those days!

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