Jan 21-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: January: Jan 21-06
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Photo by Roger Ockomon

Toivo from Toivola (Toivo) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 07:28 am:

There's something about a snow covered shed that just sets my heart to pumping. Well, actually even without the jacket of snow, it would catch my eye and tug at my heart. That's because as a young poika I learned a number of life lessons while making many trips in and out of one much like this shack snapped by Roger Ockomon. It was a Saturday tradition for me to help my isoisä with his chores, which of course included several trips to haul the wood for our weekly sauna night.
Speaking of saunas, I'm betting those brave divers will be craving one today after taking the plunge in the Heikinpäivä Polar Bear Dive, today, at 3:00 p.m. in Hancock.

By the way, today is also the monthly Pasty Sale at the VFW post in Calumet, from 10am - 4pm. Stop by and pick up some Pasty Central pasties, hot or frozen. They're right off the snowmobile trail on U.S. 41

poika = boy
isoisä = Grandfather
sauna = Finnish steam bath

By NKR (Nkr) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 08:05 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. I love this picture, just because of the snow on the trees and ontop of the roof of the shed. I've only seen that much snow once in my life and that was in 1978. I think we got 24 inches in 24 hours. I hope we can see some of the polar bear dive from the bridge cam today or at least I hope someone gets some good pictures and shares them.

By Former Fulton Resident (Dashamo) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 08:55 am:

This is what it looks like this morning in Mt. Pleasant. Got here early yesterday afternoon, no snow at all. Woke up this morning to a beautiful winterscape. Glad I don't have to go anywhere today!!!

By Lori Houle-Vial (Runnerlori) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 09:15 am:

LOVE that SNOW!!!...and would LOVE a sauna about now too! :)

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 09:15 am:

Good luck to the polar bears.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 09:17 am:

Good morning! We only got a couple of inches of snow. 5" about 20 miles west of us.
Attn: Mary, FRNash, Charlotte and Sur5er. See entry at 3:01 A.M Friday please.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 10:13 am:

Now, that's what I call real winter snow. None of the sissy stuff they call a 'snow storm' down here ;)

Hope everyone who is participating in the polar dive today, has fun. I still say brrrrrrrrr....

By roger ockomon (Rko) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 10:58 am:

Thanks for the posting of the shed. What a shock it was to see it this morning as I awoke from Anderson, Indiana. I check this page every morning. My father built the shed out of scraps several years ago... He passed away several years ago now and I keep the old shed up in his memory. It's located just out of Munising a few miles on our property UP there.
you can see it from this link via our web cams.
Thanks again....
Roger Ockomon

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 12:11 pm:

Roger, Thanks for the link to your webcam in Munising...I now have it listed as one of my favorites, so I can click on it easily. Neat that you keep the shed up in memory of your father ... definately a tribute to the times you shared with him.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 02:45 pm:

Just moments away from the Polar Bear Dive! We are here at Ramada in Hancock, attached to the in-house Pasty.NET Wireless broadband. Here's a picture of Liz Clawson being readied to take the plunge at 3:00pm. Thanks to all of you who made a contribution to Still Waters to be included in Liz's List!


We'll post some scenes of the festivities later!
It's Me (Yooper) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 03:12 pm:


By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 04:35 pm:

That is the perfect graphic for the "plunge" :)

By Glad to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 06:07 pm:

It was a great day for the plunge today. The sun was shining and all those brave souls who either jumped in or dove into the freezing water! They all had fun from what I saw. I could of never done that!! BRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 06:15 pm:

nice to see not much snow this year i remian walter p

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 08:07 pm:

Yooper...that graphic is "too cool"!!!! Pun intended....Good thing there are some souls who aren't sane, for our entertainment. Thanks a million!

By Kris Ockomon (Krisock) on Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 09:02 pm:

Thanks so much for posting the pic of my dad's shed! And to Roger, my brother for making it happen!

Miss You Dad...

Kris in Anderson, Indiana

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