Mar 16-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: March: Mar 16-06
Along the waterfront    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Erik Riutta
City lights    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Erik Riutta

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:04 pm:

Driving along the waterfront anywhere is fascinating, but make that a cruise along Houghton's waterfront at night and it becomes magical. Erik Riutta discovered that, through the lens of his camera both on the Houghton side and then looking across the canal at the Hancock side. With the snow covering the ground all those kilowatts of power take on an enchanting aura. But remember the speed limit if you decide to view it yourself, it may seem a bit slow, but how else can you get the full effect of those lights!

Don't forget to wear your purple and green today, it's St. Urho's Day!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 07:59 am:

Morning everybody! Have a great day. We got another 5 inches of snow during the night and it's still coming down. We've gotten more in March than during the whole winter. The dog and I went walking but not far, just enough to get her insides churning so she can go in her kennel and do her thing. Kosk is at least getting snow while she's in Ishpeming. I hope she's enjoying herself.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 08:57 am:

Ms Katie I try to cook every day for my wife who is still working. I spent a lot of money redoing our kitchen all new including cabinets, floor, walls, and appliances.thinking she would return to cooking, sadly she didn't she says I now have a nice place to cook for her. No matter what I make she never complaines, I guess she is smarter then me. I didn't recieve your cassarole recipe, and would love to try it. When my daughter had her last baby, I cooked for her family everyday for several weeks, my grandson thinks I am the best cook in the world. Probably has something to do with the fact I only made what he liked. So far today in Berkley we have no snow.

By Musicteacher (Musicteacher) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:15 pm:

Can you post some summer pictures? I am really tired
of looking at the snow. I think I shoveled all day on
Tuesday and they say more is coming.

Editor's note: The daily pictures we post are chosen because they represent the current weather conditions in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, so it's kind of hard to post summer pictures when the ground is still covered in white. If you're itching for some summer photos, take a trip through the Archives, or better yet through the past WOW's (Wallpaper of the Week). You'll find plenty of summer shots to hold you over until the snow melts here UP North! :->

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 12:34 pm:

Afternoon All
Took a long time for the new post today. Thought maybe all of you had the day off to celebrate St. Uhro's day. Say, that might not be a bad idea. We need more National exposure for this Finnish Holiday. Enjoy the day everyone.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 01:08 pm:

Beautiful pic of the canal, on a wintery night. There is always something so magical about being outside at night, with the snow illuminating everything.

Mikie, Beverly is sending around a recipe email...where you email a recipe to everyone on the list, and then in turn, you get recipes sent to you. I will be happy to forward it to you. I am trying to decide which recipe to send: chicken wings, or awesome steaks. I'll hunt down Ms Katie's tomato casserole recipe and post it later, on What's Up.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 01:12 pm:

Thanks, I guess I went on the wrong site this morning. I need all the help that I can get.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 01:36 pm:

Boy oh boy, some people have all the luck.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 01:40 pm:

Think I'll mix and drink a grasshopper until it's gone away, in honor of St. Urho. Is that the Heiki Lunta light shining out of Hancock in the second photo? Kind of like a Bat Signal except for more snow? Somebody turn it off.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 01:48 pm:

That "bat signal" is the smoke from Vollworths. I used to live across Tezecuco St from them and loved the smell when they were smoking things!!! Sunday mornings it would always drive me out of bed and up the Kaleva for breakfast. I still have a good friend who lives there but I never catch the smokey smell, anymore.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 04:14 pm:

Some kind o' St. Urho site in that link, Mary... it doesn't look very authentic to me:


"Urho is pronounced .like 'arrrrho with a long trill of the R ..."

Urho is pronounced "Arrrrho"? yeah right! Long trill of the R, for sure, but no way is the Finnish "U" ever going to sound like an "A". Please, it is a "U"! ... I smell a polecat!

Maybe the first sentence in the MODERN VERSION of the St. Urho story on that site gives us a clue, where it says... "I'm not Finnish ..."

Q. Will the real St. Urho site please stand up?
A. Here 'tis:

(... the old seems to have been expropriated by some real estate site! L )

Richard L. Barclay (Notroll):
"Think I'll mix and drink a grasshopper until it's gone away, in honor of St. Urho."

Now that's certainly in the spirit of the day! J
I 'tink I'll do that too!
FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 04:18 pm:

Aaack! I see I mucked up the link to the "real" St Urho site, well here's the Correct link:

By moi (Moi) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 05:37 pm:

From an email:

Ooksi, kooksi, Koolma, vee, St Urho is ta poy for me

He sase out ta hoppers as pig as pirds. Neffer peefor hurd tose verds.

He reely tole tose pugs of creen. Praffest Finn I effer seen.

Some celeprate for St Pat ant his ‘nakes, Putt Urho Poika Got vaht it takes.

He gottall ant trong on veelia sour ant ate kala moyakka effery hour.

Tats vhy tat guy could sase tose peetles, vaht crew as tick as chack pine needles

So lets kiff a cheer in our pest vay, on ta 16of Marts, ST URHO’S TAY.

By Former Fulton Resident (Dashamo) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 06:50 pm:

Moi: Your post reminded me of a sign my Grandfather had hanging in his bakery when I was a kid. Went something like this:

Saville der dago,

Tousand bussiz inarow

Nojo, demis trux

Summit cowz und summit dux!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 08:42 pm:

I too am tired of winter pictures, though they are beautiful none the less.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 09:13 pm:

Ahh Deb, I have to disagree. I love to see the snow shots while I'm away. It was really hard to miss this last storm and its a small, but nice consolation to be able to see such beautiful winter scenery while getting baked half way around the world, or wherever you might be missing the CC winter. I even miss the shoveling-almost as much as my wife misses me missing the shoveling :)

On a slightly different note, I just wandered into an office on my newest ship and was astounded to find a (winter) pasty cam picture used as the wallpaper on one of the Navigation computers.

After a few minutes I discovered that another Yooper has worked on this ship in the last year and left his mark. The current navigators knew nothing about the image and have been waiting to find something better to replace it with, but can't seem to find a nicer image :)

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 09:14 pm:

how much snow around mohawk this year anyone know so far thanx i remain walter p.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 10:27 pm:

Mike DuLong, I just sent you the cabbage roll recipe.

Ms Katie,I forwarded it to you and it came back saying the address is wrong. Maybe Mike can try forwarding it to you.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 10:54 pm:

Fran got the recipe and will try it soon, thanks a lot will try to get it forwarded.

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 11:00 pm:

To Mikie:
By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 03:51 am: Miss Katie's Tomatoe Casserole---------Yum Yum
Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 09:31 pm:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In 2 Tbs. olive oil in nonstick skillet, saute and stir 2 c. cubed bread ( like French bread) for about 5-7 min. til lightly browned. Add about 2 c. chunked tomatoes ( Roma are my favorite, not so jucy). Also add 2 cloves of garlic minced. Cook & stir for 5 min. Season with salt & pepper to taste then stir in 1/2c. fresh basil (or less of dried) and 1 Tbs. sugar. Transfer to ungreased 1 & 1/2 qt. casserole dish. Sprinkle top with 2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese. Then drizzle 2 Tbs. olive oil over all. Bake til bubbly and slightly browned about 35-40 min. Serve at once. Enjoy

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, March 16, 2006 - 11:11 pm:

Thanks Bev, Daughter in law showed me how to drag and print just you message. I am going to be lost when they move.

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