Jan 29-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: January: Jan 29-08
Fun in the snow    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brooke Gubacz
Where's Taylor?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Brooke Gubacz

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 02:22 am:

Today's Pasty Cammist, Brooke Gubacz and her son Taylor, just recently became official "Yoopers" and are loving life in the Copper Country! For a while, I was beginning to think it was their fault we were getting so much snow, figuring all the wishes they were having for a snowy winter was the reason we were experiencing all this white stuff. But when you look at the expression on Taylor's face as he plays in the snow, how could you hold it against them, if it WAS their fault? :-> Brooke tells me they're having a "blast". On this snowy day in Calumet, Taylor was jumping from the top snowbank (in the second photo) to the bottom one (in the top photo), just like he was in a pool. Enjoying winter with complete abandon, as only a youngster can!

By Lowell La Fave Little Beaver (Lowell) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 02:31 am:

Looks like fun. Can remember doing that also as a youngster.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 06:17 am:

After a pause in the weather, it looks like winter's back hey? Here too.

By P.Weed (Pweed) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 06:56 am:

That's a whole lot of snow!!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 07:36 am:

Great pictures, Brooke & Mary! Thank you for sharing. I am really glad that Taylor has a "real winter" to enjoy, especially for his first, as a kid in Copper Country!

And, with a Blizzard on the way for tonight and tomorrow for UP there, it looks like he will soon have plenty more snow to enjoy. Maybe some sledding or something is on tap for this weekend? Oh, to be a kid again to enjoy the white stuff! It is still beautiful, even for grownups who can't move around as well as they used to. :-)

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 07:50 am:

That is alot of snow. My back hurts just thinking about all the shoveling. Hopefully, it will help the water levels this year.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 08:02 am:

Looks like an absolutely blast!!!!! We did this a couple of weeks ago, but I can't say there was that much snow. But we did have a blast. My tailbone is finally recovering, lol. The bones aren't as young as they used to be. The grandkids fell off the sleds, bounced around on the hill and didn't hurt a thing. Oh to be young and nimble again.

By Debra J. McCumber (Debwaugh) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 08:25 am:

Awwww! Love the pictures of Taylor playing in the snow. And WOW - that sure is a TON of snow! Amazing to see the difference of snow levels from up there to down here around Iron Mountain. I'm envious!

By dotti caldwell (Dotti) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 09:15 am:

Wow that looks like fun! Was wondering if schools get closed much UP there? With that much snow down here (WV) schools would be closed for a month!!!! Have a good day!

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 09:17 am:

What great pictures and synopsis of what is taking place up there in the Copper Country.
The agility of youth!! Thanks Brooke and Mary

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 10:40 am:

He does that almost every evening when we get home and I am cooking dinner, he bangs on the window when he's ready to come in. He is excited for the new snow coming. Mary, you can't see my wheelbarrow anymore!

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 11:25 am:

Brooke, be sure to show Taylor MTU's ice statues; growing kids have fun in it too. Then, as we age and push toward 60, we remember all the crazy stunts we pulled... as well as the hours we spent throwing it out of our way! We had a dandy snow squal, in Craig, last evening: couldn't see the For Sale sigh in my front yard for almost an hour. Big tempest, but not nearly as much snow as UP there.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 01:13 pm:

We had a few inches of snow again over the past weekend and with the tempatures around 10 I took my grandson skating up town (pop. 3,500) at the outdoor rink. Nice and cleaned off and not one other person came by all evening i.e. the kids were all home on the TV, puter, x-box, MP3, MP4, WII, cell phones, text messaging etc.......what a wonderful world is passing them by.
Sure is not like when we were growing up and walking at night at -10 with the snow crunching under our boots from Hubbell up to the rink at Tamarack City..

By RCW (Rcw) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 04:07 pm:

Eddie, I imagine you are refering to the rink up on the hill behind the C & H Mill . It was a neat rink in those days. Used to hitchike every nite from $ Bay to skate there.

By Lisa Walters (Ypsilisa) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 05:19 pm:

To David Hainault: Do you by any chance have a relative named Tony? I met him in the early 70s at a family gathering in Lake Linden; have been doing some genealogical research lately and wondering if he was a relative. If he was, it was via the Cloutiers. But then, maybe every Frenchman in the Lake Linden area is a relative of mine to some degree!

By Gloptmike (Gloptmike) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 08:07 pm:

Eddie & RCW, I was born in 1940 in a house just up from that rink on Tamarack Hill. Going to skate at that rink was easy. Put your skates on, go across the road, then across the railroad tracks and you were at the rink. Great fun as a youngster.

By Laurie B. (Ratherberiding) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 08:27 pm:

Mom and Dad were just talking about skating at that rink on Sunday.

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 08:34 pm:

Lisa, yes I have a cousin Tony, son of Paul and Alice, and grew up in Houghton. I haven't heard from him in years, but get some bits of information from my mom, who really tracks that stuff and my relatives. Does that mean we might be related? I figure that, in some way, I'm probably related to EVERYONE who grew up North of Baraga.

By Lisa Walters (Ypsilisa) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 09:48 pm:

Oh my gosh...Paul and Alice sounds familiar. Is Tony about 49-50? Do you have Cloutier relatives? My great-grandmother was a Cloutier who married a Cassette. :)

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 10:00 pm:

Hey Lisa, lucky you; you get to tell anyone who might care to listen long enough to learn that you're related to "the Hainaults"! Really, we're not that bad a bunch, and can be a lot of fun at times. Click on my name, and jot me an e-mail sometime.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 10:21 pm:

great pictures of da snow ====i remain walter p.

By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 11:23 pm:

We are already getting hit here in Ontonagon County. Schools have been cancelled for tomorrow already. Everyone stay snug and warm. Most of all stay off the roads.
Might not have to work tomorrow, won't find out till morning now!

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 11:48 pm:

Hei Eddie and RCW, I used to go up to the Tamarack rink, too. It was nice. When your toes got too cold you went into the shack to sit by the stove and warm up. They even had a sound system there for playing records. Nice. Never did learn how to play pinnocle (sp?). :o)

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