Feb 23-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 23-08
Backyard hockey    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kate Sturos
Sledding fun    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Kate Sturos

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 06:56 am:

Kate Sturos and company sure know how to enjoy the winter weather. Here in the Keweenaw, backyard hockey and sledding are two of the favorite pastimes for kids of all ages. Kate captured this group of rowdy boys, "breaking in" their 3 year old brother who's now old enough to "play with the big boys". :-> Pretty good for a little guy, keeping up with the older boys on the ice.

Then she snapped a Norman Rockwell moment as this group of sledders piled on one sled for a trip down a snowy hill. Don't you just love the different expressions on each one of their faces? I think the grin on the boy in the red hat is my favorite though. Youthful abandon, it's a good thing for all of us to practice at times.

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 07:08 am:

That last shot is about as perfect a pose as you'll ever find with kids.

I see Pasty Central was in the news this week at Practical eCommerce Magazine.

By anita king (Anita5) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 07:16 am:

Good Morning! These pics sure bring back memories. My dad would make us a ice rink in our yard. It was nice to step our your door and skate as much as you wanted to. We also had a little sledding hill. Dad would scoop out the driveway and keep building a hill in the back yard. It was fun but not as much fun as going to the rock piles behind our house on Caledonia St. Those were high and fun to go down.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 09:14 am:

That bottom shot would be the perfect Christmas card picture!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 09:19 am:

Oh my gosh! What memories that lost shot brings. That is the perfect picture. They're really having fun! Good for them. Out here, there really aren't a lot of places for kids to have a good time like that.

By Rose Beveridge (Rbeveridge) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 09:44 am:

Charlie and Mary, I sure enjoy looking at the pictures and listening to the video of "This day in history." I noticed on today's that you have a picture of my in-laws cordwood home. "This day is history" brings back memories and is also very educational to the young. We appreciate all your talent and hard work.

By James Ludos (Homesick) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 10:29 am:

Reminds me when I was a kid my dad use to run a hose out of the basement window during the winter so he could flood the back yard. We skated and played hockey. Every year that basement window would get broken with a puck flying through it. Great fun.

By Just me (Jaby) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 10:38 am:

OHHHH-those photos are great. They remind me of the days when our boys were little and we had a backyard ice rink !

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 11:48 am:

First of all, Jaby, I love your personal quote in your profile. Now, Mary, you're so right, that second pic is a Norman Rockwell "painting" come to life. Snow on top of ice-on top of snow, here in the Ohio Valley. Hurry spring!

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 12:35 pm:

Looks like a nice rink, maybe some future Wildcat hockey players!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 02:03 pm:

Never got in to hockey, but figure skated a lot because the ice rink was either down the street or one block away in the school tennis court.

However, that second picture could be me with the guys sledding. I really did a lot of that too. I was so short (and at one time so small) they used to hoist me up and set me down in the center of the tobaggon with six guys. What a ride.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 03:13 pm:

Anita: My father used to make a skating rink in our backyard and a
sledding hill too at our home in Detroit when I was growing up. I
loved it. I also loved putting my mittens and outdoor clothing on
the radiator so they would be nice and toasty the next time I went
out to my "mountain" in the backyard.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 03:47 pm:

Those pictures look like more fun! And, it sounds like Copper Country has had a great winter for outdoor fun this year, from what I've seen and heard. :-)

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