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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 06:01 am:

Heavy rain overnight here in the Keweenaw Peninsula. Weather reports say it could become snow. Think I'll go back to bed.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 06:05 am:

Good morning!
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By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 07:14 am:

Good Morning, well, I'm half right, it is morning. The ground is snow covered here in Minnesota and it's still coming down.....sideways. I love global warming.
Mr. Deb

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 07:59 am:

Good morning, Seems like the middle of the night to me. Not an early bird. My grandson Tim Ozanich spent the night and he and Jimmie the fat white cat were up, so I got up to feed them. I have wondered what the morning looked like. Retirement is great, can sleep as long as you want. There are certain years in your life that stick out. When you turned sixteen and could drive. When you were eighteen and had to register for the draft. Twentyone meant that you could finally drink legally and the next milestone, at least for me is coming up this month. Sixtyfive, used to sound old. Now the goverment is taking over everything in my life. Medical insurance, a very confusing part of my health coverage. My kids being on their own. No one for me to boss around. Well maybe Jimmie, but that is about it. Grandkids who think I am smart, and kids who are threatening me with the home that they will pick for me. Ahh sixtyfive is really great. My grandmother at my age just sat and rocked, praying, on the front porch watching the trafic go by. Imagine how boring that was in the forties. She probably had a livelier time then I remember. I now am at the time of my life where most of it is past. Oh joy.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 08:08 am:

Good morning! All I can say about the slideshow is WOW!! It just amazes me how close to shore those ore carriers can get. Lake Superior is magnificent!!

Is it snowing anyplace else besides here???? I think the calendar still thinks it's March.

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 10:44 am:

The ocean designed ore ship, the ALGONTARIO, just dropped the "lunch hook" in Bete Grise bay. A unique design, you could see her high profile on the horizon for miles.

per Originally built in 1960 as the deep sea ore carrier Ruhr Ore by Schlieker-Werft, Hamburg, West Germany; this ship was launched March 19, 1960 as shipyard hull #536. The Ruhr Ore was built with the wheelhouse amidships and with the original overall dimensions of 54600 (166.42m) loa x 7310 (22.403m) beam x 4002 (12.243m) depth and a carrying capacity of 20,032 tons (20,354 mt).


By Heikki (Heikki) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 10:55 am:

This is for you....

Now have a good day!

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 11:23 am:

Great shot of the point- really cool!

Way to go Neil! LOL

By Richard Wieber (Dickingrayling) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 02:17 pm:

Heikki The essay you sent to Mikie sure hit the nail on the head. Thanks. I'm 76 so I know much of that is true.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 05:51 pm:

Thanks Heikki. Been a good day sun is out, grandson went home. He and I went garage sale shoping. Last fall I bought a piano, am going to redo it. Today I found two candelabras for the piano. What could be better? I know that I sometimes embarass the kids, the way I dress, my stories, and shaving my head when I turned sixty. Didn't get the earing though.

By Snowman (Snowman) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 06:28 pm:

It sure is a bummer gettin' old,
You've got to do what you are told,
I still have my mind and my way,
So forget the "home" where I should stay,
I'm stayin' in da UP till my dyin' day.


By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 10:12 pm:

Mikie, Welcome to 65. I had the big birthday back in Feb. Not so bad---so far. They had a big party for me at school. End of May they can throw another party if they'd like. That's when I retire. I am ready and can hardly wait to sleep as late as I want. Happy 65, Mikie.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 11:15 pm:

Heikki, Kiitos for 'The Gift'. I'd seen it before but it was nice to be reminded. (I'm 68.) Happy Birthday, Mikie! Enjoy that fat white cat. :o) And the grand-kids.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 11:22 pm:

Gettin' old is sure better than the alternative.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 11:27 pm:

By a long shot!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, April 26, 2008 - 11:28 pm:

By the way folks, it's not Mikie's b'day yet. Soon though.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 02:56 am:

Mikie; You are just a young guy yet! ( I turned 70 Jan.5!) The Golden Age! Humbug! I've had aching joints etc. sickness since I've been in my 20s so same ol same ol here everyday. Another day another dollar etc. etc. as the song goes.
They say working this small farm, cutting firewood etc. keeps me young! OH well! All I know is that everyday I check the morning paper obit's and if my name's not there, I'm good for another day.LOL I need to find a bumper sticker (when I get another car) That says "I'd Rather be fishing" (or birding!) hee hee!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 10:21 am:

Russ, you know what my dad says about the golden years??

The golden years are here at last. The golden years can kiss my ................

He's quite the guy.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 11:50 am:

My birthday is May 11, was just lamenting about getting old. My eyesight is getting bad, I need new glasses. I just keep putting it off. So last week I went shopping and bought some Mountain Dew. Being diabetic I watch what I buy and use. Well after drinking seven of the eight I finally read the label. Seems that I had purchased regular pop and that was why my sugar was so high. It also seems to take a while to get over the effects of the sugar. This morning I was carping about not having any shampoo. Precious found two bottles, called me a blind old man who doesn't look. Then she added more insult. " Why do you need shampoo?" Not wanting to start a fight I just shut up. So what if I am hair challenged, did she have to bring it up? Guess I will go use some of the shampoo now.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 02:56 pm:

Wait a minute....... If your eyesight is getting bad Mikie, why didn't you tell me this BEFORE we went driving to Lynch Road??? ;-)

By Marvin & Elenore Hopf (Mehopf) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 04:48 pm:

A friend here says she went to school with you, Mikie. Her name is Jean (La Roux) Boggio. She says it's too bad you are getting so old but she is coming right along right with you. She says she sees your sister, Mary Kay, once in a while. If you come up for the fourth look them up. Sixty-five is only a number. Jean says on June 1st she & Dominic will be married forty many for you & your wife? She doesn't have a computer but I can pass along any message. E.H.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 06:55 pm:

Mikie: Lots of good people born May 11th! Irving Berlin etc. and my Mother, rest her soul! May 11, 1917!
My mother was the first woman I knew that, (well-- my mother was the first woman I knew! LOL) endured the rigors of depression days in Woodside then all the BS & hardships of WW2 in the big city of Detroit alone while raising us 2 boys while my dad served overseas!

My son who thinks HE is old now (40s!) says each morning he wakes up and looks to see there is not a tag on his toe then he knows he's OK for another day!

Heikki: That website above is great! Thanks!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, April 28, 2008 - 07:27 am:

Paul, it is my near sight that is getting bad. You were safe. Well sort of. Jean and I went to school back in the old days. Will be in New York for the Fourth of July. Tell her I said hello. Russ, our mothers were part of the greatest generation. Proud to share my birthday with her. Must be why I always liked Berlins music. When I served I was lucky enough to have my wife with me in Germany. We had an extended honeymoon.
We have been together for forty two years this Sept. and been friends before that. Friends for four years, then I went into the Army. When I got orders to go to Germany, I called her and asked if she wanted to go with me. I once asked her why she married me. The answer was, " You make me laugh." Could never figure out if she thougt I looked funny, or was funny. Have been afraid to ask again.

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