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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 07:31 am:

Over the past ten, in which two years were people standing on roof tops?

By Donald R. Elzinga (Donagain) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 07:37 am:

2005 2006
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By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 07:54 am:

Heidi: flunking German, I am guilty of forgetting it over the years. I took 5 yrs. of German in school, my teacher, Frau Gardner, was actually from Germany. She was great, we learned how to sing a lot of the Beetle's old classics in German, Beyond school there just wasn't much opportunity to use the language except in moments watching Hogan's Hero's re-runs.

By Rowdy (Roudymi) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 08:35 am:

Speaking of teachers. Mr Ball taught German also. In an attempt to keep things in the classroom ...whats a word I need here?... colloquial? He had his students refer to him As Heir Ball.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 09:04 am:

Good morning! The boy is 2008 looks like he's having a blast. Those were the days!

Have a good day everybody!

By Eugene Zuverink (Zube) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 09:50 am:

What were those little houses that the boys are standing on used for. I've heard of, I'm in the dog house now, is that what these are. where the husband would go if he was bad?

By John D. (Hansvonuper) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 09:52 am:

With America being so "German American" it is sad to lose so much of our language heritage. I know Marquette High School has an excellent German language teacher in Dirk A. I found that out at the old Post Office a few years back when two individuals walked through conversing of in all things German. I just had to greet them "auf Deutsch". It was Dirk and one of his students! Here is a Yooper who promotes knowing German as a foreign language. I still owe him a DVD from the German state of Hesse (in German).

As I have told my German friends; "if you speak three languages you are trilingual, if you speak two languages you are bilingual, if you speak only one language you are usually American."

By Ann Tomlinson (Tomlinan) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 10:05 am:

Good Morning! We actually have snowbanks here in the Detroit area!!! We've been reminded that there have only been two days without snowfall so far in the month of January. The snowbanks make us feel like we were back in the CC! All this snow has been an opportunity for those UP guys to show off their "donut-making" skills with their cars! :)

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 11:28 am:

This is probably not the right article for this forum and if it is deleted or moved, I will understand, but as I read this it made me realize that I have no problems and reminded me to count my blessings.

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 02:06 pm:

ALEX; What a heart-wrenching story. It's scary to think that any one of us could be there [homeless] in a heartbeat; lose your job, have health problems or both, or for a variety of other reasons. Back in the good old days there was help available for people [mainly welfare programs] but that kind of assistance has all been slashed from the budgets. I don't have a problem with paying taxes to help people; what I do have a problem with is paying taxes to build new B-1 bombers that cost $4.2 billion each. I have to cut myself off here because I could go on and on.

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 04:18 pm:

My family on both sides is originally from the Black Forest area of Germany, coming to the US sometime in the mid-to-late 1800's. My grandparents and great-aunts and -uncles were mostly born between 1900 and 1920. When several of them started school, they were held back for a year because they couldn't speak English! As adults there was little opportunity to speak German, so by the time I came around in the mid 1960's most of them could no longer converse in German. All they had left were some old songs and poems that they still knew.

When I went to MTU I had two years of German, but it never stuck. Today I recall a few phrases, but that's about all. I still consider myself to be tri-lingual, the languages being English, pig Latin, and profane.

By Bert Ziulkowski (Bertz2) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 05:26 pm:

Hello, again, from Kansas. The Bridge Cam is working again....hooray ! hooray ! It's been moved just slightly, but that's okay; just so long as it's working !! Thank you to whomever !!

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 05:52 pm:

My family originated from the Brunk Brothers who came over from Prussia to join in the American Service as bricklayers who settled in the Minnasota area. As this was the Dark Forest area we thought that Brunk meant son of Bruno or vonBrunck, who was a baron. When I met someone from Germany who said Brunk was americanized from a name that roughly meant 'of the trees or wet area.' I said is that the Black Forest? And they said 'NO, it is more of a swamp.' I then said 'Oh what you mean is, I am Shrek!'

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 07:16 pm:

A Thank You goes out to Daryl for getting the bridge-cam running again. It is so appreciated along with ALL the other people who have cameras that give us so much joy to look in on. ;0))

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 07:25 pm:

More great pics (didn't know there was a 41 Lumber. Knew there was 84 Lumber).

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