Apr 03-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: April: Apr 03-09
Under Eagle River Bridge    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by David Clark

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 07:18 am:

Here's a view you don't see every day... But WE do. Well, almost every day. Edie and I often walk this way from our home in the western suburbs of Eagle River to pick up our mail over by the court house. Just last week Edie remarked, "You should have brought your camera." (nag, nag, nag) It just so happens David Clark did remember to bring his, and came away with this dizzy angle from the old bridge.

Shortly after we moved here in 1988 this new wooden bridge was constructed. It's quite an engineering feat, and they left the old one for pedestrian traffic - and to remind us how we used to stop and zig-zag on the way through Eagle River.

By the way, let me send a birthday kiss to the lady I mentioned above, my "designated nagger" and bride of 38 years, Edie (Cobb) Hopper, born on this day in ...a few more than 38 years ago. (But whose keeping count :o)

little Edie
Yes, they had Television in those days.

Norma in Midland (Normainmidland) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 07:25 am:

Happy Birthday Edie! I hope you enjoy your day!! You get to "nag" all you want on this day.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 07:32 am:

Happy B'Day Edie!

By Steve (Chevysac) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 07:33 am:

Charlie - You were doing well when you said "38 or so" and better when you said "but whose keeping track". But you really blew all your gains when you said they even had TV back then in the caption. The negatives always outway the positives for this event. I know, I remember watching Darby-O-Six (even went on) on the ye olde B&W. -Steve

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 07:47 am:

Happy Birthday to Charlie's better half...Edie! Nagging builds character! Do you still have that peddle car?

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 07:52 am:

Happy Birthday Edie!! Love todays pic.

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 07:56 am:

Happy Birthday Edie!
Folks are snickering at the 'age' thing, but we have found that as we mature, "The Handwriting on the Wall" means the grandchildren have found the crayons.

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 08:01 am:

Hehe, happy birthday Edie. That car's a classic!

If anyone is interested, I recently worked up an edited version of this bridge photo which, among other things, doesn't have that annoying graffiti on the supports. (By the magic of image editing, we can clean up graffiti in a heartbeat! If only it were so easy in real life...) It's up at my photo blog.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 08:01 am:

Happy B-Day...you look like a NASCAR natural behind the wheel, but I'm wondering...how many traffic tickets in "38 Years"?

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 08:53 am:

Happy Birthday Edie!

By Janet Boatman (Janetnwohio) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 09:18 am:

Happy Birthday Edie and wish you many many more.

By Helen (Heleninhubbel) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 09:28 am:

Oh my gosh what a cute picture !!! You keep the good work up Edie. (nagging) Wouldn't we love to have that little truck now. I don't think I have ever seen one of those before. We had little cars down in Detroit when I was growing up......the good ole years!!

God Bless you real good Edie...Happy Birthday

By Robert H. Baker (Rhb) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 10:13 am:

Happy Birthday Edie!Love the car :)

By Musicteacher (Musicteacher) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 11:26 am:

Hey! My parents had a TV like that one! No need for a remote control back then, that's what us kids were for. Dad would ask us to switch it to the "other" channel. There were only two. We used to watch TV together as a family back then.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 11:37 am:


By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 11:51 am:

Happy Birthday Edie

and many more.

By John Peasley (Jmpsly) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 02:19 pm:

Remember a round screen on one a fellow had in his garage in St Louis MO and late had an Admiral with round screen.

John P

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 02:34 pm:

Happy Birthday, Edie! Our daughter had a car similar to that one, only hers was blue and didn't have the part sticking out the back. Was that a truck? Don't let Charlie eat too much cake and ice cream! :9

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 02:38 pm:

Nice photo, and H.B, Edie.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 04:54 pm:

Happy Birthday Edie. Love the convertable and your friends.


By tim larsen (Starrnote) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 04:59 pm:

Chevysac, WOW DARBY-O 6! That goes back to the early 60's! On WLUC in Marquette...my brother went on it too! Definitely before color TV....That is a sweet truck...you could put your Christmas presents in there..and she did! Notice the tinsel on the tree? TOO COOL!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 05:55 pm:

Happiest Birthday Edie! Oh, to have a convertible again...but you'd hardly get to drive it at all in the UP, since winter lasts for 10 months or so....I think we're about to the end of our 10th month now, I hope.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 07:02 pm:

Happy Birthday, Edie! Not only was she a lucky girl to have her own wheels at such a tender age, but check out the baby buggy next to the TV. Fun memories...

By The Webmaster's Wife (Edie) on Friday, April 3, 2009 - 10:24 pm:

Thanks for all the Birthday wishes ! That dump truck I received had a lever that made it dump. I use to load it with sand,toys,etc.When we moved from town to country my Dad gave that and my pedal tractor away to the neighbors(I did get a tricycle).When our son was born, we received my youngest brother's red Ford Mustang-60's vintage ! It needs some work but Kira( and any other grandchildren) will have a blast ! It's all metal and even has a shift lever ! I use to own a 1961 black Chrysler New Yorker that my Dad sold when I was in college-hmm,I see a pattern here. No traffic tickets for me-clean slate !

By Sandy G (Artessss) on Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 12:04 am:

Edie learned quite young how to go shopping too, I see. A great American sport! Happy Birthday, Edie! Such a beautiful girl...

I remember those early TVs...Before my dad bought one, we would sit outside in front of the store that sold them to watch TV. Good Ole Days and holds many great memories, doesn't it!

By Paul Roberts (Grizzlyadams) on Saturday, April 4, 2009 - 02:38 am:

Wow! Thats a sight for sore eyes!!! I remember seeing those
timbers on the ground prior to construction. Good memories!

By Barry Seymour (Bimplebean) on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 01:52 pm:

"Sean O'Shane, Sean O'Shane, give us a cartoon so we can laugh again!"

I watched Darby O'Six too as a kid back in the Sixties. Was even on it once. I remember them hawking Cap'n Crunch cereal.

Is that quote above a bit morbid, though? When did we stop laughing, and why?

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