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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 06:46 am:

In today's slideshow, what is named "Alder":

1) A flower?
2) A snake?
3) A boat?

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 06:50 am:

First Post
A US Coast Guard Cutter to be exact

By sunnyinNM (Bob) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 06:52 am:

3) a boat
Good Morning. I hope we all have a fun and safe
Memorial Day holiday.
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By jbuck (Jbuck) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 07:15 am:

God bless the men and women who serve America faithfully in the Coast Guard!

"Semper Paratus" (Always Ready)

From Aztec shore to Arctic zone,
To Europe and Far East.
The Flag is carried by our ships,
In times of war and peace.
And never have we struck it yet,
In spite of foe-men's might,
Who cheered our crews and cheered again,
For showing how to fight.

We're always ready for the call,
We place our trust in Thee.
Through surf and storm and howling gale,
High shall our purpose be.
"Semper Paratus" is our guide,
Our fame, our glory too.
To fight to save or fight to die,
Aye! Coast Guard, we are for you!

The Official Coast Guard Marching Song
Words and Music by Captain Francis Saltus Van Boskerck, USCG Words and Music Copyright by Sam Fox Publishing Co, Inc.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 07:21 am:

Good morning! All such great sights in the slide show today! Reminds me of what's to come in the next few months. And what better way to start us off than with the "Ranger".

Have a great day everybody. For those of you who are leaving for destinations unknown for the holiday weekend, be safe!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 08:00 am:

A wonderful Holiday weekend to all!

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 09:26 am:

We were happy to hear the Ranger the first time this year. Means spring is here!

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 10:58 am:

Going through Houghton and Hancock was always just a blip in the road on the way to Hubble and grandma & grandpa's. Now the more images I see on this site, the more I've become interested in that area. Thanks for some nice views for me to check out, maybe this fall.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 11:14 am:

I'll say it must be a blip Kay, considering Hubble (as in the Telescope) is 347 miles above us in space!! :-P

I believe you meant to say Hubbell Michigan, which is just 10 miles north of the lift bridge, but seems like it's outer space (or at least the far reaches of Michigan).

I sure wish the Dr. and I were in the Copper Country this Memorial Day weekend, but alas, we're staying here this weekend in SE Texas. We'll be UP enjoying the Keweenaw in July for a couple weeks though; already counting down the days.....

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 01:00 pm:

I stand corrected young man!

By Diane Miller Wallace (Sage) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 02:33 pm:

Yesterday a great lady passed on. I am talking about my mother, Violet Johnson Miller. She died in Detroit on 5-20-09 at the age of 95.

Violet was the oldest daughter of Holger and Lucy Johnson. Holger was a commercial fisherman and they lived at Chippewa Harbor on Isle Royale. The book "Diary of an Isle Royale Schoolteacher" is about her family. I believe Neil Harri has some pictures here of the old homestead.

Violet was first married to Henry Luoma, the father of my sister, Pat. After he died, she married my dad, Eino Miller. They owned the Keweenaw Agate Shop in Copper Harbor.

My mother was well known in the area and was featured in the book, "Keweenaw Characters by Mac Frimodig. She taught me the art of copper enameling and I have created a website with some pictures of her artwork. I will be adding some pictures of her in the next couple of days.

The Art of Copper Enameling

By Diane Miller Wallace (Sage) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 02:35 pm:

Sorry, that link didn't work. The Art of Copper Enameling is at

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 03:41 pm:

I vaguely remember Horton the elephant whom I believe sat on the eggs of some kind of irresponsible bird, like Maggie. And didn't Horton hatch her eggs saying something like "I said what I meant and I meant what I said. An elephant is faithful 100% ??? Oh dear I'm lapsing into my dottage! :O>)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 05:04 pm:

Fine photos.

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Friday, May 22, 2009 - 09:13 pm:

So Sorry for your loss Diane. I had the great pleasure of meeting you mother when I would vacation in Copper Harbor and bring my wonderful rock finds there to be cut open or buy supplies. I am sure the large geode I have sitting on my computer desk was cut in half by your helpful Mother. God speed and rest assured she is in God loving arms.

By Diane Miller Wallace (Sage) on Saturday, May 23, 2009 - 12:54 am:

Thanks Theresa, what a wonderful memory to have. Although the geode was probably cut in half by my father. He usually did the bigger sawing jobs and ran the rock tumbler that rumbled day and night.

So many people were touched by both of their lives. I am glad you got to be one of them.

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