Apr 07-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: April: Apr 07-10
Idle snow movers    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Bouwkamp
Street hockey    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Bouwkamp
Protecting the goal    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Bouwkamp

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 05:21 am:

Signs of an early spring are things like snow shovels sitting unused, but ready should we get another storm or two UP North here. Kids playing hockey, minus the ice and snow, but still needing a touque to keep your ears and head warm is yet another. Both of these signs were captured in Laurium, by Barb Bouwkamp. They illustrate that here in the Keweenaw, we like to stay prepared for anything (like unexpected snow storms) and that kids adapt their play to whatever the season brings them...no ice, no snow? Doesn't matter, the hockey games continue in roller blades and street shoes and the puck is suddenly round and white. Yooper ingenuity!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 05:27 am:

I love that blue plaid hat the one kid has on

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 05:59 am:

Like they say..."A kid on ice, is seldom in hot water"....Hockey is good. (I hear Mickey will have some Yoopers to talk to during the Wings game tonight!)

My shovel is still out too...I think I MIGHT put it away soon...

We've a few more days to go on voting for CCHS...so PLEASE....let's get that Number ONE slot!! HAMMER THE VOTE! Thanks from all the critters!!


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 07:25 am:

I was thinking the same thing, Mickill. Then I scrolled down to see the posts and saw yours. That blue plaid Kromer is adorable!!

Fun pictures!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 07:36 am:

So that's what a 'snowy' Kromer looks like. Had heard of 'em but never had seen one. It's always refreshing to see youngsters playing outside instead of sitting in front of TVs and Play-stations! God bless 'em!:)

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 07:43 am:

Think I mis-identified the Kromer...instead of 'snowy' I think it was referred to as a 'stormy' Kromer.;> Anyway, I think it's neat headgear.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 07:44 am:

In my neighborhood there's been a lot of basketball going on lately.

By Joy Brewer (Joy) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 09:14 am:

Barbara thanks for the photos! I remember when my sons played street hockey on the corner of 8th and Scott Street. If I remember right as soon as the streets were bare the neighborhood boys would be outside with their gear and playing. It is good to know that the kids are still playing.

Shirley, I have to agree with you about the TV and video games-less outside activity. Course, when I was growing up we couldn't wait to get our chores done after school so we could go out and gather on the corner and get some kind of game going-stick ball or kick the can or whatever the group decided was going to be the game.

Have a great day everyone.

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 09:35 am:

Sorry to disappoint anyone but that is not a STORMY KROMER. However it might be a great idea for them to manufacture a blue buffalo plaid one. The do have one in red. Anyway the closest you will get to a blue one is their new blue and white striped one that will be for sale soon. Here is an interesting article on the LARGEST STORMY KROMER which hopefully will be in the Guinness Book of World’s Records soon.

Stormy Kromer hats are manufactured in Iron Mountain, MI. A great U.P. business.


Fun photos today of great northern activities...HOCKEY AND SHOVELING.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 10:20 am:

Speaking of kids playing outdoors, we lived to get out to play like Joy says. Does anyone ever see kids playing on the really neat swing sets these days? Some even have a "fort" or building on them! I could almost weep seeing them deserted like that.

By Musicteacher (Musicteacher) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 11:49 am:

The word "snow" is in the forecast for Calumet tonight and tomorrow. Sure glad that I left the scoops out for awhile yet!

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 04:00 pm:

Pasty.com looks great on my iPad!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 04:19 pm:

I don't think we're quite done with the snow shovels + scoops in my neck of the woods, as the National Weather Service in Gaylord has a snow advisory 4 tonight and tomorrow 4 northwest lower Michigan and the eastern U.P.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 05:47 pm:

I see on the weather forecast tonight that some of the northern LP and part of the UP could expect 6" of partly cloudy on the ground in the next few hours!!
Don't put those shovels and blowers away yet!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 06:40 pm:

Thanks, Brenda, for clearing that up about the Stormy Kromers...that's interesting. BTW, I like the 'brimless' one. 0:)

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 07:15 pm:

Hey...did you guys move to the North Pole?

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