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RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 08:04 am:

good morning
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By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 08:11 am:

Yippee! First time I've ever 'scalped' the Bird. Couldn't believe it was already 8:04 and nobody awake yet!

After all, it is Saturday

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 08:11 am:

"Good Morning", from a very chilly Shelby Township.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 08:12 am:

Good morning!

Nessie's very cool indeed!!

Have a great Saturday, everybody!!

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 08:15 am:

Way to go RD!!
Last of the Soo line almost brought tears to my eyes :`(

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 09:05 am: is a website where de-funked railroads still live on.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 09:12 am:

Good Morning! Congratulations, RDiowa on your Early Bird!

That was weird. I tried to post this a couple of minutes ago, and while it was trying to post, my web browser crashed.

Please vote for the Copper Harbor Ambulance Barn. Having an ambulance in Copper Harbor can save lives by cutting the time to get seriously or critically ill or injured patients to the hospital! We are currently in 41st place and rising.

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 09:34 am:

Just got this...thought some folks may like it:

A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Target. She must
have been 6 years old, this beautiful red haired, freckle faced image
of innocence. It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes
over the top of rain gutters, so much in a hurry to hit the earth it has
no time to flow down the spout. We all stood there under the awning
and just inside the door of the Target.

We waited, some patiently, others irritated because nature
messed up their hurried day. I am always mesmerized by rainfall. I
got lost in the sound and sight of the heavens washing away the dirt
and dust of the World. Memories of running, splashing so carefree
as a child came pouring in as a welcome reprieve from the worries of
my day.

The little voice was so sweet as it broke the hypnotic trance we
were all caught in "Mom, let's run through the rain," she said.
"What?" Mom asked.

"Let's run through the rain!" She repeated.

"No, honey. We'll wait until it slows down a bit," Mom replied.

This young child waited about another minute and repeated:
"Mom, let's run through the rain,"

"We'll get soaked if we do," Mom said.

"No, we won't, Mom. That's not what you said this morning," the
young girl said as she tugged at her Mom's arm.

"This morning? When did I say we could run through the rain and
not get wet?"

"Don't you remember? When you were talking to Daddy about
his cancer, you said, 'If God can get us through this, he can get
us through anything!"

Now the entire crowd stopped dead silent. I swear you couldn't
hear anything but the rain. We all stood silently. No one came
or left in the next few minutes. Mom paused and thought for a
moment about what she would say. Now some would laugh it off
and scold her for being silly. Some might even ignore what was
said. But this was a moment of affirmation in a young child's life.
A time when innocent trust can be nurtured so that it will bloom
into faith.

"Honey, you are absolutely right. Let's run through the rain. If GOD
let's us get wet, well maybe we just needed washing," Mom said.

Then off they ran. We all stood watching, smiling and laughing as
they darted past the cars and yes, through the puddles. They held
their shopping bags over their heads just in case. They got soaked.
But they were followed by a few who screamed and laughed like
children all the way to their cars.

And yes, I did. I ran. I got wet. I needed washing.

Circumstances or people can take away your material
possessions, they can take away your money, and they can take
away your health. But no one can ever take away your precious
memories...So, don't forget to make time and take the opportunities
to make memories everyday. For; To Everything There Is A
Season and A Time To Every Purpose Under
Heaven! ( Ecclesiastes 3:1 )

I thought that was just beautiful, and needed to be shared! Run in the Rain!

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 11:59 am:

Donna, That was a very moving story. Thank you, I know that God will take care of all things. I just went a round with lung cancer. I know God was in my corner. We won the fight. Plus all the prayers and good thoughts from the Past-Cam family. We all need to run through the rain once in a while.

By Bridge Operator (Davy) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 01:07 pm:

boatnerds I was told from a little bird that the first salt boat is coming in to Houghton sometime Sunday or late Sunday nite.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 01:54 pm:

Thank you, Davy! Is the salt boat coming in from the West or the East?

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 01:55 pm:

Thanks, Davy.

Thank You, Donna for the reminder.

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 06:00 pm:

Donna, that was very touching.

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 07:12 pm:

WAY to go Dean Swartz Sr. (Lulu)!!! Congrats and Hallelujah!

On another, I decided I was going to shop for whatever I needed, only it MUST say MADE IN THE USA! Wow...let me tell you...was that a CHORE!!! Very hard to do...There's a challenge to everyone that reads this....I challenge you all to shop ONLY for MADE IN THE USA!!!

I started talking to a fellow shopper about it and she said before I did..."That's HARD TO DO"...

PLUS, I bought a birthday present for a male, so I was looking at all that car stuff too...good luck guys..even that isn't easy!

Best of Luck!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 09:56 pm:

Donna...there are several made in America websites. Here is one of them:

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 09:59 pm:

Good, especially the full color Autumn + ripening apples pictures.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 10:00 pm:

...or closer to home, Made In Michigan:

By Richard Wieber (Dickingrayling) on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 12:32 am:

Alex----Checked out "buy Michigan". Nice list. Suprised to find no mention of the Hut under pasty.

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 06:10 am:

Thanks Alex!

It was an amazing shopping trip....maybe we need some new stores....MADE IN THE USA....being the name of them, and ONLY US made products allowed to be sold!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 07:51 am:

How about this:

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