Dec 08-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: December: Dec 08-10
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 07:15 am:

Winter in the Keweenaw is the perfect time to put another log on the fire and enjoy the warmth and glow. Peg Hardt has the fire stoked, the candles lit and probably has some quiet music playing in the background to help us all de-stress in the middle of a busy workweek. With all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, it's good to take a few moments to unwind and in my opinion, there's no better way to do that, than basking in the glow of firelight. There's something quite calming about watching the flames jumping around the burning logs, so sit back and enjoy as you listen to a soothing “Day in History”, marking the birthday of Jean Sibelius, composer of “Finlandia”, aka “Be Still My Soul”.

By allen philley (Allen) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 07:34 am:

A warm and comforting sight. I heard nothing yesterday to remind us that Dec 7th was a day that would go on in "infamy". What does infamy mean? My Grand Father and uncles were there. I do love a warming fire.

By Donna (Donna) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 07:51 am:

Allen, listen to yesterday's "Day in History".

NICE picture....

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 07:52 am:

Allen - Here's a link for yesterday's Day in History

By allen philley (Allen) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 08:55 am:

Thank you, I was busy and did not check. Up until about last year a person did not even have to look. You would her about it sometime during the day somehow without even looking for it.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 09:09 am:

Thank you, Peg, for the "warming" picture. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

By Douginwi (Douginwi) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 09:30 am:

How warm & inviting!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 09:38 am:

Allen, unfortunately times have changed and history about our country is no longer important! Very sad. I remember WWII well even though I was only six when it started. I remember the patriotism displayed during those times....cheers and applause when "Old Glory", our men in combat, etc, appeared on the movie screen. War was a bad time but also a good time for this country......folks were not ashamed to show how much they loved the good ol' U S of A!!

By Musicteacher (Musicteacher) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 11:31 am:

Our rank in the Pepsi Refresh voting hasn't changed in days! We need more people to vote. We are not close to winning. Here is an easier web address:

Please help this historic building get another chance to be the "cornerstone" of the Keweenaw National Historical Park.

By Richard Wieber (Dickingrayling) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 11:44 am:

Shirlllohio----I was 10 when Pearl Harbor was hit, and you are right, things are different now. How often do we pick up a hitch-hiker today? During WW2 when gas was rationed and most young men thumbing a ride were servicemen.No one would pass them by and the driver didn't get mugged. I remember pulling a little red wagon door to door collecting unused keys for "the war effort". Many keys were made of brass and brass was needed for ammo. We sold saving bonds and stamps (how many remember saving stamps?) after school and week-ends at the markets. Every body not in the service did something to help. It wasn't work, it was for the "boys overseas. Don't see enough of that spirit these days. If things continue as they are we will need that spirit again--soon.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 12:09 pm:

Fox News had a good story on the attack on Pearl Harbor and the new exhibit.

The report included interviews with the men who were there and showed the exhibit, all the displays and movie 'theater'. Of course they honored all who were there that day. They also mentioned that this year was the last reunion in Hawaii ~ the veterans are getting too old to travel that far and next year's reunion will be on the mainland.

By Jeffrey P. Carlson (Dlineman) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 12:36 pm:

Nothing finer then to be at our place in Green Lake. A nice fire going, lots of wood in the wood box. Sitting in the lazy boy, watching the woods and lake fill with snow. And no reason to go outside.....

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 12:52 pm:

When we lived downstate we did not have a fireplace, Sooo, what I did was go to a friends house and got there fireplace going and set up the movie camera and just let it run on long play. Got home, put the tape in the machine to the, then, vcr, put some Christmas music going and enjoyed.


By Tom (Tom) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 02:12 pm:

When still in high school we learned the words
for Finlandia as "Dear land of home...."
I have no idea who wrote them.

By James Alain (Charlevoix) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 04:04 pm:

DickinGrayling...Yes, I certainly remember savings stamps c. late '40s and early '50s in the lower grades at grade fact, I probably still have some!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 04:45 pm:

Candles + fireplaces are relaxing. Thanks 4 sharing.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 05:41 pm:

Yes, Richard and James, I remember the stamps, also the 'paper-drives', tinfoil collections and lots of other 'collecting' for the war effort. Always gave us 'kids' a sense of pride to be helping the 'boys overseas'! I had several cousins and one uncle who served the whole 4 cousin who shipped out from bootcamp in '41 and never got to come home until the war ended in '45! Went away as a 16 yr old boy and came home, a man! God bless 'em all!

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 09:17 pm:

I remember those ration tokens, red, blue, green etc. And stamps for sugar, laundry soap, gasoline. Flattening tin cans, toothpaste tubes, and recycling paper and cardboard. Why do we not do that anymore? In '41 I was only 2 years old, but I remember having to shut down shades and curtains for the blackouts. My dad was in the CAP, Civil Air Patrol. He had books about the different airplane silhouettes. They were interesting to a little kid.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 09:16 am:

Ken ja Mimi, even though a 'day late', I have to comment on your post.....I remember all too well the 'blackouts' because the Nashville Airport's flight pattern was over our house so you can imagine the fear that I, as a child, experienced hearing a plane fly over during a blackout! :< My mom bought some dark green shades to put at the windows so we could leave dim lights on. You know, I think living through those times taught us a lot and helped us grow up!

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