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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 08:01 am:

What year did Designotype open at the Airport?

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 08:01 am:

Don't know, but thanks 4 another batch of fine U.P. pics.
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By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 08:02 am:

"Good Morning"-2001
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By Jim (Jhattica) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 08:04 am:


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 08:05 am:

If it opened at the Airport, where's the runway and windsock?

Just up the road


Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 08:20 am:

Good morning. I have the DuLong and Ozanich grandkids here this morning. They had a pj party last night. Sure is nice having grandkids. Never thought I would live this long. Grandkids are Gods gift for having raised three teenagers and not killing them. As usual Emma the little princess has the boys doing what she orders them to do. Funny how the dynamics of cousins works. She is the leader of the younger ones, whether the boys want her to be or not. Jimmie the slimmed down cat is in seventh heaven having all the kids to play with. He even got up early. I am thinking of taking the kids up to Hubbell this winter so they can see real snow. The winters are when I miss home the most. I love snow and lots of it.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 08:44 am:

Mikie, you are so right about the grand children. Having 22 Grand children and 2 Great grand children, the wife and I look foward to seeing them. But I have noticed a different out-look that they have. When we were growing up almost everything revolved around the family, now it seem's that almost everyone goe's their own way. One family function that seem's to draw everyone is the yearly "Family Renuion" We held it a few years ago at the Wilderness State Park, close to the straights. There was over 200 there. My older cousin and I were sitting there looking at all of the family, saying it all started with 2.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 09:27 am:

Mikie, you're very fortunate that your grandchildren visit you. "We" have 4 grandchildren and 1 great-g. (up in N. Ohio), but haven't seen any of them in 5 years. Like you said, Dean, ours 'grew up' and away. Not caused by any friction, they just went in another direction. And you're also right about how it was when we 'were growing up'. Family was very important! Very sad.

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 09:51 am:

Mikey...crack me up..."God's gift for having raised 3 teenagers and not killing them" are obviously a wonderful Dad, and a really cool Grandpa....the grans are lucky kids! And my Grandpa was my HERO...I'm 53 and that'll never change!

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 09:54 am:

And I love Fred's star trails pic...gotta find that and make it my screensaver today! Thanks Fred!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 12:46 pm:

Hey Mikie...Jimmy sounds pretty buff. Is there a feline femme fetale prowling the neighborhood?

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 02:14 pm:

God help this pitiful (or should say pitiless) world....just read on the news that a 61yr old man collapsed at a Target store in WV while shopping for Christmas decorations, and other shoppers just 'walked around' or 'stepped over' his body! (He died later) I know I'll get 'letters' on this, but I'm gonna say it.....when a country allows the merciless 'slaughter' of innocent unborn babies, what do we expect? Okay, I'm done.

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 04:32 pm:

Yep Shirley, "Black Friday" this year turned out to be black and dismal. Pepper spraying to get a deal, shootings going on over the "best deal". A true sign that unemployment has gone down because a lot of families have run out. Not a very nice start to Christmas.

On another note; 41° in Ontonagon. Walked the beach again today. The snow is coming, I can feel it. The "Big Lake" is roaring and there is no wind. Big snow coming.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 04:37 pm:

Mikie you crack me up too. It's probably because I feel the same way you do. We have 5 grands, and 4 step-grands. We do not see 2 of the step-grands much at all. They live the furthers and are in so many different sports, plus seeing their dad every other weekend, so it's pretty hard to spend time with them. We see our youngest granddaughter all the time. She just turned 3 and thinks of our home as hers. That's just how I like it. And we see the rest of them, except for one, quite regularly. I don't know what I would do without them. They make life worthwhile, and I'd say the youngest saved my sanity after losing my dad shortly after her birth. But you're right about family. It's just not the way it was when we were kids. Christmas was ALL about family, and not about how many toys you could get. I have to admit to being guilty there, as I have spoiled the grandchildren rotten at Christmas. BUT, I'm like that the rest of the year too, lol.

And I LOVE both the "Star Trails" and "Falling Snow", as well as Judy's 1st picture. Such beauty!! Thank you!

Back to decorating...............

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 04:39 pm:

Oh, and they need to do away with "Black Friday". "Black" is the best definition for that. That's not what Christmas is supposed to be about. Happily, I didn't go!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 05:03 pm:

The media doesn't help matters with their hype either.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 05:28 pm:

Some good news for you folks north of us....seems the Wolverines 'whupped up' on the Buckeyes! son-in-law will not be happy;}

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 06:01 pm:

Shirley, I wouldn't say the "whupped up" on them, lol!!! It was a close game, going back and forth the whole while. I was getting so mad because the Wolverines would NOT go for a two point conversion on their TD's. And THAT almost came to bite them in the butt at the end. They shoulda listened to me, lol. That 1 point conversion never meant a thing! In the end they won, and that's all that matters. Go BLUE!!! It's always great when they're able to beat the Buckeyes!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 06:21 pm:

Happy Birthday to you FRNash!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 06:33 pm:

I agree, Deb, that's what matters. I'm not a big sports fan but I've always rooted for Michigan teams.....'specially over OH! :p Matter of fact the only OH team I EVER rooted for was the Cincinnati Reds during the 1970/80s, that's when they had all the good players, Rose, Bench, Morgan, etc.. Husband and I saw them beat LA at Dodger's Stadium in the mid '80s.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 08:03 pm:

Black Friday here in mid-Michigan seemed to be pretty tame compared to some other parts of the country. The one thing that I found to be a little bit crazy is that the family who was first in line for Best Buy (setting up their tents on Tuesday afternoon), according to our local newspaper, drove up here from their home in St Clair Shores, in multiple cars, apparently. I bet there are a dozen or more Best Buy stores between our town and St Clair Shores! The lady said they like the Midland Mall because the people here are so friendly; that's probably true, but that's a long drive to camp outside for a couple of days, just to shop in the middle of the night! My youngest son went over there on Thursday night at 10 pm, to see if there was anything that he thought was worth waiting in line for the 300 people ahead of him, to pay for it. When he and a couple of his friends left the store empty-handed, some lady asked them, "Why you buy nothing?", which they thought was kind of funny. Being typical young men, they went to the only open restaurant at the time, McDonalds, to eat afterward, LOL.

By Sean Finnegan (Sean) on Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 11:29 pm:

'Whupped up' is what the Badgers did to Penn State today.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:17 am:

That's fine with me, Sean, no fan of PA either.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:28 am:

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By Robert - CO (Halork) on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 02:26 am:

Well Shirley, you ought to check out that story about the "Good Samaritan" in your bible. Because of course, good, pro-life, god-fearing Christians don't shop at Wal-Mart in West Virginia. OK, now I'm done.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 10:49 am:

Robert, of course you're right about God-fearing folks and Wal-Mart, but this happened at a Target store. Frankly I don't shop at either! Oh, and I'm fully familiar with the story of the Good Samaritan.....from my youth up.:)

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, November 28, 2011 - 10:02 am:

Janie T. (Bobbysgirl):
Happy Birthday to you FRNash!

Thank you, thank you! Birthday #71. (I must stop counting one of these years!)

'Tis now 5½ weeks post-op (total right hip replacement on 10/18) and doing great! After a very good therapy session on Friday (on how to walk correctly¹, and how to recognize when you're doing it wrong!), I've been getting around the house today mostly without a cane (although I'll still be using a cane for any more serious walking until 12/13. I did miss out on a combined Thanksgiving/Birthday feast in Los Angeles this year, but there's always next year!

¹(Therapist says this is important, 'cuz I was limping for two years with serious arthritis in the hip before my cardiologist would let me get the hip replacement — so now I have to re-learn how to walk without that limp!)

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