Jan 15-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: January: Jan 15-12
Jim Myers on ice    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from Joe Meyers and Darlene V.

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 08:01 am:

So far this year our Shoebox Memories have focused on the Copper Country in the late 1930's to '40's, and we continue this week with a shot from Joe Myers, and his sister Darlene Vuorinen, who writes:

Here is the photo of my dad, Jim Myers. He used to trap around Eagle River, and the Traverse area... I can remember the smell of his snow soaked wet wool pants, and how he would skin the muskrats and stretch the pelts out on some kind of wire thing and hang it from the rafters in the basement. Our home smelled lovely on those days.

My dad was born in Minnesota, but his family moved to Rambaultown when he was a young boy. He hunted, trapped and fished most of his life and loved the outdoors. When he married my mother, they settled in Lake Linden, and that’s where our home was until they passed away in 2007 and 2008. We did have the “camp” in Eagle River from about 1955. That is where we spent out summers.

Our thanks to Darlene and brother Joe, who provided a larger resolution of the scan. Jim certainly looks to be dressed a little light for that time of year. Maybe it was a warm day, like the ones we've been having off and on this month. I have a pair of boots just like that.

Keep those Shoebox Memories coming! It's fun to catch a glimpse of a moment frozen in time in Michigan's ever-interesting Upper Peninsula.

Have a good week :o)
SARAH CUDLIP (Porter) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 08:29 am:

That ice looks like giant teeth with the roots attached.

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 09:07 am:

Reminds me of that old movie poster, "It Came From Outer Space"

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 09:23 am:

Shortly after uploading this morning's pictures, we received word that Pastor Charles Hart passed away this weekend. You will recall that my wife and I visited with the Hart's last month, the subject of our January 1st Shoebox Memory.

Our condolences to the family on the loss of their patriarch. It is truly graduation day for our beloved friend.

Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 09:38 am:

Sincerest sympathy to Pastor Charles Hart's wife and family. May the Lord comfort them! So very sad.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 09:41 am:

Sincere condolences to the Family of Pastor Hart.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 10:39 am:

So sincerely sorry to Pastor Hart's wife and family!!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 11:01 am:

Not to reduce the meaning and sadness of this morning's news about Pastor Hart.
But Mary, I have to ask....does your husband have to help you put on and take off those BIG boots?;) Neat photo of Mr. Myers.

By Eugene Zuverink (Zube) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 11:24 am:

Our sympathy to Pastor Harts family.
We sent my brother on to his new home yesterday.
The family gathered around his casket and sang
"Supper Time".

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 12:34 pm:

Not sure Shirley, since it is Charlie, not Mary, that posts the photos for the Sunday Shoebox Memories.... ;-)

I haven't seen those kind of boots in a long time. I used to own a pair when I still lived up there and were they nice on those slushy days around Red Jacket. Sadly, no one down here offers those boots for sale; I guess they are just not stylish enough for anyone in SE Texas.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 01:17 pm:

oops! Thanks Capt. for pointing out my blunder....well then I guess Charlie doesn't need any help from Mary's husband.:-] I have some boots similar to those (in looks), my husband ordered them from LL Bean a few years ago.....ugliest boots I've ever seen..plus they're so big I can still and turn around inside 'em.:} (sorry, Mary, I forgot it's Sunday)

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 01:22 pm:

my second 'oops'... so perturbed by my first blunder, I made another...forgot "stand"...'still' in my post. Told ya I'm old!

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 01:45 pm:

May God's healing wings wrap around Pastor Hart's family and friends. I LOVE Charlie's statement:

"It is truly graduation day for our beloved friend."


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 05:06 pm:

I agree with you, Donna, about Charlie's statement, that really touched me. And I want to apologize to all of you for my flippancy in my last postings. I had a moment of confusion, thinking I was on What'sUP. I truly am sorry.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 09:22 pm:

What a blessing, Charlie, that you folks went to visit Pastor Hart recently. Little did you know that it was the last time you saw him on this side.

May our Lord comfort his dear wife and all his family & friends. Graduation day indeed!!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 09:25 pm:

And may our Lord bless and comfort your family, Zube, at the home going of your brother. Never easy to say good-bye, but much easier when you know there will be a reunion one day!

By Mike Schneider (Upmike) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 11:11 pm:

Praying for all...

By Morning Glory (Lucylu) on Monday, January 16, 2012 - 05:37 am:

I love hearing Shoe Box memory stories. Keep them coming. We all have memories of an up north "camp" experience. So thankful for those memories. "If you're lucky enough to have a northern Michigan "camp" memory....you are lucky enough."

By Scott Moore (Sammy1) on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 02:04 pm:

Hi Darlene, my grandparents lived next door to a Clem and Margaret Myers in Lake Linden on the watertower hill. Any relation? By the way, that is a great picture of your dad. Rugged people back in the day for sure.

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