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Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 09:40 am:

Anybody 'in here'?....there's nobody 'out there'.;)
Good morning everyone...wherever you are.
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By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 09:45 am:

Good morning
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By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 10:49 am:


By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 11:03 am:

Not till we are lost...
do we begin to understand ourselves.
:Henry David Thoreau

Everyone shows up eventually....

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 11:56 am:

Way to go Shirley and Steve! I slept wayyyyy in today and did that ever feel good!

Holy smokes! Check out the size of that snowman! And that little chickadee is adorable. I just love chickadees. And I really love exploring Portage ice. That picture takes me back, as I think it's on the Houghton side between Houghton and Chassell, where there used to be all the gray sand and they planted grass there to build houses. It's pretty much right across the road from where my grandmother used to live on US 41. Memories!

Have a great Sunday, everybody! We barely have a temperature here. I think it's all the way up to 4. Yippee!!!

By Catherine Ristola--Holland MI (Catherine) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 03:49 pm:


The "Road Food" segment is on Trenary Toast... they love it.

By Waveaction (Lakelover) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 04:11 pm:

Well, the Bears beat the Lions. I actually found myself rooting for the Lions. Didn't work. Hope my son doesn't see this....he would disown me.

Holland MI (Catherine), the Trenary toast is the best, we get it at the Ontonagon, IGA....$3.99 a bag and well worth it, it also makes for a great UP bread pudding.

Still waiting for snow. :(

By Richard Wieber (Flarich) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 07:45 pm:

Deb S.--- Was your gramma Mrs. Manderfield? She lived by the "gray sand". That sand was actually crushed mine rock from the Isle Royale Mine. The crushing mill is still in evidence behind the gas station/motel. All the concrete wall. That sand was washed to that location by flumes over the road. When I was a kid a lot of people taught their kids how to drive on that sand. All 5 of us kids did. Mother would fill "dixie cups" with a hand full of sand, so they wouldn't blow away, and lay them out as traffic lanes and parking spaces and put us thru our paces until we were pretty good drivers and parkers. Downtown Houghton and Hancock were 2 way traffic so one had to be fast at parking. Years later the sands were an airport and the home of Superior Block Co.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 09:27 pm:

No, she was Mrs. Durocher. She lived next to a root beer stand that they operated, and it was just down from what used to be Mike's Bar. It's the Pilgrim something or other now, I think. Across the road was a trailer park or something, near as I can remember. It's been a long time since I went to grandma's to play, lol. And she passed away in 1972. But across the road from her was all of that dirty looking sand. I remember when they first started trying to grow grass there. Very interesting.

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