Nov 27-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: November: Nov 27-03
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 08:19 am:

Our Pasty Guest Gallery has grown by leaps and bounds...there are 113 albums with 4977 pictures as of this writing! I found this welcome spot for weary travelers in Danielle Mahoney's. Driving on US 2, either heading northwest to the Keweenaw or southeast to lower Michigan, the Cut River Bridge is a great spot to stretch your legs. And stretch them you will if you walk down all 231 steps to get a better view of Lake Michigan. Going down's not so bad, it's that climb back up that'll get you! Good exercise to wear off all the turkey and trimmings.

Remember to take a few moments today, to be thankful for all we have....and maybe even for some things we don't have. Happy Thanksgiving!

By former miner on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 08:47 am:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO all the miners still living after C&H

By Naomi, East Lansing MI on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 08:59 am:

This Thanksgiving give a special prayer of thanks to our military troops at home and abroad- God Bless and keep them safe!
Happy Thankgiving= )

By Sherry Chapman, Rockwood, MI on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 09:39 am:

I've never seen the Cut River Bridge area in the winter. Thanks for the GREAT shot.
Naomi, YES - prayers for our troops. Absolutely. I know three very young boys over there now. I don't even know if they're alive or not.
"Former Miner" - I'd love to hear any stories you would like to share of the mines. Feel free to email me if you'd like.
Happy Thanksgiving!

By Dick Ward, Michigan on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 10:02 am:

I first went to Cut River and walked those steps in May 1980 with a young lady from St. Ignace. We had met at college a couple months before and I went to St. Ignace after school was out to visit. She suggested a trip to Cut River for a picnic. It's a beautiful place in God's country to fall in love with a beautiful girl. We've been married over 21 years now and the Lord has given us 3 terrific kids.

One of my most treasured pictures was taken by her sister that day, sitting on the fence together part way up those steps.

By jim of ann arbor on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 10:20 am:

this place has a special meaning to me 'cuz (according to family history) my father was the chief structural engineer on the project. It's a perfect stop on our trip each year towards the Keweenaw. Looking forward to a shot from underneath the bridge. or maybe i'll post one.

By Jim Copper Country on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 10:34 am:

My sister and I raced down and plodded back up those Cut River hillsides many times in the 1950s. Our annual pilgrimage to the Copper Country
from the Detroit area ALWAYS included a sandwich stop at the Cut River Bridge roadside park both ways; our parents undoubtedly planned it this way to allow two by-then rambunctious backseaters ample opportunity to run off some pent up energy.
This was long before there were stairways and steps!
By the way, the US 2 Cut River Bridge is supposedly the highest hwy bridge in Michigan over anything not including Great Lakes waterways. Interestingly enuf, the OLD US 2 routing a bit to the north crosses the Cut River practically at water level; the "gorge" apparently peters out very quickly going inland from Lake Michigan.

By Charlie H. in Eagle River on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 10:45 am:

Jim of Ann Arbor,

The Pasty Cam featured the underside of Cut River Bridge several years ago:

...and one of our Shoebox Memories was taken in front of the sign:

Hey Dick Ward! Edie and I send hello to you and Jackie and the kids. Cut River Bridge is a special place for us, too. In fact, somewhere back in the Pasty Cam Archives, Edie appears in a tour of these walkways, but I couldn't find it right offhand, among about 10,000 pictures here at Pasty Central.

Happy Thanksgiving :o)
Jean, Texas on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 10:52 am:

This is for all the grads of 84 from Lake Linden.....are we having a 20 year reunion this year???? A Happy Thanksgiving to all...from the 70 degree weather in Texas, how I miss the snow.

By Kevin K. Lodi, Ca. on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 11:06 am:

Happy Thanksgiving from the central Valley of California. It was another cold night here for us.
No snow but lots of frost. Everyone, Have a safe Holiday!

By Paul, Webberville, Mi troll on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 11:54 am:

Thaksgiving greetings to all! As we sit down to our meals today may we give thanks for all our blessings and include in our prayers those in Iraq.
This website is the first place I go each day when I turn my computer. A great site!

By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 12:02 pm:

Paul,Troll...Happy Thanksgiving to you and all the fine people down in my home town.I'm looking forward to my little jaunt down there next month.

By Lowell MO. on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 12:24 pm:

I too remember the Cut River Bridge from back in the 50's wouldn't want to try those steps now.
Everybody have a very Happy Thanksgiveing and think about our boys overseas no matter where they may be.

By A Michigander on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 12:44 pm:

Happy Thanksgiving to all! While we all sit at the overflowing tables of food with family & friends and remember years past, our loved ones those both alive and gone on, please also take a minute to remember those who are alone on this holiday. That includes our soldiers of course but right in our own neighborhoods there are elderly, poor and or sinlge/divorced people who are sitting in their homes alone with heavy hearts. God bless them all.

By Bob Roysdon,Az. on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 01:52 pm:

Nice pic.Just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to all the very nice people that live in the U.P from Bob and Diane in sunny Peoria,Az.I miss the snow so much..

By Ann Hilton Fisher, Illinois on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 02:55 pm:

Coming from Ann Arbor and then Detroit back up to my home town of Marquette, our ritual was always to pick up pasties at Lehto's and eat them at the Cut River Bridge. Moving to Chicago 24 years ago made the trip home quicker--but we miss the pasties and the great views, including this one, along U.S. 2. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

By Fran,Ga on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 03:47 pm:

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody from rainy N Ga. It won't stop us from having a big dinner! My thoughts are with my family in Mich and Wi and I recall all the delicious meals we had together growing up.My Mom cooked huge turkeys to feed all of us.

By Paul, Webberville on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 07:51 pm:

To the Eagle Harbor troll. Thank you for your holiday greetings. My curiosity is peaked! I have lived here all of my life and I am wondering if I know your family. Would you please e-mail me if you are comfortable with that. Have a safe trip down next month. Thank you.

By Les on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 07:52 pm:

I drive accross this magnificent structure weekly and it hasnt collapsed yet (semi-trailer). My favorite drive in all 48 states; ofcourse the Columbia river is awseome and the four-corners of the souwest is pretty outrageous and then there's the rest area on I-40 in the Smokeys and, well, I guess I'm paurtial to the U.P. but you trolls are welcome to visit anytime.

By Betty, a former Kingsfordian on Thursday, November 27, 2003 - 11:01 pm:

I was standing on the bridge once and wanted to take a really good photo of the fall colors. I braced my camera on the bridge to get the best photo, and a semi-truck went over. Good thing I took a second picture. The truck shook the bridge so my much my photo looked like an blurr-wash painting. When heading to the lower Pen. the Cut-river bridge said we were close to the Big Mac--or in the early days the ferry service.

By Mike B. Pittsburgh, Wishin I was back in the Yoop on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 07:04 am:

Happy morning after to everyone. I spoke with the family back home in Crystal Falls yesterday, as I always do on the Holidays. My sister told me something that I just had to share with all of you.

Wednesday night, her and one of her daughters were up most of the night making Pumpkin and Apple pies from scratch. They made 10 in all, 4 Apple and 6 Pumpkin. When they finished, they set them all out on the kitchen table and covered with wax paper to cool overnight. Imagine their surprise when they awoke Thanksgiving morning to find almost all of them gone.

It seems that their black Lab, who had been lying quietly on the kitchen floor watching them bake all night, decided to partake in the festivities a little early. He had eaten all but one and a half of the pies. I was laughing so hard when she told me that I nearly dropped the phone.

Needless to say, with in-laws travelling in from Illinois, they had quite a task ahead of them yesterday morning baking some new pies. That's one of those stories that I'm sure will be told many times at future family get-togethers.

By Connie - Colorado on Friday, November 28, 2003 - 12:13 pm:

Better keep letting those dogs out for the next few days!! They will have dooodeee!

By pk, Nashville, TN on Saturday, November 29, 2003 - 01:47 pm:

The Thanksgiving Story about the dog eating the pies reminded of my own story. I finished the dinner, the company left and I fixed a plate to take to a sick friend. I left the turkey on the stove as there was no room in the refrigerator and I wanted to get my friend the meal before I started moving things in the fridge to get the bird in it.
My daughter's dog was in the house, and normally would never touch anything left on the table. The turkey was in a roasting pan on the stove. When I returned home 30 minutes later the turkey was in the kitchen and den floor (what she had not enjoyed. So family, friends and dog all had a good Thanksgiving bird.

By SNOWGIRL!. MI on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 05:03 pm:


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