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Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 05:52 am:

Yes indeed, the Upper Peninsula, especially the Keweenaw is the white planet and getting whiter by the day! One of our regular Guest Gallery contributors, Z-Man has snapped a space-like shot of what looks to be Lake Superior in the distance, with craters and mounds in-between. Even in the dead of winter, Gitchee Gumee exposes her beauty for all to behold! We here at Pasty Control are thankful for brave explorers who risk limb, life and sometimes cameras, to capture scenes such as this...

By Charlotte, IN on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 06:21 am:

1st post of the day.
Here in Northern IN it's a snow day for most of the schools. Mine included. We received about 10-14 inches of snow since yesterday morning. Our students all walk to school so we need time for the sidewalks to be cleaned. This is the heaviest snow in 5 years.

By Yooper in Indiana on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 06:26 am:

where in northern INm Charlotte? 10 Inches here by yesterday evening and another 5 - 6 inches overnight in Bristol! Gotta love it!

By Steve - MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 06:30 am:

No school here in MI, north of Grand Rapids. The photo is probably Superior, but Lake Michigan shoreline, at our cabin, near Manistique often looks similar - a moonscape of scenery!! We love it--never the same.

By MKW $BAY on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 07:10 am:

Lots of our kids are bused to school. 10"-14" only gives us a hard day! If all the kids walked to school, ours would never be called off! Enjoy your day off. We are at 155" so far this winter and only 83" of that came in Jan.

By Charlotte, IN on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 07:50 am:

Yooper in Indiana---I am in Mishawaka. Not far from you but you know the way the snow belts go around here. I'm sure there are areas that got more than Mishawaka did.

MKW$BAY--I know we are wimps when it comes to snow. From coming to this site the last year or so I have learned what real snow is all about. "Officially" we've gotten 34 inches of snow so far this winter. Nothing compared to your 155 inches.

I love this site and usually just read and enjoy the postings. Today I had the extra time to add my 2 cents.

By Snowlover on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:22 am:

Is it just me getting into the fantasy of the picture... or do I see a pair of eyes looking out of the dark of that hole? I'm imagining it's a black wolf! Wooo....


By ShawnR, GR MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:28 am:

Snowlover - its not just you. I can see the "wolf" also!

By TOOT, Mi on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:29 am:

Reminds me of snowshoeing along the shoreline at Freda, checking out the frozen waterfalls & blue ice.

By wanda, Calumet MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:31 am:

z-man...cool photo. Abstract!

By Snowbunny on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:46 am:

Hey Snowlover; I thought you were kidding... but I see them too! A little wideset to be a wolf or a bear; but maybe the Abomidable Snowman or Windigo!

By Downstate Dave on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:47 am:

That's the abomnible snowman peeking out. Be careful, he will leap from the shadows and snatch your yooper scooper! Then what will you do! :>(

Great picture Z-man!

By TS WCOHIO on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:06 am:

On the home page for Pasty central it says it is Monday, January 28. I know the reason why. Down here in west central Ohio we are on our third snowday (really because of the 5 degree temps and ice that just won't melt). Sorry but Monday WILL be held this week even if it takes til Friday to get here!!

By Ron, Michigan on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:09 am:

Good morning. Finally stopped snowing here in Mt. Pleasant. Time to head back to the rat race in Motown. Reading yesterday's postings about Hamm's beer, anybody remember the old Bosch beer commercial? Some people called it Bush, others Bosch. Think it went something like this, with a bottle & can singing it!!!

Bush, Bosch, Bush, Bosch
Mellow, bold, and golden clear
The two top names in mellow cheer
Bush, Bosch, the bright bold beer

By SkyHopper, AL on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:10 am:

Thank You to all who make this site possible! My job does not allow me to live in the U.P. but my heart is still there. This site is a great place to visit.

I have spent a lot of time on the frozen shorleine of Lake Superior...Great Shot!


By wanda, Calumet MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:26 am:

I was born and raised just down the road from the Bosch Brewery....and I don't remember that song. Did you make that up?

By T, Redford on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:27 am:

That's just about the temperature in my office right now! :)

I'm envious of everyone getting so much snow. We were supposed to get between 6" and 8" last night. Never happened.

By Connie, Ft. Belvoir VA on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:29 am:

Beautiful picture.
It's a snow day here too in the D.C metro area. We had about a 1/8th of an inch of sleet and a dusting of snow on top of that. If they could only see the snow in the U.P!!

By Ron, Michigan on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:29 am:

Wanda, No I didn't make it up. It was a commercial for Bosch beer when I was a kid in the early-mid 60's. The TV commercial had a bottle and can of Bosch beer singing the jingle.

By wanda, Calumet MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:37 am:

hey Ron.....we didn't have cable where I grew up, the tv antenna was on a hill...my dad would climb the hill...holler to my ma...turn the antenna....and sometimes we would get Canada!....

By Ron, Michigan on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:42 am:

Wanda, I know what you mean. We used to get two channels in Fulton, channel 6 from Marquette and channel 2 from Canada. Always watched Hockey Night in Canada every Saturday. My Grandparents had one of those antennas with a rotor on it to turn it. Still couldn't get more than 2 channels!!!

By wanda, Calumet MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:47 am:

Hey Ron, did you watch the roller derby on that Canadian channel??????

By Ron, Michigan on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:53 am:

Yeah!!! Sure did. Sometimes the Canadian channel had more entertaining shows on it than WLUC did.

By wanda, Calumet MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:04 am:

Carol Burnett....Benny Hill.....if kids today only knew! Plus I walked a mile to the bus stop, up hill!!!!in a blizzard!!!!!!!

By Great n granny, MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:12 am:

How about the jingle:
Bush or Bosch, we all agree,
"Best beer in the whole U.P."

I remember very clearly the storm of '38 in Munising when the store owners shoveled snow tunnels to get into their stores. Also a little snow in 1941 when my 2 brothers and I walked nearly a mile to school and with a couple teachers were the only ones there. Jane and Rollie lived across the street from Mather and did not venture out. Miss Mable Johnson warmed left over chocolate milk from the day before and gave us a hot drink before we started for home. In the 13 years at Mather that was the only "snow" day we had. There were only 4 buses in the school district and they did not pick up "townies". Every one walked, some up to 1 1/2 miles, and we had to leave the building for lunch hour.

By Becky in Orlando on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:14 am:

Charlotte, IN and Yooper in Indiana. I grew up in Niles, MI - not very far at all from Mishawaka. I actually lived in Mishawaka for a couple of years. I also lived in the UP, then Bloomington, IN ,and now I'm in Orlando. What I wouldn't give for even just one inch of snow - or even just flurries! Our expected high here is 58 today and the locals have brought out all their "winter gear." My Florida winter gear consists of a sweatshirt - Pretty funny!

Enjoy the snow and send some this way!

By jim,okemos,mi. on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:16 am:

part of the bosch beer song was --busch or bosch we all agree --best beer in the whole U.P. or maybe that was our version

By Virginia on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:22 am:

But nothing beats Black label

By Frank,,,, Milw....... on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:29 am:

I remember one that started,"Some say Busch, and some say Bosch."

By Fran,Ga on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:49 am:

I walked to school in Dollar Bay by myself starting in about first or second grade.It was quite a walk coming from near the highway to the school.My mom used to wrap me up so just my eyes were showing.the banks were very high and if I heard a snow plow coming I ran as fast as I cold to a safe place.On stormy days my Dad drove me. We rarely missed school even if the bus kids couldn't make it we had to go.I only remember missing a day or maybe 2from K- 12th grade. Had to walk all the way home for lunch too. Us kids and the kids from Swedetown had quite a hike!

By RCW on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 11:04 am:

Hey Fran can you remember when the school bus,s were painted RED , WHITE & BLUE. Boy is that ever dating me!! I walked to scool also, in those days it was uphill both ways.

By Steve in VA on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 11:08 am:

This is for Connie at Ft. Belvoir - out in Manassas we've got at least 4" with about an inch of ice/sleet mixed in. For everyone else, what you may not know is the old "tradition" of many around the DC ares to abandon their cars, wherever they may be when snow begins. It's not as bad as it used to be but for awhile there, whenever a snow warning was broadcast, one of the radio stations used to announce it was time to "ABANDON YOUR CAR - NOW!" For us "yankees", it was quite amusing.

By Melissa, Lansing, MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 11:13 am:

We got about a foot of snow in Lansing from yesterday's storm. A yooper scoop would have really come in handy when we were shoveling the driveway!

By Staszski, La Crosse, WI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 11:28 am:

Hey Z-Man! Great picture. I have one of the water gushing out of the top so it looks like a white volcano. If I only could find it! I'll be up in the UP Presidents day. Can't wait.

ice volcano
As seen on Pasty Cam, Nov. 20, 2000

By Mark at Coulee Dam on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 12:02 pm:

The one that sticks in my mind is....

"Call it Busch or Bosch...
Everybody calls it Perfect"

Remember when an "8-Pack" (not 6) was just 89 cents...of course that wasn't the premium "Gilt Edge"...those were the days

By rjr on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 12:17 pm:

i remember some of those days walking to ingy's house for hot soup and sandwiches, then not wanting to walk back in that cooold wind.

By Twin B, Littleton, CO on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 12:28 pm:

Does anyone know why every time there is snow in the air outside of the U.P. it is called a snowSTORM instead of a snowfall? I moved to Colorado in '79 and it never ceases to amaze me that it is always referred to as a storm. I just about die when we don't have at least one blizzard a year. Is there terminology that the weathermen have to use or is it just hype for metro areas?
I, too had to walk a mile to school (Calumet), wearing a dress (snowpants added), and home for lunch. The bonus was the hot lunch mom would make us.
Those were the days! Miss the Copper Country a lot.

By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 12:52 pm:

Ron, Michigan:
Yes, I remember that Bush/Bosch commercial very clearly. I too grew up in the UP around the same time as you outside Dollar Bay.

By Farmer in Minnesota on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 01:04 pm:

A Yooper Scooper work for snow but da you do to get rid of the cold, So far it warmed up to -23 from a bone chillin -33 deg. Forcast says first +0 day will be on Sunday. I hope there wrong.
Oh ya wind chill is like -50

By woody on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 01:14 pm:

ahhh....the greatest lake in the world it reminds me of a place we used to get together on weekends it was called buckeys those were some partys!! the only trouble we used to have was a cop sometimes looking for minors other than that everyone came to buckeys to have a good time and speaking of beer jingles does any one remember the hamms beer bear? that was my favorite

By Mike Mehrman, MI. on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 01:14 pm:

My Dad used to deliver beer for the Bosch Brewery back in the fifties, maybe some of the old timers remember Gordon Mehrman, AKA Fagan Mehrman. Bosch made a premium beer called Guild Edge, that was a great tasting beer.

By Dave of Mohawk on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 01:21 pm:

Wasn't it "bush, bosch; bush, bosch, the bright and bold and golden clear." Along with two animated men carrying a huge drum between them and playing the drum to the music of the jingle?

By Mary Lou on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 01:35 pm:

My father had Studer's German Band and they were sponsored by the Bosch Brewery for the 4th of July prades and Firemen's tournaments...They stayed in Lake Linden after the prade to entertain folks.......Remember the little fat German tuba player that was their mascot on the lable??...he sort of looked like my dad......except dad played a great trombone.....he sure enjoyed the 4th in Lake Linden!!!

By Roudy Mi on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 01:40 pm:

Dave: I remember those lines you mention. Wasn't there a tuba playing character also?

By Scott Indiana on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 01:40 pm:

Woody my friend still has one of the styrofoam Hamm's bear in his garage it's about 4 feet tall got it from an old liquor distributor when they moved it's in good condition. He occasionally takes it with him when we go on our family fishing trips it's a real hoot we love it..as for the snow here in anderson indiana we have about 6 inches and these people go crazy they don't know what a real snowstorm is

By Roudy Mi on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 01:43 pm:

Or how about when they first came out with cans. They were so sturdy they almost couldn't be flattened. Nothing like the ones now.

By wanda, Calumet MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 02:21 pm:

Does anyone remember hats made out of Strohs (sp?) beer cans. They were crocheted together....

By Kathy, Fowler, MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 03:25 pm:

Yeah, I remember those hats - they were just so-o-o classy. It's starting to snow and blow again here near Lansing

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 03:53 pm:

As long as we are posting snow stories, I would like to add a couple.
When I was a kid it was my job to shovel the walk and the drive way. No Yooper Scoopers in those days. It wasn't a bad job except when the walk's snow banks got so high you were unable to throw the snow any higher. This meant you had a double job. Shovel the snow banks down and then shovel the walk. I hated it!
Another one time double job was when we had a blizzard that drifted snow over the doors up on the roof. We had a cold entrance that I filled with shoveled snow, before you could get out of the house. Once I had the walk cleared, I had to shovel out the cold entrance. worse than shoveling down the snow banks!

By Marc, Painesdale on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 04:03 pm:

Great shot of the snow volcanoes. Where was it taken, exactly? There are several spots along the Keweenaw's West shore where they propagate.

There is also a page somwhere on MTU's website that is devoted to ice volcanoes that contains some truely amazing shots, though the quality is poor.

By The Z-Man on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 04:06 pm:

The photo was taken at 4 mile rock area in Ontonagon.

By JO Beverly Hills, MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 04:11 pm:

Good old Bosch beer. A $1 would get you a quart of beer and you were set for the night (well almost).

By The Dam Guy, Parasite Creek on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 04:22 pm:

I remember poking around the Boston location
and finding Copper Club (or Copper Country?)
beer cans of the cone top variety, with the
bottle cap on top... kind of like a brake fluid
can. Wasn't the Haas brewery also located in

By Connie, Ft. Belvoir VA on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 04:26 pm:

What about the TV show "The Beachcombers" wasn't that on the Canadian channel too????
Steve in VA-it doesn't suprise me a bit that people would abandon there cars LOL. It really is funny how people react to an inch of snow ;-)

By Dan in Ca. on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 04:39 pm:

Hello from California. If you check the enclosed links, you can see what the beer cans looked like from both Bosch and Haas. Blatz was a biggie as well.

Old beer cans are very cool. Some were quite artistic. Schmidt beer had some of the best artwork.

Have a great day in the snowy north.

By RCW on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 05:19 pm:

Does anyone remember Reinlander Beer being sold here. Wonder if Dan in Ca could come up with a picture of that brand ??

By AČ, Royal Oak, MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 06:09 pm:

Joe Finn, what is a "cold entrance?" I simply can't visualize what it might be. Thanks.

By Bob Brown, Alabama on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 06:24 pm:

There was a radio commercial on WHDF in the late 40's where a voice would make a statement (About Bosch Beer) in some language other than English. Then it was translated as "No matter how you say it, Bush is the greatest beer". It was a derivation of the same type of verse that others have mentioned. It was done in most CC languages, i.e. German, Croatian,French, Swedish, etc. The story was also that the ad agency went to NY to find the language speakers and that the Finn speaker spoke excellent pure Finnish, but was not clearly understood by some of the second generation Finns who had learned an modified language.
I do remember Gordon "Fagan" Mehrman. He was an upper classman when I was in school at Houghton High. He was a great athlete and a "cool" guy before there were cool guys. I think he was one of the guys with Jack Hornick and some others that took Guff Sullivan's Austin mini-car and stuck it between a wall and a telephone pole on the East side of the old HS.

By M.P.P Kingsford on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 06:37 pm:

I'm busch, I'm bosch and this is why we're here
To tell you all about busch bosch the bright bold beer.

By Dan in Ca. on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 06:48 pm:

RCW...here you go...



I have collected some beer cans over the years. My best ones are the Billy Beer from former President Jimmy Carters administration, (Billy was his brother, and I believe it was said that he drank a case a day) And I also have some JR Beer from the days of the Dallas TV series....

I love beer. There are so many microbreweries now that have excellent beer. Sometimes I think back to when I used to drink Strohs and Hamms. (I cannot choke down a whole Hamms Beer for anything by the way) It is certainly an 'acquired taste'. I do partake of an Old Milwaukee when I come home though. It seems quite popular there.
Good evening... from the west coast...

By Snow crazy, chassell on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 07:07 pm:

Will it ever stop snowing up here? I think I am living the ground hog day movie....every morning when I wake up it's the same thing....it's snowing and I brave the snowy roads to go to work....same thing next day and the next and the next.......etc.!!!!!!Help!!!!

By abe/gurnee on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 07:10 pm:

I remember 3 quarts of bosch for a buck and reinlander was even cheaper...but then the wage was about 75 cents an hour......

By RCW on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 07:31 pm:

Thanks Dan in Ca. Hey what ever happened to Carlins Black Label, that was a good brew also,

By Uncle John on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 07:39 pm:

I worked at a store in the mid 60's that sold beer from a walk-in cooler. Twice a year we would get a semi truck load of Alps Beer (South Bend or Ft Wayne, I forget). We'd have to lug that stuff to the basement for storage. 60 cents for 6 longnecks. Hard to believe.

By Ms. Katie temp. Texan on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 07:52 pm:

Howdy from south Texas...I remember the snow from my childhood in Milwaukee. Also while raising a big brood in northern Ill...but you should hear how the Corpus Christie area reacts to a good ol' downpour! Cautions to drive carefully ( in the rain). The weatherman warns about the three "p's" when it might get to 32 degrees...bring in the pets, watch the pipes and cover the plants! Holy Moley, folks it's only cool not deadly :o)(whisper)...I miss the snow but not driving to work 11-7 in it.

By Scott Indiana on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 07:59 pm:

Dam Guy if you can still find those old cans preferably the cone tops those cans are worth good money to collectors especailly the local breweries the more local the more rah-hah good hunting

By Sarah, MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:12 pm:

This site is nuts! I was going to comment on how much this pic looked like the cinammon roll from the Hillside on the site yesterday...but with all the crazy talk from youal (that's another discussion, how do you spell that? phonetically) about beer...who wants to discuss cinnamon rolls? You guys must have serious cabin fever.

By Steve the flying troll on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:17 pm:

Friday in 66 we would go to the brewery for "the tour." We never toured because we just came for the "tap room experience." Free beer and under 21........it just did not get any better than that. I think the admin folks at da Tech finally wised up and asked to end "the tours" because their friday afternoon class attendance was affected.........I guess you had to be there.

By B-Man, il on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:38 pm:

When I look at todays picture I can almost see a Hamms beer can, pure refreshing. hey send us your next snow dump we have been in a snow drout for three years! Kids want a snow day real bad.

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:44 pm:

Great n granny, I'm sure your 1938 Munising snowstorm must have been the one my dad told us about when we were kids. He was driving a delivery truck and got snowed in at one of his stops. But it was all right with him, 'cause he was driving a beer delivery truck and the stop was a bar that was now fully stocked! Don't know what brand of beer (maybe Bosch?), but I don't imagine they much cared!

By Ron, Michigan on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 08:51 pm:

SDC from Ferndale, Did you know any of the Kentala's from Hubbell? They are my cousins. They all graduated from Dollar Bay High School.

By Fran,Ga on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:05 pm:

Hi RCW,Gee I had forgot about the red white and blue school buses.Wonder why we never got to ride the bus to school. Yes, I remember hearing about Rhinelander beer. We have some old beer signs from the A. Hass Brewery in Hancock that advertises Extra Pale Beer. The other is from the Bosch Brewery in Lake Linden and advertises Gilt Edge Beer.The 3rd is advertising the Bosch Brewery in Houghton.This one is glass and real pretty.Green,gold and white. I am going to see if I can get John to put them on here somewhere. Have you got a lot of snow on the hill? I read where you have deer around your place.NEAT!

By Fran,Ga on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:12 pm:

Sarah,in the south it is Y'all.I know up there we said you all.I don't think it is spelled any different.

By Tim, Titletown, USA on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:20 pm:

I remember riding to Big bay from Marquette in the early 60's....my Dad's beer was Bosch or "Bush"....I would get the "church key" and open one up for him for the ride...wasn't a big deal back then..of course, I had an "orange crush" ......

By Fran,Ga on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:23 pm:

Sarah,in the south it is Y'all.I know up there we said you all.I don't think it is spelled any different.

By Fran,Ga on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:28 pm:

Sorry about the double post!

SDC, what have you been up to lately? Haven't heard from you in awhile. Nov and Dec I was real busy as we redid my son's room. I must have been crazy to start doing that then.Ha!

By Helen on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 09:39 pm:

My Father use to work at one of the Brewery's in Frankenmuth Michigan ..........Carling back then. Sometime during the World War II era. I remember him telling me about it. They no longer make that beer there. I belive they opened it up recently again with another brewery.
I remember that commerical "Mabel where's my Black Label"
good old days for sure eh??

By RCW on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:02 pm:

Sure do have the snow Fran, probably will be a record if it don't stop pretty soon. The deer have vanished lately, I imagine they have yarded up somewhere! We had 7 here one night, nice to watch.

By Ryan, S. MI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:27 pm:

how did those mounds of snow get there? I dought they plowed the beach

By bunz on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:31 pm:

Sarah,MI, I was thinking the same thing about the picture, how it looks like a gigantic, frosted cinnamon roll! Must be that Atkins diet going to my head!!

By Lisa, WI on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 - 10:35 pm:

Ron, the Kentalas were from Tamarack. I was the same age as Keith, but knew the rest of the clan too from church. Kids from Hubbell went to Lake Linden-Hubbell; kids from Tamarack went to DB for school.

By In Wi. on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 12:02 am:

Here you can hear the Bosch radio spot from the 60's..

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 12:05 am:

I remember seeing the Haas Brewing Co. on Santori's corner in Hancock on the way to the Edward Ryan School. And remember the jingles for the Bosch Brewing Co., too. Nice pic, Z-Man, thought for a sec it was the Devil's Washtub near Copper Harbor. I, too, remember the red, white and blue school buses. Does anyone remember when the postal mailboxes were painted olive drab? The tv antenna was on the porch roof and we turned it with a pipe wrench.

By CopperTree on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 12:13 am:

Sarah in MI and Bunz, I couldn't agree with you more!
That is one heckuva cinnamon roll with sour cream
frosting sitting there in the snow on the lakeshore! Think
I'll sneak out there tonight and bring my fork and knife.
Now, if I can just find the directions to this BUN Beach,
where the ROLLers come in...

By Nancy MI on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 02:42 am:

True story - young man gets his SUV stuck in a mound of troll snow; quite an accomplishment since we don't get that much down here south of Detroit. A real man with a real truck hitched his chain to the SUV and hauled him out. One of the spectators thought the SUV guy should head up north to Yooperland. I said they would spit him out and ship him back to us!!! Enjoying the crisp season here in trolldom and in search of a salt-deterrent system for my car! Thanks for the great web site!

By Roudy Mi on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 07:43 am:

PS. Don't forget there's a sandwich in every beer

By SDC, Ferndale,MI on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 08:37 am:

Fran, GA
I've been "tuning" in every day (except weekends then I read everything I've missed on Monday)....
Been busy with the old homestead here in Ferndale, stripping the moldings back to their original Oak and taking old wallpaper down. Next up, painting the livingroom and diningroom. The fun never ends...... wish I was back up home eating pasties and drinking Hamms,Bosch,Bush, Reinlander beer.....and I'm not a beer drinker!

Lisa, WI, I remember the Kentalas too.....went to school with the oldest boy when we lived in Hubbell and went to Mills school at the top of the hill....

By Mike VanLaanen, UP Native, MN resident on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 09:37 am:

To Woody;
I kind of remember the Hamms commercial but forgive me if it is not absolutly correct. OK

From the land of sky blue waters... waters
comes the beer thats most refreshing
Hamms the Beer Refreshing,
Hamms the Beer Refreshing,

Any way I can't wait to get back home for a visit I am over here in Germany helping the Army for a year or two, and we had about 4-6 inches of snow lately with about 2 inches on the ground and the entire area is having a fit. It is a very heavy wet slippery snow so I guess you can't fault them for slowing down from 100+ mph to around 30.

A big Hello to every one in Iron Mountain.
From Mike VanLaanen

By Al on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 10:21 am:

Somebody forgot to mention "Fox beer and Ale"

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 10:30 am:

To A2 in Royal Oak:
A cold entrance is an unheated room attached to the entrance of a U.P. house. Usually the back door. It is used to store enough dry wood to get the fire started. Probably the most use was when you came home from playing in the snow, you did not enter the house without your mother brooming all the snow off your clothes. The door opened inward so you could get out after a blizzard.
I lived in Royal Oak when they had only one bar, and that bar only served beer and wine.

By ts mich on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 10:51 am:

Speaking of shoveling snow banks back--if you were a young boy in the late 40s--and you skated at pine street ice rink--they woundnt let you skate if you didnt do hard time shoveling the banks back from along the sideboards

By Kathy, Maryland on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 01:51 pm:

"National Beer"
"National Beer"
We like the taste of "National Beer"
and while we are singing, we are proud to say
it's brewed on the shores of the "Chesapeake Bay"! That's the beer jingle that we were singing
in the 1950's here in Maryland. Oh, those were the days. Beer and steamed crabs in the summertime. You'd think you had died and gone to heaven.

By WiccanLady, WI on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 04:45 pm:

Where can I find more information about these snow volcanos?

By troll with connections, Taylor, Mi on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 07:15 pm:

I remember as a teenager in the 60's shoveling the malt out of the vats at the Bosch Brewery, after the beer was drained out. They would use the malt to feed dairy cows at some of the farms in the Copper Country. Even to this day when I happen to smell malt. It brings back to my teens. Now that I recall, those were some happy cows

By The Z-Man on Thursday, January 29, 2004 - 07:56 pm:

WiccanLady, http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/ice/

By NBS, Illinois on Monday, March 15, 2004 - 04:28 pm:

I just want to know if anyone knows where the Hamms Beer jingle originated. I just recently watched an old Jeanette MacDonald/Nelson Eddy movie called Rose Marie. There was a scene at an Indian camp where there was music and it sounded an awful lot like the Hamms Beer jingle. Does anyone know?

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