Feb 16-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: February: Feb 16-04
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Photo by Roger Kangas

Mary Drew, below the Mason-Dixon line on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 12:57 am:

Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes, has ever-changing moods. You can find a few of them over in our Guest Gallery. This one comes from Roger Kangas, showing her quieted under the icyness. Could that be fog rolling in or out, or are those just gray clouds hanging over the open lake?

A happy President's Day to one and all!

Sidenote: I'm actually on the road for a couple weeks, doing the Pasty Cam remotely, so I'm getting a feel for what it's like to be a Yooper away from home! Thank goodness Toivo takes over for the weekend, it gave me a break while we were making our way south to Brunswick, Georgia. Along the way, I've been keeping up on things with Pasty.net's Nationwide dial-in access.

By Catherine--Holland, MI on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 01:05 am:

First post! My night-owl tendencies have finally paid off!

By Taka on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 01:28 am:

No need for me to stay up late to get the first or second post since I am on the other side of the Earth. But I need to pretend like I am working hard so that my boss wouldnft find out that I am typing this comment.

We have posted another one of Houghton-Hancock Bridge shot on our website today (www.cutonion.com). Please come and take a look.

By David S. - CA on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 01:28 am:

Hey, second post; easy to do from the West Coast, three hours behind. Now that's a scary pic. An ominous and forboding lake indeed.

By Susan ..... Fl on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 01:49 am:

Have just discovered your wonderful website....have been reading for hours everything posted. Living in florida now...did'nt transplant well. I do most things backwards, so intend to retire to the north woods. In the meantime ref several postings a while back, I think Sonny Eliot's phrase used to be "Inky Dinky Engadine".....with all due respect to Engadiners! I live just around the corner from the new Great Lakes restauant....not a fish eater, but will have to try them just because!

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 03:01 am:

Makes one wonder if the Flying Dutchman is just inside that ominous fog bank.

By Yooper in Iraq on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 05:18 am:

Good morning all. Another awesome pic. It's only a matter of time before i get to set foot in the beautiful U.P. again. Have a great day everyone.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 07:21 am:

Looks like Mary was up late down in Tennessee. That is really dedication: taking the laptop on vacation, just to bring us a fresh shot of the U.P. each day. Nobody appreciates it more than me, having been the daily Pasty Cam editor for almost six years. And we're only 2 weeks away from starting year number 7 !

Today's picture is an encore to last week's WOW by Roger Kangas. If you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a birch tree, download the 1600 pixel version of this beautiful shot :o)

zoom in
Nice detail

Chuck in IL on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 07:32 am:

Charlie - I have already been up close and personal with a birch tree. Unfortunately, I was tobogganing at the time!

By Jim in Fl on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 07:48 am:

Susan in Fl. We did retire backward's, after living and working for 18 years in Fl., we are finaly where we should be, back in the UP! Now, (just visiting kids)in Fl.

By Pat on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 09:43 am:

MARY and JIM.. are you stopping in Largo..give us a call. Pat and Dean..or send me an e-mail

By Marilynn, Jackson MI on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 10:08 am:

My sister caught a huge, almost record breaking, Walleye in the canal. We were in a row boat and late for a family reunion. We had to run around Houghton trying to find a scale and a taxadermy. She has the wonderful fish above her fireplace in Florida. I was filled with much envy as I was the one who loved to fish and she just came along for the ride. I gave her one of my favorite lures "to play with" and alas she caught my fish.
In a side note my great grandfather's last name was Kangas.

By Sarah, Sterling Heights, Michigan on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 10:13 am:

Last night on the Travel Channel they were discovering the National Parks with the best wildlife and low and behold the great Isle Royal National park was featured! And the best part was when Rolf Peterson was showing the cameramen where the moose were! It was really cool seeing that and the U.P. featured on the Travel Channel!

By fy on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 12:29 pm:

A great example of lake effect snow. A couple miles away, it is white-out conditions.

By RGG - Cedar Rapids on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 12:56 pm:

Sports...with a UP flavor


By Dave H. Corryton TN. on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 01:37 pm:

Two day's ago I posted that I didn't miss the white stuff.Well, someone thought I needed a reminder of how pretty it can be,so at 3p.m. yesterday,while I was on the phone to Mich. the rain changed to snow and tablespoon size wet snowflakes fell for 6 hours here in the backwoods of E.Tennessee 11 miles N. of Knoxville in Union Co.The birch tree's looked just like this one above.Power was out in many area's and trees fell blocking roadway's.Interstate I-75 & 40 were closed with many fender-bender's.As for me I had just put two pasty pie's in the oven, didn't have any root-a-beger or turn-up in them, so I wasn't about to go anywhere.I heard we have an average 9 inchs of snowfall in these parts a year,reckon we are around that, as we did get a dusting 3 times this season,never had to shovel any yet.It was nice to see the snow fall,but if I want to see it again I can take a hour drive to Gatlinburg,Pigeon Forge,Cades Cove, in the Smoky's above 2,500 ft. where they get more snow then we do here in the valley.Left Dollar Bay in 1969 for Detroit,have made it back home every year since in all seasons.Moved here to TN.this Sept.Like I said in my other post, it is alot like Upper Mich here.Yesterday's snow is all melted now,temps reaching near 50,mostly sunny.So thanks to who sent the white stuff as a reminder to me how pretty it can be.We know who sent it,from up there it is only a local call.

By wright mattingly Ky. on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 02:42 pm:

Hey, Dave H. in Corryton Tenn. not to far from Lily Ky. North of Corbin. If you left Dollar Bay in 69 you must remember when my Aunt Lou ran the big boy market in Tamarack mills.I was there in 64 left for the army in nov.I'm like the people who left to,I think of going back for a vist,I'll do it one day.

By Char, Manchester, Mi on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 07:52 pm:

Hey Dave H. or Wright am coming down to Pigeon Forge for a quilting conference 3/10-3/14 any suggestions? Thought the snow and cold weather would be past memories while in Tenn. but your recent emails are making me nervous.

By Ken from da UP on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 09:40 pm:

Hei, Dave H. or Wright, do you remember when it was Redding's Market? I used to catch the school bus there. I graduated in '57 from $BHS. Lived three houses down from the Ahmeek Mill trestle.

By Jim&Ace,Arlington,Texas on Monday, February 16, 2004 - 10:20 pm:

To Debi,Laurium:Yes we are former Yoopers,and hello from the both of us. Had a Pasty shop here for 3yrs.,but we closed in June.Had several regular customers that used to order from Pasty Central,and met many other former Yoopers.Hope they are again ordering from Pasty Central.Went to Bobbys wedding,was really nice to see him and meet his wife.They live in a small town in East Texas which was also a treat to get away from the rat race of Dallas & Ft. Worth area.Hope to see you guys this summer.

By Troll, Lwr MI on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 11:45 am:

Wright Mattingly KY:
Was your Aunts's name Lou-Lou Bell who owned the store in Tamarack??? If so, myself and my siblings spent most of our allowance there. I think they called her husband Big Boy (not to be confused with the restaurants down here in troll land)...We left Tamarack in 1965 to live in Royal Oak. Hated leaving the U.P.

By Dave H. Corryton TN. on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 - 01:23 pm:

To Wright,Char,& Ken,- I was 18 in 69,if i remember the Big Boy market it was on the right side of M-26 going towards Hubbel across from the Fire Hall,& just after a Bar that i can't name,maybe Al's, & was owned by Klien? I belive the market was owned by a Pascoe.My Grandparent's used to take me to that market in the 50's,so realy can't remember your Aunt Lou.Have in-laws who have in-laws in Corbin... Char; don't worry about the weather in Pigen Forge,by then the Dogwood trees will start to bloom,they tell me here the grass will need cutting in 2 weeks... Ken,No i don't remember when it was called Redding's Market.I was just starting school,in Mrs.Hellman's 2nd.when you was leaving D.B.H.S. I betcha i know many you went to school with, maybe even you?

By mike burbank in on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 - 11:57 am:

My grand father used to own store, along time ago, remember my mother saying that she got it trouble for giving some boys penny candy.
Grandfathers name was nicholas ewen.

By bob-b ,madtown/hubbell on Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 01:18 pm:

that was Marty's bar and the big boy market had better ice cold creamy root beer than A&W.

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