Mar 17-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: March: Mar 17-04
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Photo by Bryant Varney

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 07:10 am:

The forecast for the Keweenaw, on this "wearing of the green day", was 50% chance of light snow. I don't know about the rest of the Yoopers, but I'm hoping that means the weather this past weekend was our St. Patrick's Day storm. Bryant Varney, a self-professed fan, spent a little time exploring the area. This shot was taken as he (and a friend) danced an Irish jig on this Third St. snowbank. Those street signs are pretty tall, so you get the picture of how high up they really are. I can think of one advantage to having the snow piled that high... makes tree climbing much easier and safer too!

By Steve,WI on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 07:20 am:

Holy wah first post of the day, Happy St Patrick's day to ya.

By Tony MI on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 07:21 am:

Good morning everyone. Down here in Mt. Pleasant we got just about an inch last night, but its still snowing! Happy St Patrick's Day!

By Tony MI on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 07:22 am:

what is first post?

By Julie Barrie The Netherlands formly Michigan on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 07:27 am:

here in Holland its spring at last .. 16 degrees or 60ish ... amazing .. my daffodils are up along
with the tulips ....things are blooming ...
Happy St.Patricks day to all ... enjoy ...and not
too much green beer .. haha :)

By Julie Barrie on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 07:31 am:

Tony MI its the first person to enter thier post of the day ... thats all .. :)

By lane, madison hts, mi on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 07:45 am:

Happy St Pat's day to all! 5 inches of snow down here, but not enough to cover the Leprechauns...have a great day!

By j.p. on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 07:52 am:

First post buys the beer.

By Taka on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 08:11 am:

9th post gets milk from everybody who see this.

By RD, Iowa on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 08:21 am:

Have some Bunny Bread instead

By Roy TN on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 08:33 am:

Happy St Pats day. I remember on St Pats day how busy Obrien's bar in Laurium would be. It would be packed with people and the green beer would be flowing. It was next to Millers Bowling Alley and they had a wood carved indian with cigars on the sidewalk in front. Those were exciting days in Calumet and Laurium.

By Fair Isler on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 08:44 am:

Top o' the morning to you all! We wee ones are thinking you have a picture of a relative. We be thinking that the wee fellow dancing behind the sign looks a bit like us wee folk. Must be some Irish blood up there amongst all the Finn, Welsh, and Italian...

By Judy...Chesaning MI on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 08:45 am:

Snowing in the Saginaw Valley! A sure sign that it is St. Patrick's Day in Michigan. Happy Day everyone!

By Jack in CT on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 08:49 am:

Happy St Pat's day and Happy birthday to my Dad! He lives below the Bridge but spends lots of time in the UP. The weekend trips and fall vacations he used to take us kids on up there made so much difference in my life. Thanks Dad! Hope you have a great day!

By Joe Dase MTU Mining Student on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 08:57 am:

Happy St. Pat's day to all! Its a wonderful day for every one. Hope everyone has a wonderful day and doesnt get pinched ;)

By Rick, Indiana on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 09:07 am:

Top 'o the Morning to ya, eh!

By Greta, Milwaukee on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 09:37 am:

Happy St Pat's. Snowing here in Milwaukee also. Also, thanks to Miller Brewing Co. all city buses are free to ride from 6 pm until the end of the runs tonight. Now, that's a good dependable designated driver.

By barb from TX on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 10:00 am:

hey Tony, is your mom is TX too. That is a lot of snow. Nice to look at but not fun to drive in

By Roudy Mi on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 10:01 am:

Here Here to the Lake Superior Irish!

By Paul Munising on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 10:08 am:

Roy,remember O'Brians well! Those were the good old days of the Copper Country.If your the Roy I think you are say hi to Beth. from Paul & Peggy

By Ron, Michigan on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 10:23 am:

We are going to try fishing at Lake Milakokia the first week of June. Has anyone had any luck at this lake and could you tell me anything about the camping at this Lake?

By Yooper in Utah on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 10:45 am:

Happy ST. Paddy's to all! 28 degrees here in the desert this morning....suppose to hit 69 this afternoon. Lawns and fields are turning green, buds on the trees. But in July it will be hot, dry, dusty, and brown. Oh, how I miss the U.P.! Wish I were there!

By CHS on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 10:51 am:

Say a prayer today to the families of Brian Tober 18 & Nichole Kinnunen 17- Both students at CHS and passed away this week in a car accident-
God Bless and Keep them in his loving arms Eternal.
Our hearts go out to the family,friends,classmates and anyone else effected by thier deaths- two lives cut very short- live everyday to the fullest and say all the things you need to say,for no one is promised another day-leave this world a better place for your being in it-and the lives touched -
As they touched the hearts of many.

By Mike MI on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:14 am:

Happy St.Paddys day from Beaverton!! It's about 30 degrees and light snow here. Watching two geese playing on the mighty Tittabawassee river. Can't wait till spring gets here.

By Ned Aldridge, Kingsford on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:18 am:

In memory of my mother, Patricia Aldridge, whose birthday is (was) today, St Patricks Day. She was part Irish on top of it all. She would have been 96 today.

By Dan, California on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:21 am:

Congratulations Mr. Varney, another fine picture on Weren't you COLD without your winter coats on!!!!

By JRH,MI on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:32 am:

Happy St. Patricks Day to all. No corned beef and cabbage here today, pasties. I did mix them up in a green bowl as a concession to the day.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:33 am:

That's a pretty amazing picture. What town is it taken in?

By pht/Miilwaukee on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:36 am:


We're getting slushed!!!!

By Ms. Katie temp Texan on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:40 am:

To Fair Isler...sure 'n there was a mess 'o Slatterys in Hubbell at one time. Had a livery stable, ran a delivery/bus service. Never would know there were many others about that weren't Irish:) to hear my mother's stories. Maybe some French-Canadians. (But that side of my family were on'ry folks :)) Good day to all from Ms. Katie

By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:49 am:

RD, Iowa:
Thanks for the Bunny Bread picture. Now I can show my city boy hubby. He never heard of Bunny I can show him a loaf of Bunny Bread..."Thats what I said, Bunny Bread".....quoting from the old commercial.

Hey Fran in GA,are you doing? Pain free I hope

We got 5 inches here in lower MI last night. Now I can use my Yooper Scooper.....

By jeff scrase on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 12:41 pm:

i remember bunny bread and dont forget bunny buns!

By Lowell MO. on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 01:11 pm:

Hate to rub it in but my Daffodil's are blooming here in Missouri. Looks like our spring is here.

By Rachel, Illinois on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 02:07 pm:

To Yooper in Yootaw,

You have a beautiful adopted state! I was amazed to see how many colors sand could come in. Near the Vermilion Cliffs, we found red sand that I brought home (a little bit) to put on my cactus dish gardens. The West is so awe-inspiring, on such a grand scale for us mid-westerners. How did you adjust to the sheer size of everything?

By ba on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 02:15 pm:

Hey! anybody seen Erin go braghless, I'm looking for her, (Hic)

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 02:20 pm:

Happy St. Patricks day all!

Here in the Central Valley, we are looking at our second day of temps. in the high 80's.
The leprechauns are all sunbathing here.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 03:04 pm:

Kevin K in Lodi... it is amazing the spring/almost summertime weather we've been having. Spent last Saturday driving around the Delta. That was fun!

By heather, arizona on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 03:58 pm:

I'm sitting here in Tucson, Arizona enjoying a homemade pasty. My U.P. upbringing did me right! Thanks all for the memories of home.

By QTip on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 04:02 pm:

The first post bit has had its day...

By Kathleen, Louisiana on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 05:22 pm:

Now I remember why I left Michigan!!! Don't get lost in all that white stuff........

Down here it is too easy to get lost in the swamps. Hey I am not complaining, really!

Lots of love from the south

By Debi, Laurium on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 05:53 pm:

I also say prayers and thoughts to the Tober & Kinnunen families. What a tragedy! My thoughts are with you and your families!! May you know that others, you don't even know, share in your grief.

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 06:25 pm:

Audrey, San Jose, CA ,
Yes, the last week has been wonderful weather.
Hope it doesn't mean a really hot summer.

By MADD Irish mom on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 06:28 pm:

To all o' ye who hoist a pint in the pubs tonight, please
grab a designated driver who will sippin' tea by the
hearth instead.

By rjr on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 06:30 pm:

so sorry to read about the tragedy involving the kids, it's allways hard to bear.sometimes to common as i was growing up in mom is a kinnunen,her father herman had a farm up near the airport off "41"

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 07:19 pm:

Kevin... me too!

By Kevin K, Lodi, CA on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 09:14 pm:

Are you a former Michigander also?

By Mary Ann, WY on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 10:21 pm:

Happy St. Patrick's Day to all in the UP. It sure looks like winter will be around for awhile in your area. We still have quite a bit of snow, but the temps have been warmer and the snow is starting to melt. Weekend temps are suppose to be in the 50's. Yeah! Robins have returned here. On Price is Right today there was a contestant who had a yooper t-shirt on, but unfortunately he didn't do well in winning any prizes.

By Mike M, Kalamazoo on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 10:44 pm:

Happy St Paddy's Day to PastyCam fans. With a glorious Irish dinner by the Mrs, a couple of Guinness, my friends at PastyCam, I am ready for any snowstorms or whatever until June.... Thank goodness for this mid-Lenten Holy Day.

By Fran,Ga on Wednesday, March 17, 2004 - 11:12 pm:

Sue, I'm still on the walker and in PT Still have some pain from the Fibro but it is better than it was. I do not like being laid up like this.

Liked the picture today.Folks here wouldn't believe you could survive with that much snow:)

By Russ E., St. Clair county MI on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 01:33 am:

7 inches of new snow yesterday down here between Port Huron and Anchor Bay! Snowing now outside again! Pushing it around today with blade on lawnmower, I scraped down to some GREEN grass--YEA! Red Wing Blackbirds, Grackles by the dozens at our feeders but the Robins took off!

By Savage,Maine on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 07:16 am:

Hey................In Feburary of 1969 I along with everyone eles in Stratton,Maine lived with snow this deep also,could walk from the snowbanks right to the roof of our house.....No kidding.

By A. Moilanen, Buffalo, NY on Thursday, March 18, 2004 - 10:51 pm:

The Buffalo area doesn't have nothing for snow compared to the good ol' UP. Boy I do miss all the fun. Take Care everybody, and don't forget about St. Urho.

By Matthew, Arizona on Friday, March 19, 2004 - 11:11 am:

Missin Da' U.P.-I let my co-workers check out the pic of the street sign above and they were blown away...I guess they would be since 1/2 of them have never seen or touched snow ! It is going to be 91 here today, not much of a chance for them to experience snow today...

By marc on Sunday, March 21, 2004 - 09:38 am:

Here in Maine, we got a couple inches last night. Happy Day to you too.

By Dave, MI on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 01:20 am:

That's in Laurium, dat there picture! That's the corner of Kearsarge st. and Third St. Yup, I noticed it everyday I drive past it! Kearsarge St. is the place to be!

By wanda on Thursday, April 21, 2005 - 04:06 pm:

Enjoyed reading your right up and he pictures of michigan, my husband left kalamazoo in 1977 and moved to mesa arizona, was glad to leave the snow behind,


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