Apr 27-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: April: Apr 27-04
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:17 am:

Today, we have two guys who look like they're grown-ups, but as everyone knows when you go home to the Copper Country (or anywhere for that matter) for a visit with Mom and Dad, you revert back to kid stuff again. I love this shirt! Apparently Jim Anthony did too, since he snapped a shot of it and added it to his Guest Gallery. A little brotherly love and good natured kidding, what family is all about! Just a reminder for all us "children" out in Pastyland, Mother's Day is fast approaching... only 12 more days to pick out something special for Mom.

By Kathy, MI on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:19 am:

Good morning! It's snowing here in Lansing - can you believe it?

By jk, Atlanta on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:24 am:

Reminds me of the Smother's Brothers in the good old days of TV.Good show, good sentiment.

By Becky, Lansing/Tamarack City on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:37 am:

Yes, I can. I am in Lansing too. Except tomorrow it will be near 70!

By Steve the flying troll on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:38 am:

I am sending pastys to Mom.........What greater gift than smelling those little guys warming in the oven.......and no work for Mom..........

By Becky, Lansing/Tamarack City on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:41 am:

But it looks like a beautiful day thru the eyes of the Bridge Cam. Are those new constructions signs I see?

By Jim, Lower Mi. on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:41 am:

Snow here in Clio, just north of Flint also. Everyone have a great day.

By JDP, Marquette on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:44 am:

Mike, the gang in Facilities say HI!! You know who we are.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 09:08 am:

Becky - There's construction on the entry to the lift bridge. Anyone planning to cross today should allow a little extra time.

By Ellen,Sunrise Side, Mi. on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 09:20 am:

Hi, I'm visiting here in Sunny Ca.We have a new Grandson and his big briother is five. It's suppose to hit 88* today. Far cry from 45* back in Mi. Its so Great to be able to keep in touch with Pasty.com while I am here. Hope to have warmer temps when I return on May 4th. Have a Great week everyone.....

By Ellen,Sunrise Side,Mi on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 09:32 am:

Hey Jim,lower Mi...did you see my message on the crocus picture. Just checking... Have relatives in Neuganee.

By ShawnR, GR MI on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 09:37 am:

We had snow in Grand Rapids (MI) this morning too and it is still on the ground.

By Ken, Mt. Clemens on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 09:44 am:

Snowing here in Mt.Clemens.

By J - Stuck in OR on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 09:47 am:

Greetings from another Negaunee native (displaced). I do remember a Pascoe - as I remember, his name was Don, and he was a speech therapist or special ed teacher in grade school. I may be wrong, though (it's been a few years).

By Jim, Lake Linden, MI on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 09:55 am:

It is 65 currently in Old Town, Fl, but going to 80s. But wish we were back in MI. Hopefully by middle of May, Jim & Fran, LL, but still snow birds.

By Lynn in A2 on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 10:15 am:

Snow in A2 and Ypsi.

By finnferrfunn on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 10:15 am:

Hey, it's a beautiful day in 'Yooperdom'. Here's a little humor to get you smilin'.

An out-of-stater dies and goes to Heaven. St. Peter is showing him around. Everything is glorious. There is a music hall with every kind of music, all played with angelic perfection. The dining hall offers food beyond compare. And the residences, St. Peter assures him, are comfortable beyond all imagination. On their way to the residence halls, they turn down a hall where everyone is chained to the wall. St. Peter offers no comment as they continue down the long passageway. After a few minutes the man asks St. Peter. "If this is Heaven and everything is so wonderful why are these people chained up?" St Peter answers, "Oh. Those are the downstate Michiganders, If we don't keep them chained up they try to go to their cabins in the UP on the weekends."

By Jeff Portland oregon on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 10:22 am:

Good day fellow yoopers, we had record heat yesterday in the northwest today sunny and 70 degrees,dont miss the snow back home expecially in april when you think spring is here and surprise more snow,sure do miss the area and the people no place like the copper country any where.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 10:44 am:

Sunny and high of 81 here in Houston, Texas! Isn't that a little warmer than a hot U.P. summer day?

By Mike R. New Berlin, WI on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 10:50 am:

J Stuck in Or. Steve Pascoe was a teacher at Lakeview Elementary in Negaunee. I think he just retired. I grew up on Maas street a block from
the school, way back when. Left town in 1965.

By JAD, Oskar, MI on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 11:22 am:

"Snowing" -- Yesterday, at 4pm, I returned to Houghton from Marquette and went through: sunshine, drizzle, rain, sleet, hail and snow. And this morning little sleet-like pellets were lining the roadsides.

By Eric Simandl, NV on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 11:33 am:

I worked with a Jim Anthony at WDMJ in the early 1980s. Same guy?

92° and sunny today in Fabulous Las Vegas.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 01:22 pm:

Hey Yoopers! Any chance we could get some SPRING pictures to look at in the Guest Photos? I've seen a couple, and would love to see some more.

By KKG, TC, Houghton, now Waterford, Michigan on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 01:34 pm:

Sonny Elliot calls those sleet-like pellets snain, I think. It's nasty stuff.

By Sherry in N FL on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 03:24 pm:

Sonny Elliot is still on the air? Wow, I left MI over 20 years ago and he was not a young man then.
GO Sonny, I always liked him, funny guy.

By Nancy and Bill Johnson, Winter Tucson Residents on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 03:27 pm:

Sunny and 94 degrees here in Tucson. We "sno-birds OR sun-birds" have been here since November and will be wending our way home to Hancock next week. Great winter here. How's about some WARMER weather for us when we return?

Nancy and Bill "Willie"

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 03:43 pm:

Well, let's try this again, I am feeling so stupid today, here's the geese....AGAIN!!
rude geese

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 03:53 pm:


I see Geese! Good job Dave! :) Can't believe there is still snow on the ground! We have the A/C cranking here!

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 03:55 pm:

I remember Sonny Elliot too! He was always entertaining and he is still doing it in Detroit. I remember how he used to pronounce 'Engadine' something like 'Enga-dinga-donga-dine'. Really enjoyed his weathercasts.

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 03:58 pm:

Hi Shelly/Yankee in Texas, yep, finally figured it out, darn thing about these computers, "output is only as good as the input". Now I will try to figure out what 2 + 2 equals!!??##$$

By anon, milw on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 04:10 pm:

I have a dumb request. The other day someone asked a question that wasn't answered. I am coming up this summer, and I'd really like to know...is CRUSTY BREAD available? It holds up well, and we don't like to go grocery shopping every day when we are camping. We are at a lake, and things get damp and moldy pretty quick if we can't seal them up!!

By Missin Thurners on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 04:22 pm:

If you are referring to Thurners Crusty then it is no longer available. Thurners is no more :(

By maijaMI on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 04:38 pm:

to Clyde Emblad: thanks very much for the historic pictures yesterday. I've always been fascinated with how Ford harvested the area for wood for the "station wagons," and slate for the roofs of his Detroit-area factories. Hence my interest in the Slate River. Anyone have a picture of the piles of slate left after he mined the river? They are huge. It's hard to get in there though, and only accessible at certain times of the year

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 04:55 pm:


No picture, just "YOUR IMAGE HERE!" :(

By anon/milw on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 04:58 pm:

This bread had no bakery label, but we always bought it in the Quality when it was in tLaurium..on the main drag/Hecla Street

By anon/milw on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 05:31 pm:

Ok, if this was a Thurner's product.. what would you say might be a good choice?

By Jack, K Falls Oregon on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 05:49 pm:

I wonder if Sonny Elliot is related to Dick Clark? I found this website with his bio & picture. Absolutely amazing.

All the best everybody!


By crusin'thebackroads on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 06:39 pm:

maijaMI~~if you don't mind my butting in here, what's hard to get to and only accessible certain time of the year? are you referring to the Slate river?

By mary from Lake Linden on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 06:40 pm:

anon in milw: If you call ahead a couple days to Toni's Bakery I am sure Eric would make some up for you. He will make just about anything within reason. Try calling when you get here.

By BIG GUY CALUMET, MI on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 06:56 pm:


By CALUMET MICH on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 06:59 pm:


By mo, mich on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 07:16 pm:

Big Guy, Thanks for the tip on crusty bread. Will certainly stop at Pat's and get some while we are in the UP for the summer.

By DH, Temecula, CA on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 07:18 pm:

crusin ... I think Maija was referring to the quarry areas. The last time I went up there about three or four years ago, there were some pretty serious water holes to negotiate. No mud, the base was solid, but we we up to the bumper on the ole F-150 in a couple of places.

By Crusty the Clown on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:22 pm:

Is Gedda's Bakery (Geda's, Jedda's, Getta's,
Jetta's...) in Hancock still open? I remember the wonderful crusty rolls they baked.

By Rice Laker Gary on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:40 pm:

If you are looking for a good bakery, easily avalible.. I love Econo Foods bakery!! yaah!!

By One Finn to Another on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 08:45 pm:

Toni's Bakery is the best in the U.P., GO WINGS! GO PISTON'S!

By Jack and Jill on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 10:28 pm:

Its 10:30pm and 79 degrees here in Bradenton Fl.
Rained today and quite sticky.Heading home on Monday 3rd to Laurium and expect to see a little snow in the garden to welcome us back.
Looking forward to seeing Chet Wetton down at his cottage in a few weeks--Is he 99 this year??
Hello from all his snow-bird friends.

By Daryl on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 11:11 pm:

Check out our new copper beaded watch on http://www.pasty.com/gifts

They'll make a wonderful surprize for Mom on Mother's Day. It's not too late to order.

By pilot joe on Tuesday, April 27, 2004 - 11:39 pm:

Sonny has two sides........public and private......ask most of the airplane mechanics in the Detroit area about Sonny's not so sunny side.....There is at least one shop he is no longer allowed to enter.......funny to watch, but not to be screamed at..........but you didn't hear it from me.........pilot joe from kokomo

By J - Stuck in OR on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 12:08 am:

Mike R. in WI - Thanks for the correction! I knew there was a Pascoe in there somewhere... I also lived on Maas St. in an apartment building while I was in high school.
Dave in Laurium - I remember riding with my dad on escort trips for the big rigs with oversize loads and seeing the sign on the way into Engadine. Enga-ringa-dinga-dine!

By maijaMI on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 05:58 am:

cruisin & DH: Yes, I was referring to the quarry site. It's pretty awesome climbing on HUGE piles of huge pieces of slate left by Ford. The ride in, as DH said, is full of deep holes full of water. You need a 4 wheel drive with good road clearance. You also need to know where it is--no signs saying "Ford left all this slate here." When you get there, you drive up one of the piles and you are right above the Slate River, which is a beautiful stretch at that point.

By RCW on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 06:59 am:

Jack & Jill Yes,99 this July. He should be there last week in May. Have a good trip.

By sam on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 - 08:04 am:

I saw Sunny once at a Lions Workout at Cranbrook, Oh' my Virgin Ears ! (late 60's)

By Nk , DE on Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 09:24 am:

does anybody know if the guy on the left works for icee company?

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