Sep 20-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: Sep: Sep 20-04
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Photo by Paul Roberts

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 02:54 am:

This beautiful little lake is on Cliff Drive, between Ahmeek and Phoenix (not the one in Arizona either!). It's Seneca Lake and there are just so many things to do in a location such as this, you'll have to help me name them. Let's start with what today's Pasty Cammist Paul Roberts was doing - taking in the view, including the beginnings of the fall color change. Also it's a great place to wet a hook or two. Another past-time for peaceful enjoyment just struck me while gazing at the stillness, the cloud shadow, the sky-blue reflection... daydreaming... if anyone sees my boss (Charlie) coming, give me a holler! ;-)

By Charlie, up late/early on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 02:58 am:

Back to work, Mary )8|
First Post

By Ron, Georgia on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 03:03 am:

Yes, wet those hooks! This lake reminds me of many that I have fished. The picture is a great way to start the day.

By Tricia, Calumet, MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 03:20 am:

Boy, I guess I'm not the only one having a hard time getting to
sleep tonight. Must be something in the Keweenaw air tonight/
this morning.

By John,mi. on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 04:31 am:

Mary, sounds like you GET PAID for doing this?!?!?. If so, watch out, I know a few who will be after your job.

By Therese from just below the bridge on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 05:22 am:

I came home last night from a long weekend in Copper Harbor with my mom. It will have to carry me through winter because it's the end of vacation time for me this year.

Mom is just short of 88, widowed six years. Thursday night she and I were both sleepless, got up at 3AM and stood in the dark on the Lk Superior shore, wrapped in an afghan, the chill air blowing our hair, while the northern lights made a white arc in the North. We named the stars and watched the lights of an upbound freighter passing slowly by. The whole weekend her eyes shown with joy. She told me if she died now she would die happy. I suggested she wait a few more years.

Henry Mitchell, the late garden editor of the Washington Post, said that, to carry a person through hard times, he should keep in his memory one image of perfect beauty. I have been given several more this weekend.

By kosk in Toronto on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 06:15 am:


Amen to that! I'm so glad your mother(and
you, of course) had such memorable
moments, My dad had some like that this
summer too. He's a little younger than your
mother, but he made almost the identical
remark. My response was almost the same
as yours. He's downstate now too, but
sustained by beautiful memories.

By smf in troll land on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 06:31 am:

Good morning everyone.
Pretty picture!

By joe troll on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 06:42 am:

Good Morning from Ann Arbor

Nice picture, so peaceful what a great way to start a Monday.


By Joe on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 06:49 am:

Hello Therese

What a great Daughter you are and how cool it must have been to just watch the morning start that way.This year was the first time I was in copper harbor . Ive been there two times sence.
I found what i was looking for there total peace
and solitude.


By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 06:54 am:

I love the picture. Mornin' everyone.

By Laure near Mpls on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 07:06 am:

Happy Birthday to my mom, Dolores Paquette. I'm sure the angels are throwing a big party for her today !

Even after 22 years, it hasn't gotten any easier not having you around.

By Erin, MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 07:25 am:

Good morning from Novi. Nice picture. Makes me wish I could be up there for the fall color change.

By maijaMI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 07:27 am:

Therese, lovely comment. Heartwarming to those of us who have lost or are losing a parent.

Favorite passtime at Seneca Lake: just sitting and soaking up the peace and beauty. Almost always go that way and usually stop.

Mary and Charlie must be energized now getting ready for their long winter's nap!

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 07:28 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka, IN. The picture is beautiful. It reminds of our lake in NE IN. Now when I'm at the cottage I can remember this picture and feel a little closer to the UP.

By NKR Mishawaka IN on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 07:31 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. Thank you Mary and Paul Roberts for the beautiful picture. It will sustain me today.

By Anita from the U.P. on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 07:40 am:

Theresa......what a wonderful moment you shared with your mother. Thank you for sharing it with us. My mother passed away 2 1/2 years ago now, but I also remember a moment at Lake Superior with her. She was in a nursing home in Ontonagon and it was a beautiful summer day when I visited her so I took her to the local park by the lake. She could barely walk anymore but somehow I managed to get her up on the slide and sit her in front of me and down the slide we went! I still remember her laughter. Then I helped her to the lake, rolled up her pant legs and we waded into the lake. It had been a very long time since she had been in Lake Superior and she enjoyed it thoroughly. There is just something about Lake Superior that makes you want to do stuff like this.

By maijaMI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 07:48 am:

to Paul Roberts: Wonderful gallery. Some people only see a cloudy day, "When will we get some sun?" Others see the incredible beauty and color. Thank you, skywatcher.

By glojolo on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 07:53 am:

hey, hey, hey - - - I did it again! I didn't get my message sent to you soon enough. I added it to yesterday's page - but, it's not there. What is the cut off time to have it entered on the page one wants? I'm a night owl and that's my explanation for being so late each time.
I wrote about Billy Brinkman and his awe inspiring stash of pictures. My mother's family knew him. But, me? I only met him once at a little red restaurant on M-26 and the road to Liminga. It's still there - I understand.
My Father and brother were in Schmidt's Bar one day and Billy asked if he could take their picture. They said, "Okay". It hung there in the bar till Billy died. Eventually, when my brother visited from Arizona once more - he asked if he might have it. The owners said, "Okay."
Now - I must say I loved the picture of the three musicians yesterday. There used to be a popular accordianist long ago (I don't know if he is still with us anymore) and his name was Earl Lilley (Lilly?). I met him and his wife many years ago when my Aunts were on a visit. He is related to our family I've been told.
Enough for today - Glojolo

By glojolo on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 08:07 am:

To Charlie or Mary - I am totally embarrassed! This is Glojolo and I wrote the e-mail just before this one. After I wrote it - I thought I would go back and read more of yesterday's messages. And voila! There it was. It just doesn't pay to be hasty. In fact, I'm not too fast at all.
While I'm at it. Can you give some information regarding the musicians on yesterday's page?
Thank you. Glojolo

By yooper at college on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 08:11 am:

mornin from a windy grand forks north dakota

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 08:12 am:

Beautiful story, Therese!

I'm still waiting to hear that I won the '95 Mustang from Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly. (Or at least the 5h prize of a remote car starter.) I'll be here waiting.

By Jerry Florida on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 08:18 am:

I fished that lake many times with my father, caught some nice small mouth bass and always took my daughters there to catch perch, they always loved to go fishing even taught them how to put a worm on the hook.

By maijaMI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 08:19 am:

to Paul Roberts: Where was photo # 59 taken?

By SarahK, MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 08:56 am:

What would I do beside that scene? Anything and nothing. Read, dream, plan, create a mind of nothingness but the beauty before me. Sleep, feel the sun, cold, see the stars. Anything I wanted to do.

By Marko in Ohio on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 09:23 am:

How about a shot of all the bobbers hanging from the power lines ?!?! I remember "catchin" one or two back in the day !!! They put those darn things so close to a fishing hole too - I just don't get it.

By Alicia , Mi. on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 09:43 am:

I grew up in Seneca and appreciate the photo.
I remember the old road that was between Kopp's and Karvonens that led out to Seneca Lake. Our other neighbors were Rajaniemi's, Dombrowski's,
Kowalski's, Tervo's, Hill's and of course the Koski family.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 09:47 am:

Good Morning!

Therese, what a wonderful heart memory you have made!
I miss Michigan so much I could burst! Especially this time of year! I try to put pictures on my desktop to go with the seasons; and this time of year there are so many wonderful pictures of the fall colors!

Houston is blah, and hot this time of year. Enjoy the frost on the pumpkins!

By Carol, Little Brothers on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 09:58 am:

Marsha, Genesee/Aura

First prize, the '95 Mustang went to Rob Wickstrom from Escanaba.

By Chimba, White Lake MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 10:36 am:

Where in Houghton can you get good pizza?

By Kate, CA on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 10:38 am:

To Therese and Anita, I enjoyed reading your experiences with your mothers so much, it actually brought tears to my eyes. Therese, when I first started reading your description, it was almost like reading a have a great flair for writing.

By Dave, Temecula, CA on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 10:43 am:

Chimba: Ambassador has always been my favorite pizza in Houghton (or anywhere else, for that matter!).

By me, MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 10:51 am:

I agree, Ambassador is the way to go... and while you are there you might as well go 'fishing' too. (you'll understand when you look to the back of the menue!)

By Jim B-Downtown Milwaukee on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 10:55 am:

Good Morning to all from Milwaukee... What a great picture!!! On my bike and to Seneca Lake I would go. Memories of the way I "was"!!!

Not too many people in our office are happy right now, but I am!!! Life is good... the Lions are in 1st place.

By J.R., Arlington Hgts, IL on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 10:59 am:

Has the Mining Gazette changed its web address? Does anyone know why I can't read the news anymore?

By Dr. Nat in Nevada on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:06 am:

Good Morning!
Fall is in the air here in Nevada. The snow level is down to 5000 feet and it's only going to be 73 degrees here in Vegas today. My Yooper husband is loving it.

By Theresa Coloradoo on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:13 am:

Therese and Anita Thank you so much for the Mom memorys, this morning... I lost my Mom in July of this year.. I miss her so much. I did not have those good late year memorys but have many more other ones. The tears come often but I know she is in a better place. Thank you gals..

By Long ago on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:23 am:

AHHHH the wonderful memories of walking to Seneca, meeting up with Lenny and Butchie, then continuing to Seneca Lake and the home made raft.

By Idaho on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:32 am:

The Mom rememberances are Grand as is the calm picture today. Big fat flakes making their appearance in SE Idaho. Hills in town peeking through mist "seem" to be whiter than normal.

By Karla, MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:37 am:

For all you color watchers, here's the report (in my opinion): As of Saturday the Keweenaw has very sparse color so you haven't missed anything yet. My sisters and I had a great Keweenaw Tour and found the Natural Wall in Traprock Valley (after about an hour of searching). Thanks to the property owners who allowed us on their land and showed us where to go. We couldn't get very close as it was a treacherous path. Also, the wall is pretty much obscured by leaves so its hard to see in a picture taken from a distance. We also visited the Clark Mine, Manganese Falls and had a great lunch at Seasons at Lac La Belle. We also found some great deals in the Copper Harbor gift shops. Have a great day!

Natural Wall

By Candy, CA on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:43 am:

Dave in Temecula, you've got that right! After four years, we've finally found one place in California that makes good pizza, close, but not as good as the Ambassador. Vango's in Marquette is good, too. And Alicia, every time I see your name on a post, I smile. Hope you and your big little one (and Steve) are enjoying a wonderful fall. Therese, your words were beautiful. I'm grateful to still have my mom (and dad) and tell them that every day. I spent many a happy hour or two at Seneca Lake fishing with my dad when I was a little girl. Lots of fun to catch a perch when you're a little kid. Yummy wild berries, too, as I recall.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:44 am:

Can I share one about my Grandmother?

I was adopted and years later was able to meet up with my biological family. My grandmother lived in the Soo, and we both knew we had alot of memories to make, and history to be told and not much time left to do it. So, one day she took me around the Soo and showed me this and that, and had a story for everything! She was 80+, and shuffled along in her house slippers, pointing here and there. I miss her dearly, but she gave me so many wonderful memories!!!!

I only hope I can be half the woman she was...

By maijaMI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:47 am:

Chimba: others will no doubt let you know of other good places, but Ambassador pizza is excellent. (I generally don't even like pizza!) It's also a good nostalgic decor, good service, and has windows overlooking the canal.

By Joanne White LK on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:58 am:

Some one mentioned the studio for awsome pizza . Has anyone else tried it? I dont remember seeing The Studio.

By Paul Roberts, Mohawk on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 12:07 pm:


Photo #59 was taken on M26 between Lake Linden and DOllar Bay. There are (suprisingly) quite a bit of spots along M26 as well as other areas where the remains of buildings like that are. I've seen quite a few in my wanderings around the Keewenaw. Thanks for looking at the gallery!

By Melissa, Westland, Mi on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 12:12 pm:

The Bass is the place for pizza hands down. The Library is a far second.

Everyone please enjoy the sunsets, Northern Lights, and water for me. I don't know when I shall return but it could not be soon enough.

By Yooper in Westland on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 12:16 pm:

TO: J.R., Arlington Hgts, IL

The Gazette changed the appearance of their website but there's a link to news (local, national and world) on the left side.

By Yooper in Westland on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 12:19 pm:

Forgot my two cents about pizza...

Ambassador is definitely the best. And if your "fishing" as for a Snakenuts (it's on a special - not available to the public - menu).

Out Baraga way - Irene's Pizza is pretty tasty as well.

By Leslie at the Northern Lights Lodge - Cadillac, MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 12:32 pm:

Hello out there! I need your suggestions!

My godson has just arrived in Falujah and we'd like to send him a care package... what sort of things are appropriate to send? what can they use? are there things we shouldn't send? Any help you can give us would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!

By cj Milford/Hancock on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 12:42 pm:

Joanne (Wht Lk) - you are here again. Don't worry I won't tell Jen. Just keep getting that house in order so you can get where you want to go (on Edwards!) I herd you are a bit of a pack rat. Looking at this site makes me sad I want to be up there.

By Candy, CA on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 12:49 pm:

Time to change the picture on the home page to match the gorgeous one above...

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 01:00 pm:

Candy, hit your refresh icon... I just corrected it.

This morning on the way into Calumet I saw a guy driving one of those big steam rollers who looked just like Eddie with his accordian in yesterday's Shoebox Memory:

da band

By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 01:05 pm:

Leslie at Northern Lights Lodge:
Our Elks lodge had sent some packages out to our troops. Here is what we sent that they really appreciated:
Eye Drops
Wet Wipes
Crossword Puzzles
Any type of small games
Phone Cards
Hard candy
Travel Size Tissues
Liquid Soap
Travel Size moisturizer cream

We found a lot of good deals at Dollar Stores...this just to name a few things.

By Leslie on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 01:13 pm:

Thanks SDC...
I knew someone out there would know! I'll head to the store this afternoon! I really appreciate your suggestions!

By LG, MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 01:20 pm:

Whenever my elderly parents get in one of those moods to clean house and ask what I would like them to leave me, I say "Memories". I loved the comments above and wish with all my heart that I lived closer to my folks. Hopefully, some day.....

By joanne white lk on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 01:46 pm:

cj milford/hancock
shhh. I got two boxs packed.

By yooper on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 01:54 pm:

I've sent packages to the troops and they have requested such things as lip balm, SOFT toilet paper, ziploc bags to keep the sand out, beef jerkey or snacks for movie night, CDs, and especially baby wipes and deodorant.

By shelly/yankee in Texas on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 01:58 pm:

Do you have an address where things can be sent so that they will get to the troops?

By care package hints on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 02:04 pm:

If anyone has an address for the troops, please post it. The individual we sent to is now home and if we had another name we could send some items out. They also like things to flavor the water (ice tea, kool aid), birthday cards or blank cards (they don't get to Wal mart very often!!)and appreciate a card to send back home to loved ones, dehydrated soup. Hope that helps.

By nervouskeweenawcamper on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 02:05 pm:



By Chas Saginaw on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 02:16 pm:

Cousin Jack,
Just read your posting of yesterday and my grandmother, on my mothers side, maiden name was Mary Richard. She married Joseph Aubin, my grandfather. They resided in Lake Linden. If this sounds like the correct person, e-mail me.

By Leslie on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 02:42 pm:

I appreciate all the suggestions that you have sent along.

I also spent some time researching on the net to see if I could find any additional information.

I stumbled along to find this website. It has product mailing suggestions; and guidelines... and seems to have a lot of info appropriate to 'adopting a soldier' and that kind of thing.
I hope that it will be ok to post it here. (Mary, I apologize if it isn't ok to post it here... I trust you would remove it and make a link to a more appropriate spot?)

By dd, mi on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 03:15 pm:

Pizza The Ambassador

and as for the "fishing" i believe the reference is to their drinks called "fish bowls"

By Steve, Il. on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 03:28 pm:

Does anyone know if Silver Images Studio is still open, and if so, what are their hours? I am looking to buy some pictures next week, during a quick visit. I can't wait to taste an Ambassador Tostada pizza.

By In GB on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 03:31 pm:

Radio stations in Green Bay sent requested items several times in the last few years to the troops.The top three requests were phone cards, Baby style {wet} wipes and {{Canned}} snacks like Pringles or cheese puffs in a can.

By need one on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 03:35 pm:

Is there still a delivery company in Houghton that will send you Ambassador pizza my mail?

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 03:46 pm:

Steve, Il...

Silver Images Studio is open. We were there the week before last. I believe the hours are 10-5, but you might want to call, just to make sure.

By Pete Wi. on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 04:15 pm:

The Library will never be the same unless Jon Davis would buy it back. Vango's is very good for pizza. Order a pepperoni, jalapeno and anchovi with mazarella chedar and feta cheeses.

By LG, MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 04:21 pm:

Anyone else on past email a Minnesota Viking fan? Growing up on the very western end of the UP, it was a toss-up between Minnesota and Green Bay and there was NO middle ground.....

By Charman on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 04:23 pm:

Leslie, I have been sending packages to 3 service people one female and 2 males, wish I could do more for them. Here are some additional items I have sent socks, foot powder (anti fungal type), dried fruit, croswword puzzle books or with letters just the pages (include the answer page, smile), dried taco mix (helps with the meals) and granola bars. There is an organization down here that has been meeting intermittently and packing boxes. Perhaps a church or service org. could help with sending boxes. Best to your grandson, he is entering a "••••" hole

By mike, champion on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 04:31 pm:

Did anyone else notice the Gerbil on the far shore of the lake photo above?

By ert, GA on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 04:42 pm:

Hey, all the cams are working once again. How nice!

By Lori... commerce twp on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 04:48 pm:

By mike, champion on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 04:31 pm:
Did anyone else notice the Gerbil on the far shore of the lake photo above?
LOL! I just burst out giggling! :)
too funny...
beautiful, clear, bright last day of summer here in lower michigan...

By Mary/lake linden on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 05:08 pm:

Laure near Mpl.
Think of your mom often and pray for her each day. Miss her and all the good times we had. She was a special person. Visit her grave often as it is by my husbands. take care and God Bless.

By kathyr, IN on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 05:24 pm:

Thanks for the comment about the gerbil, I laughed hard.

By Jeff in Houston too on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 05:26 pm:

Shelly, what are we doing here in H-town anyway? I came here 20 years ago and still I'm homesick. Now I can see retirement at the end of the tunnel. Maybe I'll get to retire back home one day.

By LIZ, Pinckney on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 05:27 pm:

The mention of Champion reminded me that the Homestyle section of the Detroit News on Saturday had the following little blurp:

"American Standard, the world's largest manufacturer of bath and kitchen products, has designated the Upper Peninsula town of Champion (pop. 294) as the official home of American's Best Flushing Families, installing 115 of its newly engineered Champion toilets for a real-life consumer satisfaction test." 09/18/04
Copyright 2004
The Detroit News.

Who comes up with these ideas?!

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 05:59 pm:


I ask myself how I got here almost every day while fighting traffic in the Galleria area! UGG! I do plan to go back to Michigan someday too. Until then, this site gets me through the day!

By maijaMI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 06:19 pm:

giant gerbils reminiscent of past posts and best flushing towns....TOO FUNNY!

thanks, Paul. I think I'll go that way more often and explore around. Grandparents' house was on Lake Linden Ave. in Laurium right across from George Kipp Memorial, so I have been thinking I should go that way more and not always be zooming north on 41.

By Mary, Lemoore CA on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 06:28 pm:


We sent some boxes over for corpsman stationed here at the Naval Hospital. In addition to the previously mentioned items:

fleas collars (for their ankles (sand fleas)
lip balm
sweets (especially during the holidays)(no chocolate though)
purell hand santizer

5 of those corpsman are returning home this week. We still have 10 over there in Iraq. Keep them and all our military personnel in prayers.

By Victor P., Houston Tx on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 06:36 pm:

Great Picture today.

Shelly and Jeff: You are not alone in Houston. I still have a sister and her family in Ironwood. We were just there last month took them out to Isle Royale and generally played tourist. We love the views and the people. Looking forward to retiring (part year) there someday.

By Anita from the U.P. on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 07:20 pm:

Chimba.....The Studio in Houghton has awesome pizza. I recently tried it for the first time and I loved it. They also give coupons for dollars off on your next order. You can't beat that!

By cminetti Macomb MI on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 07:59 pm:

My Dad lived along that road near Seneca Lake in a small log cabin below one of the cliffs. When I was little we used to visit the ruins of the cabin and barn. There is barely any evidence of it anymore.

By Carole Sterling Hts. Mi. on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 08:37 pm:

cminetti- How odd that you mentioned the small log cabin on the Cliff road. When I was small, way back in the late 40's there was such a cabin on the left side of the road going north. If I recall, the logs were grayish. Also some sort of house was across the road from it. Both have been gone many, many years, but always think of them when going back and forth on Cliff Drive Rd.

By Tom on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 09:43 pm:

Mike, Champion, lol. Gerbil hunter are you eh??

By Therese from just below the bridge on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 09:50 pm:

Gerbil? I looked through every part of my bifocals but can't see it. How big is it? And where?

By Jean, West Texas on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 09:58 pm:

Whenever I need a lift to my day, I know I can tune in to the pasty network and decompress. Thank you.

By Shirley Laurin on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 10:32 pm:

We were out of town for the week-end, just getting home this evening. In checking out this site, was pleased to see the men who played polka music many years ago. Frank Yankovic (formerly America's polka king) played at the Calumet Armory many times during my teen years. He played Slovenian style music which is called "Cleveland style". There was a lot of polka music played around the area and all the places were packed - Sportsmen's Bar, Midway, White House, Golden Peasant, Oak Room, the Bucket, Sis's in Dollar Bay. What fun we used to have! There is a very distinct difference between Slovenian and Polish. In the Polish style, it does have a tendency to sound the same. We still dance a lot to this wonderful music (Slovenian)in the Detroit area and go to festivals around the country. It's a great way to enjoy happy music, get some exercise and have a lot of fun at the same time!

By pj,mi on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:14 pm:

Chimba: Take a ride North to Calumet.
Fifth Street in the 300 block has the Calumet Pizza Works. Really good pizza.

By Susan, Fl on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:20 pm:

Liz, Pinkney...ref the American Standard flushing toilets....they should have used a town in the LP for that test....Flushing!

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 11:35 pm:

Finally saw the 'giant' gerbil. Made us smile, too. :>) What a nice pic, not even a ripple on the lake. Ch6TV from Marquette had an article about the Champion toilets being given to so many people and businesses in Champion. That also made us smile. :>)

By John Jacob on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 02:49 am:


Where on earth did you come up with the gerbil in the pic from?


By Emma, UP on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 - 10:08 am:

What is a gerbil?

By Gee wiz on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 - 11:05 pm:

small Old World burrowing desert rodent with long soft pale fur and hind legs adapted for leaping

By janice, novi, michigan on Sunday, October 17, 2004 - 04:28 pm:

I know I'm a little behind in leaving a message, but I have a lot of fond memories of this very spot. We came up every year when i was growing up, and stayed in Mohawk, actually Seneca location, at my aunt & uncle's house. Their names were Joe and Addie Kopp, and they were truly two of the most wonderful, beautiful people I have ever known. I will always treasure my vacations at their home, and I will miss them forever. I stop there whenever I can and just enjoy the fresh air and memories! Sorry, I didn't mean to be too lengthy here, I just get carried away with the whole area!

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