Nov 26-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: November: Nov 26-02
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Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 04:53 pm:

Snow is falling all across the U.P. Here in the Copper Country the road crews are out in full force, clearing the way for early holiday travelers.

We welcome any newcomers who browsed our way as a result of the Detroit Free Press online gift guide, published in today's Freep. We're grateful for the coverage extended to Pasty Central and many of our sponsors, as the Free Press has done the past few years.

Jilly the Cow here is about the same scale as the big snowman right across the road at the Dairy Queen, which appeared on this page in March 2001. He was a leftover from the Winter Carnival, which we hope to be covering again this year as the Pasty Cam completes 5 years of a daily glimpse of life from the U.P.

Chilly Willy

Tim in Oscoda on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 05:04 pm:

Sure starting to look white up there! We are still waiting down here!

By Kevin K. Lodi, Ca. on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 05:10 pm:

Stuck here in Lodi, wishing i was back home.
The kids and i sure do miss the snow. It doesn't feel like the Holiday's, without the snow.
Thanks for the great site, It help's ease the homesickness..... A little.

P.S. The Pasty's are great.

By onEaglesWings.Spring Grove, Illinois on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 05:18 pm:

Looks to be udderly cold up der, eh?

By Bruce Mi on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 05:27 pm:

John; you need a better knot on that rope. Bruce

By Don MI. on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 06:01 pm:

Be sure to drink Jilbert's milk,the farmers of the UP are "pulling" for you and that's the "udder"truth.

By jan,,,,,,E.R. Mi. on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 07:20 pm:

Jilly needs a sweater and earmuffs, the poor girl looks like a huge soft ice cream dispencer. They had a boyfriend for her for sale in Lansing at the Ford dealer, a handsome angus, he'd probably flip for her.

By Bill P. Ca. on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 07:40 pm:

Charlie, why are you trying to deceive us?? We know that a deer hunter mistook that cow for a deer and, because he didn't have a bicycle available, has decided to take it home on a trailer.

By jj on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 09:13 pm:

moo ving onto another town.jilly has been all over the u.p.jilberts is the best

By MMLLMI on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 09:22 pm:

haha to Bill in Ca..... it is "udderly" cold up here and I can't wait until the ol' pasty cam is showing new growth of spring leaves and grass! I think I will spend my days with more time on archived pastycam shots than dailies......I love bein' a yooper, but am getting tooooooooo old to take the winters much longer!

By MMLLMI on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 09:28 pm:

aahhhhh and since i didn't have my "fond memories thinking cap" on in the last post...I have to post again....does ANYONE but me remember Jilbert's ice cream in the flavor of "Tiger, Tiger" I used to LOVE that stuff.....It was orange colored ice cream with black licorice flavored stipes. I don't recall the flavor of the orange colored ice cream, but I remember as a kid, no one in our family could get enough of it! It was fantastic!!!!!!!! I wish Jilbert's would revive this recipe. Does anyone else remember it????????? It was around either in the late 60's or early 70's. I would love to taste it again since I am within the delivery of fine Jilbert's products.........say ya to da U.P., eh!

By Curt, WI on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 09:42 pm:

There was nothing like puttin a couple of scoops of Jilbert's Vanilla Ice Cream into a glass filled with Faygo Root Beer. Ah Good Times.

By Homesick Yooper on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 09:52 pm:

Also wonderful -- a couple of scoops of Jilbert's Vanilla Ice Cream into a glass filled with Vernor's Ginger Ale. Delicious!!

By Ken from da UP on Tuesday, November 26, 2002 - 11:02 pm:

Yah but, da A&W root beer was da best! Never tasted the orange/licorice ice cream but it sure sounds wondermous. I used to love the orange Dreamsicles though. :o) Nice pic, RCW.

By VM Calumet on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 01:25 am:

I love the humor hear today!!! LOL!!

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 01:57 am:

One of my favorite ice cream flavors was orange-pineapple. Can't get that any more either.

By Mike P. Kingsford, Mi on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 03:32 am:

Being a true Italian, I prefer Jilberts SPAMONI. Hurry up and accumulate a bunch of snow up there so I can come to the C.C. with the MXZ. Maybe we can pull ole Jilly around for awhile.

By PSmith, SC on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 08:13 am:

What is the large building on the bluff above the Kirkish furniture store? I have not been in the Copper Country in a few years so there are many changes with which I am not familiar. Thank you. Charlie-Keep those pictures coming, enjoy them and the comments daily.

By Toivo from Toivola on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 08:37 am:

The big building on the hill is the Bluffs. It is an apartment building for independent older folks, with a magnificent view of the Portage Canal valley from their elegant dining room. Just the other day I visited a friend of mine who lives there.

By Klp - southeast GA on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 09:02 am:

does anyone remember when Jilberts dairy was on the Rice Lake road near Lake Linden. Must have been in the 1950's. I believe thats where they started.

By Connie, Colorado on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 11:47 am:

MMLLMI - I too remember the "Tiger Tiger" Ice Cream and that stuff was great!!! I've never seen anything like it since. Ofcoarse - we can't get our hands on Jilbert's Ice Cream here, we get Dreyers Ice Cream here. It's amazing to me that no one has even ripped off that idea. I thought the orange stuff was orange flavored but now that I think about it, that sounds kinda weird, orange and licorice. I still think it was orange flavored.

I too find myself a little confused about the Kirkish Furniture location. And, are these bluff apartments located on the bluff (ie. that rocky area between Huron street and Portage on South Avenue in Houghton?) I haven't even been there since they removed the Houghton High School. I expect my heart to break the next time I'm up there!

By Ann Marie, Calumet on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 11:55 am:

Connie, the Kirkish Furniture is in the old Pamidia building,on the was to the Copper Country Mall...And the bluffs if on that big old ciff that used to just be a big sand pile back in the old days.
I remember the days when there was only the Pamida and the mall (and only a few stores existed in that as well) now the expansion is making for a really nice Christmas shopping experience Shopko,Wal-Mart the Mall ..without becoming "city like" still has the small town charm .
Happy Thankgiving to all the Yoopers and Misplaced Yoopers!

By me in the u.p. on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 11:57 am:

Kirkish Furniture, is in the old Pamida building. Pamida is in Calumet now. Behind the cow, in front of Kirkish, is Perkins Restaurant.

By Ron Z, Bootjack, MI. on Thursday, November 28, 2002 - 03:16 pm:

Jilberts Dairy did start on the Rice Lake Road - about two miles east of the Bootjack Road in the 1950's. They later moved to Calumet about 1955/1956.

By Sherry, MS on Friday, November 29, 2002 - 04:03 am:

Dad, that is TOOOOOO cute!!

By Kevin M., Brighton, MI on Monday, December 2, 2002 - 12:43 pm:

They have a Perkins in Houghton now!?!? And and Wal-Mart!?!? Next thing you'll tell me there's a Home Depot or Lowes moving in! Things sure have changed in just the last ten years since I've been there!

By Lisa, WI on Monday, December 2, 2002 - 03:10 pm:

I remember the Tiger Tiger ice cream. Haven't
seen that flavor in a long time. I can't give just
one favorite, though - there are so many good
ones to choose from....

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