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Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 07:19 am:

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By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 07:27 am:

Mornin, looks like we're having a great snowball fight!

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 08:36 am:

Good Morning Everyone! Happy Friday!

By P&G,TN (Gormfrog) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 09:07 am:

And another one bites the dust. Adherents to Wendell Berry's belief in working with your local community and sources, our Groundhog had no chance to see his shadow. It rained all day. Miraculously, it did stop right at 7:00 PM, so our annual tradition of burning the Christmas trees did happen. About thirty or so trees illuminated the still low hanging clouds in the night sky. The loud screech that you probably heard at that time was the results of a snake falling out of one of the trees a young lady was bringing to the bonfire. Our fireworks were spectacular after the incinerations.
This all happened at a large yard out in the county, back here at home we had open house from 3:00-6:300, BBQ (ground hog), chili, hot dogs, chips and desert. And games. And more games after the show (card games, DVD Family Feud most popular). About 1:15 AM, someone realized that it was no longer Groundhog Day....then the plans started being laid for next year.
Early spring? We haven't had much Winter in these parts lately. The large amount of rain, plus the 60° probably brought our friendly snake out at this unusual time. Groundhog Day is the end of the holiday season, and our favorite because it isn't controlled by the industrial consumerism machine.
Hope all in pastyland had an equally fine celebration. We are going to amble up to the U.P. in a couple weeks, even a few days in the Keweenaw...have to get our needed dose of winter somewhere.!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 09:24 am:

P & G: Nice to hear from the real people behind the Groundhog's Day messages!

There was an article with amazing pictures in the Flint Journal last night about a wildlife rehabilitator and her work with an eagle near death from lead poisoning. The eagle was found at Pogy Lake in Mecosta County down here, apparently near Muskegon. The owner found the eagle "wet, bedraggled and beached" on his waterfront. He walked up to it and it didn't fly, so he called the DNR who contacted the rehabilitator. It has now been released back in its native area.

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 10:03 am:

Where did the festivities take place? Sounds like fun. I have never thought my old Christmas tree in my yard would amount to much. I may have to re-think things. Really, that celebration sounds like a blast.

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 10:14 am:


This link baby not our, but was so nice that I want put to Pasty;

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 01:06 pm:

That picture of the baby and his "friend" is just precious. They will be best friends:)

By dotti caldwell (Dotti) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 04:31 pm:

Wonderful picture of the baby and doggy. Sort of a twist on of the baby on the plush bear (or whatever) skin. Very cute!

By Janette Kowalski (Ladybug) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 07:27 pm:

Hello everybody!!! I am a fellow yooper that has migrated to southern Michigan. Recently I was trying to find a receipe of my mothers from before she past away. I am having great difficulty finding her receipe for Trenary Toast. I remember when I was a little girl being raised in Hancock that she made this toast and my brother and I teethed on it as toddlers. I recall it to be a small sweet bread loaf with sugar and cinnamon coatings. I also remember her complaining about making it because it took so long to bake ;) Can anyone help me locate a reliable receipe? I have looked all over the web and have been left with no leads. Help Please! (You can move a yooper south but you can't take the yooper out of ya!) Thanks guys!

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Friday, February 3, 2006 - 08:10 pm:

I will put my thinking cap on and also ask around. I will get back to you. Wish me luck!

By Downstatedon (Downstatedon) on Saturday, February 4, 2006 - 12:11 am:

Janette; If you have difficulty in finding a
recipe for Trenary Toast in Southern Michigan...
there are a few places that sell it down here.
It's alot easier to buy than to make.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Saturday, February 4, 2006 - 12:18 pm:

Janette Kowalski (Ladybug):}
If all else fails, you can always contact the source Trenary Home Bakery Inc. You can order directly from there, or perhaps they can tell you where to find their products.


We deliver our products in the Central Upper Peninsula area. We ship products to stores in the Eastern Upper Peninsula, in Lower Michigan, and also to individuals in every state in the Union.

Janette Kowalski (Ladybug) on Saturday, February 4, 2006 - 03:21 pm:

Thanks to everybody whom responded to my question regarding the receipe for Trenary Toast. I call the Trenary Bakery. I called and spoke with I believe a son of the owners at the trenary bakery, no luck for a receipe or where to find it. However he was very polite and offered to sell me some. :') I think I will reep far more enjoyment be preparing then purchasing. Just might bring back some of those old memories of mom and I baking together during a snow storm! Call me sentimenetal but I really miss her and the U.P. Okay you guys if you have any other tricks up your sleeve they would be greatly appreciated. I even tried googling finnish toast and the only responses I got were regarding french! Update in Shelby Township were are getting the rain/snow mix right now, it is starting to stick a little to the ground. Have a great one everybody.

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