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By
Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 05:23 am:

Every day this week on the Pasty Cam - except one - water has been visible. Which day did not have water?


By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 05:27 am:

Tuesday. Mornin'

cranes
First Post
...although, there may be some water there we can't see
By
Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 05:34 am:

The 1999 picture of the deer is in Mass across from the National Forest Service garage...in the cosmic scheme it is near Watersmeet.... ;-)


By Art Brabbs (Transplant1977) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 06:13 am:

Good morning. Happy Friday!!!!


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 07:10 am:

Good morning! Yay! It's Friday!

The 2004 picture brought back memories of my youth. How we loved to polka. My grandpa had one of those concertinas, and he gave it to me. One of these days I have got to get it fixed up. He knew how much I loved that thing, and him. I think it would have been his birthday today, but I can't for the life of me remember how old he would be. Anyway, happy birthday grandpa!!!!


By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 07:35 am:

Happy Birthday Deb's grandpa! My grandfather used to play a really big accordian with lots of buttons on both sides. He couldn't speak a word of English, but my sister and I used to sit and listen to him play forever. He also played the harpsicord(?)/dulcimer(?)...it was so beautiful. It was an instrument that he put on the table and played with a pick on strings and it also had a some keys that pressed down on the strings. I wish I would have learned....sigh....


By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 07:47 am:

Might the instrument with strings and keys have been an autoharp?


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 07:48 am:

I taught myself to play a few of the easier songs on the thing and my grandpa was so impressed with me that he said I would get that thing when he died. Well, he gave it to me before he died to be sure I got it, because I wasn't there to get anything. I just wasn't that way. But I have my grandma's watch, his concertina and a couple of other things that are just mementos for me. They didn't have anything of any value but I didn't care about that. I just wanted stuff to remind me of them.


By Joanne Sherrick (Shedoesnails) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 07:56 am:

The picture of the accordian reminds me of my Uncle Reuben. He always played the accordian at family reunions,graduations,weddings. I don't think he was ever asked to play. he just played. I remember thinking when I was a kid that it was korny. now that I'm all grown up I sometimes wish I was still a kid, listening to uncle reuben play his accordian.


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 08:21 am:

My grandpa had a ukulele and when he played it he had these songs he would sing. When I was a kid I thought it was so funny to listen to him sing. One song I seem to remember, 'would you like to swing on a star carry moonbeems home in a jar' of course that was just part of the song. I also remember going for walks with him through a park or woods and he would cut a small tree limb down and carve it into a whistle that really worked.


By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 08:28 am:

Good morning all. Glad its Friday. That first picture should have been a halloween shot.


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 08:29 am:

Isn't it fun seeing these pictures and having the memories brought back to us like that? My grandpa always used to play and sing "Good Night Irene" on his concertina all the time because my grandma's name was Irene. How I wish I could have one more day of listening to him play that thing. I never thought it was korny. But I loved music from the time I was little. We did a lot of singing when I was a kid, with both sets of grandparents. Some of the songs my other grandpa sang were really not meant for children's ears, lol. However, we were very naive in those days.


By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 08:49 am:

Matt K....yes, autoharp sounds right! Thanx!


By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 09:28 am:

On my parents anniversary Ron Mesner from Hubbell was in town and he played in their living room the whole evening. He played the accordian and the guitar. A good memory for me and my family. His dad and mine were buddies. Mr Mesner was going home carring his accordian when he ran into my dad. He said Cy, I am too drunk to carry my accordian all the way up the gulley. So my dad carried it up to his house, story would probably be better if I threw in some snow and a blizzard here. But the real story died when they did. Anyway when they got to his house Rons dad turned to my dad and was completly sober, thanked him. They both would laugh about this for years. Also my uncle Charlie Chaput would play his homemade violin while his daughter Georgiana would play the piano. He made his violin out of an old cigar box. After they were finished with their concert the best was to come. Milk and cookies that were made in the old blue wood stove. Spent many a day with them playing cards. Uncle Charlie and me, a pre teen, Georgie and my mom. He taught me how to cheat so the women always lost. He made me a genuine Indian peace pipe also. Looked like a "y" from a tree. I remember him fondly, he was the closes I had to a grandpa. He lived to be 108 years old. Just a wonderful man. Now Mary Drew's son lives in Uncle Charlies house. I hope they can have as many great memories of the house like I do.


By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 10:14 am:

The cottage in the woods and rain is absolutly beautiful! So dramatic and spooky. lonely!


By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 10:15 am:

Mike, those older folks were something else weren't they. Mumu also cheated at cards, against us even! We had to watch her close playing rummy.


By Eugene Zuverink (Zube) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 10:59 am:

How nice it would be if we would here those old songs again instead of what we here today, of course that was the music of our time.If our parents could here the music of today, like what they call rap, they would think we were ready for the looney house


By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 01:39 pm:

Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long):
"My grandfather … also played the harpsicord(?)/dulcimer(?) … an instrument that he put on the table and played with a pick on strings and it also had a some keys that pressed down on the strings."


Hmmm, a clue: He couldn't speak a word of English …

If I had to guess, I'd that just might have been an authentic Kantele.

See also, from Virtual Finland: The Kantele Finland's national instrument

Ya think? That really would be neat!


By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 03:47 pm:

Frnash--that would be cool, but I looked at the picture of the autoharp and the picture of the kantele and what I recall him playing was an instrument that looked like the autoharp; it had those bars with the buttons going across it. But who knows, he could have learned to play on something different when we was a lad in Finland.


By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 04:19 pm:

(Music : Jimmy Van Heusen / Words : Johnny Burke)
Sung by Bing Crosby


Would you like to swing on a star
carry moonbeams home in a jar
and be better off than you are
or would you rather be a mule

A mule is an animal with long funny ears
he kicks up at anything he hears
His back is brawny but his brain is weak
he's just plain stupid with a stubborn streak
and by the way if you hate to go to school
You may grow up to be a mule

Oh would you like to swing on a star
carry moonbeams home in a jar
and be better off than you are
or would you rather be a pig

A pig is an animal with dirt on his face
his shoes are a terrible disgrace
He has no manners when he eats his food
He's fat and lazy and extremely rude
But if you don't care a feather or a fig
you may grow up to be a pig

Oh would you like to swing on a star
carry moonbeams home in a jar
and be better off than you are
or would you rather be a fish

A fish won't do anything but swim in a brook
he can't write his name or read a book
to fool the people is his only thought
and though he's slippery he still gets caught
but if then that sort of life is what you wish
you may grow up to be a fish
(music)
a new kind of jumped up slippery fish

And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo
everyday you see quite a few
so you see it's all up to you,
you could be better than you are
you could be swinging on a star


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 04:25 pm:

Upon browsing through the newspaper, I saw an ad for Art Van and on the front is the "Copper Harbor Collection" designed by Dan Yates. I googled him and found out he is from Muskegon. I was curious. Also just saw the cute pictures of the bear at the picnic table on Ellen. So I googled "bear at picnic table" and there they were. Everyone will be claiming the bear is in their locale (remember the albino moose pair on the internet?), but I don't know where the pics were actually taken. TGIF fer sure!


By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 05:42 pm:

Hi Theresa! Long time no see.


By Snowman (Snowman) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 06:12 pm:

A new Yooper song by Snowman;

A bear is an animal that smells really strong,
He'll make you realize you ain't got long.

A moose has horns that will hurt you bad,
A fisher is an animal that is always mad.

A badger is an animal that is a big threat,
It'll be the worst animal that you ever met.

A fish UP here is what we call lunch,
The fancy people might call it brunch.

All I can say about the critters UP here,
I give them all names and love them so dear.


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 07:19 pm:

Hooray for Snowman!


By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 07:49 pm:

TO Theresa R Brunk (Trb0013)

'THANK YOU' for posting the words to the song my grandpa use to sing while he played the ukulele. I do not remember the whole song (the words) but, I remember a lot more with your posting. When I saw it I started to sing it.:-)


By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 07:54 pm:

Snowman, I seem to recall that compared to a badger a wolverine is the worst animal you could meet. Anyone disagree?


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 08:08 pm:

Yup! Tell me that a face off with a skunk in the woods on the way to the deer stand isn't worse...
Mr. Deb


By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 09:47 pm:

Thanks to you Theresa, now I'll probably have that crazy old song on my mind for days!:o>) But I can still hear Bing Crosby singing it too. And how are things in Florida these days? No hurricanes lately huh? Do you have any color changes down there like we down up north with desiduous(sp) trees. Don't think I could live without fall colors. Take care.


By Martha Kirk (Misschiefie) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 11:32 pm:

When I was a very little (very very little) kid hearing that song I though "Cary Moonbeam" was a person like Cary Grant, and I wondered why anyone was keeping him in a jar, but if Eleanor Rigby could keep her face in a jar, why not Cary Moonbeam?


By DEBBIE KINCZKOWSKI spehar (Debk) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 11:33 pm:

does anybody remember ben fetta who played the squeeze-box??? he was my uncle ben and my uncle louie owned luigis bar in calumet


By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Friday, September 19, 2008 - 11:49 pm:

Thanks Theresa R.! I was going to post a couple of those verses off the top of my head I memorized when a kid but you got em all! Good job, fond memorys!

What is the name of the Hungarian instrument similiar as described above made famous by Anton Karas in "The Third Man" Would that be a Zither? Beautiful haunting sound.
Another is the Balilaika a Russian instrument in "Dr. Zhivago"!


By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 09:30 am:

Good Morning all
Thanks for all the interest in my posting of the words to the song. :)
Florida is still hot, and in Tampa we have been fortunate year after year in avoiding the Hurricanes. They seem to always turn at the last moment away from us and head elsewhere.
Yes we do get some changing in the leaves..... But nothing spectacular. (yellows and oranges seem to be the colors of choice. But red is the color of most vining plants.. Like Poison Ivy YUCK!)
I miss Michigan every day and take the current PastyCam pic for my desktop at work on my PC. I get a lot of employee's come by my desk to see what I have today.. It makes me proud to explain the backround info on them.
I don't post much on the daily page because of past emails to me from someone telling me I was not wanted, and I posted too much. Then the apology I was sent was because I was a case of mistaken Identity, as they thought I was someone else, who they didn't like reading posts from. So now I keep to the proverb page to post or the joke entries. But thru it all.... I still love to gaze at the pics and dream of a time when I was living in the UP, and loving it.........As Walter posts

I remain Theresa B


By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Saturday, September 20, 2008 - 01:49 pm:

Russell--The name of the instrument is a cimbalom. My husband's
family is Hungarian, so I have heard the instrument played a few
times.


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