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Ned Aldridge, Kingsford on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 06:22 am:

Good morning everyone!!!!
First Post


By smf in troll land on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 06:22 am:

Morning


By troll with connections, Mi on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 06:32 am:

I'm looking for the web address for Finn Fest 2005 in Marquette. While switching computers, I managed to lose it. Thanks in advance.


By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 06:50 am:

You can probably guess all of the explaining that is done down here when these local kids try to pronounce he island name or worse--Pere Marquette. They just don't grow yoopers down here.


By maijaMI on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 07:59 am:

Finn fest web site is http://www.finngrandfest2005.com/schedule.php


By Alicia, Mi. on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 08:00 am:

Hello Troll,
The url for Finnfest 2005 is here:
http://www.finngrandfest2005.com/
I hope to be there also.


By troll with connections, Mi on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 08:06 am:

Maija & Alicia,
Thanks a bunch.


By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 08:19 am:

I always enjoy going to the pasty.NET spotlight website and have learned more about sites I was familiar with and also about places that I'm not. Have a good day! Full Wolf Moon tonight.


By Debra, Muskegon, MI on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 08:25 am:

Good chilly mornin' everyone! I wanted to tell everyone to have a great weekend, and wish my friend Kyle a Happy Birthday tomorrow! : )


By sur5er, Indiana on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 08:40 am:

Good morning :) It's a beautiful, balmly day here on the shores of Lake Michigan, with the current temp at -2.

Have to get cracking on a project today...hope everyone has a great day. ;)


By Roudy Mi on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 08:47 am:

Croquet anyone?


By Wisconsin on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:06 am:

I am looking for someone anyone that can tell me how to say cat or kitten in fin.Thanks


By KJ, Fremont MI on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:09 am:

Thanks Debra. Another year older, getting better and wiser! Hello Gougeon's in Marquette. Have a great weekend.


By gp MN on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:13 am:

Cat in Finn is kissa (pronounced geesa)


By Pat in Wi. on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:17 am:

Thanks gp that is what i am going to name my cat.


By db LL on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:48 am:

YOOPER GHOST STORY

This happened about a month ago just outside of Toivola, a little town in
Michigans upper peninsula, and while it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock
tale, it's real.

This out of state traveler was on the side of the road, hitchhiking on a
real dark night in the middle of a thunderstorm.
Time passed slowly and no cars went by.
It was raining so hard he could hardly see his hand in front of his face.
Suddenly he saw a car moving slowly, approaching and appearing ghostlike
in the rain. It slowly and silently crept toward him and stopped.

Wanting a ride real bad the guy jumped in the car and closed the door;
only then did he realize that there was nobody behind the wheel, and no
sound of an engine to be heard over the rain.
Again the car crept slowly forward and the guy was terrified, too scared to
think of jumping out and running. The guy saw that the car was approaching a sharp
curve and, still too scared to jump out, he started to pray and begging
for his life; he was sure the ghost car would go off the road and in the
swamp and he would surely drown! But just before the curve a shadowy
figure appeared at the driver's window and a hand reached in and turned
the steering wheel, guiding the car safely around the bend. Then, just as
silently, the hand disappeared through the window and the hitchhiker was
alone again!
Paralyzed with fear, the guy watched the hand reappear every time they
reached a curve. Finally the guy, scared to near death, had all he could
take and jumped out of the car and ran to town.
Wet and in shock, he went into a bar and voice quavering, ordered two
shots of whiskey, then told everybody about his supernatural experience.
A silence enveloped and everybody got goose bumps when they realized the
guy was telling the truth (and not just some drunk).
About half an hour later two guys walked into the bar and one says to the
other, "Look Toivo, ders dat idiot dat rode in our car when we wuz pushin
it in da rain."


By Lynn in A2 from Toivola on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:57 am:

Oh that's way too funny!
Another for the collection.


By Herb/NW/Wis on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 09:59 am:

Great story, er joke!


By JAD, Oskar, MI on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 10:31 am:

Loved the Toivola story.But back to The Lake and ice... In the 30's and early 40's Green Bay seemed to have a lot of ice. On the shores at Menominee there were ice boats and races and many ice-fishing shacks. It wasn't unusual for cars to drive out on the ice. Not so the last half of the century, although a few years ago I did see a sno-mobile race track off the shores of Marinette. Also, one year, probably in the 30's there was a huge "ice-shove" at Henes Park outside of Menominee. The winds had blown the broken ice in OVER the streetlights along the road by the playground. Somewhere my family had photos of that. I've never seen anything like that from Superior--has anyone else?


By mine nut on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 10:45 am:

How about "Wall of Silver", the new book regarding the secret silver mine at the Cliff?

One prominent Calumet merchant predicts at least one thousand guys with new metal detectors out there, come spring. It is a fun read.


By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 12:12 pm:

db LL:
You sure had me going there with your "story"...

My sister had a cat named Gissa. Its a cute name for a cat and it means cat.


By Fred, Three Lakes on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 12:32 pm:

Does anyone have any copies of "Superior Heartland" for sale or know anyone who wants to sell theirs? Please e-mail me if you do, Thanks.


By Candy, CA on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 12:39 pm:

Hey Fred, if it's the book by Fred Rydholm, try his website: http://www.superiorheartland.com/

He has books and tapes.


By yooper in indiana on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 12:51 pm:

sur5er idniana,,,,where abouts along the lake,,,Bristol, here


By Arizona Yooper on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 01:04 pm:

To FRNash/PHX,AZ, where do I go on the web to get topo maps please?
Sparky in Show Low, AZ


By Derik on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 01:08 pm:

Can anyone point me in the direction of a gallery that contains pictures of "Our Lady of the Pines Church" in Copper Harbor ???


By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 01:25 pm:

yahoo in flatland:
You'll have a whole lot better luck with MapQuest if you enter the Longitude as a negative number for locations in the Western Hemisphere!

Arizona Yooper: Buy 'em here:
DeLorme's Topo USA® 5.0


By sur5er, Indiana on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 02:05 pm:

Derik,

I couldn't find an actual website for the Our Lady of The Pines. But I was able to find other Copper Harbor websites with some information about the church. Hope this helps.

http://www.keweenaw.info/details_163_ourladyofthepineschurch.aspx

http://www.keweenaw.info/details_579_ourladyofthepineschurch.aspx


By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 02:06 pm:

gp MN:
Cat in Finn is kissa (pronounced geesa)


Sorry, I have to disagree. There are no "Geese" in kissa!

One of the singular features of Finnish is that every letter in a word is pronounced, and for doubled consonants, that means both of them, with a syllable break between 'em — one in each syllable.

The initial single 'k" is a "soft" 'k', to an unpracticed ear it will indeed sound like a 'g'.
The 'i' is pronounced approximately like the 'i' in "hit, kit, bit".
The 'a' is prounounced like the 'a' in "arm".

Thus 'kissa' = "kis'-sa" which may sound like "gis'-sa", in either case the accent is on the first syllable.


By sur5er, Indiana on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 02:08 pm:

Yooper in Indiana: Beverly Shores...just west of Mount Baldy ;)


By Fred, Three Lakes on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 02:44 pm:

Thanks a bunch Candy!!
Fred.


By jAPEi on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 03:44 pm:

Good FRNash/PHX, AZ,: Dog in FINN is koira, horse is hevonen, cow is lehmä, people is ihminen and jAPEi is artist in painting,sculptor, mixed media .. .


By joeyooper on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 04:06 pm:

Please?
I agree. Also people asking for information. They have computers. What do they not know about goggle?


By Bthecute1, San Jose on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 04:08 pm:

FRNash/PHX, AZ. Sounds like you just described the Mosquito Squadron.

Here in San Jose it is about 55º, pouring rain off and on, the trees are flowering, the tulip trees in full bloom and the daffodils are all blooming along the parkway. Looks like spring is coming early.


By Bthecute1, San Jose on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 04:18 pm:

I like the Finnish lessons. Thanks


By danbury on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 04:26 pm:

Joey: because Pasty.Cam is way nicer, friendlier, more personal, entertaining, educational ... than Google (which I assume you were referring to)! Other than that, U 2 got that right.


By B in GB on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 05:08 pm:

Is there a finnish word like "vosikka" meaning cow or calf Etc?


By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 05:50 pm:

Derek,
I have a few pictures of the Lady of the Pines Church in my gallery. They are in the first album of pictures in the Keweenaw. I hope this helps.
http://pasty.com/pcam/Melladie


By Troll in Eagle Harbor on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 05:58 pm:

sur5er,Ind...Beverly Shores???? Where in tarnation is that? Never heard of it.... and I don't see it listed in the 911 pages.


By downstate don on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 06:06 pm:

Does anyone know if Fred Ryholm, the author, is
still alive? I knew him many years ago from the
Huron Mountain Club, Big Bay, Michigan. Thanks.


By Candy, CA on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 06:31 pm:

Downstate Don, Fred's page is current, so I'm guessing yes...


By sur5er, Indiana on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 06:54 pm:

Troll in Eagle Harbor: Trust me, if you look hard enough on the most southern shores of Lake Michigan, you will find...you may have to squint really hard, but it's there.

Look just west of Michigan City, IN on your map (sometimes it's even on Michigan maps)...in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.


By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 06:56 pm:

B in GB:
Is there a finish Finnish word like "vosikka" meaning cow or calf...
Yep, from those days on grandpa's UP dairy farm... "vasikka" = calf, "lehmä" = cow.


By Fred, Three Lakes on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 08:19 pm:

Downstate Don: Yes, Fred R. is still alive.


By B in GB on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 10:52 pm:

FRNash
Thanks ER..uh.. kittos??


By I am a dumb,, poikka? on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 11:19 pm:

OOPS FRNash
I spelled it right but I forgot the all important capital F on Finnish eh.


By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 11:47 pm:

B in GB, It's kiitos. You're welcome. Ei kestä.


By MLS IL on Friday, January 28, 2005 - 11:55 pm:

To Downstate Don Were you a member of the Huron MT. Club????


By B in GB on Saturday, January 29, 2005 - 01:01 pm:

Ken
Thanks, I guess I need to get an English to Finnish guide..soon..{I was so close}..


By Andytofu, Sedar Bay on Sunday, January 30, 2005 - 03:24 am:

I'm wondering if Harwood Rydholm was related to Fred. Harwood was a VP at Chrysler Corporation and his secretary Ann was a Yooper as well.


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