Jun 08-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: June: Jun 08-04
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Photo by Michael and Patricia Forgrave

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:08 am:

Here in the U.P., whether the ground is covered with the white of snow or green growing grass, you'll find this little Yooper out doing his chores. Earlier this year, on February 14, we featured this same little guy (with rosy red cheeks) working hard scooping the driveway. How lucky can Michael and Patricia Forgrave be...having a child who loves to shovel AND cut the grass. If you look real close, back there by the tree is a red wheelbarrow, so there's more work in this youngster's future!


By Al in L.P. on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:10 am:

We're going to have our grandson for a few days this week. Maybe I can get him to do the same thing !! Is two years old too young ?
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By Beth North Dakota on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:13 am:

Awwww......what a cutie! I was enjoying my morning coffee.......hoping that the snow picture wasn't a current one :) Everyone have a great! day

By Sherry in N FL on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:13 am:

Good Morning all from Jacksonville FL

By Yooper Willie on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:18 am:

The heck with child labor laws, put the little idler to work !

By Mike, MI on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:28 am:

If we looked even further back from the wheelbarrow we'd probably see Mike and Pat sleeping in the hammock while the little guy takes care of the camp. Neat picture and a lucky boy who gets to grow up in a wonderful place.

By Roy TN on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:30 am:

Good morning all from Colliervile, TN.

By Jerry Fl. on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:37 am:

Good Morning from Florida

By klp GA on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:41 am:

Sherry in N FL
Good morning from the Golden Isles of GA. Where are you from in the UP? I'm from Lake Linden & a tranpslant in Brunswick, GA where we are now hosting the G-8 conference. Now the world knows where we are.

By Ron, Michigan on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:41 am:

When I was growing up in Mohawk, seemed like every young lad had his own "lawnmower & snowscoop" to help Dad out around the yard summer and winter. AH, memories!!!

By klp GA on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:43 am:

And good morning Mary Drew
from your Bro

By ywb/yooperwannabe/richmond on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:50 am:

Good Morning from Richmond Michigan,
Cute picture! I remember when my two sons had bubble lawn mowers. School is out, so I get to sleep in a few minutes longer! Have a great day to all!
GO PISTONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Ken Austin on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 08:02 am:

Mary, I think that many folks would like to know when the black flies at Copper Harbor are gone.

By Sherry in N FL on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 08:05 am:

klp GA
Sorry, but I am a troll(Marine City). My parents moved to Mass City in 1976 then to Houghton 3 years ago. I moved to Jacksonville in 1982 and love it here. As for the G-8 so far all is quiet hope it stays that way. Hope not too many find out about the Golden Isles they are really beautiful.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 08:11 am:


I was in Copper Harbor yesterday, doing some signal testing for our Pasty.NET wireless, and the blackflies are swarming. Everywhere you looked, people were doing the Yooper wave.

Hopefully by July 4th they will run their course, in time for the Copper Harbor fireworks. A remider also that earlier in the afternoon on the 4th everyone is invited to Pasty Fest 2004 in Calumet. The first 400 will be treated to a free pasty from Pasty Central. Agassiz park, 11am-4pm, July 4th.

By Judi Cuba City WI on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 08:52 am:

Greetings to Deb S. Mass City Finn Girl, from another Mass City Finn Girl who keeps in touch with the beauty of the U P and it's people on this site.

By Marmaduke in Alabama on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 08:53 am:

Cut the FLOWERS!!!!!

By camwathcher on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 08:54 am:

Another year has passed and we're all a little older.
Last summer felt hotter and winter seems much colder.
I rack my brain for happy thoughts, to put down on my pad,
But lots of things that come to mind that make me kind of sad.

There was a time not long ago when life was quite a blast.
Now I fully understand about "Living in the Past"
We used to go to weddings, football games and lunches.
Now we go to funeral homes, and after-funeral brunches.

We used to have hangovers, from parties that were gay.
Now we suffer body aches and while the night away.
We used to go out dining, and couldn't get our fill.
Now we ask for doggie bags, come home and take a pill.

We used to often travel to places near and far.
Now we get sore bottoms from riding in the car.
We used to go out shopping for new clothing at the Mall
But, now we never bother...all the sizes are too small.

We used to go to nightclubs and drink a little booze.
Now we stay at home at night and watch the evening news.
That, my friend is how life is, and now my tale is told.
So, enjoy each day and live it up...before you're too darned old!

By Mike-Transplanted Yooper-Redford, Mi on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 09:05 am:

Don't cut the flowers & watch out for the wheelbarrow!! Reminds me of my childen. Whenever I get done cutting my lawn, there's someone right behind me pushing their little mower too.
Cute picture!! I agree with earlier comments, about the lucky boy growing up in the Copper Country. It will be something he will be proud of!!

By Clff.Mi. on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 09:28 am:

To camwathcher, great poem--hits the nail on the head Hah.

By Dave H. East TN. on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 09:45 am:

Is Mow-de-lawn French for cut the grass?

By Yousta-Be-A-Yooper TN. on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 09:51 am:

What do Finn's call a wheelbarrow?
You don't call it,you push it.

By Getting there,MI on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 10:06 am:

To camwatcher,
You hit the nail right on the head, my sentiments exactly. You're a good poet!

By Evelyn, Murphys, CA. on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 10:16 am:

Cute picture...Camwatcher, My sentiments exactly..

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 10:27 am:

Good Morning from Houston.

Hey, can he come down here and cut my grass too?

By Loo Loo Mae on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 10:30 am:

YOOPER IN VEGAS - Well when you come up make sure you bring your bug nets, you will need them! They are out in full force last night!

By Jeff Portland oregon on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 10:57 am:

Good morning from the northwest.fellow yoopers

By tampa, fl on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 11:14 am:

Good Morning,
Congratulations to the Lightning!!! Lord Stanley is going to get a suntan!

By Jean, West Texas on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 11:21 am:

Good morning from Abilene Texas...a cool, cloudy morning here with light rain. Three weeks till I hit the U.P.......

By ert, GA on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 11:56 am:

Wow, I tune in to PastyCam and you're talking about the Golden Isles of GA -- what a beautiful place, esp. in the fall and spring. We have our share of biting things there, tho' -- ever hear of deer flies? Oh, they are voracious!

Hope the G-8 continues to be a non-event as far as violence goes. My boyfriend is there being a peaceful protester!

By Hockey Nut on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 12:11 pm:

The Lightning Quenched The Flames.

By Lily, MI on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 01:08 pm:

What is the G-8 in the Golden Isles of GA?

By J. Golden- Arizona on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 01:09 pm:

Keep the snow pictures coming!
Signed: Sweating in Phoenix.

By HEEHAW!! on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 01:20 pm:

The G-8 meeting in Georgia comprises of 8 major economic powers getting together at the taxpayers expense so they can talk about and agree on things that are never going to happen. Then they all smile at each other, shake hands like they really care for each other and go their separate ways to figure out how they can stab each other in the back until they meet again.....

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 01:33 pm:



By ert, GA on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 02:14 pm:

Well said, Heehaw!

By Victoria Rae - Mi. on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 02:14 pm:

Now back to the reality of the area!!!
The bugs ARE bad and the weather is TERRIBLE!!!

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 02:22 pm:

It's raining, it's pouring......

Thats Ok, let it rain now, and be nice in 2 weeks when my family is visiting da U.P.

By Mike R. New Berlin, WI on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 03:19 pm:

Well said Victoria Rae. Let us not forget the ticks. I don't think there are too many in the Copper Country, but South Marquette and Dickson counties can be grewsome.

By Toiva on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 03:58 pm:

Beautiful tulips!

By danbury; germany on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 03:58 pm:

Hm. Cabin fever in spring?!?

By Roger Johnson, Novi on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 04:20 pm:

To Al in L.P. My grandpa taught me to fish at age 2, so go for it.

By cheryl mi on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 05:04 pm:

camwatcher..... every word of that poem is true and they call them "the golden years". Right!!!!!!!!! Ugh!!!

By victor - Houston on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 05:05 pm:

Cute picture, I love and miss the tulips. We can't grow them (very well) in Houston.

Yep it's raining here, and more is on the way, but I'm inside with the A/C on and dry.

By Tricia, Calumet, MI on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 05:27 pm:

To Al in L.P. - the little guy in the picture is 2 and a 1/2, so
your grandson isn't too young to start helping with the
chores :)

A big thank you to everyone for your comments.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 06:07 pm:

Love the pictures of the little cutie! Now you know-- we're gonna be looking for a pix of him raking leaves in the fall!! Haha!

Was wondering if anyone has a picture in "Pastyvision"? Would love to see that feature revived on occasion. I NEVER tire of big pictures of the beautiful UP.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 06:09 pm:

Whoa!!! I haven't logged on for a couple days... I missed the Pastyvision pic earlier in the week! GREAT minds think alike! Hahaha!
Thanks sooo much!

By Ace,Tx on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 06:37 pm:

Victor - Wouldn't happen to be from Lake Linden? Today's pic is so cute & brings back memories of our son's when they were small. Thank You pasty cam.!

By Charlie Hopper, in Copper Harbor on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 07:38 pm:

Let the record show that high-speed wireless Internet service in Copper Harbor was activated this afternoon. I started writing this sitting in my car at the Third Street Memorial Park, connected to a booming signal from the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, a couple of miles up US-41. Then we drove to the Lodge for dinner, and afterwards, sitting here overlooking the golf course, I'm logged back on to finish this note.

Congratulations to the Pasty.NET team for overcoming the obstacles to bring the broadband service this far north, not the least of which was the absence of any power source on the top of Brockway Mountain. Special thanks to Mike Musiel for providing the expertise to install a solar power array to fill the need.

On Friday we hope to connect the State of Michigan's northern-most resident's to the new high-speed service, and have a little celebration.

Happy surfing!

By Mary Lou on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 09:48 pm:

CHARLIE AND PASTY.NET TEAM.......CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU....a new day for the Keweenaw!!..

By Tricia, Calumet, MI on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 10:59 pm:

To Missin the UP from NJ:

Not quite this fall yet, but here's last fall....

Doing Chores


By Aino knows best on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 11:30 pm:

Tell him to turn his hat around. They make that thing that sticks out the back to keep the sun out of your eyes. Nice feature, eh? Only baseball catchers wear 'em backwards but it seems to have caught on everywhere now.

This way it's easier for him to slide on his welding mask.

boy's toys

By Ronald in Oregon on Tuesday, June 8, 2004 - 11:41 pm:

Cool and rain here today.

59 this morning and didn't get much warmer all day long. Tomorrow supposed to be over 70.

I love summers in Oregon. (winter too)

By Finnish Troll, Lower MI on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 - 09:03 am:

The Yoop has been way ahead of technology since I lived in Hubbell. We had cable back in 1964, moved down to troll land in '65 and all they had to offer was UHF, Lou Gordon and Bill Kennedy. Needless to say, my siblings and I were disappointed thinking the "big city" would have more to offer TV-wise. Congrats to your wireless option...

By Robert, CO on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 - 09:30 am:

It all depends on where in the U.P. you were. When I left in '73, we got 3 TV channels: 2 (CBC) from Soo, Canada; 10 (CBS) from Soo, Michigan; and 4 (NBC) from Cheboygan. My dad bought an electric antenna rotor so he could turn the antenna toward Marquette on Sunday mornings to try to pull in "Finland Calling" on Channel 6; the picture was snowy at best. Cable was not available.

By KMV, Tn on Wednesday, June 9, 2004 - 12:55 pm:

i can't wait for the fireworks in lake linden this 4th of july and the parade that runs through calumet!

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