Sep 12-04

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Photo by Lyn Rayrat

By
Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:07 am:

While our Shoebox Memory of the week is usually from bygone days, this shot by Lyn Rayrat seemed of interest for this time of year, with back-to-school, changing colors, and falling leaves. While I understand that some will look at this and only see an eyesore, the rainbow of colors on the rusty old bus seems to be echoing in the leaves above it. Green giving way to yellow and red - the darkness of the shadows - the leaves and the window panes both turning loose... there's an ironic, symetrical quality about this scene, and the cycle of nature and man's inventions.

Busloads of fishermen will be arriving in the Copper Country this week for the upcoming Walleye Tournament. Looks like we'll have ideal fishing conditions (unless Ivan continues to head north). And looks like we're in for a good color season this year, too. So hop in the car (or the bus) and come on UP.


By J, chassell on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:11 am:

Good morning! Am I the first post of the day??? It's late, where is everyone?


By wright mattingly Lily Ky. on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:16 am:

BEAUTIFUL,Wish I was standing there this mqrning.


By troll in eagle harbor on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:26 am:

GOOD MORNING,ALL!


By SarahK, MI on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:29 am:

I think that might be the bus I traveled in when I went to New Mexico for an archeological dig for the summer of 1973. A whole bunch of us from Thomas Jefferson College, used to be one of the colleges at Grand Valley State (College then, now University). We had a great time, brought back cases of Coors Beer and everyone wanted to be our best friends!


By dan, Laurium on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:31 am:

good morning, I always wondered what happened to the partridge family bus.


By kk, mi on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:39 am:

How do you post a picture?


By flyintodayrightnow on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:40 am:

Color change in the Copper Country. Wish I was driving to Little Traverse as we speak......


By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:59 am:

Mornin', Love the picture and thoughts that go with it. 91 here today.


By Karla, Michigan on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 10:12 am:

school bus

Can you say "snowday"?

This picture was taken by John Wrycza of Illinois for the photo contest at www.upsnowmobilerentals.com. This bus is north of Fanny Hooe.


By NKR Mishawaka IN on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 10:29 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN. I just spent a wonderful time looking at Lyn's album. Beautiful pictures. Your right Dan,Laurium, that does look like the Partridge Family bus.


By skid. ohio on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 10:34 am:

Is the picture a current one? Are the leaves really turning now as the picture shows or is that a picture from a previous year? Got a trip planned for Oct. will i be to late?


By SarahK, MI on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 10:52 am:

Skid: check out Lynn's gallery, you'll see that pic in there as a prior year pic.


By The Z-Man on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:08 am:

Groovy photo Lyn.


By Ms. Katie, Il. on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:16 am:

Top of the morn' all. Charlie, you have an eye of an artist and the soul of a poet. Thank you. And thanks to the photographer! My heart is right there with you folks.


By Peoria, IL on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:17 am:

Great pic! This couldn't be the long lost bus that belonged to the Partridge Family could it? The tree in the bacground reminds me that winter will soon be upon us.


By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:25 am:

Let's book that bus for a Pasty.com field trip. We could sit and watch the colors change in person. We may get hungry though, so we'll need some pasties. I'll bring the ketchup . . .


By elm on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:45 am:

Well said Ms Katie. I have always thought that about Charlie :)


By Capt. Paul in Nevada on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:51 am:

SarahK:
Beer, New Mexico, and a road trip....... sounds more like a geology trip to me, though I just got word from Dr. Nat that archeological people are just as bad as geologists when it come to partying ;-) Where in New Mexico did you go??? That's Dr, Nat's home state.

I hope there's some leaves left when we come there the second weekend of October. Why not turn a semi-business trip into a mini-vacation

Take care
Capt. Paul (with Dr. Nat looking over my shoulder)


By Ethel L, MI on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:56 am:

Paiva, pasty lovers. Is there a Finnish speaker among
you that could help me translate this saying from a
needlework piece I found in my grandmother's attic?
"Joka toiselle hyvaa suopi
Se itsellensa siunausta tuopi"
Sorry I don't know how to do umlauts, but they'd be on
the a's in 'hyvaa' and 'itsellensa'.

Thank you. Kiitos.


By Finn descendent, Missin' the Yoop on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 12:05 pm:

Geee... Maybe there's a real "Partridge Family" living in that bus now! ;)

And I'm interested in the Finnish Translation of Ethel L's Grandma's needlework, too. Love those old pieces, just love them! It's a family connection you can touch.


By trish, wa on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 12:16 pm:

Sarah, just curious... where was this dig back in '73? I
was working just outside Chaco Canyon for an anthro/
arch internship back then. I stayed at Lk. Valley Navajo
School.


By rock'n'roll on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 12:23 pm:

"Every day I get in the queue (too much, Magic Bus)
to get on the bus that takes me to you (too much, Magic
Bus)
...I don't want to cause no fuss (too much, Magic Bus)
But can I buy your magic bus? (too much, Magic Bus).."
- The Who


By Hilary on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 12:26 pm:

Here's a (maybe) translation:

To all others good will,
It is its own blessing

The word "suopi" and "tuopi" were not found in my dictionary, but "suope" means favorable or sympathetic. the closest word to "tuopi" was "tuoppi" which means tankard or mug. Maybe the last phrase is really "it is its own tankard of blessings." anyway, that is the gist.

Hyvšš pšivšš,

Hilary Virtanen
(to create umlaut a's, hold down the "alt" key and type 1,3,2 in succession. Umlaut o's are alt 1,4,8.)


By Louise in Hancock on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 12:35 pm:

Ethel,

My husband was born in Finland and went to school there until he was 11. He moved here in '48. His translation is:

He that wishes well to others
Brings blessings for himself.

By Ethel L on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 12:35 pm:

Kiitos to Hilary Virtanen for shedding some light on my
Finnish crewelwork poem. I hope to frame it, and I
know the first question people will ask is, "What does
that say?"
Thanks, too, for the tip about umlauts!


By Ethel L, MI on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 12:40 pm:

Kiitos to Louise in Hancock and to her husband for his
translation of my little Finnish poem. What a lovely
thought it shares! I'm so happy for this generous help!


By Lumberjack on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 02:40 pm:

Carla, I dont like to be critical but if that bus was north of Lake Fannie Hooe it would probably be in Lake Superior. I think south east would be about it. Nice shot.


By SarahK. MI on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 03:11 pm:

The dig I went on was just west of Grants New Mexico on a horse ranch. A group went back every year for several years, we covered the site with plastic where we left off and filled it is with earth and the next group picked up where we left off. I was a rookie so was delegated to excavating the trash room of the pueblo. We took side trips to Chaco Canyon and Mesa Verde and Taos. It was a wonderful experience. Needless to say we were a bunch of hippies under the direction of an archeologist nerd instructor who appreciated us. We respected the land, we were not pot hunters (at least in the pottery sense of the word). I've grown up now....hmmmm.


By Candy, CA on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 03:32 pm:

Thank you to Ethel (for bringing this lovely Finnish saying to us), Hilary for the umlauts tips and Louise (and her Suomalainen poika) for the translation -- now I know what I'll be giving for Christmas presents this year! Hauskaa Joulua!


By Joanne, white LK, MI on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 03:39 pm:

Ethel L, in MI
Found some of those words you were lookin for. Here they are,

Joka means: who, which, that
Toisella means: on the other side of; across
Se means: that or the


By Tim,Michigan on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 04:25 pm:

I wonder if I can add Pontoons to the bus and a set of wings and fly that baby right off of Lake fanny hoe....Any Suggestions?


By Bthecute1, San Jose on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 04:31 pm:

Just a reminder - there are only 104 more days till Christmas!


By Judy Chesaning MI on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 05:01 pm:

That bus looks in about the same shape as one I drove back in the 1960's for a small private church school! All except one of the lugnuts sheared off a front wheel in the middle of rush hour traffic on Woodward Ave. in Detroit. Had to drive back to Pontiac from Detroit in a blizzard once without windshield wipers working and the bus full of children. Brakes went out as I was going down a hill in Rochester and I crossed a busy intersection on a red light and stopped the bus by running the tires along the curb of a long line of gas pumps. The list goes on and on, but the question remains of why that bus was ever allowed on the road. I quit driving after the gas station incident!!!!


By Tom on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 06:37 pm:

That sounds like a good idea. Putting pontoons on the bus and take off on the MAGIC BUS!! And can't forget the wings!! We can pick up the "RED WINGS TOO!!!!"


By sg/downstate on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 06:43 pm:

How are the fires out in CA?


By Bthecute1, San Jose on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 06:52 pm:

What's Wrong With This Picture!
What I would like to know is why such an ugly bus is dumped there to rust against such beauty in the background. I guess everyone thinks it's not their problem, and passes the buck. What's wrong with people that they can litter our environment this way. I think this picture is really sad, and represents what is on a basic level what is wrong with us to do this sort of thing. Doesn't anyone ever read all the signs along the American Highways ---"Don't Litter, Keep America Clean. My advise = CLEAN IT UP!


By Love your past-e-cam! on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 07:09 pm:

For any of those who were interested in the communication re: the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church back in Dec 2001 and revisited a few months ago...
http://lefttheoalc.blogspot.com/


By Honey, Yooper on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 07:42 pm:

To Love your pasty-e-cam:
I read the message and I don't get the message you are trying to get across. To me the subject is getting old. Drop it already. Is there not freedom of religion? Freedom to choose what to believe in? I don't think any one really cares about your discussion here. It does not belong here. Please get over the bitterness and move on.


By ILMHitCC on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 07:55 pm:

Hmmm... Don't think it looks quite like the bus Brian B. used to live in at one end of Copper Harbor years ago, too big actually, but it does bring up memories.

Aah, a potential summer (motor) home in the forest maybe....


By elm on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:18 pm:

Does the bus change color with the seasons?


By SarahK, MI on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:25 pm:

Elm: isn't that obvious? I'd say it's been changing color every season, a little bit at a time.


By elm on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 09:32 pm:

SarahK, I obviously meant winter white and summer green. But then it's obvious it would be white in winter isn't it?


By maijaMI on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:02 pm:

Absolutely amazing pictures, Lyn! Thank you so much for sharing them.


By Love one another on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:24 pm:

To Honey
The discussion was getting old for many people which is why there is now a new site to talk about it.
Your comment was inconsiderate.
That site is for people who DO want to talk about it. The post was meant for them.
There was no bitterness in that post, but certainly some in yours.


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By Capt. Paul in Nevada on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:32 pm:

Now now children, play nice!!! ;-)


By Susan, Fl on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:32 pm:

Good evening. Hoping for some information from you wonderful helpful yoopers. Looking through the pasty cam archives, June 1999, there is a photo of a lovely log cabin on the lake. (well, actually on land BY lake! :)) I think the date was the 26th. Can anyone give any info about this? Would love to know more about it..location, if floor plans available, etc. Do not want to annoy owners unless they see this and want to respond in which case I would be more than grateful.


By Sam/the UP on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:40 pm:

I'm with Charlie, Pretty Cool Picture !


By Lyn R on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:56 pm:

Thanks for all the comments on my photo.


By Thankslove on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:36 am:

Honey,
It seemed from your negative post that you may not understand
what is unique about the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church -- it
teaches exclusivity (meaning only its members are "saved") and
shunning (meaning members who leave suffer estrangement). It
is largely Scandinavian with deep roots in Calumet. Others on
pasty.com who have experiences with the OALC may be
interested in a discussion and "Love Yer" should be commended
for offering a site.


By Rose on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 05:00 am:

Susan, Fl
Do you mean this cabin? It is beautiful!
b0626
It looks strong enough to take any hurricane you folks might have.
I don't see any notes on that page to help. Maybe Charlie can explain?


By Susan, Fl on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 05:21 am:

Rose...
yes, that is the one. Looks perfect for retirement in the UP, although I doubt that the owners would ever want to give it up. Would be very interested to find out square footage...am looking for something fairly small...8-9 hundred square feet perhaps. Want to build on the lake but probably farther east than Keewenaw. Also, am looking down the road timewise. around 15 years, I think. Ivan doesn't look quite so terrible at this time...hoping it will go up into the Gulf and play itself out at least a bit. Maybe Charlie or Mary have the answers. I should probably post earlier in the day but leave work just before 7:00 and don't get back on line until late in the day. Well, I'll hope for the best. Glad you put up the picture....sue everyone who sees it will enjoy it! All the pasty cam pictures are wonderful but this one is one of the wonderfullest!! :)


By Rose on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 05:39 am:

Susan: Be sure to look at the notes when you get home tonight. I bet some of the smart folks here will know ( or find out ) all the details for you. It is wonderful to have dream house.
Have a happy and safe day there in Florida


By Ethel L, MI on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 07:37 am:

I enjoyed so much hearing from helpful and
knowledgeable people yesterday regarding
deciphering the saying on my Finnish wall hanging.
One translation offered was: "Those who are
benevolent to others will have abundant blessing
themselves." Abundant blessings to you kind
translators for your help!


By Roudy Mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 08:00 am:

The airport cam is awesome. 7:55A


By ert, GA on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 08:58 am:

Hope everybody's ok. No picture for today yet.


By finlander, painesdale on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 09:04 am:

I was waiting for someone to be "offended" by the old bus. If it is illegally left on someone else's property that is wrong, but if someone has left it on their own land, that's their prerogative and let's enjoy it for the unique photo it created. Good luck walleye fisherman, I hope we get to see some lunkers at the weigh in this weekend so at least we know they exist and can keep trying for them!!


By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 09:07 am:

Today's Pasty Cam will be a bit delayed, as soon as we complete an upgrade to the webmaster's computer.

We are now in our 7th year of publishing a daily picture, and haven't missed a single day. We used to post it in the evening, simply because we often took the picture during the day. But we found that people preferred to see the new day in the morning, and along came the guest gallery, which gave us MANY shots to choose from.

Monday will be here shortly...


By bsb, sr on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 09:17 am:

Cool shot, you wonder how many little ones that bus delivered in it's tenure. To "Love your past-e-cam!" - I agree with Honey, this is not the place to promote your propaganda even if you have an ax to grind. It's all about respect. There are traces of beautiful color starting to show, I think it is going to be a wonderful color year. Also, kudos to the well needed shot in the arm for tourism this week will bring with the PWT. Hope they find the big ones!


By Smilin' yooper on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 09:17 am:

By Honey, Yooper on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 07:42 pm:
To Love your pasty-e-cam:
I read the message and I don't get the message you are trying to get across. To me the subject is getting old. Drop it already. Is there not freedom of religion? Freedom to choose what to believe in? I don't think any one really cares about your discussion here. It does not belong here. Please get over the bitterness and move on.

Hi, Honey.
These people are trying to move their conversation elsewhere. If you want to complain to 'em, do it there. Don't make us yoopers look like meanies...
Have a great day everybody!
Where's today's beautiful UP photo?... ;)


By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 09:46 am:

The technical reason for the delay in today's photo is due to a computer upgrade which started last night - and still isn't quite finished.

While I'm waiting on that, a couple of thoughts come to mind. First, the picture of the cabin above, from the Pasty Cam archives, has a little furry creature in the lower left corner which you may recognize. That's our dog Casey, who we buried on the first day of summer this year, after 15 years as part of our family:

Casey
Casey
For those who have tuned into the Pasty Cam for some time, you saw Casey in many shots, as she would accompany us on our adventures around the Keweenaw, back when my son Jonathan took almost all of the pictures. Then Dan Urbanski stepped up to add to our daily photos, which really helped to define the Pasty Cam in the early days. Of course, as you know Dan passed away last month. We are working on the 2005 Pasty Cam Calendar, which will be a tribute to Dan and his wonderful, memorable photography.
froggy
By the way, the Hopper household has a new furry friend, which we brought home from the animal shelter a couple of weeks ago. His name is Buddy, and he's beginning to feel right at home. I'm sure he'll be creeping into some of our daily photos sometime soon.
By UPen on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 09:49 am:

To "bsb, sr"
"love your past-e-cam!" isn't promoting propaganda. Unless you know what that church is like, you have no right talking down to someone trying to give them support. I know the pain they're referring to. You said it's all about respect. Give "love your.." some, and let them move to the other website without a bitter send-off. Have a wonderful day.
Charlie--Good luck with the upgrade! Thanks for all the wonderful years of sooper, yooper pix!


By TLM on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 09:50 am:

Charlie-

Thanks for everything you do to keep this great site up and running the way it does.


By Frank,,,,,,Milw......... on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 09:52 am:

A lot of "ADVICE" comming from a balcony overlooking a golf course in Ca.


By Candy, CA on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 10:10 am:

Charlie, Monday can wait as long as you need -- does that mean it's still the weekend?


By bsb, sr on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 10:11 am:

I do know what that church is like, and it is propaganda when someone has a cause they want to promote with misinformation. My point is if she does not want to go to that church that is her decision, but let's not disrespect ones that do. Enough said, anyway it seems everyone is anxiously awaiting the photo of the day. Charlie has a big responsibility to come up with one that will satisfy the pasty cam hunger for a Monday morning. I am sure it will be a winner.


By Rose on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 10:14 am:

Isn't it great to see little Casey pop up unexpectedly in a photo? Just the way thoughts our pets pop into our minds all the time.


By Carole on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 10:20 am:

Welcome 'Buddy'. Charlie, don't let it be too long before the 'pasty cam family' get a glimpse of him.


By Bthecute1, San Jose on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 10:37 am:

Frank of Milw...............
What do you have against me? Have I offended you in some way, if I have, I apologize. You seem to follow my every movement or posting. Why is that? Please, I'd like an answer. Every time I ask, you hide in the woodwork until my next posting. Maybe someone should have planted that bus in your front yard!


By Peace on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 10:39 am:

"bsb,sr"
The post is from an ex-member of many years. Are you a member? If not, then you don't know. And no one is disrespecting ones who want to stay. Just supporting ones who want help leaving. It is an extremely difficult decision, and you have no right to label their site as propaganda or misinformation. You have no idea the pain and isolation those that try and leave are face with. Unless you've lived it, please let them be. The information is accurate. And please, if you want to challenge them, take it to their new site, not here. We all have freedom of religion, or lack thereof for that matter. Let them that want to discuss the OALC do it in their new forum without judgment being passed by us on them.
Bless you all.


By Just a thought on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 10:50 am:

Hi bsb.
How about leaving an email on the website so you and they can resolve it amongst yourselves


By Lori, Commerce Twp on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 10:52 am:

I LOVE the old school bus/fall color pic! Charlie had such a poetic description of the image and the changing seasons too... back to school, fall colors and falling leaves. I hope the photographer can go back each season and shoot a new image for us!

I agree with the post by: finlander, painesdale on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 09:04 am:
I was waiting for someone to be "offended" by the old bus. If it is illegally left on someone else's property that is wrong, but if someone has left it on their own land, that's their prerogative and let's enjoy it for the unique photo it created.


That bus may be on private property for all we know, it wouldn't be considered 'littering' as Bthecute1 stated:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
By Bthecute1, San Jose on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 06:52 pm:
What's Wrong With This Picture!
What I would like to know is why such an ugly bus is dumped there to rust against such beauty in the background. I guess everyone thinks it's not their problem, and passes the buck. What's wrong with people that they can litter our environment this way. I think this picture is really sad, and represents what is on a basic level what is wrong with us to do this sort of thing. Doesn't anyone ever read all the signs along the American Highways ---"Don't Litter, Keep America Clean. My advise = CLEAN IT UP!

thank you for giving us such a unique view from the Keweenaw!


By Dog lover, too on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 10:53 am:

Charlie--
CONGRATULATIONS on your new "Buddy"!:) Can't wait to see some of his photos...


By Roudy Mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 11:00 am:

Some people like to "plant" busses, others Petunias. Let's appreciate not depreciate.


By Roudy Mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 11:02 am:

Think back to Joe K's picture of the early 50's Chev and Mr & Mrs Nicholas '54 Plymouth!


By I dig it on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 11:29 am:

look at it this way, that old bus is a gold mine for a
historical archaeologist. There's a fine line between the
distant past's junk and history.


By Gus on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 11:34 am:

Nice bus, I think i'll jump on the bus, Gus.


By Roudy Mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 11:36 am:

Go for a ride Clyde?


By bob piff on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 11:53 am:

Gimme the key Lee.


By joe on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 11:57 am:

And set me free

Joe


By Gus on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:09 pm:

Some people can't afford motor homes,so they get an old bus, take out the seats and put in bunk beds, fridge, stove etc., and go camping and have a fun time. Hunters use em for camps or deer blinds. Loggers have used them for lunch shacks, of coarse with a wood stove to keep warm. The pic of the bus in the snowy winter was or is probably used by loggers or hunters.


By lori on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:09 pm:

make a new plan stan!


By one more on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:12 pm:

Get your foot off the brake, Jake!


By Roudy Mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:19 pm:

What we seem to have here is two types of social engineering at logger heads with each other. Hee Hee


By SarahK, Mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:28 pm:

If this is what happens when Charlie and Mary are late I can see how this website might disappear without their timely new pics every day! Thank goodness for Charlie and Mary!


By joe on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:29 pm:

make a new plan stan

Joe


By Troll, Lower MI on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:31 pm:

I don't see that bus as litter...sorry, but I like its rustic look. Its now my new background, for a while that is...


By Paul Simon, Houghton on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:35 pm:

No need to be coy, Roy!!


By NKR Mishawaka IN on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:40 pm:

Charlie, Mary and everyone who contributes to Pasty Central. THANK YOU! Ilove this web site.


By Bob G. Houghton Lake, MI on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:41 pm:

You know, since Monday's pic hasn't been chosen, I suppose I could nominate several from my photo gallery...but that would be interpreted as propaganda by some people visiting this site, so I won't do it.;)


By ert, GA on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:55 pm:

That part about no need to be coy, Roy. When it first came out, I thought it said, "No need to be corduroy!" :)


By Dan in Fenton, MI on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:57 pm:

Keep those smart remarks coming. Meanwhile, I'll shamelessly post a picture of my pups here.

Row of Faces


By bob piff on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:09 pm:

Just slip out the back Jack.


By hum til you get to the chorus on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:11 pm:

the reason we all know these lyrics: The chorus was repeated 4 times in the song by Simon and Garfunkel "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" * POST IN THE MORNING IF THIS SONG IS RUNNING THROUGH YOUR HEAD AS YOU'RE TRYING TO GO TO SLEEP TONIGHT!!

The problem is all inside your head, she said to me
The answer is easy if you take it logically
Iíd like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover

She said itís really not my habit to intrude
Furthermore, I hope my meaning wonít be lost or misconstrued
But Iíll repeat myself at the risk of being crude
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover
Fifty ways to leave your lover

Just slip out the back, jack
Make a new plan, stan
You donít need to be coy, roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, gus
You donít need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, lee
And get yourself free

Just slip out the back, jack
Make a new plan, stan
You donít need to be coy, roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, gus
You donít need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, lee
And get yourself free

She said it grieves me so to see you in such pain
I wish there was something I could do to make you smile again
I said I appreciate that and would you please explain
About the fifty ways

She said why donít we both just sleep on it tonight
And I believe in the morning youíll begin to see the light
And then she kissed me and I realized she probably was right
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover
Fifty ways to leave your lover

Just slip out the back, jack
Make a new plan, stan
You donít need to be coy, roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, gus
You donít need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, lee
And get yourself free

You just slip out the back, jack
Make a new plan, stan
You donít need to be coy, roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, gus
You donít need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, lee
And get yourself free


By Roudy Mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:13 pm:

I once knew a National Field Trial Champion German Shorthair. Went by the name Rowdy. He and his owner made it to the cover of the Browning Arms catalogue too.


By SUZANNE/ WISCONSIN on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:14 pm:

To LUMBERJACK- This looks like the bus my husband and I saw for the first time about 17 years ago on the trail back to Schlatters Lake. NORTH of Lake Fanny Hooe. We were told then that it was a bear hunting camp. There is a lot of trails back to Keystone and a lot of land NORTH of Fanny Hooe.


By ra on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:25 pm:

If that bus is litter they have a real problem in Kentucky. On my monthly visits to the Lexington area I see many cars, trucks, vans, and busses looking like they have not moved in a very long time. I like the bus in the shot above, rusting metal, colorful leaves; it reminds me where we are headed and where we are from.


By Obi Whine Kenobi, MI on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:26 pm:

Addiction, religious fervor, paranoia, did I miss anything else? Oh, yeah, sarcasm..........

Are these our symptoms of withdrawal from not getting the daily photos?


By Dan in Fenton, MI on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:26 pm:

Roudy, sounds like good reading. Here's good eating:

Puppies Eating


By Roudy Mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:30 pm:

The one with the tail pointed west looks most like Rowdy. I'll find his full name for you.


By Candy, CA on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:32 pm:

OK, I vote for Bob G's pics -- if I knew how to put a picture here (like all of you computer gurus), I'd show you all the one I think is perfect -- and there would be NO ONE to cast the first stone, since Bob already did that! (Bob, if you so inclined, could you upload your lovely beach stones?)


By Pertti, Sweden on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:32 pm:

If you need translation help ( from Finnish into English ) you can send a message to the Finland Forum. Click on this and you will see all the discussion folders!

http://www.finlandforum.org/bb

Post your message to the "Kielikoulu"( Language School ) folder!

Finland Forum has 3000+ registered members! There are no fees of any kind! All are welcome!


By anita, mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:34 pm:

Great pic of the bus. Love how it copies the color of the leaves. You guys are great with the song. lol and so right. I'll be singing it for the rest of the day.lol


By maijaMi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 01:52 pm:

amzanig discussion! Anyone remember the equally hysterical "amzanig" discussion?


By Karla, Michigan on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:03 pm:

to Candy, CA

go to http://www.pasty.net and click on Support Forum. At the bottom of the page, click on Help/Instructions and you will find the directions on how to post a picture. That's how I posted the picture of the snow covered bus yesterday (that IS North of Fanny Hooe). To be clear, I did not take that pic, John Wrycza of Illinois did. He gets all the credit. He submitted it for our photo contest at www.upsnowmobilerentals.com and won a free snowmobile rental. I'm still learning too!

p.s. Orval and Nancy are my folks!! I hope your folks are doing well.


By Hilary on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:04 pm:

One cultural aspect of leaving such automobiles, often
on private land, is that when a person's automobile
breaks down, many people, and particularly those who
are not wealthy (i.e. us natives of the Keweenaw), may
save the mobiles in the event that it may become useful
in the future. This is something that people from lower
socioeconomic backgrounds do. Perhaps they will buy
another bus and need the parts from that one. maybe
they could not afford the towing fee. Whoever left that
bus most likely did not leave it like one does a beer
bottle or a broken toy. I don't want to pick fights with
everyone, but one, I really liked the photograph of said
bus, and two, sometimes there are deeply ingrained
reasons for something others may deem littering that
cannot be simply explained by mainstream upper
middle class non-UP reasoning. Nothing, and
especially that gorgeous technicolor photo and the
implications behind it, is black and white.

hilary virtanen
former accumulator of Geo metros.


By Suomalainen tyttŲ on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:05 pm:

Maija, it's amzanig what the human mind can come up with given enough time and not enought to do! Try googling "amzanig" to see just how far that report has gotten. And Mr. Pertti from Sweden, kittos for sending the link to the finlandforum. I have been there as a "lurker" many times and finally registered. As a Suomalainen wannabe, this is a perfect place for me to polish my very poor language skills and listen to what others have to say.


By Thad on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:15 pm:

Hillary ended a post with:

hilary virtanen
former accumulator of Geo metros.


Hehe, I love it.


By Ric in WI on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:21 pm:

Old Buildings. Old Buses, Old People....

All have stories and should be preserved....


By Mary Lou on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:25 pm:

Dan in Fenton,,,Ok..OK.. now am in love with your pups!!!....How about donating one to Charlie to keep at Stillwaters??( you can take a tax break) The residents could love and spoil the pup and we can watch him grow???..sort of like our own Pasty.com mascot??......they are so sweet!!!!


By Roudy Mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:27 pm:

Now who's littering the beach with those Bl---y rocks???? Woulda been a perfectly good sandy beach totally destroyed by those rocks!!! Can't even walk on them with your bare feet!!!!


By Jean SCal on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:27 pm:

The little cabin in the woods is between 5Mile Point and Eagle River, very close to E.R. I was in it when it was being built, and the interior is amazing with the use of beautiful and unusual wood, glass, etc. The floor plan is odd. The room you enter from the road is a mud room. You enter the kitchen from a door in the middle of the mud room and the kitchen. The kitchen is thus divided in two by the hallway that goes into the dining room. The bathroom is off the dining room. The view from the living room is glorious and there is a stairway up to the master bedroom which has a tiny loft above it. No bath upstairs. I was told that it was a guest house for the owners, whose name I have forgotten, but they are an old local family that my mother knew. The builder told me all this.


By Candy, CA on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:30 pm:

One more time, with a little tweaking...and thanks, Bob. I think I've cast more than enough stones for one day...Mary or Charlie, could you remove the evidence of my first attempt...
Editor's note: Removed as requested, Candy! ;-)

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By Stan, stuck in the mitten on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:48 pm:

This is a day late, but does anyone besides me remember when school busses were not yellow, but red,white,and blue? When I was in the 6th grade, back in the mid-1050s, yellow busses appeared in our part of Michigan, and I thought it was a funny color to paint a school bus.


By Dan in Fenton, MI on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:54 pm:

Hi Mary Lou. You're right, the pups sure pull our strings. As far as a mascot, would we be encroaching on Buddy's territory?


By jjie on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 03:15 pm:

Stan, you have to be the oldest person alive and I was not aware there were buses over 950 years ago!! ;)


By kc, MN on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 03:17 pm:

My grandparents were farmers in Baroda, MI (LP). There used to be an old railroad car at the edge of their neighbors property. When we were kids we used to wonder how it got since there were no tracks in that area, just farm land...I don't think the car is there anymore.


By bobt, michigan on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 03:18 pm:

jjie, didn't you read the azamnig post earlier? Unfortunately, that rendered your joke as a :(


By Lumberjack on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 04:00 pm:

Suzanne/ Wis. Thats probably the same bus that you saw awhile back, Its been there for quite awhile. Looks much better than a Condo.


By Moron Boy in Troll Land on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 04:28 pm:

Dat bus would be a good add-on to da trailer. I could hang my swampers from da mirror ta dry. How bouda cupple chiggens underneat?


By Lori... commerce twp on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 05:31 pm:

thanks for the giggle roudy... heeheehee!

By Roudy Mi on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:27 pm:
Now who's littering the beach with those Bl---y rocks???? Woulda been a perfectly good sandy beach totally destroyed by those rocks!!! Can't even walk on them with your bare feet!!!!


By Mary Lou on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 06:19 pm:

Dan in Fenton......Lets ask Charlie.....But I think "Buddy" is the Hopper family dog and the Pup could be a pet at Stillwater.......the oldtimers would love to have a pet...a little, gentle, female, pup would be so sweet for the elderly folks to spoil.....and to love. There is a nice yard around Stillwater........."Charlie"..PLEASE...can we keep it??.......it followed me home......??


By Helen on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 08:46 pm:

Dan,
The puppies have really grown and they are just as adorable!!! Who ever gets to adopt them will be very happy parents for the pups!!! They are so sweet.


By kathy R on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 08:56 pm:

hi Cheryl: Thought I would write you a note since you told me that you come on here all the time. Great site will visit it often. Love Kathy


By RICHARD ADAMS on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 02:28 am:

Just thought I would put in my 2 cents in and say good morrning to all and may God bless everyone.
Hope you all had a wonderful summer.


By Lori, Comerce twp on Tuesday, September 14, 2004 - 08:21 am:

By Thad on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 02:15 pm:
Hillary ended a post with:

hilary virtanen
former accumulator of Geo metros.
...

I thought that was funny too! LOL :)



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