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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 08:34 pm:

Our Pasty Cam weekday moderator Mary Drew sent me a text message earlier today that she had to have a ride to church. Normally that wouldn't be too unusual... but Mary lives one block from the church! She said it was 28 below zero, one of those frozen hair and frozen nostril days. So I remembered this shot in my Shoebox Memory folder labeled "1890's - Canadian side", that captures a glimpse of the cold back when horsepower had a different meaning.

You know, when we started this web project back in 1996, our theme was, "Supporting care for the elderly in the U.P." Little did we suspect a couple of decades latter... WE WOULD BE THE ELDERLY ! - I can't recall who sent me this, and I'm not sure if it was Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario ("Canadian side"). Whatever the case, it seems appropriate for this icebox of a weekend to pass it along. Anyone who could shed some light on the people and the place is welcome to chime in.

Have a good (warm) week :o)

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 08:36 pm:

Just shows you once again how hardly those folks were!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 09:22 pm:

The poor horse needs a coat and scarf!

My little weather station shows 11 degrees outside my door ~ much too cold for my old bones!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 09:32 pm:

Dashing through the snow in a 2 horse open sleigh...

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:30 pm:

I don't know how those people did it!! I am so
cold all the time as it is, I don't know that I
could have survived living in those times.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Sunday, February 15, 2015 - 10:30 pm:

O'er the fields we go
Freezing all the way.
Would that horse be considered a dapple gray? I've heard the term and never knew what it was.

By Stewart Keskitalo (Skeskitalo) on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 07:04 am:

My dad said that he went to school in Republic Mi in a horse drawn sleigh from their farm. I shudder to think of it when you hear of below zero temps and winds to boot.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 07:50 am:

Duane, yep, that is a dapple gray!

By J T (Jtinchicago) on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 08:26 am:


The building in the background is of the age when buildings were built without insulation, only single pane glass windows and heating systems were not pressurized. So who leaves a door open?

A hotel perhaps?


By Richard Wieber (Flarich) on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:53 am:

DebS I wondered that too, until I did a study of cemeteries in the Eagle Harbor/Copper Harbor areas. The average death age was 42. A lot of those folks couldn't hack it either.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 02:28 pm:

Wow, Richard...interesting!

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