Dec 02-17

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: December: Dec 02-17
2002: Waiting on the wives    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Donn de Yampert
2009: Checking out the "Passage Keeper"    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brenda Leigh
2014: Look out!    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Aladino Mandoli
2017: Skating practice    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Judy Byykkonen
Captain goes sledding to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 08:20 am:

This day in the archives was filled with people; some waiting, some exploring, some sledding, but for the most part enjoying the day, no matter the weather. We begin with a shot that Donn de Yampert snapped back in 2002, of two gentlemen who were patiently sitting in the common area at the Mall, waiting for their ladies to complete their shopping. They don't look too happy, but I'm not sure if that's because they've been waiting awhile or perhaps they just don't like getting their picture taken. Either way, it's been one of my favorite photos throughout the years.

In 2009, Brenda Leigh captured a group of her exploring friends at Detour Harbor on the shores of Lake Huron, where they discovered an interesting wood carving right across from the Harbor. He's titled "The Passage Keeper" and the story behind his existence goes like this: "Somehow the huge tree there in that spot became damaged and rather than just cutting it down, someone offered to carve the "Old Man of the Sea" out of it." What a creative way to salvage a damaged tree, rather than just cutting it down.

Aladino Mandoli captured another favorite photo of mine, during a family sledding event in 2014. There is no doubt that this little girl is enjoying barreling down the hill towards the camera and Dino. Sure hope he jumped out of the way in time!

Young and old alike enjoy different winter activities, some indoors some outside. Judy Byykkonen was recently with her granddaughter at skating practice. What a cutie she is, learning the in's and out's of the program the kids will be putting on later in the season for the Calumet Figure Skating Club. Nowadays, I'd do better behind the camera, like Judy, rather than trying to balance on those skates like her granddaughter.

We have a fun video to complete the "winter fun" excursion on the Pasty Cam today. Take a look at this four-legged "Captain", enjoying sledding down the hill and racing back up for more. I especially like that he carries his sled back up with him each time. Go Captain!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 08:35 am:

2002 is a classic: "Get that camera out of my face, punk."
Funny really is a dog's world:

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 09:24 am:

The 2002 picture always brings a smile to my face.
Reminds me of my dad. I love the Charlie Brown
picture to the right of them holding his pathetic
Christmas tree. That show's the best. Also love
the toboganners (is that a word?). Looks like so
much fun. And I'm with Mary in staying behing the
camera taking the pictures rather than trying to
stay upright so as not to break something.
Skating is for the young and I certainly did my
share of it. But sure wouldn't want to try it
now. The video is extremely cute. Smart dog!

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 12:47 pm:

I enjoyed the statue of the passage keeper. A very nice work of art.

By D. A. (Midwested) on Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 03:11 pm:

Regarding the 2002 photo...

I'm that guy on the left.'s not ACTUALLY me, but it COULD be me.

I would NEVER be the guy on the right.
Well OK, I would never ADMIT to being the guy on the right.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 09:17 am:

Interesting story yesterday:

The crew of the Paul R. Tregurtha had to pull a 360-
degree maneuver on Friday morning when they learned
the aerial lift bridge in Duluth, Minn., that they'd
planned to go under had malfunctioned and was not
raising properly.

To avoid a potential problem, the freighter did a
wide turn before coming back under the bridge, which
by then had resumed working.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 11:18 am:

We are heading up there today to see their
Christmas village, Bentleyville. That would have
been interesting to watch.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:02 pm:

Well......back to the drawing board with bringing down the Pontiac Silverdome. The upper level beams, that supported the roof, was suppose to come down into the rest of the dome....NOTHING caved in. A failure.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 12:17 pm:

I watched the attempted implosion live on Fox 2 News this morning and at 8:30am a blast went off and nothing happened, except about 3 or 4 seconds later, I heard what sounded like a rumble of was the blast. I live about 15 miles from the Silverdome.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 04:40 pm:

We lived in Auburn Hills and probably would have heard the blast.
It sure did not want to come down.

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