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Rozgr (Rozgr) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 08:06 am:

Happy Spring everyone!
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By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 08:06 am:

Happy May Day!

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 08:19 am:


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 08:30 am:

Happy May Day! It's our anniversary today. We picked May 1st for a reason. Now he has to get me a basket, take me out to eat, get me a present, etc., etc. Just kidding. Have a great day everybody. Hope y'all have better weather than we do.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 08:57 am:


By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 09:10 am:

Happy May Day all. Happy anniversary Deb & Mr Deb. After all the dry weather this past year I'm not at the complaining point yet. We're shopping for groceries just for something to do indoors today. Our tulips are lovely even in the rain, cheers me up.Good morning Edie and Buddy nice to see you.

By Erik Nordberg, MTU Archives (Techarchives) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 09:19 am:


Due to overwhelming interest, the MTU Archives has arranged an encore for Bill Haller’s presentation on the history of the Atlas Powder Company and their explosives plant near Dollar Bay.

The encore presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. The presentation will be given in room U115 in the M&M Building on the Michigan Tech campus.

The new venue can seat many more than the Archives Reading Room, so space shouldn’t be a problem this time around. In addition, the new venue has a full media system with microphones, speakers and multiple screens positioned around the room.
The Atlas Powder Company produced dynamite and nitroglycerine for local copper mines at its plant in Senter, Michigan, from 1910 to 1960. Haller, a local historian who has been researching the Atlas story for the past two years, has collected an extensive range of historical photographs relating to the site. His presentation also draws upon numerous interviews with local residents and former employees at the explosives plant.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

For further information contact the MTU Archives at (906) 487-2505 or via e-mail at

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:20 pm:

Today here in Finland is VAPPU or FINNs workers
festival day;

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 02:15 pm:

Kosk, Thank you for your kind words, regarding the Upland Indiana trucking tragedy. It hit home, especially hard, as I had spent a portion of that day on a phone conference with D.C., trying to get them to understand that it was only a matter of time before Indiana or an Indiana truck driver, suffered/caused a tragedy similiar to the trucking tragedy, that claimed the lives of the Mann's family in Florida. Unfortunately, I got nowhere with D.C.

I then spent the afternoon, emailing back and forth with one of the detectives, from the Monroe City PD, in Michigan, about Federal DOT laws, and enforcement of DOT laws. Which led me to emailing the Indiana state hour before the Upland tragedy occurred. The tragedy was one that I took very personally...and I am still reeling from it, because my last words during the D.C. conference were, "I just want to bring everyone home alive..."

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 03:26 pm:


Cold comfort in being right. It's horrible to be haunted
by our own words.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 06:26 pm:


That is so sad and so very tragic. Nobody can ever say you didn't try and you can take some comfort in the knowledge that you did everything you could. Maybe now they'll listen. It's always too late, isn't it? A tragedy seems to have to strike before action is taken. Senseless.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 06:29 pm:

Kelly is having contractions about every five minutes, I guess that means that Jack is on his way. Wish her luck.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 06:40 pm:

Good luck Mikie and Kelly! I pray for a healthy baby. Hopefully it goes quickly for her. Lord knows you've all waited long enough.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 07:19 pm:

Sur5er, Thanks for your hard work trying to keep all who travel the roads safe.

Remember the talk last week about the priceless Upper Peninsula t-shirt? Well, mine arrived from Touch of Finland today. I can hardly wait to wear it. It says it all.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 07:24 pm:

Charlotte, What does your shirt say? Is it anything like my UP one?

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 07:25 pm:

Kelly left for the hospital and Emma is stuck here with me. How about someone coming over to change a poopy diaper.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 10:10 pm:

Can't wait to see little Jack! Poor Gramps having to change a poopy diaper!:) They give you so much pleasure you don't really mind.My grandson is nearly grown and I miss those baby days but oh boy I am sooo proud of him.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, May 1, 2006 - 10:20 pm:


Hang in there! What a good Grandpa you are.
I bet your daughter, the teacher, appreciates
your help with her school work. And there is
no test like the poopy diaper test. I'm sure
you'll pass with flying colors.

Which battles have you recreated? I met a
number of people who had participated in
recreations of the French and Indian War
while staying at the 6 Nations Reserve near
Brantford, Ontario, while I was taking a course
about the Iroquois Confederacy last summer.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 12:29 am:

Wow!!!! Tell me it isn't true Red Wing fans. I had bad vibes when they came out with the playoff mantra "BRING IT!" 3 years in a row! Probably we have seen Steve Y's last game.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 12:43 am:

Kosk, My favorite in your area is at Fort Niagra in New York state, it occurs on the weekend of the Fourth of July every year. It is one of the largest F&I war reenactments and one of the nicest of the year. My first one is at Port Huron on the weekend of Memorial day,but not on Memorial day Monday itself. I have been doing this for a long time, but age is starting to catch up with me. I wont be marching out with the troops this year, but will be out with the cannon. My teacher daughter and her family will be out with me. The girls will be going to an Irish dance feis which is a contest to determine who is the best in the area. Andrea has quite a few medals. They will be joining me in Port Huron on Sunday of the weekend.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 06:25 am:


Maybe I can check one of these out next year.
This year on the Memorial Day weekend, we
are hoping our son will be home one last time
before his deployment to Iraq in June.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 07:52 am:

Kosk, If by some chance your son would come by the Port Huron event I would make sure he could fire the cannon. Not trying to steal him from you for that time just an offer.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 06:54 am:


That would be fun, but I'm pretty sure he'll be
partying on two of the three nights that he is
back. Another year?

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 03:19 pm:

Any time he can is fine with me. I will be thinking of him until he returns. When he does we can compare our cannons his new and mine from 1736 and see who's is the loudest.My friend Chris is leaving for Iraq right after the Memorial weekend also. He is a marine.

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