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By smf in troll land on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 07:01 am:

First PostMorning all!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 07:08 am:


By Charlie at Pasty Central/Pasty.NET on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 07:14 am:

This morning I received a forwarded email with a cute picture of a baby and a sad story about donations for an operation. Sadder still, this email is a HOAX. In case you also received it, here's where you can read about it: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art2453.asp

As Keweenaw's wireless Internet provider, Pasty.NET devotes quite a bit of its resources to fighting viruses and spam, and increasingly the clutter of hoaxes such as this. If you ever have any questions about such matters, just email us or post a question here and we will be glad to research the answer.

A lovely morning in the Keweenaw. Pleasant winter temps, good snow cover... Time to fire up the snowmobile, in case any of those remote wireless access points need any attention.

By Bob on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 07:28 am:

Just wanted to thank everyone for their kind words towards firefighters yesterday.

We had a long cold day in Larium.

Special thanks to all the OTHER volunteers that work a fire like this. Without all the extra people moving among us firefighters with coffee and food, our job would be much harder. Their presence is much appreaciated.

Special thanks to Calumet Memorial Hospital who opened their Ambulence Garage and cafeteria for all of us to warm up and get a hot meal on a very cold day.

Hubbell Fire dept

By EL Nelson, New Mexico on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 08:40 am:

Good morning all,

I always check this website so that I can still feel at home. Miss the UP and will be back soon for a visit. Happy Holidays to all!

By JoAnne, Washington state on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 09:55 am:

Was that Tea Room building lost altogether? Last word here was that there were a number of companies called out and there were some pictures posted but I'm wondering what happened in the end? Hear only one person occupied the building and he got out right? Were any of the other close buildings damaged? Please, if anyone has any further info, let us know...Thanks!

By Bob on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 10:04 am:

The building is a total loss, in fact an excavator was on scene tearing it down so we could finish putting out the fire, otherwise we would have been there all night.

Little or no damage to surrounding structures that I know of.

check out the gazette for yesterdays news and later for today.


By laurium on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 10:09 am:

the tea room building is a total lost now they will have to get it torn down soon no one got hurt thank god just to let jjoanne know

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 12:11 pm:

Well, the big storm is over and the Laurium Tea Room is not much more than a memory. Sadly, it seems that big storms and big fires go hand in hand in the Copper Country, but fortunately, no one got injured in the latest one. Here are a few follow up pics to the storm and the fire, Charlie / Mary, hope you don't mind me taking up a few more pixels of space....

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 01:45 pm:

What a sad sight, those last two pictures.

By Liz on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 02:10 pm:

Good but sad pictures. Thanks, Dave. I bet the Laurium Snow Glacier is huge now seeing as how the streets have been cleaned.

By anon/milw on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 03:37 pm:

It's sad to see the Tea Room gone, my grandmother and Nettie Cruse were very good friends, and we would stop in every time we were in town and have lunch. It's very strange to visit the UP and see many of "our" landmarks no longer there.

Thank you Dave for the pics you took. I really miss your album.

By Candy, CA on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 04:25 pm:

I second that, Dave -- I miss your eye capturing what's going on at "home" for me. The second picture here looks like it could have been winter in Laurium any time in the last 20 years... Achingly familiar, like I can hear the crunch of the snow under my feet and see my breath in billows in front of my face.

By downstate don on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 04:40 pm:

It would be nice if someone would start up another
Laurium Tea Room. Does anyone know if Leo's Drug
Store is still open across the street from the
Tea Room?

By maijaMI on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 04:53 pm:

I so totally love the picture today from blast from the past. I bought a sweatshirt with that picture on it for my brother. I am hoping it will be re-issued as a t shirt!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 06:31 pm:

I'm just wondering if anyone has any info on the time lady that you used to be able to call to get the correct time. I called the number last night here in the Keweenaw and it said it has been disconnected and there's no further information on the number available. Who provided that service? Is there a new number to call to synchronize my clocks?

By elm on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 06:49 pm:

Cleaning the streets has nothing to do with the size of the Laurium Glacier. Street cleaning makes the Snow Dump grow.

By Audrey, San Jose, CA on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 07:09 pm:

Mary, Out here we just call POP-CORN but that probably doesn't help you much, huh?! :-)

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 09:07 pm:

Mary, try this site and have your computer synced to the atomic clock all the time, and it is free....

By Dave, Laurium on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 09:31 pm:

Liz / anon / Candy ...I have started posting some pics in my album again. I am somewhere around page 36 of the gallery. I will add more as winter moves along. I crawled (almost) my way up to Elmo's lookout today, talk about some good aerobic exercise trying to get up there through the deep snow, it was well worth the trek though.

By FRN on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 01:54 am:

Dave, Laurium and Mary, et.al.:

FYI: If you are running Windows XP, you don't have to install yet another piece of software just to synchronize your system clock, and to keep it accurate -- this feature is built into the operating system!

To set it up, just
1. Open your Control Panel and:
a. If your Control Panel is shown in Classic view, click on the Date and Time icon:

Date and Time

b. If your Control Panel is shown in Category view, click on:
Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options
then click on either:
Pick a Task or: Pick a Control Panel icon

2. In the resulting Date and Time Properties window, select the Internet Time tab, check the Automatically synchronize with an Internet time server checkbox, and choose a server from the drop-down (I would suggest using time.nist.gov), thus:
Date & Time Properties

then click the Update now button.

Of course as mentioned in the note in the Date And Time Properties window, your PC must be connected to the internet at the appointed time for the synchronization to occur but of course that's true for any aftrmarket software as well. For further information, click the link in the Date & Time Properties window.

By Julie, Clinton Twp MI on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 09:02 am:

If you don't mind calling a long distance from the UP number, 313 grandma will still tell you the time!

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