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By smf in troll land on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 07:33 am:

Morning!First Post

By d on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 08:48 am:

WOW, it's 18*, we're havin' a heat wave in the Copper country!!!! Good Mornin' to all!! FFOORREE!! sm sun xmas

By Yooper on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 11:16 am:

starlite flake1 santachim

By Jim, MI on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 11:35 am:

D. You can get the degree symbol by holding down the Alt key and typing in 0176. The degree symbol will appear as soon as you leave the Alt key go. °

By Sue, Texas on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 12:18 pm:

We are having a high today of 75°(thanks Jim, MI). Then we have a 20% chance of flurries Wednesday and Thursday. That's Texas weather for you. I have a shipment of pasties heading my way. Am looking forward to having this treat we enjoyed every summer when we vacationed in Keewenaw. Mom grew up in the Copper Country and has made them every so often, but this Christmas she is being treated to pasties from home. Merry Christmas to all. If you get too much snow, please send some down to me.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 12:36 pm:

D, & Jim, MI:
You can also get the degree symbol (°) by using the formatting tag: \ch{deg}
That's a 'backslash' followed immediately by the characters 'deg' within the curly braces (no space between the 'backslash' and the left curly brace).
Just a tad easier to remember than the Alt-0176!

By troll with connections, Mi on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 12:52 pm:

By looking at the bridge cam,I noticed that ice is forming up on the canal. How long before it's thick enough to walk on?

By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 01:12 pm:

Finnish translation?
I see some recent postings from genealogical resources in Finland in the
Past-E-Mail Ancestors section that include some interesting bits:
Occupation: Talon poika [That's an easy one: literally 'house boy']
Occupation: Lämmittäjä [?]
Now the latter one's got me stumped.
Since [Lämmi = hot, warm], could this perhaps be Fireman either as in:
1. "(old coal-burning) railroad locomotive fireman" or one having similar duties tending a stationary heating plant or furnace? or
2. "fire-truck riding 'fire-putter-outer' fireman (bombero as they'd say in Spanish"?

By danbury, wondering on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 02:45 pm:

Jim's combination works for me, but even easier on my board is Ctrl and °?!?
No key like that on your boards, as it seems?

By PK, MI on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 02:49 pm:

FRNash, I had a great-uncle in Finland whose occupation was Lämmittäjä. I found out he was a stoker or locomotive fireman on the railroad. Also quite a few relatives who were talonpoika, which is another term for a peasant farmer.

By ksi,mi on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 05:29 pm:

Jim,MI Thank you for the info on the degree symbol. Wondered how to do that. Happy Holidays!

By Lori... commerce twp on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 05:40 pm:

to get the ° symbol on my keyboard, i just hit and hold down alt and at the same time type 248 on the number pad...

By Emma, UP on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 08:56 pm:

I type in Alt 167 for the º sign.

By downstate don on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 09:26 pm:

Happy Holidays to Karen from Florida. Have not
heard from you in a very long time. Hope all is
well with you and the family. Are you going any-
where for the Holidays?

By Trish, Wa on Tuesday, December 21, 2004 - 10:42 pm:

**Happy Winter Solstice everyone!**

...or to everyone in Australia, Happy Summer Solstice!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Wednesday, December 22, 2004 - 02:08 pm:

Finnish translation:
Thanks PK, MI for the confirmation.
It looks like I got lucky on my first guess: Lämmittäjä = locomotive fireman ...

Now for another Finnish translation challenge:
With a former Detroit FD Captain and Bootjack fire fighter (now deceased) in the family, I should know this! I guess my Finnish is fading fast, sigh.

Does anyone know the Finnish word for firefighter or "fire-truck riding 'fire-putter-outer' fireman (bombero as they'd say in Spanish)"?

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