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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 06:16 am:

There are glimpses of the past visible everywhere in the U.P., each with a story to tell. Not so much unlike other parts of our great country, except the relative absence of development allows the glimpses to linger just a little longer. Realizing someday the old Midas Flour signs will only be a memory, Jonathan grabbed this Pasty Cam shot one afternoon on his way up Quincy hill, coming home from Michigan Tech.

Well into our second year of daily U.P. photos back in '99, the Pasty Cam began to serve as a resource for other websites, providing illustrations and supporting image content. Today's picture is a good example.

By lz (Llamamama) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 06:26 am:

Good Morning All!
First Post

By Cotton (Cotton) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 06:44 am:

Good Mornin everyone. This is the closest I ever came to the Early Bird Award.

By timd (Timd) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 06:57 am:

Good morning!!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 07:32 am:

Good Morning, Everyone!

Charlie, in reading your comments about the absence of development up there, it occurred to me that somehow, maybe parts of the UP, say Houghton & nearby & Marquette & nearby (because of their proximity to major universities) should try to figure out a way to bring in some good-size technical centers or customer service call centers, for say computer hardware or software companies, for example.

North Dakota was pretty down & out before they managed to bring in departments for major companies, including Microsoft, I believe, because of North Dakota's significantly lower cost of living, lower building costs, and lower costs in general, compared to those of the greater Seattle, Wash (Microsoft) and of Silicon Valley. Or, if you could work out air freight transportation, perhaps a computer repair facility for warranty work for a major computer company could go in up there, or something?

The above are just some ideas floating around in my head, before I've had my morning iced tea/caffeine. So, if it's not quite coherent, my apologies. :-)

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 07:35 am:

Many thanks to all of you who sent me good birthday wishes yesterday and last night! You all brightened my day! :-)

By Ken, Kalamazoo, MI (Kenkazoo) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 07:52 am:

Good morning from Kalamazoo.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 07:58 am:

One more thing, before I get ready to go to my meeting this morning. Mich Tech Computing apparently sent a notice out to all of their email users yesterday, including faculty, students, staff, and others, saying that there is a new virus or Trojan horse out on the Internet that may increase email spam by 50-to-60 fold (that is 50 to 60 times normal, not just %).

Most important, they told all email users that if they receive any email with an attached zip file, to verify with the original sender that it is a legitimate attachment before opening any attached zip file. The idea is that the email may appear to have been sent by someone you know, when in fact they did not send it.

And, finally, this may slow down the whole Internet because of the additional email load, including your home computers.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 08:10 am:

Marianne, I didn't know it was your birthday. HOpe you had a great day.

Good morning everybody. It's off to a bowling tournament this weekend. Hope everybody has a great weekend. The sun's finally out and we're expecting 60's tomorrow. Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 09:18 am:

Congrats on the Early Bird Award this morning Llamamama! To what do you owe this honor?
Mr. Deb

By s. dearing (Geebeed) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 09:55 am:

Good morning from central Indidana.

By s. dearing (Geebeed) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 09:59 am:

Sorry about that. It's Indiana.

My excuse is that I'm right-handed and I broke my right arm near my shoulder from a nasty fall on the ice.

It's sort of difficult to type left-handed!

By JACQUELINE M. ASKREN (Jma0211) on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 10:13 pm:

I am new to this site. It's a really good site I might add. The UP is beautiful.
I just happened to come across this site as I was searching a family tree site. I came across one of the posts made on October 28, 2004 at 9:35pm from a Therese from just below the bridge. I am hoping that she still reads the posts on this site, because I would like to get in tough with her in reagrds to her comment, that "her Mom's uncle owned the Schneider brickyard in Dearborn." We are related, because, my uncle also owned the Schneider brickyard in Dearborn.
So, Therese, if you still look at this site, please email me at
Jackie A.

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