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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 06:09 am:

US 41 and the covered road near Copper Harbor have appeared recently in the news quite a bit. The Pasty Cam enjoyed this drive eight years ago... and many times since.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 06:14 am:

Good morning!
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By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 06:50 am:

Good Morning, Everyone! Gorgeous picture this morning! I guess I missed the news on US 41 and the covered road near Copper Harbor, Charlie? Congratulations on your Early Bird this morning, Paulwebbtroll!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 08:04 am:

Good morning everybody. Been busy building my ark. I think there are a few creatures that I'm going to leave off of it though. Snakes come to mind. LOL TGIF!! Have a nice day.

By Norma in Midland (Normainmidland) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 08:11 am:

Hi all, I just wanted to give you a quick update on Uncle Chuck @ Lt Betsy. He did have surgery on Tuesday morning. All went fine, however, he had a bit of trouble with breathing and oxygen levels so as of this writing he is still in the hospital. He is coming along now though. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. Hopefully he will be home today and resting over the weekend! Love, His Older Sister... :))

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 08:20 am:

Norma, just sent up a prayer for your brother....may God grant him a speedy and uncomplicated recovery!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 08:28 am:

How I wish I was driving down that road right now...with the windows open, smelling the fall smells....aaaaahhhhh....

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 08:31 am:

Norma, Thanks for the update. Keep us posted and tell him he has all the pastycammers praying for him and wishing him well.

Hey Phil, Bob wants to know if you're still watching!!! LOL

By Trb0013 (Trb0013) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 08:34 am:

Great to hear Chuck is getting better. God's speed to him. And speaking of speed, I always wanted to bring my 86' Mustang SVO to those winding roads for the challange. But I never did. That's because I always obey the speed limits. :)

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 08:47 am:

Thank you for the update on your little brother, Norma! We have been wondering how he is doing. I'm sorry to hear that he ran into a problem. Please tell Uncle Chuck that my thoughts and prayers are with him for a speedy, full recovery! Take care!

By Phil Hoover (Nmu1) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 09:56 am:

Yep and enjoying all of the beautiful pictures!

By Phil Hoover (Nmu1) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 09:58 am:

And enjoying everyone's humor, I might add!

By Snowman (Snowman) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 02:37 pm:

There's a big buck in the left lane. I'm not passing the buck. :b

By Musicteacher (Musicteacher) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 02:55 pm:

I bet that road doesn't look that nice today. It has been
raining for DAYS in the Keweenaw and most of the
leaves are gone. (I think they all flew to my backyard).

My better half is in Copper Harbor today for a
conference. I hope all those wet leaves don't make the
road slippery. She will be on that very spot twice today!

As for my Ark, I will leave the mosquitos off.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 03:30 pm:

Wet leaves can be very slippery. I hope your wife has a safe trip back from Copper Harbor. I love Copper Harbor, but it might be a little bit muddy in places, depending on where you are, with all of the rain lately.

It will take a lot of rain (and/or snow) to refill Mother Superior, though. Maybe we will all have to built Arks by then, LOL. I would leave out snakes, spiders, and scorpions, myself.

We had some wicked storms down in Troll Land last night. Today is windy & rainy. Not a nice night for a football game.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 04:02 pm:

Music teacher we have an ordinance in Berkley that you can not harbor nor raise mosquitos and the most any house can have is two.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 04:13 pm:

Wicked storms for sure in Troll land last night. A tornado hit Williamston crossing downtown all most at the center of town. Lots of damage, trees down, all power lines of course, the park one half block from the main 4 corners looks like a run away bull dozer worked it over. Houses roofs blown off, houses opened like tin cans. It must have been about 1/4 of a mile wide or less and it went for several miles hitting Perry also. It took a new modular home and dropped it in a pond in front of the house. The couple in it both perished. It was the first night they were in it!!! We had a son and daughter in law and a grandson and his wife and their 2 children in the vicinity but fortunatly they only lost their power. It picked up a semi truck on I-96 and dropped it on its side in the median. It is unbelievable how powerful and quickly it happens. Just seconds and your life is changed. A couple from our church had 2 or 3 big trees fall on their brand new (1 year or less) house. Major damage.

By Snowman (Snowman) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 04:21 pm:

A very good friend of mine sent this article to me regarding the storms:

Baby survives tornado that blew crib 40 feet in Millington Twp.
Posted by Kim Crawford and Matt Bach | The Flint Journal October 19, 2007 09:01AM
Categories: Breaking News, Millington, Weather
MILLINGTON TWP. -- A 12-month-old baby in a crib escaped injury after apparently being tossed 40 feet by a tornado that destroyed a Millington Township home and other property early today.

Millington Township fire officials were shocked to learn that the baby and the family whose home was destroyed were not injured as the tornado swept through southern Tuscola County damaging multiple homes, trees and knocking down power lines.

"Sometimes miracles happen," said Millington Township firefighter Dan Detgen during breakfast this morning with fellow emergency workers at a Millington restaurant shortly after officials left the scene.

"It did out there," added Millington Township Fire Chief Ron Daenzer. The damage to the Millington Township home off Barnes Road between Irish and Fulmer roads took place around 1 a.m. today.

The emergency call came through as a home destroyed with a baby missing. By the time firefighters arrived, a neighbor had found the baby in an overturned crib under a pile of debris about 40 feet from the home, Daenzer said.

By Sharon I. Smith (Sharons) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 05:21 pm:

The leaves around the covered road are mostly gone, and it has been raining lightly, but when I came through around 4:00 it looked beautiful to was the last 11 miles to home...And there weren't any leaves on the road, either.

By Snowman (Snowman) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 05:50 pm:

Regarding the buck in the left lane again, how about, the buck stops here?

Michael Du Long, you have a great sense of humor, that was funny. :)

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 07:32 pm:

Paulwebbtroll, I am so glad to hear that your family members were spared the brunt of the tornadoes last night! Pictures of the new home that you were talking about were on the national news this afternoon.

Our local 6 pm news confirmed that mid-Michigan had 3 tornadoes confirmed by the National Weather Service (those do not include the one or more in your area or the one near Kalkaska). Previously, this area had only had 7 confirmed tornadoes in the entire month of October since they have been keeping records, and they added three more last night! Also, Troll Land had 3 of the 6 fatalities from tornadoes in the U.S. last night.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 07:38 pm:

Had a bad day in the market today. Couldn't find a chicken.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 07:41 pm:

Sharon, glad you're back in the "Field" safe and sound. Bet Buster and Jasmine were happy to see their mommy. We really enjoy your site! A regular visitor. :-)

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Friday, October 19, 2007 - 10:00 pm:

This pic above looks EXACTLY like the road to our cabin in Kalkaska county 'cept it is gravel!

Snowman: great story about the baby, but I heard 3 were killed up that way in the storms (tornado).

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