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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:57 am:

Halfway through another month. It's amazing how quickly time passes, especially this time of year. We've had two weeks worth of melting snow in the past 24 hours.

By Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:58 am:

Goodnight all and Good morning to some ;)
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By timd (Timd) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 04:48 am:

Good morning!

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 06:24 am:

spent a couple summers here taking classes at CMU's biological station. Interesting island history with large Irish population and Mormon connections. Travel the "Kings Highway" or swim in (baptismal) Font Lake ... cool stuff. Visit Protar's Tomb....

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 07:31 am:

Good morning! Hope you all have a great day.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 07:37 am:

Good morning!!

I assume "here" means Beaver Island, Jeff?? I also remember the huge sinkhole in Lake Linden that almost swallowed up the garbage truck, but I forget where exactly that was.......

Mary says: That sink hole was on the corner of 2nd Street and Front Street, right by the Schoolcraft township building, which you can see in the background. On the opposite side of the street is the Old Holy Rosary Church, which is now Gilles Apartments. Does that help "jog" your memory? :->

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 07:38 am:

Today is my sister Mary Kay DuTemples birthday. She was born Mary Kay Du Long of Hubbell. She is in the hospital having her knee fixed. She has lived in the Copper Country most of her life. Greatest sister a brother can have. I wish I could be there for her thirty ninth birthday reenactment. I forget how many of these we have celebrated. It is blue skys here in Berkley, looking for the high of seventy.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 08:39 am:

Happy Birthday Mary Kay! I don't know you but, by knowing your brother, I'm sure you're a great person. Hope you recover quickly from your surgery.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 09:21 am:

Mikie, Happy Birthday and a quick recovery for your sister.

Looks like another beautiful day. More melting!

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 09:27 am:

Ditto Mary Kay, and have as happy a birthday under those circumstances as possible. You'll be glad eventually that you had that surgery. We think you have a very special brother so it must run in line that you are a great as he tells us! Also...Jeffkal...just where is "here"? I love all islands so I'm curious. And CMU is? Have a good one whereever you are.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 10:53 am:

Ahh ok, Mary; right on 2nd just up from Front and just down the street from where I used to live. I though it looked somewhat familiar.........

CMU is Central Michigan University in Mt, Pleasant.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 11:20 am:

Steve Brimm's photo looks like a shot from outer space.

It's the 16th and I'm free. Tax season is over and it's time to ride!

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 12:57 pm:

Inquiring minds want to know ...

What in the heck would have caused a sink hole in downtown Lake Linden? I'm not aware of any underground copper works in that area, as it's all Jacobville sandstone.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 01:04 pm:

Hey Alex go for it! Wished I was younger and riding again. I feel the juices rising, it IS spring. Have a ball.

By paul (Pungvait) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 01:34 pm:

how does one get to the jokes area?

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 01:41 pm:

Jokes: At the top of this page (daily What's Up) is a link "Politics and Religion, Ketchup or Gravy". That will take you to a page with multiple discussion areas, jokes is one of them. Not sure if there's a more direct route.

Sinkhole: A Google search led me to the John Dee web site, where an old article said this:
" It seems that a section of an old brick storm drain washed out and that undermined the dirt underneath the roadway, and the garbage truck fell into the large sinkhole."

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 02:14 pm:

Kay...what's with this "wish I was younger" stuff? If you feel out of shape, join a works wonders and get back on that bike.

"You go girl!"

By BJmilford (Bjmilford) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 02:21 pm:

Must be spring....The bridge is up!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 03:39 pm:

Happy Birthday to Mary Kay. I'm sure if your brother says good things about you, they must be true. I hope the Birthday Fairy is extra, extra good to you!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 05:09 pm:'re as young as you feel! Bob and I hop on our Harleys and ride, heck we are back to being 35!! The lady that inspired me to get my motorcycle license and my own Harley almost 25 yrs. ago is 70 yrs. young and still riding her Heritage across the U.S.A. Never say Never!

By Snowman (Snowman) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 06:22 pm:

Sure hope the techie working on the "Photo Gallery" isn't gettin' paid by the hour. That's gonna be one heck of a big pay check.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 09:10 pm:

Well thanks Janie and Alex for the encouragement. But to START out at age 70 to ride is a little too late now. Tried 20 years ago but couldn't work it out financially or with spouses's agreement. At one time I even took state's driving course and passed it. But the spirit's willing just the body is shot all to heck by now. :o>)

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