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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 08:31 am:

Here's a question about yesterday's What'sUP: What is Capt. Paul's email address?

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 08:35 am:


First Post

By James Ludos (Homesick) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 08:35 am:

First Post
Double Play

By FJL (Langoman) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 08:39 am:

Bad call Charlie. You blew an early whistle.........Its a c, not a g.....

Upon further review of the Early Bird replay, it was determined that the g in question was changed to a c in time before anyone other than yourself could notice. The play stands.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 09:08 am:

Nice selection of outdoor scenes today.

For all you Pink Floyd fans out there, Richard Wright died yesterday of cancer...age 65.


Shine on you crazy diamond.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 09:59 am:

Sometimes I take my photo albums out and just look at all the pictures I took over the years and just remember when I took them. After so many years, I finally got them sorted out and put into photo albums. Took me longer to sort them out than it did to get them in the albums :0). I really did not want to throw any of them out :O( I am going to also put all my movies on DVD.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 11:00 am:

I do the same thing, Mickill Mouse, I found some pictures I took in the porkies in 1985. Sadly on an instamatic so weren't very good, and I was only 10 so skill was not there.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 11:03 am:

If you want to see some footage of Gitchee Gumee in action, check out this website, it will make you shiver for sure:


By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 11:42 am:

I don't think the picture titled " LLHS class of 1936" is right. Those kids must be all brains to have graduated so young. It can't be true since my brother, the smartest man in the world,is not in that picture. He wasn't born till 1954.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 12:14 pm:

To Michael Du Long (Mikie)

The picture said "LLHS class 1936" not LLHS class 'OF' 1936. Otherwise those kids would be as smart as all get up and go.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 02:21 pm:

Well, if I can't get an "early bird" under the new system, I at least can claim to be the subject of one!!!! ;-)

YAY!!! We got power restored at about 12 Noon CDT today. We were some of the last to get power in this part of the woods and with good reason; our sub-station welded itself together and as described by the power company, "looked like a melted piece of metal!"

Before I get too far, thanks to all of you for your prayers and well wishes during this time. Thank you so much Mary for posting my message because quite frankly, I didn't know when we'd get power back and I wanted everyone on here to know that we were ok.

It was quite the hair raising experience going through a hurricane but I must admit, where we are located, the storm really wasn't any worse than a good winter storm or a Witch off Lake Superior for ferocity. The same can't be said for the residents of Galveston and especially Bolivar Peninsula who basically lost everything. News is still sketchy about the death toll on Bolivar, but I imagine very few people survived if they got caught out there during the storm surge. Now the FEMA disaster begins......

Even for us, it will be several days if not weeks before things get back to normal. My office downtown has no power or water and the building sustained some damage. Dr. Nat's college has no power either, so we may have some time off before we return back to work since those places were caught in the eyewall of the storm. We had some tremendous gusts here Friday night/Saturday morning (well over 100 mph!!) for about 6 hours which finally knocked our power out at 4:30 am. Once it got light Saturday morning, I went outside and checked the damage which surprisingly wasn't as much as I was expecting considering what we went through. Thank goodness that Sunday afternoon a cold front passed us and dropped our temps into the 80's and upper 50's at night; it could have been a lot worse.

As Dr. Nat says, "we're ok, now we have the huge insurance deductable ahead of us......."

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 03:11 pm:

Capt Paul & Dr Nat: I am so glad to hear that you all are ok, and that you even have your electricity back on! I know how uncomfortable it can be here in mid-Michigan without electricity! I can't even imagine adding the additional heat and humidity that are common to your area, without electricity!

I forgot what county you live in? (My parents used to live on the south side of Lake Conroe.) Do you have a generator?

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 04:22 pm:

We live in extreme NW Harris County, about 40-45 miles NW of downtown Houston proper. Thank goodness that cold front came across and dropped our temps and humidities, otherwise it could be deadly!! We do not have a generator, but we have looked at them from time to time for the past couple years......

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 05:04 pm:

Capt and Doc, glad you are fine. You can use my two post tomorrow, I will stay off.

Mary says: No need to stay off tomorrow Mikey, Capt. Paul can post without worry right now. I know he won't abuse his new powers! ;->

By Carole (Carole) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 06:02 pm:

Since I don't post very often, please feel free to use my two post also. Like to read more about your observations/local news on the current conditions where you live and areas that were hit the hardest.

Mary says: What I posted above within Mikey's message box, goes for you too Carole. Thanks for your offer to help Capt. Paul to keep everyone informed.

By MHodges (Churchlady) on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 - 09:11 pm:

I maintain the LLHHS Foundation Data Source and looked up Eva Haralson Jasper. She graduated with the class of 1953 - so how old does that make the kids in the picture?? Kindergarten or maybe First Grade? Anyone out there from LLHHS I'd love to hear from you with your current address and/or email.

Mary says: Hi Mickey! Going back into the Pasty Cam Archives to the day this picture appeared on Sept. 16,2001, it says this photo was taken of the Kindergarten class in Dec. 1939, but Eva posted further down on the page, that she miscalculated the year and thought it was actually 1940, since they did graduate in 1953. Miss McDonald was the Kindergarten teacher at the time the photo was taken.
P.S. Thanks for taking the time to maintain the Foundation Data...that's a never ending job for sure!

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