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By smf in troll land on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 06:38 am:

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By Jim & Pam Calumet on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 06:42 am:

Good Morning to all, and best wishes for a Great Weekend.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 06:53 am:

Mornin. Goin' to be 75 today.

By DH Flushing,MI on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 08:17 am:

Have a Great 75th Birthday Margaret!!! It's a gorgeous sunny day here in Lansing, MI I hope it is in Amarillo, Texas also! Enjoy your day.

By LBK, Florida on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 08:32 am:

Does anyone know what happened to the Portage Bridge cam? It
has been down since Monday!

We had a lightning storm on Monday. Looks like the Bridge Cam needs a little kick.

By Yooper on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 08:42 am:

To Margaret and DH,

Is the 75 temperature or age?

By DB on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 09:35 am:


By DB on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 09:51 am:


By LZ, MI on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 10:53 am:

Margaret: Have a wonderful 75th and many more! A beautiful sunny day here in southwestern michigan on the shores of the second most beautiful Great Lake, Lake Michigan!

By Lorelei, MI on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 10:54 am:

Margaret, Amarillo TX

I believe we will have temps in the high 60's here in the Copper Country today.

Cool Huh?

By Ray E. GRMi on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 10:59 am:

Question: Somewhere in the archives there are pictures of "tame" deer up on a porch and also inside the building. Does anyone know which posting they are in.

Here's a link to the page when it was featured as a daily shot: March 12, 2004 Archives

By pld on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 11:14 am:

LBK, except for a little less snow, the bridge cam picture looks just like the weather outside today :)

By Ray E Gr, Mi on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 12:09 pm:

HI: Don't know who answered my question about the deer but anyway thanks. Ray

Mary says: Your welcome, Ray! :->

By Yooper on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 03:10 pm:


By Beverly, San Jose on Friday, April 8, 2005 - 11:20 pm:

I am so surprised that no one made mention of the Funeral of Pope John Paul II. I am not a Catholic, but I found it to be very moving to one's personal spirit. I feel that the world has lost a great humanitarian, perhaps the greatest Pope the church has ever had. I remember sitting at the ceremonies here in San Francisco at Candlestick Park, and I listened to the wonderful message he relayed to the people, and even if you are not a religious person, the music alone was very inspirational. May He rest in peace.

By Susan, Fl on Saturday, April 9, 2005 - 12:00 am:

Sur5er...crisis intervention surely anything but boring....a couple of speakers had us all in tears....people you've worked with for just never know what goes on behind those closed doors. And yes, Mum is a party person. She loves her Euchre buddies. I enjoy Euchre but like 500 better and Pinochle best of all. Of course, like most things, a lot depends on who you're playing with. Can't find anybody down here to play Pinochle with...they use single deck for 4 people. ICK! Now THAT is something I'd term boring! I suppose I'll get a bunch of flack for that. Oh well, each to their own. Got to get back to those Juvies....all sneaking out the windows tonight, and up to no good, I imagine. :) We'll see. p.s. the pasties were yummy....two more tomorrow night...which reminds me of my grandmother saying she had to go to Morrow tomorrow and would be back tomorrow night! :)

By sur5er on Saturday, April 9, 2005 - 01:37 am:


Glad the crisis intervention training wasn't boring. I used to give speeches on domestic violence and was always afraid of boring people.

I went to the Indiana Coalition Against Sexual Assault convention a few years back....and when the victims told their stories, we were all in tears. After they told their stories, they asked if anyone had any questions/comments and a police officer stood up and congratulated them for their courage and for suriving and then began clapping...before you knew it a couple hundred of us were standing and clapping. That was definately 'bring a box of tissues' convention.

Ooooooooooh juvie night down at the station...those are always fun....and very interesting. Do you remember 'devil's night'? It must be a Michigan thing, cuz no one here in Indiana has ever heard of it.

One devil's night, there were a bunch of kids sitting on their front porch...throwing eggs at squad cars...while the parents were inside watching TV. The parents got upset because we were running through their yard trying to catch thier little darlings...I guess it made it hard for them to hear their TV program.

By Susan, Fl on Saturday, April 9, 2005 - 04:30 am:

Sur5er...yeah, I do remember Devil's night. And I'm pretty certain it is just a Detroit one here (except transplants) have heard of it. I can just hear those parents ranting about you damaging their lawn, making too much noise, and in general, persecuting their little munchkins....who would never do anything they shouldn't! How could you have thought it! I'm shocked! :)

By kosk in Toronto on Saturday, April 9, 2005 - 06:24 am:

What's you job? I work as a teacher in a
children's mental health program. We take
crisis intervention training too.

The stories we hear from our students are
bloodcurdling. Maybe it's no wonder that we
are so attached to the other kind of storytelling.

I'll think of you this weekend as I attend the
Toronto Storytelling Festival.

By kosk in Toronto on Saturday, April 9, 2005 - 06:27 am:

Susan, Fl

Oh yeah, almost forgot. I love pinochle too.
Used to play it at the cottage every summer
with all the neighbors. Also at Thanksgiving
with the uncles and my dad as an extra when
the football game was on. Nobody that I know
here plays it.

By anon on Saturday, April 9, 2005 - 07:27 am:

Susan & Sur5fer-just a suggestion, conversations
between the two of you could be sent thru your E-mail???

By another anon on Saturday, April 9, 2005 - 10:02 am:

anon. you can always skip over them if you want.
I enjoy them. Have a great day.

By sur5er on Saturday, April 9, 2005 - 10:30 am:


THANK YOU FOR TEACHING OUR FUTURE!!!!! Take a bow...I think your profession has to be one of the toughest in the world. Thank you :)

About the stories of survival: think of them as strength, determination, and triumph. ;)

Have fun at your story telling festival.


Are you at the beach today? After last night with the juvies, you need to spoil yourself ;)

Another Anon,

Glad to hear you enjoy our chatting. Have a great day ;)

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