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By Jim & Pam, Calumet on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 05:14 am:

Good Morning
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By Joe on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 05:19 am:

Morning from brighton

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 06:41 am:


By smf in troll land on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 07:31 am:

Good morning. I'm off to Mackinac Island for a couple days. Have a great rest of the week & weekend!

By alicia, mi on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 07:52 am:

Can anyone help me identify what branch of the service that a person was in, by uniform and
medals? It was from WW11 I believe. I am trying
to help a person in Norway find out whose relatives picture he has. Click on my name to
email me.

By Sue, MI on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 08:31 am:


By maijaMI on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 08:54 am:

Everyone should take the time to read thru "blast from the past" today.

By pungvait up on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 09:18 am:

Anybody know if Brockway Mt Drive is open yet - it's time to watch the bird migration.

Stay tuned for tomorrow - we'll be covering this same subject with some pictures from the top!

By LZ, MI on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 09:38 am:

maijaMI is soooo right! I found a name listed there that was a friend of the family. Really hit me to the core. I was very young when she was alive and she did not talk much of the event in my prescence, but I do remembering thinking "she was extrodinary because of what she had lived through and went on to face life as normally as possible". I was always in awe of her.

By sur5er on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 10:50 am:


Wow, the "Blast from the past" is a must read today. I didn't realize that so many people aboard the Titanic were headed to the UP...amazing.

SMF: have a great weekend on da island :)

By sur5er on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 11:06 am:

Pungvait up,

Your post reminded me of the time my daughter and I went up to da Kaweenaw...just because. We went up three times one year in the spring..twice in April and then once in about mid May, to watch the iceburgs come into shore...see the waterfalls...and of course to see if we could spot the bears coming out of hibernation.

The one time we were up on Brockway, the locals were gathered at the top with their binoculars, watching the eagles. My daughter and I joined the locals and sat there for some time, taking in the incredible sight of all the eagles soaring in the was so amazing.

By Tried It on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 11:44 am:

Went half way up Mountain Drive last Sunday, had to turn around and come back. Probably could have made it with the pickup but we had the car. I'm sure it's open by now.

By sur5er on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 02:57 pm:

Tried It,

When you have a truck with 4 wheel drive, every road is open...some may be a little more challenging than others...but they are always open ;)

When hubby and I first moved to Indiana, I asked him, "What's with all da cars? What do dey do when it snows?"

By Roudy Mi on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 04:33 pm:

Be aware that 4WD allows you to get stuck better.

By Mr. Bill on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 05:11 pm:

Right on Roudy,

I thought I was bullet-proof, until I got stuck last year in my baby Escape FWD. The Deere skidster with tracked cleats never fails, but get lousy fuel mileage and at 20 mph, and it's a slow go.

By RCW on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 06:26 pm:

Roudy. That was my thought to when I saw that comment.

By Tried it on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 07:31 pm:

Lived in the Keweenaw all my life never needed a 4-wheel drive, and I live in the country. Just need to know how to drive.

By sur5er on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 07:48 pm:

But Roudy, think of the fun you have getting stuck when you drive a 4WD...I mean, you really have to be creative to have gotten stuck to begin with :) You know, a car gets stuck in some of the most boringest of places like the driveway for example. With a truck, you're out looking for fun ;)

Mr. Bill, too funny about cruisin in a dat's one heck of an expensive set of wheels, eh. How many miles to a gallon do those babies get? And what's the fastest you ever had it..on open road? :)

By Beverly, San Jose on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 - 09:58 pm:

Thanks Maija for referring us to Blast from the Past. I generally do not read it, but today I did. Very interesting reading.

By Beverly, San Jose on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 02:56 am:

Mr. Bill, what is a Deere skidster with track cleats? I have no idea what that is.

By sur5er on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 03:33 am:


Farmer Bill is referring to a John Deere Tractor. You know on heavy earth moving equipment, instead of tires, they have track cleats? They make track cleats for farm tractors too...that go over the tire rims on the tractor...from front to back, on either side of the tractor.

How'd I do Mr. Bill?

By danbury on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 03:52 am:

Tried it - thank you.
A lone voice of 2wd sense in a world of 4wd craze!
And of course I pride myself of being able to drive. But when I tried to drive a car (my mothers, I'm afraid) through a frozen puddle and the ice gave in, there I was ...

By Beverly, San Jose on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 05:24 am:

Thanks ser5er...I had no idea. I certainly enjoy all your stories. Typical Finns are great story tellers.

danbury: so what happened when your mother found out! How big was that 'puddle'?

By sur5er on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 06:23 am:


You're more than welcome. For years, I lived in the country in Michigan...where John Deere's had the right of way on the road. Come to think of it, the sound I went to sleep to, during planting and harvest times, was the sound of the tractors in the fields.

Oh, and thanks for the compliment about my posts.

And Danbury...just how did you explain da puddle dat ate mama's car, to her?

By d on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 11:22 am:

1. She never did.
2. Just big enough to get a car stuck! :)
sur5er: see 1.! :)

By sur5er on Thursday, April 14, 2005 - 03:21 pm:


Oooooh, we see, "Mama, I washed da car for you...inside and out" :)

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