Nov 28-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: November: Nov 28-05
Camp road    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bill Hawker
Trees in the breeze    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joyce Tormala
Rolling with the wind    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joyce Tormala

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 06:18 am:

It's on-again, off-again in the Keweenaw, with heavy snow, then rain, and more snow expected later this week. Last week Bill Hawker panked himself a good trail to drive down the camp road. With only a couple days left of the hunting season, it will soon be safe to head out into the woods to watch the snow clumps drop from the trees in the breeze, like Joyce Tormala was able to freeze-frame in the middle shot. If you're lucky, you might even capture one on the roll, leaving it's unique footprints in the snow!

By Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 07:07 am:

Nobody wants to be first on this page? I everyone's turkey leftovers gone?

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 07:31 am:

Ours are gone. Snow should be gone today. 28 right now going to 40 later.

By Pete Wilberding (Peshtigopete) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 08:24 am:

We had a couple of inches last week but it'd been raining for several days now. Thunderstorms predicted for this morning.

By JOHN AND ANNE KENTUCKY (Username) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 08:27 am:

What great shots. It really makes us jealous looking at all that wonderfull snow. Down here its just cold in the winter with no snow to have any fun in. Last year we got a quater inch one day and they let the kids out of school!

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 08:59 am:

Saunas!!!! a good spread in the FreePress today in Section E page 1 and 3. some of the pictures are of Misery Bay and Houghton.

By Shelley Trowbridge (Shelleyt36) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 09:14 am:

What neat pictures! Currently 56 degrees here in Corunna with Thunderstorms predicted for later today, followed by snow later in the week!! Oh, how I LOVE Michigan weather!! Never a dull moment! The turkey is gone and all are stuffed here in our household. The kids are back at school and mom is enjoying some peace and quiet!! Have a good day everyone!

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 09:14 am:

Joyce, the pictures are beautiful, I can almost feel the quietness.

I still have turkey and dressing left but I am going to fix my daughter some containers to fix for supper.The rest I will freeze for later.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 09:17 am:

Saunas!!! My error above here is the URL

By Shelly Harwood (Shelly) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 12:10 pm:

Thanks for the great pictures of snow. Believe it or not, I really miss it!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 12:27 pm:

Joyce, I love the pics of the snow. Wish I was up there to enjoy it. No snow here, on the southern shores of Lake Michigan...drats.

By dlp (Babyseal) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 01:40 pm:

Eddyfitz: The sauna article didn't happen to feature Hietala's sauna in Misery Bay did it? The link above must be super busy, I can't access it. If the Hietala sauna is featured, then I want to stop and pick up a copy for him.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 02:59 pm:

Babyseal...Yes, Yes Ed Hietala is shown on the first page i.e. 1-E todays paper.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 04:52 pm:

Back home in the Keys after a trip to Sanford(near Orlando)to spend Thanksgiving with family there. Always good to get back home. Somehow,the pictures today make me feel nostalgic---I always equate Thanksgiving with snow and wind and the bluster of winter coming. Somehow shorts don't cut it and I miss a northern November.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 05:10 pm:

Lovely picture by Bill Hawker, especially for us down here with 60 degrees and rain!

By Barbara Kaniewski (Babslove) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 08:19 pm:

The weather here is awful. Rain and 50's all day. It is ugly much prefer snow. Took a walk in the woods on was great.

By Downstatedon (Downstatedon) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 08:26 pm:

Great snow pictures. No snow here. Raining and
wind is picking up. But that all will change at
the end of the week. It's back to work!

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 10:05 pm:

Rain, LOTS of rain today in Cornell, and fog and lightning and thunder. It'll be tough sledding now for a while. No snow again! Temp. at 6 pm tonight was 55°! Can you believe it? But, I don't think we'll have to wait long for more. :o)

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 03:31 am:

Charmings winterpictures!!!

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 03:46 am:

Japei...where is your link for today? We have become accustomed to it and miss it when not here!

By L. Niemi (Yooperiniowa) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 10:24 pm:

And so PANK, I found out 30 years ago, is not a word; oh, but it should be, 'ey?!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 11:25 pm:

Yooperiniowa, Yes, Pank is a word, in the Dictionary of American Regional English. ;)

Pank (1937)
pank v [Perh blend of pack + spank, but cf Norw, Dan banke, Sw banka knock, tap, beat] chiefly nMI; also PA, Upstate NY To pack or tamp down; to crush.1937 in 1975 W3 File nwMI, Our snow is often too deep to dig a path, so we don snowshoes and stamp along snow, and finally it becomes hard and crusted enough to walk in without snowshoes. The process we call panking ' a path. . . It is especially prevalent among Cornish people. . . It is especially used in the northern part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 1957 Sat. Eve. Post Letters nwMI, Another word we have is pank. It means to pat down something, as, " He panked down the sand around his sand castle. 1966 DARE (Qu. KK21, When something hollow is crushed by a heavy weight, or by a fall: " They ran the wagon over the coffee pot and _____. " ) Inf MI33, Panked [pæKkt] it—also for like crushing a milk carton. 1966 DARE File nwMI, Pank = tamp. To pank snow in the hands to form a snowball; to pank the earth with a tamper. Used in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and in coal mining in . . Penna. 1967 DARE FW Addit nwMI, Pank [pæKk]—Pank the snow down. Pank the earth over the potatoes. Pank the pillow. 1972 DARE File nwMI, Pank [pæKk] = to pack down (snow) with a shovel. Current. 1975 Ibid nwMI, Pank [pæKk]—To tamp, pack; said of sand, snow, hair, etc. Gogebic, Ontonagon, Iron, Houghton Counties, Upper Peninsula, Mich. 1980 NYT Article Letters nePA, When I was a little girl growing up in Nanticoke, Pa., in the early ' 40 ' s, it was a must to (s)pank the snow with the back of the shovel when building a solid fort for a snowball fight. Ibid nePA (as of 1920s), When I was a child in Scranton Pennsylvania in the early 1920 ' s, we panked down the snow for sledding. Ibid NY, I told my grandson last month that his sand castle would be improved if he panked ' the sand down harder. In upstate New York, where I lived for many years, it was used in connection with snow but additionally with sand or dirt for planting. 1993 Detroit Free Press (MI) 30 July sec F 3/3 Upper Peninsula MI, Pank: compound word formed from " pack " and " spank. " Describes what you do with the sole of a boot or flat of a shovel to get snow to stay where you want. " Pank it down. 1997 NADS Letters nePA, Pank. . . We used it to mean " to flatten " or " to smoosh " and we use it in association with snow, clay (like Play-Doh), bread dough, etc. Ibid neMN, " Pank " is used in the Iron Range of Northern Minnesota . . [to mean] to pat down the snow.

Source: Dictionary of American Regional English, Harvard University Press

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