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By smf in troll land on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:47 am:

First Post

By Jim&Pam, Calumet on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:49 am:

Good Morning

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:54 am:

Mornin' 29° this morning.

By Paul, Webberville Troll on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:58 am:

Good morning! Foggy and 25. Great picture.

By P&G in TN on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:12 am:

The spell, the magic, that comes
with Groundhog Day like an
emotional fog, compels our
attention, sticks in our
memories, stirs in the
subconcious world of our
dreams, for the rest of the year.

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:15 am:

The Wallpaper of the Week scenes from the U.P. have been updated to include today's inspiring sunset by Donn de Yampert. You'll also find the new W-I-D-E format for all of the WOW's to date in 2005.

Jan 8Jan 13
Jan 21Jan 24Jan 31

By Helen, Hancock on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:22 am:


Did you attend the old Pewabic School? If so, on Saturday, August 6, 2005, at the Quincy FireHall, there will be an informal reunion of ALL who attended the school. Right now the goal is to create a guest list of people we can contact about the event. Your part in this is to send along an e-mail to: (Helen Aittama Chamberlain), with names and addresses, if you have any, of others you remember who attended the school when you did.

THANKS, and really looking forward to seeing you at the Pewabic School reunion.

By Alan, Kansas City on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:28 am:

I didn't know if it would be appropriate to post this on the main page. But we had to say goodbye this month to our dear and loyal friend of 16 years, Jasper.

Rest well my friend, you will be missed as you brought a lot of joy and comfort to me and my wife. Jasper at 2 mos.

By sur5er, Indiana on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:55 am:


I am so sorry that you and your wife lost Jasper. I honestly believe that our pets are like family members, and bring so much richness into our lives...and their parting can be especially hard, because others do not understand this bond, and our sorrow.


By Wis. on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:22 am:

So sorry you lost you best friend Jasper We lost our Myszka this past year.My heart go out to you and your wife.

By IndyPrincess on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:30 am:

Alan: So sorry to hear of your loss of Jasper! 16 yrs. that is a long time friendship and life for a devoted friend of a family member!

By DB--L LIN on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 09:47 am:

My 8th grade teacher said," If you counted all the grains of sand, eternity would just be beginning" Eternity is a l l l lonnggg time.May they rest in peace.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:21 am:

Alan, I understand your lose of Jasper. On Friday evening, Jan. 28th we lost our cat, Sargent D. She lived to be 15 years old. We will miss her greatly.

By Theresa ,,,,,Colorado on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:34 am:

Alan, I do think Jasper belongs on the main page... Dogs are family. We have lost two dogs and I still miss them. Both were with us for a very long time. Now we have Beemer who is only just 3 years old and the joy of our life. Gotta love these little guys...

By danbury, reminiscing cats and travels on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 11:55 am:

I don't know where Jasper belongs, but can't help noticing he provoked more condolences than all the people who have passed away on the main page did. Everytime I read an obit of a beloved pet, I think of Arved and Max, two rather large felines of dignity and charakter - unless they were busy battling out who got his food first. But they were animous (tm?) in that of course they were to be fed first - and then the humans!
Actually, I wanted to ask if the Port Huron webcam shows the bridge to Sarnia/CAN in the distance. Anyone know?

By cyn on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 12:36 pm:

Since there is only one bridge up that way, I would sure think it is the Blue Water Bridge. Kinda foggy there at the moment, but sunny down the road in Marine City.

By Alan, Kansas City, MO on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 12:47 pm:

Yes, Danbury. That is the Blue Water Bridge(es). Up until a couple of years ago, there was only one bridge, where eastbound was on one level and westbound was on the other. They have since built an almost duplicate sister bridge right next to it. Now they use them both, to regulate traffic in each direction, shutting some of the levels for maintenance, etc.

And, thanks everyone for the condolences on Jasper. They are greatly appreciated.

By Lyndelle Chiomenti, Frederick, MD on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 12:51 pm:

Dear Alan, Where ever Jasper belongs--on the main page or this one--he truly belongs in your heart. Have lost four myself over the years.

Thanks for sharing him with us.

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 02:03 pm:

Took a little ride to Sedar Bay, found a few deer feeding in the feed area. They also seem to be enjoying our mid-winter thaw...

By Roudy Mi on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 03:12 pm:

A clue on the suspended barrels?

By Ron, Michigan on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 03:28 pm:

Roudy, They are deer feeders. Probably filled with shelled corn.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 04:24 pm:

They must have special permission from the DNR. Feeding is illegal. Baiting is legal, but is only allowed a short period of time around hunting season. Maybe the barrels are empty.

By ljs auburn, mi on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 04:58 pm:

I read an e mail here about the Huron Mountain Club, but I can't remember the date. Can anyone else recall the date.....thanks

By danbury on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 05:01 pm:

Thank you, cyn and Alan. I recall a rather exciting ride over the bridge, with heavy traffic in a rather narrow work zone, on our crosscountry trip more than ten years ago. It's kinda fun to find places I've been to like this in the web.

By Dave, Laurium on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:09 pm:

Deer feeding is illegal in most spots, but there are several counties in the UP where it is legal as long as you get the proper permits from the DNR. The UP went through this last year when the DNR banned all supplemental feeding and there was quite an uproar from the residents. The main reason for the supplemental feeding being allowed in the UP is the great amounts of snow that we receive which cause a high rate of winter deer kill. One of the reeasons for banning deer feeding is that it causes TB in the deer, but there have been few incidences of TB, if any, in the UP deer herds.

By dm on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:52 pm:

Good answer

By J, chassell on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 06:53 pm:

We said good bye to our dog "Honey" 2 weeks ago today. We took her home from the Humane Society 10 years ago and she had been a very faithful companion ever since. She is gone from this earth but will be in our hearts forever. We miss you Honey.......

By DB_L LIN on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 07:52 pm:

A family had a dog whose ghost came back with the sound of his bell thru the living room, going behind the couch--heard by the family & relatives too!!

By BELO - LAKE L. on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:01 pm:


By Fred, Three Lakes on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:12 pm:

LJS: Friday's "what's up" had a fictional tale that mentioned HMC but was thankfully deleted.

By downstate don on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 08:50 pm:

MLS IL...No I was not a member of the Huron Mt.
Club..but I worked there the summer of l967...Andy
tofo...Fred and Harwood Ryholm were brothers...
Replies to Friday's What's Up.

By Proud daughter in CA on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:07 pm:

Today is a day of great celebration for my family - it's my dad's 80th birthday! Copper Country residents know him as Doc Meier, a man who treated all with the same courtesy, dignity and respect, no matter the circumstance. I only know him as Daddy, and I'm very proud of the man he is and grateful for the freedom (and safety) he gave me to become ther person I am. I love you, Daddy!

Even tho he and my mom finally made the move to Arizona year 'round instead of seasonal, he's still remembered by many in the Keweenaw. Anyone who'd like to send birthday greetings can email Doc at

By The Dam Guy, Parasite Creek on Monday, January 31, 2005 - 10:44 pm:

Downstate Don: My last verified Fred siting was in 2003. This past summer I did come across a trail marker at Pinnacle Falls commemorating the acquisition of the Pinnacle Falls parcel from Fred and his wife June by the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve. Last I knew he was still going strong and willing to chat on his favorite topic, dolmans (Breton="stone tables"),with anyone so inclined.

By Andytofu, Sedar Bay on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 04:29 am:

To Dave of Laurium: I live in Sedar Bay just 4˝ miles from M203 (Pine Street) right on the lake. On Cedar Hill Road (across from Sarkela Road junction) are three deer feeding places and it's interesting to see the numbers of deer grazing in the designated spots. I have some deer visitors which I can see from my upstairs bathroom window eating the goodies I leave for them and other critters. The deer love the bird food, especially the oiled sunflower seeds. But my deer don't seem to care for lettuce. I have, however, cut up potatoes and apples which they do like.

Thanks for the great pictures. Sometime when you're in the area, do come for coffee at 485 Birch Lane. A˛

By danbury, slightly rolling on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 06:50 am:

As to the deer, there's some new entries on saturday 01/29's What'sUP. That's the result of long time winter feeding, especially when it's not just here and there, but all over the place. Also, I don't know about the american deer, but depending on their digestive system, whoever does it better check what you're feeding them. Wrong food can do as much damage as no food at all.

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