Jan 10-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: January: Jan 10-03
It's better up north    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Steve Blackburn
Cabin in the woods    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Steve Blackburn

By Steve Blackburn, IL on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 08:26 am:

I've been enjoying the Pasty Cam for a couple of years now. Here are a couple of pictures from my recent trip. I was surprised to see the number of snowmobilers around at Christmas time this year, given the poor showing of snow, but if you consider that we didn't see ANY snow on the way up from Chicago until we hit Crystal Falls, I guess it makes sense that anyone seeking snow this winter would head for the Copper Country.

The other picture is of my sister's cabin next door to my place at Rice Lake. Looks pretty in the snow.

By Sherry in FL on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 09:45 am:

What has happened to the Bridge cam? It has not been working for several days.

By Karen P, MN on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 10:59 am:

Here is a somewhat unrelated observation. Many of our ancestors came from Cornwall England, hence the pasties. Cornwall is located between 50 and 51 degrees north latitude as compared to the UP which is between 46 and 47.5 degrees north. Because of the tempering effects of the Atlantic Ocean, Cornwall is generally warmer in the winter than the UP. For the last few days, Cornwall has had more snow on the ground than we have in St. Paul, Mpls (45 deg n)! Here is a website to see. Please notice that there are palm trees growing in the Penzance area to attest to it's normally subtropical climate. www.cornwallcam.co.uk

By Karen P, MN on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 11:31 am:

I'm sorry I didn't type the address for the Cornwall website so that it was a direct link. Try this http://www.cornwallcam.co.uk

By kew-gal on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 11:45 am:

The bridge cam seems to be working now!

By Angie, AZ on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 12:17 pm:

Wow! I knew there was a reason(other than looking for relatives) that I wanted to visit England....it looks beautiful!
Great pictures today, I love all the character that everyone puts into their pictures...makes me feel a little closer to home every morning!
Thanks for such a great site!

By Rice Lake Alison on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 12:24 pm:

Hello Steve, we must be neighbors! Our place on Rice Lake is a few north of yours. But we only have to travel from Oshkosh to get to it. Nothing like the love of the U.P. to bring people together!

By Rice Lake Gary on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 12:35 pm:

Hello Steve and Allison from one of your north end Rice Lake neighbors

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 02:08 pm:

Thanks for the Cornwall link. Great pictures. Makes you want to visit!

By Grandma's Pasties, MN on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 02:42 pm:

I really enjoyed the Cornish shots. Thanks for the link. Winter has really come to Minnesota with a vengance. Didn't think we'd get by this easy forever. Have a good day from the Minneapolis side of the river. ***Sandy***

By pegg, fla on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 03:07 pm:

Thanks Karen P for the URL.
From there I might be able to dig some more and find out who my 4 great grandfather was. 3 great, Richard M. Edwards, emigrated from Cornwall in 1849 to the UP, with wife Jane Pryor. He was a mining captain. Neat!

By kathy, lapeer,MI on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 04:31 pm:


By Full Fledged Yooper on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 05:27 pm:

YOOPERS, PUT ON YOUR THINKING CAPS!! It's always great to see the U.P. pictures & read the comments. Here's another fun thing we can do here on this cooler U.P. day..... Here's some old sayings: You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
A penny saved is a penny earned.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Nothing ventured, nothing gained... etc.
OK, who can think of some more??

By lja, IL on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 05:53 pm:

Another day another dollar.
Thank God it's Friday.

By dm on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 06:29 pm:

how about walking on thin ice.thats an ole saying..and their doing just that here on the bay in gladstone and escanaba.

By ruth, mi on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 08:43 pm:

My mother used to say "Each dog smells his own" I never understood what she was trying to tell me with that one...

By NitaRowely on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 09:20 pm:

"It takes one to know one"
"Into each life some rain must fall"
"right as rain"
"playing second fiddle"
"sharp as a tack"

Nita from Northwestern Ca

By js, mi on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 09:37 pm:

Behind every cloud is a silver lining

By Marc, Offshore GoM/Tamarack City on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 10:03 pm:

I've been away from the Keweenaw for 31 days and still have 12 more to go, so how about,
"Absence makes the heart grow fonder"

By Marc, offshore GoM/Tamarack City on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 10:12 pm:

"A stitch in time..."

"Don't dance if you can't pay the fiddler" (a Mrs. T. favorite on bad Saturday mornings-bless her).

"If it aint broke, don't fix it."

"Every cloud has the potential to acheive critical moisture mass and dump on you, even if it has a silver lining"

By Dam Guy, Parasite Creek, Negaunee on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 11:11 pm:

"Absence makes the heart grow Fonda, Jane." (This was big during the Vietnam War.) Also, "As the dog returns to its vomit, so doth the fool repeat his folly." (From the book of Proverbs.) And as me ol' grandmama used to say, "You'll get better before you get married." Lithuanian grandmothers said a lot of pithy stuff like that...

By Rice Lake Alison on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 11:14 pm:

Hello Gary too! Are you all the way to the north , along the Rice Lake road, or down on Paradise? If either of you see some folks with a little White Westie on the dock, stop and say "HI"!

By DaveC, Hancock on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 11:42 pm:

Man it's getting cold and windy. So much for
clement weather

"Needs must when the Devil vomits in your
kettle" - It's British, perhaps. Or my brother's
just crazy. who knows.

By Gus in Chicago on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 11:43 pm:

Seeing a picture of the bridge took me back to a story I remember about the old swing bridge. One hot summer day, when it was opened, it had expanded enough from the heat of the day so that it would not close properly. The fire departments had to come down and spray water on it, to cool it off, so that it would close up.

By Gus in Chicago on Friday, January 10, 2003 - 11:49 pm:

When you snooze,you lose. When you snore you lose more.
It ain't the coughin that carries you off as often as the coffin they carry you off in.

By jj_greenville_mi on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 12:45 am:

nothing ventured, nothing gained. many hands make light work. easier than falling off a log. smarter than a whip. cute as a buttercup. sweet as pie. dumber than a brick. another day another dollar. penny wise and pound foolish. memory like an elephant. sharper than a tack. best to let sleeping dogs lie. homely as a fence post. straight as an arrow. tighter than a mouse's ear. beauty is only skin deep. pretty as a picture. built like a brick out house. tough as nails. just a few i have heard voiced in the past.

By Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 02:03 am:

Speaking of the old swing bridge, I found this back in the Pasty Cam archives. It was just a short time before they opened the lift bridge and dismantled the swing bridge.

From the MTU Archives
For more pictures and comments, see the discussion from September 2, 2001.
By wanna be yoop MI on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 06:22 am:

Don't throw stones if you live in glass houses.

By Kurt,IL on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 07:36 am:

Arthur,you go with Chester. Chester,you go nowhere. My grandma used to tell us that.

By mary lou on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 09:07 am:

I have a photo of a bridge that is destroyed, probably by a large boat....there is a gathering of men at the base of the bridge looking at the destruction. It is dated 1905. It is labeled Hancock bridge and it sure looks like Houghton in the background. It is a professional photo and the photographer is C.E.Day...Can anyone fill in the blanks as to what happened..thanks.

By PSmith SC on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 09:51 am:

Mary Lou-In response to your query on the bridge accident of 1905-go to www.copperrange.org/spans or the sept 01, 2001 Pasty cam. P Smit

By Mary Lou on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 11:42 am:

Thank you P. Smit...I read that at 4:30pm on April 15, 1905 the steamer "Northern Wave" struck the swing span. The steamer was almost stopped but the span toppled into the Portage. The ship was to collect a shipment of copper from the Quincy smelter. Ferries were called once again to carry goods and citizens across the portage. Thank you!! Mary Lou Curtin

By Lanna, MN on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 04:41 pm:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

By dm on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 08:14 pm:

ther are always more fish in the sea

By EM, Mi on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 09:06 pm:

For every Jack there is a Jill. :)

By Pelkie Pete on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 09:58 pm:

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy" was my motto when I was doing my Psychiatric residency.

By Ken from da UP on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 11:35 pm:

TGIF = "Thank God I'm Finnish.", "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride." I used to hate when Mom told me that one. Probably wishin' for this or that. :o) "Sharp as a tack, and just as flatheaded." was another. "Don't bite off more than you can chew." "Don't cross that bridge 'til you get to it." "Don't put all your eggs in one basket." "Cute as a bug." "Snug as a bug in a rug." "There's more pretty girls than one." "Why are there so many more horses asses than horses?" "Praise the Lord!" and "Amen." "In God we trust!." "'Nuff said?"

By Ken from da UP on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 11:42 pm:

And as Red Green would say, "If it ain't broke, you ain't tryin'!"

By ABGMan on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 12:25 am:

Who's the guy with the pontoon boat and the stereo cranked up?? I love that guy, cruising the lake with country tunes turned up. He is out on Rice Lake most nights.

By MORE OLD SAYINGS ! on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 01:59 am:

What goes up must come down (on your head or on the ground).
To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
Act your age & not your IQ.
Finders - keepers; losers - weepers.

By Mike P Kingsford Mi. on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 06:07 am:

Get off the stove granny, your too old to ride the range.

By Are we having fun yet?? on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 02:36 pm:

I liked being reminded of that neat saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"!!!

Birds of a feather flock together.
Don't bite off more than you can chew.
When it rains, it pours.
Stand for something or you will fall for anything.
It's as scarce as hen's teeth.
Don't wear your heart on your sleeve.
It's like looking for a needle in a haystack.
If the shoe fits, wear it.
Cat got your tongue?
You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink.
// This is fun. Share more sayings here !! //

By Greta, Ca on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 03:54 pm:

Can't take it with you when you go.
Keeping up with the Joneses.
tit for tat
monkey see, monkey do
When it rains it pours
Raining cats and dogs
That's the way the ball bounces...

By Yoosta Be A Yooper Detroit on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 05:57 pm:

We get to soon oldt & to late smart.
Sauna is a poorman's drugstore.

By CJ, MI on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 09:38 pm:

As useless as a screen door on a submarine

By Enjoying the old sayings! on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 01:41 pm:

To CJ, MI -- That's funny!

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