Jan 11-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: January: Jan 11-03
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Photos by Donn de Yampert
The driftwood has eyes    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Donn de Yampert

Charlie at Pasty Central on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 05:35 am:

Even with the arctic blast of the past couple days, our snowfall this year is way behind normal. Donn de Yampert took a stroll on the beach up at Portage Canal's North Entry, and came back with these dramatic shots... more sand than snow.

It's been another interesting week here at Pasty Central. Often on Saturday morning I catch up on the notes which have been posted by U.P. residents and visitors. We really appreciate all of the historical, humorous, and memorable comments which folks add to these pages.

By the way, there are some exciting new developmets coming in the days ahead, in regard to expansion of Pasty.NET. This high-speed dial-in Internet service which started here the Keweenaw will soon be available in your home town (anywhere in the USA) with a local phone call. Stay tuned for details.

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Patt, A Yopper wanna' be on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 06:37 am:

Good morning Charlie. Looking forward to the High Speed Internet offering you spoke of. Especially if by subscribing to it, it benefits Pasty.Net. Please do keep us informed.

By Mike Mehrman, MI. on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 07:57 am:

Hi Charlie, Looks like the weathermen let us all down again statewide. This latest Artic Clipper was going to bring us cooler temps and lots of snow, I was actually hoping for at least 6 to 8 inches here in Oakland County. I love when it snows.

By Mike-Transplanted Yooper-Redford, Mi on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 08:01 am:

The ole' famous "breakies". Been here many a time during the few hot summer days we'd get when I was growing up in the Copper Country. What would a trip to McClains be without a stroll out to the end of the break water (over the rocks) be?

By Remembers Spring '79 on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 09:45 am:

Never fear Mike, the North Winds will bring you
snow (it may be spring tho') ;-)

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 11:00 am:

GO CHARLIE! Awesome Logo. I love it! (Can I get your high speed here in Georgia?) That logo is really cool!

By Patti, TN on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 11:08 am:

What an unusual and beautiful picture thru the driftwood....

By charlie ma on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 11:38 am:

The breakwaters looks the same as when it was our swimming hole back in the early 60's

By CLAUS EIKENHOUT on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 12:11 pm:


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By DJB-MI. on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 12:32 pm:

attention all photagraphers; Please get some pics of sweet little kids for the anniversary of roe vs wade. Maybe it'll melt a few hearts. Mother Theresa warned years ago that abortion will bring nuclear war & we're close to it again.

By ABGMan on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 12:59 pm:

Here a few more pictures from Mclain's State Park and area. We spent 2 weeks camping there this last summer.


By do on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 01:01 pm:

WTMJ in Milwaukee was having a lot of fun last night announcing that Mt Bohemia was closed due to a lack of snow. true? They say that any publicity is good publicity. Maybe this year they need snowmaking capability.

By JAD, Oskar on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 01:27 pm:

Charlie -- Please consider that shot of the lighthouse through the driftwood for next year's calendar

By me on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 06:34 pm:

Oh goodie! Yippy!!! I am gonna move and this is just the BEST news...I can stay a Pasty woman!

By DJB-MI. on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 06:38 pm:

Here's a hot one for ya; The blue spruce we brought in for Christmas sprouted new buds & is still growing! this has never happened b4 , in fact they would dry up terrible.I wonder if it would catch & grow outside again. At any rate, I am amazed.

By rlm on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 06:54 pm:

Used to swim at the breakwaters. A few years ago on a visit I drove down to the canal drive area looking for the sandy parking area in the pine trees where you'd park and walk to the rocks. Couldn't find the right drive, or so I thought. Apparently the access to the breakwater is now inside the State Park boundary?

By JBM ..Warren Mi. on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 08:41 pm:

Hey DJB give it a try, I have used a twig or branch and started a tree. It's now 7 ft tall blue spruce. Nice pic of the Light house. Thanks

By Ned, Kingsford on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 08:43 pm:

Two items. #1 Yes the access to the breakwater is now from within the park proper. #2 We too had an xmas tree that kept growing when it was in the stand in the house. It was a regular spruce and it budded out. This is the second tree (another spruce) we have had do this. Doggon things just don't want to give up.

By Lizzie Seibert Vail, CO on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 09:19 pm:

I am 10 years old and we visit Hancock every summer and we always go to the Breakers. Its lots of fun jumping off the break wall and skipping rocks! My mom, Teri Salani,said that she and her friends jumped off of the lighthouse all of the time. I LOVE the U.P! Its a great place to be!!!!

By Mary on Saturday, January 11, 2003 - 09:50 pm:

Our tree grows every year. We usually cut down a balsam, from our own farm, put it up right after cutting it and keep it well watered. I took this picture of our tree today. Hate to take it down, feels kinda like we'd be killing it! One year we even had small pine cones growing.
growing tree

By Ken from da UP on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 12:03 am:

Let's not take Christ out of Christmas by calling it xmas. 'K? HE is the best friend we've ever had!

By Jason on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 01:46 am:

I hear the lake has been a little rough the past few days. Rumor has is many ships are at anchor in Bete Grise Bay. It usually has to be pretty bad for them to take anchor, one time last summer they had to take anchor, and one came through the portage canal. Any of have pics of the lake from this storm???

By Betty, AZ on Sunday, January 12, 2003 - 01:53 am:

Amen to that, Ken from da UP! I am so glad I have HIM as my best friend.

By Frank C, NE Illinois on Monday, January 13, 2003 - 12:16 pm:

Ken & Betty, from Dictionary.com:

"Xmas": Christmas [From X, the Greek letter chi, first letter of Greek Khristos, Christ. See Christ.] Usage Note: Xmas has been used for hundreds of years in religious writing, where the X represents a Greek chi, the first letter of [the Greek word for] “Christ.” In this use it is parallel to other forms like Xtian, “Christian.” But people unaware of the Greek origin of this X often mistakenly interpret Xmas as an informal shortening.... Many therefore frown upon the term Xmas because it seems to them a commercial convenience that omits Christ from Christmas.

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By Josef OH on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 12:42 pm:


Did you know that Jesus' last name is not Christ.
Christ means "The Annointed One" in Hebrew. His actual Hebrew name was/is Yeshua ben Josef. The titles belong to Him by way of His birthright and His inheritence.

By Bob-B ,WI on Wednesday, January 15, 2003 - 01:35 pm:

Hello, Uncle Dan and family this sure is a great site to look at. I will get that address to you soon, have a nice day and take care. Dad said you seen me on this site.

By Ruth Skory, Wisconsin on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 10:18 pm:

This is a wonderful site. It was introduced to me by a lady from Ontonagon (now deceased.)
My husband (now deceased) and I loved the UP. We managed to visit every county in the UP and in our travels, saw many gorgeous sites and met a lot of wonderful people. This site brings back many happy memories. Thank you for all the beautiful pictures and this site.

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