Oct 13-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: October: Oct 13-03
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Toivo from Toivola on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 06:05 am:

From what I can gather, my return to the Copper Country in time for the fall color last Thursday was just in time. The drive up from Green Bay was glorious, with pockets of color scattered from Florence, Wisconsin through Iron Mountain-Crystal Falls, Covington, L'Anse, Baraga and Chassell. Like the old Simonen and Garfunkel song says, "Eh, but it's good to be back home."

You may be wondering, What is Toivo doing up before noon? - - I'm still messed up with jet lag after a month down under and a looong flight home. But hey, it IS good to be back home.

My apology for letting the Wallpaper of the Week slip more than a month behind. Don't whip me Charlie, I'll try to catch 'em up today.

By Peter, Mich on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 07:01 am:

Welcome home it`s good to have you back.
Hope to hear more about your trip.;-)

By Jreff H. on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 08:08 am:

Great photo. A nice way to start a Monday in Troll Land.
Welcome back Toivo.

By Dan U. Silver City, MI on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 08:16 am:

Seems you had a wonderful trip. Welcome home, Toivo.

This photo was taken at Sunset Rock here in Silver City.
Patty and I recently bought it. We are thrilled to have what
looks like a piece of the Keweenaw here on the South
Shore. A friend suggested that an artist should live in an
artistic place, and we hope to do that one day.

By Bob Roysdon ,Arizona on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 08:26 am:

Love the pictures.,I was born in Indiana and spent alot of time in Mi.I now live in Arizona.I miss all the good people from the U.P.I look at the pics everyday.Your website means so much to the people that have moved away and like to see how things are going.Again thanks for the memories..Bob in Az.

By Donna on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 08:47 am:

Welcome home Toivo. Glad you made it safe and sound, and am looking forward to more tales of the travels!

By Indiana girl on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 09:25 am:

Looking forward to more tales and a PICTURE of you and your beater! Must have been a pretty decent car to hold up that many miles.

By k on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 09:42 am:

Off the beaten path a little but.....
Just heard Scotty Perkins of the former, famous "Dodge Street" is out sailing the world and has set up a web page...
Anyone have the link ???

Thanks in advance

By Boundary waters nut in Calumet on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 10:11 am:

Attention all cranberry pickers... nows the time to get out there. My patch was loaded this year.

Good luck.

By Missin the UP from NJ on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 11:11 am:

We're all so lucky to have this site.
Great picture, my favorite colors.

Welcome home Toivo. When you finish with the WOW's Hope you can get a gallery together of your trip? We all look forward to the Whole Story.

By Friend in CA on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 11:53 am:

Good morning, K -- here's the link to Scott and
Cyndi Perkins' sailing adventure:

By Phil, Manton, MI on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 01:11 pm:

Hey Toivo,
Welcome back, I'm sure its been a long trip back home but if I'm thinking along the right line that song "BACK HOME AGAIN" was sung by John Denver and not Simon & Garfunkel. Although I didn't hear the song down-under so there may be another version. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Better take a vacation to rest up from vacation. It must have been nice to have that grand opportunity to see so much of the globe. Is you favorite place still the U.P.???

By Toivo from Toivola on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 01:57 pm:

You betcha

By Jim, Twin Cities on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 03:49 pm:

I just found out that I'm the grandson of a Yooper. (I thought I might be) My cousin informed me that our grandfather emigrated from Sweden to the Ishpeming area in the late 1880s or early 1890s and worked in the copper mining industry. We don't know exactly where or what he did but he had gone to machinists school in Sweden so he may have been involved with the machinery. He later moved to Red Wing, Minnesota.

Does anyone know if there are indices on-line or other references that could be searched to find out about his employment, etc.? I'm coming up to the Keweenaw Wednesday for a couple of days of sight-seeing and then to work the Lake Superior Pro Rallye this weekend. I would have some time to do some research if I knew where to go.

Thanks in advance for any help you can give.

Jim (Almost a Yooper)

By AZ on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 04:15 pm:

Welcome home Toivo! Glad you made it back safe and sound. Can't wait to hear tales of your travels. (For what it's worth in the scheme of things, I'm pretty sure besides John Denver's wonderful song, "Back Home Again," Simon & Garfunkel also had a song with the words, "Hey but it's great to be back home, home is where I want to be, yeah." Does anyone know which song that was???) They reunited and are now on tour, and will probably sing it in their concert... Anyhow, it sure is great to see what a variety of subjects are discussed each day. Thanks to all for sharing their awesome photos of the U.P. and Happy Columbus Day!

By walter p tampa on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 04:43 pm:

what does toivo mean in da finn. thanks i remaim walter

By Keith, Kansas on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 08:01 pm:

My Finnish-English dictionary tells me it means hope/wish. By the way, welcome back Toivo!

By Ken from da UP on Monday, October 13, 2003 - 11:28 pm:

Tervetuloa, Toivo!! Never did make it to HI? Is there still a chance to go there? Were you able to get another beater down in GB? Glad you made it back safely.
What finn is walter/tampa talking about? Didn't see any.

By wayne,grand haven on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 - 07:31 am:

I think the Simon & Garfunkel song, is called Keeping the Customer Satisfied.

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