Feb 24-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: February: Feb 24-04
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Photo by Beverly Camp

Mary and Jim - On the road again on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 05:04 am:

One of our newest editions in the Guest Gallery, is that of Beverly Camp, who shows us true Yooper ingenuity. Toivo would say it took some "real U.P. SISU" to implement this plan to clear off the latest accumulation. No matter how you look at this shot, it's definitely the kind of thing that makes you say, hmm.... How in the world did he get a snowblower up there?

Jim and I are making our way further south now....Florida here we come. Break out the sunshine and warm temps please. If it gets too hot for us, we'll just fire up the laptop and hook up to the Pasty.net Nationwide Dial-in to cool us off with pictures of the snow waiting back at home! I have to admit, I don't miss the snow, but I wonder if Charlie could rush us some U.P. Pasties? I'm having a bit of a pasty withdrawal down south here!

By dick, fl on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 05:41 am:

Sometimes if you are really lucky you can get fresh pasties here in Lake Worth at St. Andrews Church or at the Scandia Bakery. They are REAL UP pasties too! Thank God for Yoopers who moved south.

By Larry-IN on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 06:26 am:


Nice stack of wood for the remainder of the spring, the grill is out, and now the roof if clear!

Ahhhhh.....would love to own that site!

By Tony MI on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 06:52 am:

Great picture. Where was that taken at? And how did they get that snow blower up there? By the way we already ran out of pasties we have to order more.

By Marilynn, Jackson MI on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:28 am:

As often as the yoopers must remove snow from the rooftops....why aren't stairs built up towards the roofs?? Just a thought. Looks great up there. Will be at Grandma's house this summer in Tapiola where the air is the freshest in the world and the mesquitos the biggest. lol

By me on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:29 am:

Please, no more pasty talk. The drool messes up my keyboard!


R.Ball ,Miss. on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:42 am:

Reminds me ,of when we use to climb out of the 2nd. story window,and shovel the snow away from the front door,so we could get out!

By Pete Wi on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 09:36 am:

Hey do they still have the snow blower on the roof at Dee Stadium in winter.

By ert, GA on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 10:45 am:

And one of those great snow scoops (I forget the trade name) on top of the woodpile.

By Troll, Lower, MI on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 12:05 pm:

Well, I ALMOST got to use my new Yooper Scooper last night then it all melted-- dang! I'd even help that guy shovel off his roof just to try my new "snow blower" out!!!!

By Fran C. FL on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 12:25 pm:

No sun today! Just rain as far as the eye can see here in (not so sunny) Florida. You won't have to shovel it though!

By George PINI on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 12:29 pm:

George in Milw We used to use a sky hook to get the stuff on the roof in Bootjack. Miss it up there as yesterday the tulips poke thru the ground next to the building her Love the Pic

By Tom S. Ohio on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 01:29 pm:

It is nice to see my brother-in-law finally doing some work.

By RD Iowa on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 01:45 pm:

Tom - were you referring to the guy at the computer, or the one on the roof?

By Pat , Mt. Clemens on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 02:33 pm:

Hi ME, love your pasty picture. It's sooo cute.

By dick, fl on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 03:36 pm:

Fran C.
I don't know where in Florida you are but it is sunny here in West Palm. A nice breeze and about 81. You must be way up there in East Alabama. ;-)

By Snowlover on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 04:26 pm:

Gr-r-reat picture! Really enjoyed all the posts. Love this site!

So when will this guy be taking bids on the new roofing job? Heehee.... Just kidding.

By y on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 04:51 pm:


By Snowlover on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 05:57 pm:

y? I've seen the damage a snowblower can do to any surface that's not smooth, that's all....

By maijaMI on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 06:09 pm:

Searching the archives, (how great is that!) came upon Tricia's pictures of Brunette Park. One place I've never heard of. Where is Brunette Park?

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 06:24 pm:

Yooper roof damage: When I was a kid, Arvo Seppa took me Patridge hunting. We ended up at Baker Rintamaki's camp three miles from the nearest road. Entering Baker's camp we saw him sleeping in the bottom bunk that was moved out of the way of the snow storm. Above where the bunk used to be was a huge hole in the roof that porkies had chewed. It looked like that roof was never going to be repaired, and the bed would keep moving until there was no more roof. Now that is Yooper roof damage!

By Rose - Channahon, IL on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 06:42 pm:

To Maija MI,
Brunette Beach! No trip to the Keweenaw is fully enjoyed without a stop at Brunette Beach!
The colorful rocks along and in the lake are a real sight to behold. Brunette Beach is betwen the town of Gay and Lac Labelle. I can't remember the route number as my Michigan map is in my camper awaiting our next trip up to God's country.
Be sure to bring a camera!

By walrer p tampa on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:09 pm:

nice picture looks familar

By kelly from MI on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:27 pm:

Hi folks! This is my first time tunning in to you. Guess what I did today! I made 60 pasties!!! and are they gooood. When I moved from Marquette many years ago, I took with me the pasty. Now I have my own pasty business in Ann Arbor (mostly wholesale). However, I miss the country that goes with the pasty, and I visit the U.P. often. You all have a nice evening now. I've got a hot beef and rutabaga pasty waiting. Kelly - The Pasty Place, Ann Arbor, MI (734) 213-3550

By Bev, MI on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:43 pm:

Did ya know you can raise the shoes on the snowblower so ya don't wreck the roof?

By Fran, Central FL on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 07:57 pm:

We are in New Smyrna Beach, South of Daytona. It's been raining all day and will rain all day tommorrow according to the weatherman.

By Fran,Ga on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 09:35 pm:

It looks like you had a beautiful day in the C.C. today. Everything was so nice and bright. My first stop of the day is looking at the view of the bridge. I know around the bend in Dollar Bay they are having the same thing.

By ILMHitCC on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 10:08 pm:

That would be Burnette Park, unlike the hair color.

By me on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 10:27 pm:

Pat, sorry wish I could take credit for the picture, but I can't. It was put there by someone else - isn't it great?

By Mary Drew off the road for the night on Tuesday, February 24, 2004 - 11:06 pm:

Fran, Central Florida..

Right at this moment I'm doing my evening check of Pasty.com from Tarpon Springs, FL...and yes, it's rained all day and the promise of more tomorrow. Rain I can handle much easier than the snow though...we ran through the raindrops to pick up some souveniors in the Greek shops near the sponge docks. Tarpon Springs is rich in Greek tradition and heritage. I think tomorrow I'll have to try some baklava...

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Wednesday, February 25, 2004 - 11:06 pm:

Did anyone know that Lake Worth,FL is where the FINNFEST 2004 was held? Some friends of ours went and got back a coupla weeks ago. Next year the FINN GRANDFEST 2005 will be held in Marquette. It'll have the world's biggest sauna and the Guiness World Book people will be there to document it. 'Twill be in Aug. 2005.

By Ruth on Thursday, February 26, 2004 - 08:40 am:

Mary Drew!

You're in Tarpon Springs? I live in Clearwater,
just a stone's throw from there. Today sure is
beautiful ... but Tuesday and Wednesday were
kind of the pits with all that rain!

Welcome to Pinellas County from a long-ago


By Winterhouse Brook Newfoundland Canada on Friday, February 27, 2004 - 06:57 pm:

LMC We have to clear our roof all winter here in Newfoundland Canada. I live in Gros Morne National Park home of the Tablelands mountains.

By Jim, Oklahoma on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 - 04:15 pm:

I am new to this site. Thanks to whomever for the great picture. Makes me very homesick for Tampere, Finland where I served as a missionary for over 10 years. Anyone up there in pasty country speak any Finnish? Surely would be interested to know.

By Trish, Calumet, MI on Thursday, March 4, 2004 - 02:14 pm:

Jim: I personally don't know Finnish, but it is definitely spoken up here in the Copper Country.

By JRH,MI on Monday, March 8, 2004 - 10:42 am:

Yes, Finnish is still spoken in the Copper Country, although not to the extent it once was. The language you hear spoken most in the grocery stores in the area, besides English, is Chinese. The MTU influence no doubt.

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