Odds 'n ends

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: Sep: Sep 30-04: Odds 'n ends
A bit off of today's subject...
By Rose on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 06:25 am:

I heard John Dee's report this morning and heard the word "Snow"...I am sure I did..then things kind of started spinning and it's all a blur after that. I was mumbling something about the tomatoes still in the garden....

By Skylar on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 06:54 am:

Just checked the NWS forecast for this weekend. They also mention snow for up there. Cool. I'm getting giddy. Later, Skylar.

By Jeff k on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 07:19 am:

33 degrees and a little patchy frost here in Gaylord. Ice man cometh soon.


By Kim near Lansing on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 07:33 am:

Frost here this morning near Lansing...

By Raven, Downstate MI on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 08:43 am:

Hey Janet from Gingelville, I went to church there in the 70's, though officially, I'm from Lake Orion . . .

By Janet ..Gingellville on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 09:10 am:

Raven, I grew up in Gingellville, and went to church there until the late 60's. I went to school in Lake Orion, graduating in 66. Have not moved too far away. Gingellville has grown just a wee bit!

By Raven, Downstate MI on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 09:17 am:

Hiya Janet,

I graduated LOHS in '75. It's grown far too much for my taste . . . I liked being from a little town . . .

By Raven, Downstate MI on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 09:23 am:

Curiosity just struck me . . . How does the average UP-er feel about the film "Escanaba in the Moonlight"? Gee, I saw it so long ago, I'm not even sure if I have the title right . . .

By Raven again on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 09:38 am:

Another curiosity question . . . What's a spaghetti bender?

By Dave - Littleton, Colorado on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 10:48 am:

Raven: I grew up in Clawson and graduated in 1975 too. Back then Clawson and Lake Orion were both in the Oakland "A" Conference. My parents moved to LO after we all left the nest. They lived along Paint Creek near Orion Road and Adams.

By Raven, Downstate MI on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:00 am:

Dave in Littleton: Do your folks still live there? My mom is on Joslyn near Judah Lake, and my dad is in the Judah Lake Subdivision, in the house I grew up in. I haven't been to the village in years, only a quick drive through not long ago, and didn't see much. My neice graduated from Oxford, our arch rivals, this year. I feel old . . .

By Bobt, Michigan on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:26 am:

Raven, For "Escanaba in da Moonlight" go back to comments on September 22.

By MI on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:32 am:

Here is the link which was discussed last week of the movie "Escanaba in Da Moonlight"

By Raven on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:32 am:

Thanks Bob!

By Dave - Littleton on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 11:50 am:

My parents moved to Bloomington Indiana last May. I was sorry to see them leave the Lake Orion area because it was so nice, but keeping up the yard became too much work. This time of year I miss going to the Cider Mill! Does anyone know of a Cider Mill around Marquette or CC? We are heading to da UP this evening...

By Raven, Downstate MI on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:03 pm:

Ok, I see that Escanaba in the Moonlight garnered very mixed, and some emotionally charged, reviews. Personally, I took it kind of like the stories of Paul Bunyon and Pecoes Bill. Modern day tall tales, mixed with some real life conglomerate characterizations, and some farcical characterizations, but in no way meaning to portray what UP life is all about . . .

Viewed as pure fiction and something meant to make people laugh, it's a fun film . . . And if every film that portrayed ethnicities humorously were tossed out on just that premise, we'd lose a great many really funny films . . . Most Mel Brooks movies would go out the window . . .

Never saw Pretender so had no preconceptions . . . but he did put me in mind a lot of a great uncle from the UP . . . gone many years now . . .

And I read somewhere that Daniels spent an awful lot of time in the UP, and married a UP lady . . . ((shrugs)) all depends on your POV, your state of mind when you're watching the movie, all sorts of factors . . .

Such as, once having read the book (any book), I'm really very hesitant to see the movie based on the novel, since so much is left out and lost in the screen play . . . Has to have really really RAVE reviews . . . still haven't seen the Tolkien Trilogy, probably won't ever . . .

By Raven, Downstate MI on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:04 pm:

Hey Doug, are you from Gingleville?

By Raven on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 12:05 pm:

Dave in Littleton:

Best Cidermills are under the bridge . . .

but the best pasties in the world are in Heaven, accessible over the MAC.

By Children of the Night on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 01:45 pm:

Forget Esky in da moonlight..I wanna know what people from Calumet thought of
Children of the Night
{filmed partly in Calumet} about ten years ago..

By Protowhatever, Calumet, MI on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 02:56 pm:

I used to have Children of the Night on VHS and liked it (I was a teen). I got rid of it, not knowing that I would end up living in Calumet and going into that church! I wish I didn't get rid of it now.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Thursday, September 30, 2004 - 07:56 pm:

The bridge was down at 19:14 and back up at 19:34.

I don't know how to post a picture, but I saved the first one.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Friday, October 1, 2004 - 12:19 am:

We haven't seen "Escanaba in da Moonlight", and don't really plan on seeing it. Maybe we're taking it too serious. Had seen different clips of it on TV and 'nah!' Not really into that many movies anyway.

By Yooper in Arizona on Friday, October 1, 2004 - 01:56 am:

Did anyone else watch David Letterman this evening? He had a "show and tell" segment with folks from the audience, and one lady was from Escanaba. Her name was Joyce, but I didn't catch her last name. They talked quite a bit about the U.P. She said she actually lived in Rapid River. Her talent was putting a stack of quarters on her elbow and catching them in her hand, mid-air. She started with 5 quarters to warm up and then did it with 20 quarters quite successfully. They even showed it in instant replay. She was quite a hit and got lots of applause. It was very neat. Maybe when she gets home she will mention it on pasty.com!!!

By glojolo.mi. on Sunday, October 3, 2004 - 12:25 pm:

Thank you, Raven for a very sane and open-minded write-up concerning the movie "Escanaba in Da Moonlight". I plan to see it when my daughter either buys or rents it.
I've read the comments - some of them quite rude. But, that won't deter me from giving my own bent on it. I surmised awhile ago that it was a spoof. But, I see that various viewers took it so seriously that they had to vent their negative feelings. There are movies that are meant to be serious and there are movies that have to be taken with tongue-in-cheek.
I will watch "Escanaba" soon.

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