Jan 27-02

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Photo from Richard Cousins

By Richard Cousins, Indiana on Sunday, January 27, 2002 - 11:28 am:

Last week
Your recent photo of the young women exposed to the elements at the Winter Festival -- I can't even pronounce the Finnish name, let alone spell it -- brought to mind this photo of three sisters taken in the 1920's at Cedarville in the eastern U.P. Isabelle, Lydia, and Phyllis Dunn. I think U.P. women are tougher than the average bear... prettier too.

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Monday, January 28, 2002 - 12:27 am:

Absolutely scandalous! I'm surprised their mother didn't tear up this picture. But I'm glad she didn't. From what I've been told, my grandmother would have fit in well with this trio.

By lh on Monday, January 28, 2002 - 10:08 pm:

where in cedarville was this picture taken..were from up that way and some of our relatives still live there..like irene alto who has a camp site and antique shop..lh

By rc on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 08:20 am:

I'm not sure of the exact location, but it was probably on South Meridian, close to Islington Rd., looking northeast towards the channel and downtown metropolitan Cedarville :)

By JimR - GR Mich on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 09:07 am:

This is so cool! It's amazing to think about different world these 8 experienced, yet fun is fun, and some things don't change.

By rc on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 07:22 pm:

To JimR
You're so right. Sometimes you look at a person and all you see is an old man or woman. If you had any idea what they might have been up to as a young man or woman, it'd knock your socks off.
The young lady on the left, Isabelle, took up water skiing at the age of 70--after a life of snow skiing--the middle young lady, now 90, still swims everyday and can tell some rip-snorting tales about life with her brothers and sisters. None of them has ever lost a sense of fun.

By matt cousins on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 10:24 pm:

Hey dad, neat picture. I recognized grandma but not the other two. Are you sure that's Aunt Lid and Phil? Yeah Lid can tell some stories, she went on for 2 or 3 hours when Marielle and I were there. I was just mentioning her to someone today, about how she could remember things from so long ago. send in more photos, it's ahoot to see them, Love Yah Matt

By matt cousins on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 10:40 pm:

By the way, was ih talking about Irene's antiques on M-34, near the Quarry? I stopped there last summer to look at the small bulldozers, preety cool, small world huh? but I wouldn't want to have to paint it. Tell mom I love her too. Matt

By ih on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 10:21 am:

yes thats irenes antiques..she has lots of antiques there..something for everyone..plus a campsite..cedarville is a great place..ih

By matt cousins indiana on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 03:37 pm:

whats the campsite like? never went down there, actually never even been in the store, there was nobody there the day i stopped. she had 2 neat old dozers out front, smallersized, knew i couldn't afford them but they were fun to look at. cedarville is a great place, can't wait till retirement.

By ih on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 07:08 pm:

if no one is in irenes shop when u go there just go down to the house and she will open the shop and let u look around..what part of indiana are u from..we use to live in dyer..

By matt, indiana on Monday, February 4, 2002 - 06:41 pm:

i live in shirley now, about 10 miles west of newcastle, grew up in mccordsville, i'll have to look at a map for dyer

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