Friday, February 20, 2009

My Mom's going to visit!

BIG PROJECT: EMPTY ALL BUT THE UPPER THREE BOOKSHELVES. Most of the books need to be put into boxes ... I'm trying to sort them so that one can find any certain one later. The remaining books are mostly going to be referrence/how-to ... special collections ... &
lots of picture books covering travel, history, etc ... coffee-table" type books that we can look thru.

This sorting project is something that,
really, only I can do. Then, I have to figure out where to store
my stuff; this is a small house ... no attic.

My Mom is coming up here next summer; half of my frontroom will be her
"room". Here's Mom on a previous visit, several years ago.

Until we can decide what to to about a ramp, or whatever ... I can
drive up to the deck ... then, there's only a few steps.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


This is for you for Valentine's Day ... I made up this & printed it out for friends & family ... also ... for my online friends.
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Sunday, February 08, 2009

FEBRUARY ... still winter

MEET "Aino Chukinen"

... our local YOOPER Groundhog ... they interviewed him again (from west of Iron River, Kimpinnen's Rock-pile) on Telephone Time, Ground-Hogs Day.

Upper Peninsula has lots of snow ... especially on the Keweenaw Peninsula (lake-effect snow).

Click here: The Keweenaw Snow Thermometer

Are you aware that Jeff Foxworthy is now picking on Michigan? Read his view of Michiganders:

Click here: Outside My Window: Michigan My Michigan


Michigan has an e-Library;
Click here: MeL: The Michigan eLibrary
History Resources at the site:

Click here: Michigan County Histories and Atlases
It looks as tho one might be able to look up old plat maps, too.

My winter project is to read all the books in the Crystal Falls Library on history of the Upper Peninsula.

I am almost done with the two huge volumes of history : "Superior Heartland, a Backwoods History" . It is Library of Congress number 89-90710, in case you want to obtain a copy thru your local library. The two volumes total 1559 pages!

There are many illustrations, including maps & old photos. Since he is from the Marquette area .... many of the items are from the "Heartland" area of Lake Superior shoreline .... lots from Marquette local.

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