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Have you guys heard this song yet? It's from the Apple+ movie Palmer. The song is really blowing-up. I expect it to earn a Grammy next year. smile



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Good to see you posting BC. smile


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Thanks Rick.

Still remember visiting my HS counselor about college choices back in Spring 1971. I was interested in engineering. He recommended Michigan Tech in Houghton MI, but started by asking me if I liked snow. Well, duh...Michiganders like...or tolerate a fair amount of snow, so I said yes. He said ďgood, cuz they had ~320 inches of snow this winter and most of itís still on the ground.ď The Navy intercepted my trip there, but ended up in the Soo after the Navy...where they get a meager 150-180+ inches a winter. And yes, cars disappear frequently.


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I've only been living in the Pacific Northwest for 6 years now. Lived in Portland for 22 months. Southern Puget Sound the rest of the time.

It only snows like one, two days a year. 2020 there was no snow at all. Then again 2020 was a crappy year for everybody. I really like when it snows.

Anyway, this past weekend is the most snow I have ever experienced. It's been fun - 'cept for that one moment on Friday night I slipped like a cartoon character and landed on my back because there was an orange diamond-shaped road sign lying flat on the ground that was covered in snow and I forgot that it was there and slipped. The sign is a remnant from when the new building across the street was being constructed. The construction people just left the sign behind and it's been lying flat on the ground ever since. Hmm


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Four gentle seasons, that's the stuff for me! Getting a little snow for a few days now, got down to 14 last night, which was a good reason to light a fire in the Rumford. Juniper smells wonderful in a fire. For Valentine's Day I installed a soapstone hearth, finally completing the project - great timing!

Never broke 100 last summer, mostly because July through September is monsoon season, and we often get beautiful thunderstorms in the afternoon. Spring and Fall are endless days of tee-shirt temps.

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Originally Posted By: BC
Keweenaw County (Houghton, Hancock, Calumet) Michigan Snowfall...159.5 inches so far this season and that's about 75 inches less than last year on this date.

http://www.keweenawcountyonline.org/snowfall-full.php


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If you actually live in Keweenaw, let me welcome you as a native Badger to Wisconsin! Thats not just Upper, it's Upper Upper Upper Michigan/Wisconsin!
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Why Isn't The UP Part Of Wisconsin?
A Fight Over 500 Square Miles Could Have Handed The Upper Peninsula To Wisconsin. Does That Matter?
By Laura Pavin
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 4:00pm

Michiganders likely werenít too happy when the Wisconsin Badgers beat several of its football teams last year; its Upper Peninsula, however, took it in stride ó at least itís unofficial Twitter account did.

"Itís official, I belong to Wisconsin now," the Tweet read, after rattling off the scores. The account even changed its name to the "Upper Peninsula of Wisconsin."

Intriguing, and perhaps the tip of an iceberg of discontent between the UP and its mitten counterpart. The Twitter account has since changed its description a number of times, from the "Upper Peninsula of 🤷‍♀️" to the "Upper Peninsula of America."

Whatís the deal? Geographically, the UP is only connected to the Lower Peninsula by a bridge. With Wisconsin, it shares more than 200 miles of border.


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Originally Posted By: TatumAH

Hi Bob,
If you actually live in Keweenaw, let me welcome you as a native Badger to Wisconsin! Thats not just Upper, it's Upper Upper Upper Michigan/Wisconsin!
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Why Isn't The UP Part Of Wisconsin?
A Fight Over 500 Square Miles Could Have Handed The Upper Peninsula To Wisconsin. Does That Matter?
By Laura Pavin
Tuesday, August 4, 2020, 4:00pm


I read that article. I did not know any of that happened until today. smile

...from the article:

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Linguistics experts say accents from the two localities share key features, like the long "o." People from the areas also tend to say "dem," "dere" and "dose" instead of "them," "there" and "those." And some Yoopers and Wisconsinites deploy something called Canadian raising in their speech. That means saying words like "about" and "out" like "uh-BOOT" and "OOT."

It also turns out the accents found in the UP and Wisconsin are more similar than those found in Michiganís Lower Peninsula.

Given the linguistics and the 200 miles of land border with Wisconsin, I vote for the UP to be part of Wisconsin as well. laugh


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laugh.
Itís all Michigan. Spent my Yooper years primarily on the east side. Many many Yooper have wanted it to be its own state. Itís definitely its own state of mind.


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We (thankfully) gave up Toledo for the UP. ;-)

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You are correct about the Wisconsin feeling of the Western UP. Camp up there and you see more Wisconsin than MI plates. Camp by the Soo and at times you see more Canadian plates than Michigan plates...enough so that the sign to Brimley State Park has routinely been rebranded as Brimley Provincial Park.


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