Monthly Archives: July 2010

Kindling A Romance

On Tuesday morning, our mail carrier knocked at the door with a small package from Amazon: my new Kindle! Ranger Sue was actually the one who suggested getting it– “You need either a Kindle or an iPad”– and after doing … Continue reading

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I’m In Love

You know how long it’s been since I loved a new toy so much I wanted to take it to bed with me? To be continued…

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Keeper’s Log, July 31

Raspberry Island Light Station, July 31, 1888 Steamer Hurd which was due yesterday did not pass. Saw three foxes today, first one alone, then two together. They were in the meadow catching grasshoppers of which there are plenty. Hard as … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 30

Michigan Island Light Station, July 30, 1934 Emptied 4 drums of distillate. Sent down tramway all empties, also ladders. Painted wench in boathouse, also Assistant’s quarters. Cleaned injector on No. 2 Cummings. Oh my– does Mrs. Lane know about the … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 29

Outer Island Light Station, July 29, 1906 Cleaning, triming Lamps and Lens. Keeping Sunday redeing, riteing, and etc. The Steamer “Amaranth” arrived at Station, 4:15 PM. Captain Charles Keller, U. S. Engineer and Superintend Todt came ashore inspected the Station. … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 28

Sand Island Light Station,  July 28, 1899 S. W. half gale and clear cool. During night heard the Katie did bring forth her beautiful music box. Keeper picked strawberries and cleaned tower. And at 1:40 P. M. went to East … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 27

Outer Island Light Station, July 27, 1889 Variable, fresh and showery. A pleasure boat laid to anchor over night close to dock. The party came ashore to took pitcher of Lighthouse. Keep in mind that taking “pitchers” was a big … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 26

Mother Nature flexes her muscles: Raspberry Island Light Station, July 26, 1894 Smoky, thunder, rain. Blow very hard for a little while the sea broke in the door of boathouse. LaPointe Light Station, July 26, 1913 Cut wood for the … Continue reading

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Keeper’s Log, July 25

Company! Two entries, nearly a half-century apart: Raspberry Island Light Station, July 25, 1889 A picnic party from Bayfield numbering about forty (mostly ladies and young girls) visited this station.  They had intended to enjoy the day on the shores … Continue reading

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“The Drama Queen of The South”

A.P.’s Tim Dahlberg hits the nail on the head: Drama queen in Favre surfaces again AP, July 24, 2010 There was major flooding this week in Wisconsin, a state where Brett Favre used to ply his trade. It was getting … Continue reading

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UFO Coverup?

Buried in the “Police Report” section of the Ashland Daily Press, July 21, 2010: Wednesday July 14, 10:54 AM. Suspicious activity: caller reported seeing what appeared to be a blue inner tube with a pink top come down out of … Continue reading

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In Its Classic Form

…the greengrocer’s apostrophe, spotted today in the Washburn IGA:

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