Well, we are now getting into the official summer season so I guess we can count on some good growing weather. It has always amazed me how they can and have developed garden seeds to have such a much shorter growing season. It used to be if you didn’t plant early and take a chance of a frost, you would be taking a chance on the other end of even having something to harvest.
Now a Yooper can plant a garden and usually count on a good crop. To me there is nothing better than good fresh garden vegetables.
I guess what has always been interesting to me is how you can be in the Thunder Lake Road area and sweating like crazy, or up at your camp when it is around 80 degrees. Then as you come towards town you can see the temperature dropping on the thermometer in your vehicle until when you hit town it is in the 60s.
I have to admit the warm weather is nice for grilling out and sitting on the deck, but the 60s makes for great sleeping weather. We have the best of both worlds up here.
Not only is summer officially here but there have been some good catches of pan fish and bass on some of the smaller lakes up north. I was told that there were also some happy fishermen fishing on Bay De Noc and the bays off it.
There are also a good number of fishermen making use of the boat launch down at the river, fishing both out on the big lake and in the river. You have to admit that we sure have been blessed with all the opportunities and the variety of fishing we have in our area. If you have a nice boat that is able to handle the big lake and Bay De Noc you can go out there.
If all you have is a smaller boat you have the river and all the inland lakes we have in the area. If you do not own a boat there are still a good number of places where you can have fun fishing from shore in this area. No matter what the situation may be, there is a way to get out and do some fishing.
This past week I have been making my book runs for the summer. You have to realize I have been going to some of these same places for almost 20 years and during this time we have become not just two people doing business together but friends.
There has been so many people that own these businesses that have went out of their way to help me with my books and the scholarship fund. They truly have become such an important part of keeping the scholarship fund going. They always seem to ask how many students we are helping and how things are going.
In a way a lot of things have really slowed down since I first started out with my books and in some areas things have been real slow to recover. But thank goodness there have been a good number of both local, and across the U.P., those that have helped me out during good times and bad with my books. I am so thankful for these people and there is no way I can tell you how much they are appreciated.
In going toward the Mackinaw Bridge and then swinging up north, every place I stopped they were completely out of my books and wanted to know where I had been. I told them about the new grandbaby in Florida and the two grandkids being up and they just laughed and we had a good talk together.
This past year we helped three college students from the scholarship fund and it sure is fun to watch them grow up and mature into fine young men and women. Seeing I am writing this on Father’s Day, I can say I have been so blessed with the wonderful wife I have and the four children and their spouses, and now 12 grandchildren. It is only right I give something back in helping out these college students.
Life has been so good.
As you all know from my articles I am an Exspurt on the use of the English language and this came long before computers. So with the addition of computers it is only natural that one like myself would look at things in a different perspective. So I can see someone from the U.P. doing the following.
During a recent password audit by a company, it was found that an employee was using the following password: “MickeyMinniePlutoHueyLouieDeweyDonaldGoofySacramento”.
When asked why she had such a long password, she rolled her eyes and said, “Hello! It has to be at least 8 characters long and include at least one capital!” Makes sense to me.