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Da Yoopers Email 
and letters 
from Yoopheads
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Sometimes whacky, sometimes funny, but 
always nice...(well, almost always)
Here's just some of the interesting email and letters we get from friends out 
there in cyber space.


Never in my life have I laughed so hard at your songs...
From: Janice DeJaegher
To: staff@dayoopers.com
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2009 9:09 PM
Subject: Laughter

Dear Guys,
  Never in my life have I laughed so hard at your songs. I got hit by a drunk driver (how ironic...) a little over a year ago, and have been slowly recovering from head injuries for this time. Since discovering your little group, the laughter has increased a thousand-fold. Thank you for your work, and keep up the good songs. All of them. With all the fart jokes, you could have a really good time with Larry the Cable Guy, another favorite of mine.
Thanks again for helping me get my life back.
Jan DeJaegher
PS I have relatives that farm in southeast Minnesota, so am no stranger to cows. :-) Uff Da!


I have been a huge fan all my life...
From: Metal Mags
To: staff@dayoopers.com
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 3:37 PM
Subject: f@#%

  hola da yoopers, (or da yoopers "people" as the case may be).
My name is maggi and I have been a huge fan all my life. my dad had me listening to your music and skits long before it was approperate for me to do so lol, you guys all had a very big influence on my sense of humor.
  When i moved in with my dad he gave me all of your albums, i used to listen to them for hours and i know all of your songs... heres the problem, my former step mother totally f@#% me and burned all of my tapes and cds when i turned 17, im 25 now and have spent 6 years looking for your entire collection so i can finish rebuilding my comedy library and i cant find them, so.... can you email me a link to where i may purchase all of your shyt at a reasonable "for poor people" cost?
thank you for your time, i hope to hear from you soon...


I've been playing your Christmas Guitar album quite a bit...
Subject: Da Yoopers - personel and history
From: huggybear
Date: December 20, 2008 11:18:15 AM EST
To: shop@dayoopers.com

  Greetings and Merry Christmas!
I've been playing your Christmas Guitar album quite a bit as of late. I really like your interpretations of these classics!
Down state we're bogged down in about 8" - 10" of snow...I know, cry me a river. How much are you up to now?
Q. What is a hard core Yooper?
A. One that *could* spend the winter in Florida...but stays in Yooperland.
Huggy Bear (Angel-In-Training)


Here's a new yooper fan...
To: staff@dayoopers.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 11:23 PM
Subject: New yooper fan

Here's a new yooper fan for all da guys up there . when we play Da Yoopers he loves to try a sing along.(some of da songs he doesn't do to bad) The Apple Knocker holding him just calls him Da Bug.


She saw you one last time...

From: bobby gutcher
To: staff@dayoopers.com
Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 12:34 PM
Subject: grandmas last show/pics

Hi Guys,
  My wife talked to Lynn at your last Boyne City show for Mushroom Festival. I played with yous guys quite awhile back. I also looked in some of your photos of being on the road, and the one with Hoolie & Lynn doing the "ole soft shoe" at the Northwood Inn on Drummond Island Mi. you will see me. I am the one behind the drums. I played at time with Gary VanAlstine, Scott Maciag, Gordy Postula. Our band name was called MAINSTREET. You guys even plucked and banged away for awhile if I recall correctly on that night? It was fun.
   But at your show in Boyne here, there was an elderly lady in a wheelchair, in front. She was with my wife. Maybe Lynn may recall. She said before she died she wanted to see the Yoopers one last time. Well she saw you one last time. On June 1, 2008, She past. I just
wanted to say thank you from the family for making her laugh just as hard if not harder than the first time she saw you. She loved it. Thank You. She got something she wished for & not many people get that wish. You helped make that possible. Dont ever stop what you do. She went happy and peaceful. You all helped to make it that way for her.         

Thank You So Very Much!!!!
Forever Your Friend & Follower
Bobby Gutcher
Boyne Falls, MI


From: Gregory Wright
To: target@tir.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 6:30 AM
Subject: FW: Universal Sign For Gasoline

This one is way-y-y-y-y-y too accurate!! You Yooper's will live this!



How many times have we been  "up there without one!"

From: Tom Privett
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 4:52 PM
Subject: FW: I found it!!

 Hey, you guys are GREAT!!

I found it.................
And you thought there was no such  place, huh???? 
Just take a look.

You will all be so pleased to receive this.......
You will all be so pleased to receive this.......
How many times have we been  "up there without one!"


Da Yoopers have to get onje of these...

From: <toolow4i75>
Sent: Saturday, April 12, 2008 12:10:21 PM
Subject: Fwd: Real Michigan Hot Rod........

 Da Yoopers have to get one of these for Da Trap


Aunt Esther's Christmas Decorations...

From: Fred Heater
To: staff@dayoopers.com
Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 10:26 AM
Subject: My aunt's decorations

Deer Hoolie,
This picture is my wife's aunt Esther Tanskanen's, Christmas decorations.
She's been busy sellin' trees and shovlin' snow in Ahmeek (that's beaver in indian).
Just to get in the spirits she carefully opened the box and got one out then another one and maybe a couple more, until this here popped into her head.
Hope this is the spirits she was talkin 'bout.
Aunt Esther's not quite right nephew,
P.S. She's the rock hound from up Calumet way.



Yooper Hunks...

From: saleratus774us
Subject: yooper hunks
Date: February 6, 2007 9:19:14 PM EST
To: shop@dayoopers.com

hey, I love yur site and want to send in a pic of myself with a lost yooper. I'm in MA but as you can see, he's in lala land.
Keep up the good work



Laffed my butt off, must be da most ambitious Yooper Comedy Record by far...

From: JBGoode
To: staff@dayoopers.com
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 1:42 PM
Subject: I luv yer new double-album!

When I picked up yer new double-album up at my local small-chain store, I took it home & listened to it & laffed my ass off to what has got to be da most ambitious (2 discs) yooper comedy record by far. I taught you'd not be able to top yer 1st concept album ("Songs for Fart Lovers"), but dis proves me wrong on dat.
I know dat Kim Lenten is not currently in da touring group, but I tink he SHOULD be, especially after proving his acting chops on da sketch "Bathroom 13 & a Turd".
I'm currently savin' up money so I can visit Yooperland wit a freind of mine (& his wife) someday.


You guys are appreciated for getting out and touring and letting everybody know what Yoopers are...

From: Donald Moody
To: Da Yoopers
Sent: Thursday, January 18, 2007 10:49 PM
Subject: Greetings from a fellow Yoophead

Hey, i just wanted to write you guys a quick email and let you know how much you guys are appreciated for getting out and touring and letting everybody know what Yoopers are.  I'm in the U.S. Navy Seabees and I've been stationed down on the gulf coast of Mississippi for going on six years now. i'm originally from Sault Ste. Marie, MI and i really don't get much of a chance to come and see Da Yoopers play in concert and every chance i get i try to stop into the Yooper Tourist Trap up there in Ishpeming, MI. I really want to bring my wife to some of the concerts this up coming year. She's from down here in MS so she's never experienced a show before. anyways, i just wanted to write to you guys and let you know that your appreciated by a fellow Yoophead clear down here in MS. Good luck and i wish you all the best in this upcoming year. Thanks, Donald Moody III


We had the DJ play your "Heikki Lunta" song a couple times and...

From: David Stephens
To: staff@dayoopers.com
Sent: Monday, December 25, 2006 12:24 AM
Subject: This is a true story.

Hi Dere,
I love the U P so much, I got me a camp down on the Garden penninsula official out house and all. I have most of your cds and enjoyed your Pastie Tour show in Corunna,MI. at the fair.
Now the true story. Well it was about 10 years ago or so that some friends and I went up to Lost Creek Sky Ranch east of Mio down below to bring in the new year. Well we didn't have any good snow for our sleds. Well I said I know something we can try. We had the DJ play "Heikki Lunta" a couple of times and we joined in and did it to. Of coarse we had more than a 6 pack.
Well to the amazement of the people all there it started to snow and we had enough to run our sleds the next day. We got up early, the crack of noon. That is one example of the power of the Yoopers. The wife and I have been up to the Tourist Trap a couple of times.
Enclosed is a photo of my out house with my buddy Larry trying it out for size. Oh yea, There is nothing like a Yooper Wedding Reception. Been there done that. I missed out on the 4th of July 2006 riot in Garden. I'm sure you guys heard about that one. They even got T shirts saying I Survived The Riot In Garden. Day don't like the DNR dere.
This is how we show off our trophy deer.
Keep up the good work.
Hope to see ya soon.
Adopted Yooper Dave


Just wanted to thank you again for all the fun in Stoughton a few weeks ago & for announcing our anniversary...

To: staff@dayoopers.com
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 10:37 PM

Subject: stoughton-Hi-Just wanted to thank you again for all the fun in Stoughton a few weeks ago & for announcing our anniversary. That was very nice and special--

Here are a couple of pictures we took while we were there if you'd like to see them.

Also, when you go to Menominee this weekend--the absolute place to go in the area is Brother's 3 Pizza -the address is 1302 Marinette Ave (main drag) in Marinette ph # 735-9054. Just down the street on Marinette Ave is Mickey Lou's Bar-B-Q.It's a super place to go for a burger.

Again, thanks for the great time!

Nancy & Dan Rutter
Freeport Il (formally from Menominee)


We appreciate your brief history on the UP and look forward to visiting again...

From: jbrand
Subject: carney-nadeau quiz bowl team
Date: October 22, 2006 11:18:11 AM EDT
To: shop@dayoopers.com

Hi Yoopers, Attached are three photos from Da Tourist Trap. Thanks for taking time and allowing us to photograph you with the kids. We appreciate your brief history on the UP and look forward to visiting again. The Carney-Nadeau Quiz Bowl team consists of Meghan Schultz, Caleb Artrip, Nolan Strong, Molly Laurin, Logan Poupore, and Jason Dionne. Be seeing you again, eh? Jay Brand, coach and teacher at C-N



Here's a photo we took at the tourist trap this August...

From: E.
To: youguys
Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 3:18 PM
Subject: Re: your order

I got the order today. Thanks for everything. Here's a photo we took at the tourist trap this August:



You'll never believe it! Two moose showed up at my mother/father in-laws house...

From: Raquel R. Musselman
Sent: Friday, April 28, 2006 10:28 AM

Guess what! You'll never believe it! Two moose showed up at my mother/father in-laws house on Tuesday April 25, 2006
Good thing my father in law had his camera near by. They only live 8 miles from the town of Ishpeming on Deer Lake Road in the township.
The two moose grazed for quite a while. Jack (my father-in-law) took about a dozen pictures, but this one I think was the best.

~Raquel Musselman




From: ParaOrdanc
To: staff@dayoopers.com
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 6:32 PM




My favorite tune is Da Deer Camp Song on this double CD, but lots of laughs throughout...

From: "Todd Hansen"
To: yoopers
Sent: Monday, June 25, 2007

Todd Hansen with you -- the troll from down below who retired from the Navy in Aug. 2004 after a 20 year career as a journalist...

Just wanted to say thanks again for the CD -- Da Yoopers 21st Century Yoopers In Space that you autographed for me ... we both enjoyed (my g/f Michelle) listening to it while driving the U.P.. My favorite tune is Da Deer Camp Song on this double CD, but lots of laughs throughout!

Again Hoolie, it was an honor meeting you! I've been a big fan of Da Yoopers for a long time. I enjoyed chatting with you and Jim Bellmore in the Rock Shop.

Todd "Scoop" Hansen
A long time fan


My "Christmas By Request" on Sunny 93.9 FM in Raleigh, NC was inundated with requests

From: "Brady, Allan"
To: yoopers
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2006

Not only does my wife hale from the same area you are from but she returned from a visit to Flint to tell me about a christmas tune everyone here would start requesting... "Rusty Chevrolet." Low and behold, she was right. My "Christmas By Request" on Sunny 93.9 FM in Raleigh, NC was inundated with requests for this song.

Allan Brady
WRSN Sunny 93.9
Raleigh-Durham, NC

I am a big fan and a former "Yooper"

From: "Jack"
To: yoopers
Sent: Satuday, October 21, 2006

Hi youseguys! I am a big fan and a former "Yooper" (I was born in Escanaba, 05-08-36) I now live in Bay City, that makes me a "Troll" !! One thing I always remembered about the U.P. is where the Yoopers get their haircut........."Ontonagon" !!!!! My Grandpa used to tell me that the U.P. has nine months of winter and three months of poor sleddin'! Anyway, I'll leave the jokes for youse guys. I enjoy your music and entertainment a lot, and look forward to seeing you again.

Sincerely, Jack Oslund, Bay City, MI

By the way, I was at your world tour in Bay City, and still have the cap and tee-shirt!


Thank you for your wonderful performance at the Stoughton Opera House

From: "Brent & Christina Pleggenkuhle"
To: yoopers
Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2006

Thank you for your wonderful performance at the Stoughton Opera House this past weekend. As always, you were well received by the crowd and our patrons are already sharing a good deal of positive feedback.
It was a pleasure to work with you guys, so friendly, funny and professional. We hope that we can join forces again in the future for another great show.
Good luck on your future performances!

Kind regards, Brent and Christina Pleggenkuhle, Stoughton Opera House.

I played a Yoopers tape for my sweetie

From: "Spfrederic"
To: yoopers
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006

I wanted to let youse know dat I played a Yoopers tape for my sweetie the first time that we went out on a date. Whether it was because of your great music, or in spite of it, I don't know, but she did go out with me again....and now she's my wife.

Perhaps this is a recipe for success in love that youse could share with other Yooper fans?


We drove from Tomahawk to see your show

From: "M J Repinski"
To: yoopers
Sent: Thursday, August 31, 2006

Hello Da Yoopers,
We drove from Tomahawk to see your show in Manitowoc. It was fun. Your band was wonderful and they seem to enjoy themselves. It's great that you sell your own items at the show. We thought it was a great idea, kudos to you. It gives fans the feel of participation in your life. Comment about how you get the audience to participate, Great!

God's blessings to all,
One group of nordeners to another,
Frank and Joyce

Currently deployed to the Middle East

From: "Nelson, Scott USA SPC USAR"
To: yoopers
Sent: Sunday, August 06, 2006

Sir or Ma'am,

My name is SPC Scott Nelson; I am currently deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I would like to let you know that I grew up in Northern Wisconsin and now live in Kingsford, MI and I have fond memories of listening to your music. Recently I purchased one of your cds and had some people who have never heard of the U.P. listen to your music. They laughed their asses off. I would like to thank you for that, it is the little things like that that keep us going and looking forward to coming home. Hopefully I will be home for the opening day this year, hopefully. I had better get back to work, things won't get done by themselves. Have a good day.

Respectfully, SPC Scott Nelson

Darren Kotajarvi in Iraq with yooper flag

From: "Paul Altobello"
To: yoopers
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2006 1:44 PM
Subject: Darren Kotajarvi in Iraq with yooper flag

Darren works at the Ishpeming Area wastewater plant.
He proudly displays the yooper flag that you gave him with the numer two general of Iraq.
The general told darren he would be happy to hold it!
Paul Altobello, THANKS

Beer Christmas Tree

From: "ParaOrdanc"
Sent: Sunday, December 18, 2005 9:04 PM
Subject: Beer Tree

Here is a tree that I know that Da Yoopers would love.

Dave... Native Loper


Did ya see da turdy pointer?

From: "Beverly Van Blaricom"
Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2005 10:17 AM
Subject: Did ya see da turdy pointer?

It was shot by an Amish guy near Athens, WI last Saturday afternoon


Thank you for a wonderful show at the
Big Rapids High School...
From: žchad sturdavantÓ
Sent: Monday, October 3rd, 2005 4:56 AM
Subject: thank you

Thank you for a wonderful show at the Big Rapids High School. I have been a Yooper fan for a long time. It was truly a treat to see the faces behind the music. I would also like to say thank you to Hoolie for the signatures on my shot glass (I bought 2 so I could use one) also a special thanks to Hoolie for the signatures on my cassette tapes cover (my mom was the lady that fed you guys at the school) I still listen to them any time I need a good laugh.

Thank you,

Chad Sturdavant

I want to comment regarding your reference to the veterans in our country. It warmed my heart...
From: žRonald SkinnerÓ
Sent: Monday, October 3rd, 2005 6:42 PM
Subject: from Donna Skinner

Just wanted to write and make a comment about your concert in Big Rapids just this past Saturday, Oct. 1st. It was great and we all enjoyed it very much. I want to comment regarding your reference to the veterans in our country. It warmed my heart.Perhaps in your future concerts you may want to consider asking your audience how many have sons, daughters, loved ones or dear friends who are in our active military at this time? Our son, who just happens to be the Air Force recruiter in Big Rapids, has been in the Air Force for 18 years. His young son, Gregory, age 11 was in your audience as well as his parents, grandma, and mother-in-law and wife as well. Our sons name is Mike Smith, who bought us all tickets to your concert because he likes you so much. But he wasn't there. Ok, you are going to get a big laugh out of this one...he was in Wyoming. He had an opportunity to fly out there for one day (and wouldn't you just know it, it was Oct. 1st) to particapate in an Antelope hunt with some Air Force buddies. As his mom, I am very proud of our son and would have been proud to stand up in your audience to honor him in the outstanding service he is doing for our country. I just wanted to share this with you. Donna Skinner


You guys are fantastic!!! Thank you especially for the veterans tribute...
From: žstephen garcia jrÓ
Sent: Saturday, October 1st, 2005 9:59 AM
Subject: Love your show at the apple festival

My Fiance and I saw your show for the 1st time, and it was wonderful. I'm a transplant to the midwest from the west coast. I've been out here for 4 yrs and love it. You guys are fantastic!!! Thank you especially for the veterans tribute. I spent 7 1/2 yrs in the USMC and I'm still serving in the national guard. Anyhow, we will be back to see your show again.

Thanks for such a great performance!!

Steve and Becky

Thanks for your great site...
From: žthomas shusterÓ
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 2:52 PM
Subject: Thanks

Thanks for your great site. I just found it and emailed the address to a dosen of my friends so they may get a giggle too. Just cracks me up!

I was raised in Northern Minnesota and have lived in Ohio since 1962. I still go deer hunting up north every year with my son. I've heard your records played on radio up there and busted up.

Again thanks for bring much joy to the world through your site. Keep up the good work!

Tom from Ohio

My gramps once tolded me dis story and I vould yike to pass it on to yous...
From: žerik johnsonÓ
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2005 9:10 pm
Subject: do gals fart? oh ya!!

Yous guys donut udderstand ders a history to do dis.

My gramps once tolded me dis story and I vould yike to pass it on to yous. He says ders dem eat coat gerlies see down bouts Yimouth Rock. He teld me day got dem itty bitty hinders on em wit da tight trousers! Vel, granpa teld me dat dey donut vara tiht trousers fer nutin' see, yup. Gran pops say dat vun time, a long long time ago durin da vinter of 01, vack vefore der vas Vee Yeans and Cavin Hines, da gerls needed to go out and hunt da vibbest deeer dat day culd fined to make closs. Vel, vit da settlrs killin off dem deeer, day done run out of fur, da yillage deeclrd dat da vimon vould hav too ver bears butts insted. Vun day, Helga (gramps says day da yillagers feard Helga) she vun da prehistric "passin gassin" Vinn / Norsk compostition vy clearin a vroom in 1 sexcond with da fart of 60 below zero. See vun da coveted "Norkeaster" award, very prestiguios an da whol town velcomed her as dair own. See, she vas vormerly from Norvay, come over on da Norsksip wit da vikings see, Vel, she vasnt gonna ver no bears fuzz. On this pirticlar day, she vent to da yillage meetin too prostrate dis. Da meetin vas at da bingo varler run by da firt finns in the USe A see, butt dey vouldnt let her in cuss see had no closs on, no vay. Dis vade Helga very mad, not wit out any klose an all so, yegend hassit, she stomped arroun back to bust in on da nort side, well, she got around vack vhen she vealized she had ta use da outhouse, vel, she yet out da bigess fart right in front of the delivery entrance, cuss she been drinkin an eaten peanuts. It vas so bad dat Lemi, who vas also tryin to reach da prehstric portajohn, vas comin out da back door facin nort see, vehn all a da sudden der vas dis freeezen ass kold whind dat she yet out. No one had ever seen it yike dis; it vas so bad dat it blew da snow and trees all over da place. Vel, she blew da whole dam bingo varler in da ocin (Atlantic) to. Grams sezz she yet out da biggess fart she ever yould do, an to dis day, day nevr foun her. Pour lemi had to be rescesuated (CBR) by da prehistric volunteer firedept, he thawed out ok to. Efferybodi, search high and low for Helga, vat she vas never to be seen from again i guess she blew off like a dat Star Track space ship. Of corse effery boddy missed Helga an offer time, dey changed da name of "norkeaster" to "Nor-Easter" on da eat coat in honor of "Helga" da Norsk and effer since dat time, day require tight trousers off any kind at dos eat coat bingo varlors so day don get dhos nor-keasters wit out warnin.


Erik Liimatta


Thank you for the excellent time you provided for everyone and the real professionalism you demonstrated...

Dear Lynn,

Just thought I would take the time to let you and the rest of Da Yoopers know how much everyone enjoyed your performance. We didn't have one unhappy guest except for maybe the ones who had to wait while the staff set up for extra seating. All the comments were positive and are asking for the date Da Yoopers will be returning.
Once again on behalf of the LCO Casino Lodge and Convention Center I would like to thank you for the excellent time you provided for everyone and the real professionalism you demonstrated while here at LCO.
Look forward to working with you in the future.

Bruce Taylor & Staff


Thank you for the Official Yooper Flag...

Thank you for the Official Yooper Flag that you sent to us for our Michigan Upper Peninsula Club Picinic held here in Central Florida. We hold our picinic each year on the first Sunday of March every year and next year will be our 20th year of picnicking. We had many pictures taken by the folks at the picinic, all in front of the nice flag. Again, thank you, we plan a trip to the U.P. this summer and if we come your way we will be sure to stop in.

Virginia Hartselle (formerly of Calumet)
Rockledge, FL

I have a 1987 Chevrolet and it is just like
the one in the song ...
From: žBobby KellyÓ
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2004 10:49 am
Subject: My rusty chevorlet

   Let me tell you what my sister sent me this song this morning, I never laughed so hard. I have a 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo and it is just like the one in the song. Just in the last 2 months my dash lights started not working again and I was using a lighter to see how fast I was going. it is getting all rusted out and the heater barely works. I have one windshield wiper I have to roll down the window to open the door on the drivers side, and share the window crank with the passenger, the headliner is held up with duck tape, the radio goes in and out and changes stations when it feels like it. But in all it is a very good running car I have no problems. I just wanted to share this with you.

Dorreen Lemmon

Norfolk, VA


Just went to your show in Tama, IA. Man that was great...
From: žjim trembathÓ
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 6:42 am
Subject: you guys are funny

Hi, just went to your show in Tama, IA. Man that was great!! It gave us energy to drive the 2 hour drive we had afterwards. I didn't realize so many Yoopers lived in Iowa. I would like to see you at the Iowa State Fair, but it's in August and hotter than hades then. Thanks for coming to Iowa, close enough for us to come to the show! It was nice to talk to Mike from Mohawk.

Bye, Renae Trembath, Promise City, IA


My wife, daughter and I did a triple take at the phrase "Negaunee cops,"...
From: žJohn BarryÓ
Sent: Monday, Steptember 20, 2004 9:51 AM
Subject: Yo, youse guys

   That, by the way, is the proper way to greet someone in fluent Philadelphian.
I was at a sizable car show yesterday, at which one of the selections played was "Rusty Chevrolet," My wife, daughter and I did a triple take at the phrase "Negaunee cops," thinking "did we just hear what we thought that was?" Yes we live in southern New Jersey, (no, not "Joisey;" that's Tony Soprano country, and that's the other/wrong end of the state), but we know the U.P. Can't believe someone from here would know what the U.P. is and where it is? Try these on for size:
1. I've driven the Seney stretch on M-28 more than enough times to know it's 25 miles of nothing but trees on either side of two lanes, punctuated by the occasional national forest road.
2. Pasties are properly consumed with ketchup, preferably as takeout from a mom-and-pop pastie store-and if you can do that as a picnic at Presque Isle, so much for the better. 
3. We've driven the 35 miles or so each way out to Whitefish Point to the shipwreck museum-and I have the t-shirt to prove it.
4. The main drag in Iron River is Genesee Street.
5. US 2 makes a sort of Z bend as you enter Munising from the east (and there used to be a Red Owl on the eastbound side right in the middle of town).
6. The hike up to the top of Sugar Loaf on a clear day is worth every bit of the climb.
7. I not only know what Negaunee and Ishpeming are, but how to get there from Harvey or downtown Marquette (take your pick).
8. I've knocked back a Grain Belt while watching the lumberjack contests in Iron River-and visited the Iron County fair.
9. Jilbert's may be just about the best locally made ice cream I've ever had.
   How's that? Does this qualify me and my family as honorary Yoopers?
Say ya to da U.P. for me, eh-and I'll send a big "yo" for youse to Vinne, Tony, Joey and Domenic at the pizza/cheesesteak place here in South Jersey.
John Barry

The Mushroom Cloud Fart...
From: žAstor GravelleÓ
Sent: Monday, Steptember 04, 2004 5:18 AM
Subject: The Mushroom Cloud Fart

   You guys:
Which is correct: Is youse guys goin' for a beer...Or: Aint youse guys goin' for a beer?
I used to live in Indiana, Canada, then Marycrabbyland but I am moving back to Canada, eh. I love Da Yoopers and discovered youse in Indiana.
"For Diehards Only" my husband, a Canadian, learned how to make the most lethal fart in da world: Skyline Chili farts. Dis chili produces mushroom cloud-like farts, eh.
Skyline Chili was invented by Greek fartmeisters in Cincinnati. Youse put da chili on the spaghetti, den youse open up a whole can of Pinto beans, den youse put on a whole onion and cheese on top. It rumbles down your innards, especially when you put da Tabasco sauce on it. My husband likes to fart in bed and pull a "Dutch Oven" where he pulls da sheets over my head and den I feel the blast plus the fallout. We're not young kids, either. We're in our forties. But Canadians never give up their fart humor any more then they give up their beer. We are moving to Hamilton, Ontario and would love to see you tour Canada but if the border guards think your gastric noises are tear gas to be used against Canadians I will understand, eh. Everybody knows that everybody wants to make war on Canada.
Astor Gravelle

Yooper Cooler...
From: žcoldmanÓ
Sent: Sunday, April 19, 2004 5:05 PM
Subject: my yooper cooler

Hey you guys, here's what my cooler looks like, eh!
Dis is what we Yoopers from Calumet call a "Yooper Cooler."

So i got up in front of my entire 40 person troop and sang the fart song. It became an instant hit...
From: žVigilguitarÓ
Sent: Sunday, April 18, 2004 3:08 PM
Subject: How farting saved me

  My name is Jed Wolf, I met all you guys at the Duluth Boat Sports and Travel Show.
I was at a scout event in Fort A.P. Hill Virginia, with over 40,000 other Boy Scouts in 2001.
One day I was looking for a pack I had lost. It turns out that my school master had it, and in order to get it back i had to sing for it. So i sat back and thought a while, then it came to me, "Hey son, catch dis one!" so i got up in front of my entire 40 person troop and sang the fart song. It became an instant hit. I was instantly the troop clown, and was told that i'm to do the songs from now on.
   We toured Washington D.C. afterward. While on the bus one day while everyone was tired, and in need of cheering up, my scout master told me "Wolf get up there and put some cheer into these guys" so i grabbed the microphone that was on the bus, and sang the song that made me a legend. All the guys loved it, however, people that where standing outside of the bus where giving me strang looks and didn't seem to like it very much. I got of the bus, and instantly a woman came up and asked me what on earth i was thinking singing such an inappropriet song in our nations capital. I turned to her and said, "i can't help it mam, i am Yoopanese, and none of us are that right in the head."
Anyway, that's my story.
Have a good one eh
Jed Wolf

My face muscles are frozen in a smile--my butt is sore from sitting here so long....
From: žMiMiÓ
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 11:53 AM
Subject: Hi

  Found you on Pasty Central--been sitting here going thru all of it--just got to "P" and realized -- my face muscles are frozen in a smile--my butt is sore from sitting here so long--and I'm still in my jammies at 10:30 a.m. -- FUNNY, interesting and informative--now that I've come back to reality--I'll have to quit for a while but I'll be back for sure!! Will let my friends know about this.

 My 9 year old son wants to be a Yooper
when he grows up...
This is a picture of my 9 year old son.  He says he wants to be a Yooper
when he grows up.  I told him Yoopers don't grow up!

Tom Christensen
Oak Creek  Wisc.

 "Santa's Helper" has become the most popular Da Yoopers request of all time on 
The Brain Sandwich show...
From: žBrainBoysÓ
Sent: Wensday, January 19, 2004
Subject: Da Yoopers

  In case you're keeping track of things such as this, "Santa's Helper" has become the most popular Da Yoopers request of all time on the Brain Sandwich show. 
Mike Madonna
The Brain Sandwich Show

 I want to commend you on the great website...
From: žHamilton MorrisonÓ
Sent: Wensday, January 19, 2004
Subject: Great Stuff

  As a former graduate of Rudyard Highschool (Class of 1970) I want to commend you on the great website! I rarely get to the U.P. these days (living in North Central Alabama is a long ways away) but still have very fond memories and a few contacts in the area. Keep up the good work. You are on my favorite list.
Hamilton Morrison

 Just wana let you guys know you got a hole lot 
of fans in Minnesota, 
should try a concert here sometime...
Subj:     You tha yoopers?
 Date:  1/18/04 9:46:15 AM Eastern Standard Time
 From:  salo@ecenet.com (Elmer A. Salo)
 To:    sirscary@aol.com

  Ya my name is Elmer Salo from up nort in minnasoota. I can relat wit your 
music. I lived in a town called Embarrass until I was 14. Deer season use to 
start da 4th. of july every year until my dad had to quit jibboing and go work 
in da mine plant at Silver Bay. ( Then I found out Minnasoota also had a deer 
season, the the city folk could hunt in November.)
  Just wana let you guys know you got a hole lot of fans in Minnasoota, 
should try a concert here sometime.

 Thank you
 Elmer A. Salo
 Princeton Mn.

 I'm a big fan
I saw you in nov 2003 whit my Dad at mcmoran...
 Da Yoopers
I'm a big fan
I saw you in nov 2003 whit my Dad at mcmoran
I injoy the show
   My name is christine somogy
I'm order For Diehards only
I got your christmas naked Elves in cowboy boots.
do you have a fan Club?
Your Fan Christine Somogy
Fort Gratiot, MI

 I'm a Michigan transplant stuck here in San Francisco...
  Hey you guys - I'm a Michigan transplant stuck here in San Francisco - I got "Yoopy do wah" sent out to me from traverse city Michigan from sister Kathy.
  OK, I'm hooked. Having grown up with upers, "Doc" Trudeau, "Joe" Lewis and "Hughie" Fitzpactric, hunting St. Ignace way and more merry mixups than you can shake a gigging pole at.
By gar by gimbo. 

My Grandmother was a logger...from way up da bay.
Went out hunting for a beer a cold winter day...
(the rest of this gets pretty obscene - tell yah the rest when I know yah).
Gotta go now
John (Jacques) Trudeau

 I am your biggest "Yooper" fan...
   I received one of your CD's for a x-mas gift. I really enjoy it! My favorite song is the "diarrhea song. I am your biggest "Yooper" fan. I have seen you guys in concert in Rhinelander a couple of years ago. When are you guys coming back to the Rhinelander area? Soon I hope!
   I also want to tell you about my husband, (Tom Smith or gas man). He can do all of your fart sounds, and it's all natural!
Laurie Smith
P.S. How is gravel Gerties health problems!

Pluggin' in one of your tapes is a godsend 
of a dose of reality...
From: žBob HitchcockÓ
Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Subject: Thanks
While I'm sitting here in CO. with airheads, pluggin' in one of your tapes is a godsend of a dose of reality. Thanks guys & gals. ......Michigan Bob.


Thank you so much for your very generous contribution to our "Christmas in Iraq" project...
From: žPatty FrenchÓ
Dear Contributor,
Thank you so much for your very generous contribution to our "Christmas in Iraq" project. 
Our goals were met and thanks to you and others in our community we were able to make each of the 44 soldiers from the 652nd ENG. CO. Harvey unit a little more comfortable this holiday season. 
Thank you. Patty French


I hate to admit but I am a troll...
From: žKendraÓ
Sent: December 8, 2003
Subject: Hello
Hi My name is Kendra Mikkola, My father Kenneth and I love the music...
and all of the Joke's...Keep up the good work and yeah I hate to admit but i am a troll but i don't say that as my heratige is a yooper and i proudly say i am a yooper as that is where i spent most of my child hood... in the good ol' Houghton Handcock...LoL. Well best wishes and Happy Holiday's Eh'...From our home t yer's...Kendra

I even named my cat Little Yooper, 
he was a awesome cat...
From: žAllan & Nancy VerhaegheÓ
Sent: December 8, 2003
Subject: Hello
I have been a fan of yours for years, and followed you around Mich from Novi to Higgins lake area. I have always loved your show, and the visits we've had between performances. I brought my husband and mother to many of your performances. I have pictures of you guys with me and also my mom. I even named my cat Little Yooper, he was a awesome cat, lived up to the name. I have your license plate on my new Jeep. Thge last time I saw you was in Grayling two years ago. I missed you this year, sometimes you are hard to find. I feel like you are my friends. I have all your music and clothes too. This is a great website. Merry Christmas and hope to see you in the near future. A Yooper fan forever. Nancy


The whole way up there and back I listened to nothing but your CD's and he was with me the whole way...
From: žPurvis, JeffreyÓ
Sent: Wed, November 12, 2003
Subject: Hello
I guess I'm just a yooper by osmosis. I've lived in Ohio most of my life. (yes, a terrorist from Ohio) but a dear buddy of mine from da U.P., he brought with him some Yooper cd's and got me listening to you guys pretty religiously. We had always planned on making a trip up to da UP.  so that I could visit the Tourist Trap with him but we never got a chance to. My friend passed away from cancer a couple of years ago. However, I did go up to the UP to scatter his ashes on Munising Bay and while up there, I went to the Trap. The whole way up there and back I listened to nothing but your CD's and he was with me the whole way. Thanks you guys! :-)
Jeffrey D. Purvis



I have never had so much fun at a concert!
From: žkurtÓ
Sent: Sunday,November 2, 2003
Subject: Menominee
Hoolie and the group,
  I just wanted to thank you guys for coming down to Menominee. I have never had so much fun at a concert!! I was transplanted down here nine years ago and I like living here, but when you mentioned Glenn Adams during the show, it brought me back home to Republic. People from Marquette County are definately of the finest sort. You'll have to come down again soon.
Kurt V,



We was kinda hopin' dat maybe youse guys could come down for a little breather in February...
From: žPaula SolomonÓ
Sent: Wed, October 15, 2003
Subject: Hello
Hey Youse Guys,
Whacha gonna be doing dis February?
Der's some of us yoopers dat go to Lady Lake Florida for da winter. Der's 350 or so Michiganders in our park, Recreation Plantation. Every year dey gots a "Michigan Night" an cause last year da theme was "Michigan Wine" one of us yoopers (ya it was me) had a little to much wine and volunteered us yoopers to host da party for dis year. Hey, da wine was free!
Any who, dere's 11 yoopers at dis park an we've been busy all summer plannin da big shin dig. Our theme is "Second Week of Deer Camp" an we're makin em all Honorary Yoopers for da night. We gots da menu planned, Pan Pasties. We gots door prizes, we gots table decorations, we gots all kinda stuff, we just don't got no entertainment. Actually, we had enterainment planned but he got kilted and now we have no one.
   We was kinda hopin' dat maybe youse guys could come down for a little breather in February.
You know, when your mittens are all soggy and your snowmobiles up on blocks, n cabin fever is settin' in, whadda ya think? Course our budget got all spent on "refreshments" when we was havin' our committee meetins, but maybe we could work sumpthin out. I'd just pee my pants if youse guys could make it.
I'll be so happy to hear from you, 
Tanks, Paula Solomon


I would like to know if there is any chance of getting arrested while naked...
From: žDavid GoldsmithÓ
Sent: Sunday, October 12, 2003
Subject: Bare Bum Snow Machine
Please send me more information on your naked snowmobile activities, also I would like to know if there is any chance of getting arrested while naked?
 Regards, David



Could you pick up some Yooper CD's for me to send to Glen? He's on a ship in the Black Sea right now...
From: žSheryl BriesÓ
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003
Subject: Wedding
   Hey Yoops!
I am forwarding this to you guys Jim B & D & Lynn. Thought that you would like to know that your music is appreciated! I gave my brother you CD for christmas. The following is a forward from my younger brother regarding his friend Chris Glenn.

First email:
From: žGlen, ChristopherÓ
Sent: Fri, 14 Mar, 2003
Hey, if i sent a couple bucks your way could i get your sis to help a guy at war with some booster morale yoopers music? that set you have is awesome and would make me feel close to home! thanks bud

Here's the second email:
From: žMike WoodÓ
Sent: Fri, 14 Mar, 2003
Hey Sheryl, what do you think? The kid loved the Yoopers CD's we played for him... could you pick some up for me to send to him? He's on a ship in the Black Sea right now!!



Aino and Toivo went to the funeral parlor to see their friend Heikki...
From: žTom QuayleÓ
Sent: Monday, August 25, 2003
Subject: Wedding
   Aino and Toivo went to the funeral parlor to see their friend Heikki. When they left, Aino says to Toivo: "Boy, that Heikki sure looked good. I haven't seen him looking that good for a long time." Toivo: "Boy, Aino, he ought too, he just got outta the Hospital."
I enjoy the website. Keep it up,l but don't get to commercial, hey.



Have been tormenting my wife and sons for years
with your tapes...
From: žChuck KolesarÓ
Sent: Wed, 6 Aug 2003
Subject: Hello
Finally got to see yoos in person at the Ironwood Theater in July. Have been tormenting my wife and sons for years with your tapes. Got to give my wife honorary 'Yooper' status as she drove to Wausau to pick up our son that afternoon then back in time for fish fry and off to the show. Both sets of cheeks were sore from laughing...and driving! My dad and I were busy fishing and finding the best deals on yooper beer! 
Watching your show on the renovated theater stage brought back old memories. You all looked great in your designer Kromers. 
Yoopers, whether part time, full time or transplanted have something special. 
Don't let the Trolls in on the secret.



Please don't tell me they tried to replace you again with some flunky folk singer...
From: žRobert J. WallnerÓ
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003
Subject: Wedding
   I don't see the yearly Woods-n-water show on your schedule. Please tell me this is an oversight? Please don't tell me they tried to replace you again with some flunky folk singer?
"My heart is in da UP but my ass is stuck in Detroit."


My Dad Bob is a Die hard Yooper Fan...
From: žThe Kummrow'sÓ
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003
Subject: Wedding Picture
   Hi, my name is Cindy (Lorge) Kummrow. I was born and raised in Wisconsin and grew up listening to Da Yoopers and in 1994 we moved to Minnesota. I met my fiancé, Shawn (now husband from MN) in 1996 and by 1999 he had grown to love Da Yoopers too and got me tickets to see the "Thin Ice" tour.
  My Dad Bob is a die-hard Yooper fan too and during the thin Ice tour of 99 at the north star casino show, Shawn and I bought my dad yellow yooper suspenders. He wore them pretty much anywhere and everywhere he went. They really started to look dirty and pretty worn. When Shawn and I announced we were getting married in August of 2000, dad announced that he was going to wear his yellow yooper suspenders under his tux. Since they were a little dirty he decided to wash them with a toothbrush. Needless to say, the letters came off and he was pretty much a sad camper. So I went on da website and ordered him a brand new pair of orange yooper suspenders from da web store. The night before the wedding we gave him the new yooper suspenders at the reception dinner and I could almost see a tear in his eye.
  At the wedding my dad wore the suspenders under his tux and as soon as he walked out of the church he took off the tux and showed off his new suspenders very proudly. Being in Minnesota, some of those folks don't know what "Da Yoopers" are and so they thought he was a little silly. I decided to make the night extra special, I brought my Diehards CD and had the DJ play the "2nd Week of Deer Camp" while I danced with my dad, not to many people knew the words but mt dad had them memorized.
  Thank you so much for giving my family music to laugh with and to be silly with!!!
Cindy & Shawn Kummrow



I loved your show in Grand Rapids...
From: žRknascar1KÓ
Sent: Sunday, March23, 2003
Subject: Concert at Sport Fishing and Travel Show
   Hey Yoopers,
I loved your show in Grand Rapids. My birthday was on March 21st and I saw you on the 22nd and you have made this the best birthday ever. It was my wife's first time seeing you and she loved it. Please add me to your mailing list. 
My family owns property in DA U.P.



Hoolie Makes a Deal
From: žJohn VandeusenÓ
Sent: Monday, December 02, 2002
Subject: Da Yoopers
   Good morning Lynn!
   Thanks very much for granting us permission to use the lyrics for "Yooper Snow Rocket" in our Mollemail article. It seems especially appropriate that I am writing the article this week, as we've been getting some early snowfalls over the holiday weekend, and -- you might have guessed -- I have a snowmobile that won't go, sitting dead in the garage. Even worse, I spent Saturday trying to fuss around with it when I should have been out enjoying the last day of the firearm deer season. (Oh well. Looking forward to muzzle-loader season and late antlerless season...)
   I will definitely include a link to Da Yooper's website in the article, and we'll send you a bunch of the newsletters also. And I'm pretty sure we can come up with a couple snow shovel samples to send you also. Maybe we'll even get a chance to see the snow shovels again, costarring (or at least providing a supporting role) at a Yoopers show in the future. Several of us here are big fans, and the rest just need to be educated.
   Publication for the January issue of MolleMail is schedule for the last week of December (we try to get it in the mail early), so we'll be sending you the results around New Year's day. (I am the editor, and try to do some writing on occasion. So the snow shovel article is a welcome change for me!) Thanks! John Van Deusen

From: žDa YoopersÓ
Sent: Thursday, December 05, 2002
Subject: Da Yoopers
Hi John,
   Jim "Hoolie" my business partner and head guy of Da Yoopers really wants a couple of snow shovels. He said to ask you to send them ASAP, he needs to dig out his car . 
Thanks John
Lynn Coffey

From: žDa YoopersÓ
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003
Subject: Da Yoopers
Hi John,
   Thanks for the shovels you sent. But really John, the shovels you sent are for wussies - we men need the big guns. We've got three acres of snow to shovel - isn't there anything wider ? It may be nice today, but tomorrow may be measured in feet. The women here are using the shovels and chipper. In all seriousness, I really do appreciate you sending the shovels. Keep in touch. Let us know what you are up to. How about a picture of me shoveling snow with one of the shovels you sent ----you could use it as a centerfold for one of your newsletters. I always wanted to be a centerfold. 
Thanks again!
Jim "Hoolie" DeCaire
Da Yoopers - You Guys, Inc.

From: žJohn VandeusenÓ
Sent: Wensday, January 08, 2003
Subject:  Thanks
Jim / "Hoolie" and Lynn
   Glad you are enjoying the snow shovels, even if they are just the "wussie" versions. But, Hoolie, It sounded like you were using one at a time -- that may be the problem. You see, those snow shovels are supposed to be used one-per-hand, minimum! 
   You can even duct tape two more on to your legs, and, well, I won't say exactly where the ice chipper goes, but, although it is uncomfortable, it does allow for even more snow and ice to be removed at once...And, you might have heard about the legendary thrift (outright cheapness, really) of us Dutch guys. We've even been known to duct tape about four snow shovels side by side each to the front of an old pickup truck, in kinda what we call a "Dutch Snowplow."
Thanks again for allowing us to use the lyrics; it made it a lot more fun to write. And I know it's more fun to read. I hope you both like it.
John Van Deusen



I appreciate your fine musical talent. (If Spike Jones were around, he would say the same thing)...
From: žKen MalkinÓ <kenmalkin>
To: <youguysl@up.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 01, 2003 11:34 AM

Subject: I just want to tell you guys!

Dear Da Yoopers:
I used to play drums in rock groups, during the 60Ūs. I am a music lover. You folks are terrific. I love your music. I appreciate your fine musical talent. (If Spike Jones were around, he would say the same thing- we all know what he was good for right??)

I would love to be on your mailing list. All your music is great, however, one of my favorites is Free Beer.

Talk about talent! You guys reek with it! Great talent, I mean! Best of luck and keep up your fine musical work.

Ken kenmalkin@msn.com



When DaYoopers hit the scene I gobbled up 
as much as I could get...
From: žBowden, TomÓ <TomBowden> To: <youguysl@up.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 26, 2002 5:34 PM
Subject: Long time gone.
Hey YouŪ guyŪs, As a one time resident of Marquette (in HoolieŪs younger days), when Da
Yoopers hit the scene I gobbled up as much as I could get. While I have lived in Florida 25+ years, my heart is still in the UP. Through the years I have been known to break into Da Yoopers songs like žFishing with FredÓ, žCrawling Home PukerÓ, and one I couldnŪt find on the list (my personal anthem) with the lyrics žMy heart is in the UP but my as is in DetroitÓ.

The call from the UP is so strong that I am in the final stages of buying some land near Big Bay. I plan to retire and go back and forth between the UP in the summer and Florida in the winter. I look forward to stopping in the žTourist TrapÓ and casing the joint at my žnext trip home

žAnything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.Ó
Voltaire (1694-1778)

See Ya.
Da Uprooted Yooper


Just wanted to tell you I love your music and hope to see more albums in the future!...
From: <Coolwip21>
To: <youguys1@up.net>
Sent: Sunday, November 17, 2002 10:12 PM
Subject: Trivia
   Hey there guys! I thought I did pretty well. I donŪt own all your CDŪs yet but IŪm working on it. I just got Jackpine Savage about a week ago, so IŪm still a little rusty on it. I donŪt own Culture Shock, Yoop it up, Were still Rockin or Camp Fever so I didnŪt know much of those answers. The first Yooper CD I got I asked for Xmas about 4 years ago or so. Then I started looking for more albums. Then I found your website! IŪm hoping to get Naked Elves in Cowboy boots this X-mas. Just wanted to tell you I love your music and hope to see more albums in the future! Hope I did well on the quiz

Jon Kohlwey from Granby, Colorado (Formally Appleton, Wisconsin!!)

Jon Kohlwey
Granby, Co 

I wish to get more info on how to participate in 
the bare bum run
From: žDavid BbosaÓ
To: <youguys1@up.net>
Sent: Friday, October 25, 2002 10:43 AM

HULLO I wish to get more info on how to participate in the bare bum run and the requirements and all info abt related activities and also info abt your bprograms and activities thank you



Also wanted to thank Jim Decaire for being a gracious person. WeŪve listened to Da Yoopers on Dr. Demento, and have enjoyed the music very much...
From: <moorebert>
To: <youguys2@up.net>
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2002 7:33 AM
Subject: Hello from Arizona
Just wanted to let you know that my wife and dog and I enjoyed visiting your Tourist Trap very much. We walked out of there with about $60 of stuff total. We think Ishpeming was a high point of our trip.

Also wanted to thank Jim for being a gracious person. WeŪve listened to Da Yoopers on Dr. Demento, and have enjoyed the music very much. Mani Luoma told us where to find you, so blame him. Marv and Joan are old family friends from when my uncle used to work in lshpeming with the mines.

Wishing you much success and looking forward to getting up to the UP again. Bert and Suzi Moore (and Weener)


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