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Anybody near Petoskey, Pennsylvania?

Lissuin
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Apr 18 2014, 11:06pm

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Anybody near Petoskey, Pennsylvania? Can't Post

http://www.petoskeynews.com/...6b-2103720991ac.html

Must encourage young Tolkien fans!


Eowyn of Penns Woods
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Apr 19 2014, 12:17am

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Don't think *anyone* could be. ;) [In reply to] Can't Post

Petoskey is in Michigan, and I have been there, but I don't know if I've been in Pennsylvania Park or not. I do know that I saw no hobbits when I was there. Now, if Gramma had come a bit farther north at any time I was there... =)

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Lissuin
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Apr 19 2014, 12:42am

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Not the brightest bulb in the room! [In reply to] Can't Post

And would you believe, I even checked it on Google Maps! Saw Pennsylvania Park and thought I'd found it. Stopped there. Need coffee.

I will not ask the mods to fix my Grosse Pointe error, but will let it stand as a warning to others against careless geography. I believe other Midwesterners will also be clever enough to think, "What?!" and delve further.

Many thanks, dear Hawkeye of Penns Woods.

Cheers

PS
I have started knitting. Stay tuned.


entmaiden
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Apr 19 2014, 1:16am

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I had a "what the" moment too! [In reply to] Can't Post

Especially since the article also mentions Charlevoix, which is a town in Michigan that is close to Petoskey Michigan. I had this train of thought: I was amazed at the coincidence of two towns with unusual names being close together in two different states Cool. Plus the fact that the petoskey stone is native to Michigan, so I could not figure out why a town in Pennsylvania would take that name, unless someone from Michigan founded that city in Pennsylvania. However, Pennsylvania was settled before Michigan, especially northern Michigan, which is where Petoskey and Charlevoix are located. So the chances of someone moving from Petoskey, Michigan, to a portion of Pennsylvania, several hundred miles east, that didn't have a name, and naming that area Petoskey, is pretty remote.

Fortunately, you figured it out before I had to reconcile this list in my mind so I could understand why Pennsylvania had two cities close together, just like northern Michigan. Because Pennsylvania does not!

Fun fact: A few years ago, I sent Ro's two little boys some petoskey stones and a book about them, for a Christmas gift. They love stuff like that, and I wanted to send them something from where I live (or where my family lives, in this case). They liked it so much they named one of their chickens Petoskey! I was fortunate to meet Petoskey the New Zealand chicken in 2012, but I fear she's no longer with us.


Lissuin
Tol Eressea


Apr 19 2014, 1:27am

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And Penns Woods is not in the Midwest. I know. I know. [In reply to] Can't Post

Drinking coffee now.


Eowyn of Penns Woods
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Apr 19 2014, 1:32am

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Blame it on Legolas! [In reply to] Can't Post

Even if he wasn't anywhere near you during your Hobbit adventure, I'm sure you could still have been infected by his navigational virus! ;)

So you've started knitting, and I've recently put myself on a (short) knitting time-out. We should be able to organize a knit-along better than this! =) Perhaps not involving these, though. ;)

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Magpie
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Apr 19 2014, 1:46am

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lol [In reply to] Can't Post

I saw the title of the thread and thought, hun?... I had no idea there was a Petoskey, PA. I mean.. the petoskey stone is the state stone of Michigan. I've got a fairly large petoskey stone and a small petoskey charm in the shape of the lower pennisula.

I didn't go read the article or I would have caught the mistake.



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Lissuin
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Apr 19 2014, 2:02am

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I take full responsibility for the exhaustion no doubt [In reply to] Can't Post

brought about by the mental gymnastics required to get this sorted out and written down.


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I had this train of thought: I was amazed at the coincidence of two towns with unusual names being close together in two different states Cool. Plus the fact that the petoskey stone is native to Michigan, so I could not figure out why a town in Pennsylvania would take that name, unless someone from Michigan founded that city in Pennsylvania. However, Pennsylvania was settled before Michigan, especially northern Michigan, which is where Petoskey and Charlevoix are located. So the chances of someone moving from Petoskey, Michigan, to a portion of Pennsylvania, several hundred miles east, that didn't have a name, and naming that area Petoskey, is pretty remote.


The mind of an entmaiden is truly a thing of beauty. Smile


Lissuin
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Apr 19 2014, 2:30am

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These should be called Petoeskeys. [In reply to] Can't Post

There's a knitting pattern for stones ???
And, indeed, this is not a project for me at present!
sl 1 - k 2togtbl - psso
Slip 1 stich, knit 2 tog thru back loop, pass slipped st over!!!!

You might try over The Hill or across The Water. Good day!


Eowyn of Penns Woods
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Apr 19 2014, 3:16am

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Oh, I've seen what *they're* doing! [In reply to] Can't Post


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You might try over The Hill or across The Water. Good day!


It's Neldoreth. And I think *someone* needs to step out of the shadows and show himself here! :) ....Virginia is for knitters.








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Lissuin
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Apr 19 2014, 3:37am

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"Rich started knitting as a way to relieve stress." [In reply to] Can't Post

Really? And then he comes up with a pattern like Neldoreth?!

Very beautiful, but I'm on "cast on" and k2 p2 k2 p2......




Do elves wear socks?


grammaboodawg
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Apr 20 2014, 11:29pm

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I'm about 3 hrs from Petosky, Michigan :D // [In reply to] Can't Post

 



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Lissuin
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Apr 21 2014, 7:44am

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Dear Gramma, [In reply to] Can't Post

As the most famousest of hobbits in that region of the Shire, I can't think of a better person to organize a caravan up to see the young hobbits in Petoskey - Michigan - to give them our huzzahs and commendations for taking on this project. I wish I could see it (I hope it goes up on YouTube), and it makes me wonder if such an event couldn't be arranged here, too. Well, I guess it sort of has been done here, but you know what I meant, put on by youngsters, a children's story done by children.

RA was in a production of The Hobbit in his youth, I seem to recall. 'You step into the Road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to.”


Roheryn
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Apr 21 2014, 9:18am

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No, but I have a hen named Petoskey! [In reply to] Can't Post


Does that count?

“Petoskey” is a kind of fossil-bearing stone. Petoskey-the-hen is a Barred Plymouth Rock. A Rock. Get it?


*crickets*




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Apr 21 2014, 10:12am

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Not *crickets* - *clucks*! [In reply to] Can't Post

(And a *groan*, as well! Laugh)


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grammaboodawg
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Apr 21 2014, 4:10pm

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The local youth group [In reply to] Can't Post

put on a play of The Hobbit here in my little town several years ago. It was magical!!!



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grammaboodawg
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Apr 21 2014, 4:17pm

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Petoskey Stone is the Michigan State Stone [In reply to] Can't Post


They're found along the shoreline of Lake Michigan around the northwestern shores of the lower peninsula. Put up your left hand, palm out, close your fingers like a mitten, stick your thumb out to the side, and point at the top of your little finger and ring finger. It's around there :)



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Magpie
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Apr 21 2014, 4:36pm

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I ran across this poster in one of the suburbs near me: [In reply to] Can't Post

https://picasaweb.google.com/...#5871356448472612962



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Apr 21 2014, 8:14pm

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Gramma - [In reply to] Can't Post

I sent Ro's boys some petoskey stones a couple Christmases ago, and a little book on the history of the petoskey stone. That's how they came to have a hen called Petoskey Cool


grammaboodawg
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Apr 21 2014, 10:25pm

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Oh Magpie... that's really neat [In reply to] Can't Post

I love that picture. The whole poster is one of the best local pieces I've ever seen!



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grammaboodawg
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Apr 21 2014, 10:41pm

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*broad smile spreads* [In reply to] Can't Post

Heh, heh, heh... now that makes sense! A piece of pure Michigan ;)



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Magpie
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Apr 21 2014, 11:21pm

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I suppose it could be part of a package... [In reply to] Can't Post

that they buy - a poster with the rights to do the play along with the playbooks.

But there are some talented kids our there so who knows.



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Lissuin
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Apr 22 2014, 7:55am

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Beautiful poster. What a coincidence. [In reply to] Can't Post

So, does this mean you will be joining Gramma's caravan to Petoskey, hmmm?Wink


Magpie
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Apr 22 2014, 1:48pm

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well.... at the moment, there is one state and one big lake between us [In reply to] Can't Post

But I have quiet dreams of spending some time in Michigan - visiting family, doing some genealogy research, and seeing Gramma. :-)

My last four trips back to Michigan have been for funerals and/or memorial services. The state is way too lovely to have that be my most recent memories of it.



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