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A long time ago, I was a child. (I started out as Cathy First from Colon, Mi.) For the past several years I’ve been an adult. A lot of things went on between those two stages of life; probably no more or no less than anyone elses. My husband and I moved to “da U .P” from southern Lower Michigan several years ago (yes we were trolls at one time). We owned and operated and operate Clementz’s Northcountry Campground and Cabins just north of Newberry, Michigan until May 2015. We have grown kids and grandkids (who all live downstate). My passion is life and all that Nature has to offer us and trying to photograph it in unique ways. Our intention in life is to see all that Nature has to offer us. We hope that you will be a part of our adventures as we cruise through our lives together. Come back often!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

THE RESCUE SLED STORY CONTINUED

You may recall the story that I posted a week or so ago about a collection being taken up in order to turn a tragedy into something positive. The family of the man who lost his life snowmobiling on the south trail donated the sled to the Luce Co. EMS. The following is a letter from the family.

(As a side note, the repairs are being done by a group of guys that are from the Hard Core Sledder website and the labor is being donated by the brother in law (who works for an Arctic Cat dealer) of one of the HCS guys.


Dear Luce County EMS and Luce Co. Sheriff's Dept.

On behalf of my girls, Meagan, Elisabeth, Amelia and I, would like to say thank you for your heart felt prayers and your concern for us. I was overwhelmed with the idea of Mike’s snowmobile being used to help others in need.

I pray that it would be for a tragic accident like ours. I can only hope that another family won’t have to experience a huge loss like my girls and I have. I hope to meet all of you that have had a part in this one day soon. I hear from Tony (last name with held) that everyone in Newberry has taken this tragedy of Mike to heart. So with that I am sending a picture of my family so you can put a face of who you and many others are thinking of.

Mike was full of life and how he liked to kid around with people. He was a man that was always help and do for others. He cared fdor his workers and so many others. Friends and family were important to him. The one thing my girls and I will miss the most was that he was the best husband and Dad in every way. For me not only did I lose my husband, I lost my only true friend. He was a giving person who couldn’t do enough for his family.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done. I will never forget what you have done and for your kindness you have given me.

Sincerely,

(name withheld)


(It is the intent to have the original letter and photo framed and put in the display case at the staging area by the RR tracks just N. of Newberry)

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