We're livin' it up on the U.P. - that's Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Punkie is 6 and LOVED Kindergarten! Isaboo is 2 and she's a smiley whirl wind. We also call her Busy-Isi. This year we welcomed little Lorenzo to our family.

Life is great!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yoopers and Trolls

This wooden handmade handicraft was purchased at our local farmer's market. 
It is carved in the shape of the state of Michigan.
The top part is the Upper Peninsula or U.P.
The leather hinge is the Mackinac Bridge. 
And the lower part is the lower part of Michigan. 
People that live in the U.P are Yoopers.
Yoopers refer to the lower part of Michigan as downstate. 
Yoopers refer to the people that live downstate as Trolls because they live below or UNDER the bridge. 

It's all in good fun. 

You're welcome!

2 comments:

The Yuan Fam said...

That is a good bit of fun-fact. I just got schooled about Yoopers and Trolls. Love it!!!

Sandy said...

I did read your link. Very interesting. Where is the other Yooper you have. She must be in all the pictures too so Grandma can see her.