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The Simar Wasas Rousseau Memorial
Supporting those afflicted with SWRS
Ricedale "Wasas" Stonington, Caretaker
A person suffering from SWRS developed the material presented here. Although this may sound trite, SWRS (Simar Wasas Rousseau Syndrome), as it is known, afflicts many individuals. The constant urge to visit places where no one lives anymore, the desire to change your name to that of long forgotten hamlets. Recounting the history of people you never met and stopping along side the road to take photos of road signs. In its more dangerous stages SWRS can make people take countless rolls of photos of nothing but woods, knowing to themselves that something was once there. In extreme cases they share these photos with others on the Internet and have been know to even change their middle name to a UP ghost town. Luckly these cases are rare, only a few have actually been recorded.
To date there is only one cure for this disease, move to the U.P. For most with SWRS their lives are filled with days of anguish as they sit in 6 lanes of traffic for 3 hours and listen to DJ's tell you how bad the roads are when .002" of snow fell last night. This memorial has been established to honor and support those who continue to suffer with the disease. If you are afflicted with SWRS, or know someone that is, please send the name (must be made up of UP ghost town names) and we will post it to show our support of their suffering.
Charter Members of the Simar Wasas Rousseau Memorial are:
Simar "Woodspur" Rousseau
Ricedale "Wasas" Stonington
Freda "Frost" Redridge
Quincy "Clifton" Hubbell
Raco "Nogi" Groesbeck
Seewhy 'Bete Grise' Willwalk
Hazel "Kitchi" Obenhoff
Honkin "Donkin" Mandan
Oskar "Nonesuch" Norwich
Elo "Horju" Paavola
Pilgrim "Quincy" Perskari
San Jose Yooper
Sidnaw "Pori" Cunard
Janet "Wasas" Wainola
Senter "Toivola" McKeever
Phoenix "Cliff" Mandan
Join today, a secret handshake and a good name is all it takes to get in. The benefits of joining this Memorial are many.
1) You get you UP name posted on this page and inscribed on the great walls of the Simar Wasas Rousseau Memorial.
2) Did I mention that the benefits are many?
Check out my Lake Mine pages to learn more about Northern Ontonagon County. (Other examples of works done by those suffering with SWRS) If you know of someone suffering from SWRS and would like to have their page posted here please send Ricedale an email in care of email@example.com
Directions for membership:
1) Put "SWRS" in the Subject block
2) Put your UP name in the message block (real name optional)
3) No secret handshake required, just trying to keep out the slackers.
3) Send it here
Let others share your pain, join today!
Note: If at any time your name is on the list you move to the U.P. you must notify us via email as you are considered cured and have risen to a higher plane of existance, and no one is going to feel sorry for you then. Your name will be removed and replaced by another poor schmuck.
The SWRS in not affiliated with the Sequim-Sappho-Quinault Malady, or SSQM of Washington State, but we feel their pain.