A saying from Ely’s famed Dorothy Molter: Kwitchurbeliakin.
Try saying it out loud if you’re not sure what you’re looking at.
Dorothy is regarded as the last person allowed to lawfully live in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. A self-sufficient, hardy woman, she did very little “belly aching.” Canoeists on Knife Lake loved to stop by for one of Dorothy’s home-brewed, ice cold root beer. For her full story, see the Ely museum website devoted to her memory: http://www.rootbeerlady.com/.
The saying (word?) has now made it onto bumper stickers, and the Wintergreen truck, as seen with one of our senior dogs, Moki.