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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 08:04 am:

A very historic photo on the Pasty Cam... This was the first picture taken by someone other than Jonathan Hopper, and it was the first of thousands which would follow. (And also the first actual picture of delicious Pasty Central pasties on the 'Pasty Cam'). Scott and Becca from Colorado were photographed by their mom Ellen, who emailed the picture to me - one of the first attachments I ever received.

Eventually we isolated Becca (sorry Scott) to become the Greeter on Past-E-Mail. In those days the comments and letters were posted apart from the daily picture. It would be several years before the daily shots would have their own discussion area.

An interesting side note: After the turn of the century, as the pasty orders continued to climb, we brought on a full-timer to answer the phones and process all of those requests. Her name was "Becky", but more than once people have mentioned they thought the pasty girl on the phone was "Becca"... another one of those Pasty history mysteries.

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Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 08:11 am:

Glorious weekend one and all!

By Sunrise Side MI (Ilovelucy2) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 08:36 am:

"Thanks", YOOPER for the wonderful Graphic. He is realy cute. We still have corned beef and cabbage to cook but I have a nasty upper resp. thingy going on and no taste. We will save it It is TOO GOOD to just eat it and not be able to enjoy it.
Everyone have a great weekend!!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 09:49 am:

I don't know what it is about corned beef, but I don't like it. I want to because a reuben always looks so good but it just tastes nasty to me. My husband doesn't like sauer-kraut so I can't even have that ever. I do love sauer-kraut but I only like it with spare ribs. Geez that's good. Happy weekend one and all!

By Kelly Marshall (Kelly) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 10:36 am:

Have you ever substitued a picnic ham in place of the corned beef? Boil it a while and then add cabbage and potatoes.

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 10:48 am:

I really enjoy good corned beef...I like the leftovers for hash.And I love Rueben's.
Beautiful day here..not too warm yet and breezy.
Hope everyone has a good weekend.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 10:53 am:

Kelly, That sounds great! Now if I could only get my husband to eat cabbage.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 11:33 am:

When I married Precious I would only eat meat and potatoes thank goodness she forced me to eat differently, I now enjoy not only a varied diet but love to cook. Has anything been done about the recipe e-mails?

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 11:40 am:


By k j (Kathiscc) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 12:36 pm:

Hey- Deb S.-I'm not fond of cabbage, but my roommate puts white vinegar on hers. A friend puts butter on it. When I eat it I always have to reach for the "Beano". I like it better with the butter, but the vinegar does make it a very different flavor.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 01:37 pm:

For those who hate boiled corned beef: I boil the veggies seperately(add a little bit of vinegar to avoid the cabbage aroma, through-out the house)..and then I put the corned beef in the oven to cook....and cook it like I would a roast. There's just something about boiled meat, that I don't like.
Mikie, I will get around to those email recipes. I have been up to my ying yang in paperwork that has to be in DC next I am a bit behind on emailing that recipe email, that Beverly started...sorry ;)

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 01:41 pm:

Usedtobeayooper, One way I have found to get everyone in the family to eat sauerkraut: before cooking it, I add sugar to the sauerkraut...let it soak in for a couple of hours...then rinse and cook it. Works like a charm ;)

By Sunrise Side MI (Ilovelucy2) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 02:16 pm:

Its me again, I cook a corned beef in the pressure cooker for an hour and a half. Then take it out, add potatoes,cabbage,carrots and some onion. Bring up the pressure and all the veggies are done in 10 minutes. The broth is great cabbage soup! I am getting hungry for it but no taste yet.

By P&G,TN (Gormfrog) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 02:47 pm:

A: Your not hungry if it has to taste good.

B: Remember when health foods were whatever your mother said to eat-
or else?

C: If you complain about farmers, don't talk with your mouth full.

D: A dieter is a person who goes to great lengths to avoid great widths.

By dlp (Babyseal) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 04:06 pm:

Sur5er, this conversation seems like another good opportunity to bring up the subject of that fundraising cookbook again. A whole chapter or maybe two of pasty recipes would be a must. Sounds like there are some good cooks visiting this site with great recipes to share.
I would place a pre-order for at least a half dozen cookbooks to share with my family & friends.

By Cindy M. Archibald (Cindymay) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 05:00 pm:

HELP NEEDED ... Due to the deaths of my inlaws (and the hurricanes that have made repairing their mobile home in South FL too costly) we are in need of some suggestions on what to do with an extensive collection of books. Mother was very interested in women's movement and has books from the 1950's (maybe earlier) to present (primarily from the 60's and 70's), as well as anti-war and anti-nuclear movement. Both were heavily into politics and there are volumes on those subjects. Plus travel and history (U.S. and Soviet, China, etc.) Can anybody give me some ideas on where to look so we can donate these books? It just seems a shame to throw books away.

Also we have piles of new and barely used legal pads (and some spiral notebooks) that we would also like to give to some organization that would use them.

One more thing ... we've got boxes of greeting cards that are available too. Can you give me any ideas on where these can be donated also???

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 06:40 pm:

Cindymay: I'm sure many will have good suggestions for the books. Perhaps an inner-city school? Times are tough for schools lately. The books could go to a high school library. The pads and notebooks would be welcome as well. Greeting cards to an assisted living home or nursing home?

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 06:49 pm:

Babyseal, I asked Mary...back in the summer...I think it was then, not quite sure now exactly when, though...if she would ask Charlie about us putting together a book of all the Pasty Cammers favorite recipes...and using the proceeds for Still Waters.
Anywho, since then, all poo poo has broken out with this turned federal case...and I haven't had time to scratch my arse ;) So unfortunately, a cookbook idea, on my end, has been put on the back burner. But I would love to pursue it with any other Pasty Cammers, once I am done with this case/paperwork.

CindyMay, Suggestions for the legal pads and spiral notebooks: Working in victimology, I went through legal pads, as if they were water...because when you are working with victims, you are drawing out/writing down the case diagram for the victim, so they can better understand the case and the cj process. May I suggest contacting your police department/ prosecutor's office crime victim unit, and seeing if they could use the legal pads? A lot of times, these programs are run by volunteers with very small budgets...and something like this, would be greatly appreciated...I am sure ;)
In regards to the books, if you can't find an organization that can use them, have a book dealer check them out...and that way if there are any valuable books, you can sell them and use the money from the book for a charity/ organization, in honor of your inlaws. ;)
What a great gesture on your part, to donate to are too kind :)

By k j (Kathiscc) on Monday, March 20, 2006 - 09:36 pm:

You could also donate the books to the public library. They will check with other libraries in their system to see if anyone needs them. If they really can't use them, they will have a book sale that benefits the library.

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