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Charlie at Pasty Central on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 06:10 am:

Attention High School Hockey fans... Catch the Copper Island Classic tonight on Pasty.NET as Calumet takes on Hancock at 7pm. Play-by-play provided by K-Bear 102.3 FM.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 06:34 am:

I love the picture from the blast--great!

By Becca, UP on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 07:11 am:

it's also Buy Nothing Day. A day to spend time with loved ones, and reject the crazy consumerism in this society (which makes the rich richer, more than anything else).

I stopped buying Christmas gifts years ago. We all have enough Stuff. Instead, I make contributions to charities in friends' names; or buy family members memberships in non-profit organizations that they're interested in; or sponsor a manatee or plant a tree, for friends interested in that kind of thing; or take a kid hiking, to the bookstore, or to a concert; or give a gift certificate to relieve frazzled parents for a weekend.

Instead of shopping and wrapping and fretting and running up your charge card, think about volunteering for the humane society, ringing a bell for the Salvation Army, spending time at a nursing home, or joining a literacy council and teaching someone to read.

By Steve,WI on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 07:15 am:

Very well said Becca, if more people felt that way it would be a much better world.

By Therese from just below the bridge on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 07:43 am:

Nice ideas, Becca. I still give gifts but try to make them more meaningful. One year after Dad died I wrote a brief biography and illustrated it with photos taken from the day he came home from the hospital to a month before he died, along with photocopies of his Navy papers and some of his chemical patents. Another year I got all the old family recipes from Mom and made cookbooks for the family. Once I copied two photos of Great-Grandpa and set them in double frames. One was taken when he was a young man with the mounted skin of a record-breaking timbler rattler; the other when he was ninety. I enjoyed making these gifts as well as giving them; they were a gift to me as well.

By Happier Now : on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 09:12 am:

I tried that one year, Becca. Can you believe my EX-husband's family wouldn't go for the idea? They actually wanted something under the tree for them? I'm glad it is working for you. Can you see why they are my EX-? husband & famly? :)

By Scott, Wi. on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 12:29 pm:

Buy nothing day is right. Get together, eat
some good food and enjoy each other's company.
Watch a football game and spend some time
with your kids,niece,nephew. The kids
want your attention more then anything
you can buy them. They will never remember
the X-box but will recall you spending time
with them. Take them to the northland!
They never forget that! Big Sand Bay is
a good impression! Brockway Mt. is another
great spot for kids.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 03:10 pm:

Thank you Becca, UP. I did exactly that in San Francisco yesterday. We had Hundreds of volunteers serving over 1200 turkeys and 600 hams to the homeless and hungry. There is not a better feeling than to see a child fed, and the smiles they give because someone cared. Asking nothing in return but the chance to do it again.
But when it comes to Christmas, I'm like a kid in a candy store, buying for others. I love Christmas, why I even believe in Santa Claus.

By underdabridge in da motor city on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 06:42 pm:

I hope my normal groceries didn't count today. Its just that I had the day off and I figured all the loonies would be at the mall! So even though technically I did spend money, I steered clear of all malls, gift shops, jewelry stores, internet shopping, and any other spending. Wheee......

By Becca, UP on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 09:27 pm:


Happy Thanksgiving weekend, Everyone!

By Cal Hi Grad on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 09:33 pm:

Who won the Copper Island Classic???

By Charlie H at Pasty Central on Friday, November 26, 2004 - 09:38 pm:

This evening Hancock ended up ahead of Calumet 3-0 in High School Hockey, the first half of the Copper Island Classic, heard live here at Pasty.NET and Kbear 102.3 FM. Hear the second half of this contest Saturday evening, with the pre-game beginning at 6:40pm on Pasyty.NET

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