Dec 24-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: December: Dec 24-04
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Photo by Z-Man
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Photo by David Antikainen


By
Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:24 am:

On opposite ends of the Keweenaw Peninsula you'll find two quaint churches, which actually mirror each other in architecture. On the southern end you'll find the Nisula Lutheran Church, backlit and snapped by Z-Man, showing off it's country charm amidst the snow and glow of the morning sun. Heading north to Phoenix, we come across the Church of the Assumption, which has become part of the Keweenaw County Historical Society and has been restored to the way it appeared when folks from another century worshipped there. David Antikainen captured a peaceful shot with a small creek winding it's way around the grounds. Wishing you peace on this Christmas Eve!


By Leslie from the Northern Lights Lodge - Cadillac, MI on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:28 am:

Merry Christmas Everyone! What a lovely peaceful photo!


By Ms. Katie from COLD Texas on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:35 am:

May the peace and calm from these photos spread over all my Yooper friends and their families. God bless.


By Troll Brent in UPstate NY on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:43 am:

God bless da yoopers and all us trolls where ever we may be. Merry Christmas all.


By Barb, GR MI on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:46 am:

Merry Christmas, May God greatly bless you.


By Susan, Washington on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:47 am:

Good Morning from Western Washington state. Happy Holidays everyone! Our forecast is for rain and a high of 45 today even though we our farther north than you are. God Bless us all and especially our troops around the world.


By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:52 am:

Z-Man just sent a newborn picture (less than 24 hours old), showing 'da utter side' of St. Henry's Lutheran Church in Nisula, along with wishes for a Merry Christmas!

St. Henry's

By Steve,WI on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:54 am:

Here is a picture of the Phoenix church from last Christmas.
new


By ric, utica, mi. DBHS on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:58 am:

mery christmas to everyone,be up in a couple weeks to do some ice fishing. yup even the ice taste better back home in da yoopee.


By Steve,WI on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:58 am:

One more time

1,news


By "The Z-Man" on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:59 am:

Christmas Eve
The night was cold and very clear,
As I walked my homeward way;
The stars shone down and added cheer,
And lights in the homes so gay.
I heard the voices of singing,
By the choir of the church nearby;
The bells in the steeple were ringing,
Christmas Day was surely nigh.
The glow on the children's faces,
As they strolled along the street;
Oh, the love that Christmas embraces,
Wherever friends and loved ones meet.
The joy of the Christmas season,
And all that its meaning imparts;
Let us sing Noels with reason,
For Christmas begins in your hearts.
By Faye-Linda McGovern ©


By Karen, Roseville MI. on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:03 am:

Merry Christmas to my sister and her son in Mohawk, Debbie and Damon, I will miss you guys this Christmas.


By Frank,,,,,Milw..... on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:04 am:

Merry Christmas, and let there be Peace on Earth!!!!!!


By allouezandre@phoenixAZ on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:12 am:

Merry XMAS to Aunt Tillie in Phoenix, MI


By Vicky, Mt. Clemens MI on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:14 am:

What beautiful photos! May we all keep the peace and serenity that these pictures bring in our hearts. Merry Christmas to all.


By Sarah, Central WI on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:18 am:

Such peaceful pictures. Merry Christmas to everyone and may you feel the true meaning of the holidays.


By Matt Pavolich on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:51 am:

May everyone have a safe and very Merry Christmas!


By Gliderrider on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:53 am:

I want to take this time to wish all of you who make this site so special, a Very Merry Christmas! Thank you Charlie, Mary, and everyone else who make this site the best on the web!


By lmr hancock on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:56 am:

Happy Holidays to near and far. The Copper Country is beautiful this morning with over 30 inches of snow on the ground. This morning the Keweenaw is getting a "fair amount of the white stuff". We love it. Merry Christmas.


By Theresa Colorado on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 12:02 pm:

Merry Christmas from Colorado To all the yoopers and especially Mary and Aunt Ce Ce... This will be a sad one for me but I know both Mom and dad are smiling down on all of us.. No snow here but very cold.


By Dave, Laurium on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 12:06 pm:

Merry Christmas


By yooper at college, University of North Dakota on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 12:17 pm:

Merry Christmas, since ive gotten home from north dakota ive been working at pasty central so i hope i did a good job with the pasties for those of you that ordered them. :) it sure is good to be back in calumet.


By Tim, Saint Clair Shores, MI on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 12:31 pm:

Does anyone know the year the Phoenix church was built?

Here's the scoop on the Phoenix church from the
Keweenaw County Historical Society webpage, St. Mary's Church was built in 1858 to serve the Catholic residents in the nearby mining community of Cliff, scene of the area's first major copper discovery in 1844. Services continued until 1899 when the church was dismantled and reassembled in Phoenix, where it was renamed The Church of the Assumption. Masses were held until 1957, when the last service marked a century of providing spiritual guidance to mining families and their descendants.


By Beverly, San Jose on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 12:47 pm:

Merry Christmas Everyone. 'Let there be Peace on Earth and Let it Begin With Me.'
Just received word that a relative was taken hostage in Baghdad by the radical insurgents. The Christian Iraqi people (3% of the population there) are in as much danger as our troops. He is a single, 28 year old business owner, being held for ransom. (Ransom money if paid is then used to fund the insurgents to buy arms to be used against our troops. One vicious circle.


By Kim near Lansing on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 01:02 pm:

Merry Christmas Dad and Cora!!


By Doc and Cy on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 01:13 pm:

Merry Christmas to all our friends in the Keweenaw! Doc and Cy Meier


By Sherry in N FL on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 01:25 pm:

Merry Christmas and peace to all. In a few hours we will be having our Christmas with the kids and grandkids. They cannot be everywhere on Christmas day. Thanks to all at Pasty.com for all the work you do all year.


By Helen, Spring Lake on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 01:26 pm:

Merry, Merry Christmas, to Bill, Jenny, Liam and Mike. Mother, Grand and Great.


By Therese from just below the bridge on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 01:35 pm:

Beverly, peace be with you! You now have several hundred more people up here praying for your young relative in Iraq. May he come home safely.


By maijaMI on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 02:16 pm:

Peace on Earth!

Let Heaven and Nature sing!

May all roads lead to home!

Cheers!


By maijaMI on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 02:17 pm:

Good luck to your loved one, Beverly


By kosk in Toronto on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 02:18 pm:

Dear Beverly,
And now you have some international prayers
as well.

Merry Christmas to all of the people who bring
us Pasty cam and all of the people who share
their thoughts.

Three more days and my family will be back in
the U.P. Hooray! What a wonderful white
Christmas it will be.


By John P, Florida on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 02:30 pm:

Merry Chistmas to all up there in Nisula. It was a Joy to see the picture of the Church on Pasty.com.

I have fond memories of the Church, especially of the Christmas Eve services which were held there in the early 1950's.


By Lowell MO. on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 02:42 pm:

"Merry Christmas" to all at Pasty.com and to all the Yoopers where ever they may be this Christmas


By B in gb on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 03:41 pm:

Dear Beverly Many prayers are truly with yours today..

Does anyone have more history on the Nisula church? Great gandma and great grandpa rest in that yard..


By ric, WI on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 04:47 pm:

One minor correction: The "Phoenix Church" was actually at CLIFTON, not Cliff...two separate towns....

Have a great Holiday season, everyone!


By walter np tampa on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 05:03 pm:

noliag shona dhuit from the celts to da yoopers


By danbury on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 06:31 pm:

Merry Christmas to all of you, but especially to Mary, Charlie and Toivo and two more who know who they are.
Beverly, my thoughts are with you.


By Linda in Genesee County on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 06:53 pm:

Merry Christmas to all, the Yoopers and the Trolls and everyone everywhere. Hopefully, next year on this night the world will be at peace.


By b in gb on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 08:01 pm:

nol"l"aig shona dhuit?


not sure !


By DEB ,MELISSA, & DAMON on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 09:02 pm:

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO MY SISTER KAREN AND HER FAMILY WE MISS YOU TOO,


By Tim, Titletown, USA on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 10:57 pm:

GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!! REMEMBER THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!! PLEASE BACK OUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES IN AFGANISTAN AND IRAQ...FREEDOM WILL PREVAIL!!!


By Bthecute1, San Jose on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:16 pm:

Thank you for your kindness, Therese, Maija, Kosk in Toronto, B of gb and danbury. You are God's Angels. Beverly


By Fran,Ga on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:27 pm:

Merry Christmas everyone from cold and crisp N.Ga!! Our Christmas Eve festivities started after the Packers Game ended. Had a lot of good food and then opened gifts. My son got me a Packer Throw/blanket! The bridge scene is so pretty tonight with all the snow falling?Would love to be there.


By walter p tampa on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:32 pm:

sorry for the non irish speakers it simply means happy christmas


By walter p tampa on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:34 pm:

it was supposed to read to the non irish speakers ect.


By Susan, Fl on Friday, December 24, 2004 - 11:47 pm:

Beverly...so many thoughts and prayers are with you and your family....here and there. Pray for all of our troops every day, but by name those we know of. Our church ususally has 25-30 members over there at any given time. Their names are listed and they are prayed for by our ministers and a large congregation. If you would like to give us his(her) name..first only is fine, if you would rather...would be glad to put it "on our list". In any case, will be praying they come home safely soon. Have a safe and serene Christmas. Merry, merry Christmas to all you other yoopers and yooper wannabees out there! Stay safe and warm!


By Paul and Cora, Webberville Trolls on Saturday, December 25, 2004 - 12:00 am:

Merry Christmas Kim near Lansing and Art. Merry Christmas to everyone as we celebrate His birthday!


By Fran,Ga on Saturday, December 25, 2004 - 12:29 am:

When I was in 7th or 8th grade I used to stay in Phoenix with some friends of mine, Karen and Janice Green. They lived in those little houses by the side of the road. Their Dad was In the C.C. working for the Prosch(sp?) construction co. I met them when they lived in Dollar Bay while their Dad worked installing the new water lines.

I remember going to the little Church on Sundays. I thought it was a pretty. After church we would explore around the area of the house.It seems like you would have to go over a small bridge to get to the houses.I think there was a small river(stream) there. It was a lot of fun. I wish I had paid more attention to what the houses and church were like. Is the Church ever open in the summer time?


By John,mi. on Saturday, December 25, 2004 - 02:54 am:

OK, where's Santa?? I'm getting tired of waiting


By John,mi. on Saturday, December 25, 2004 - 04:17 am:

Santa, where are you? Still waiting ....


By AČ, Sedar Bay on Saturday, December 25, 2004 - 04:54 am:

As a somewhat new Yooper who moved to Sedar Bay from Royal Oak, MI, the end of March 2004, I marvel that people go out and enjoy life despite extreme cold and everyday snow. Christmas Eve as we were returning home from a get-together at my sister's home in Bootjack, the temperature on the car thermometer fluctuated from as low as -30° to a balmy -6°on arrival here in Sedar Bay. I haven't experienced such cold since my winter at Suomi College umpteen years ago. Fortunately I received (from Yooper family) several pairs of wool socks and some warm mittens for Christmas.

Christmas blessings to all our troops and their families, wherever they are. Our prayers go also to Beverly's relative who is a hostage in Iraq. May the New Year bring peace and stability in the region so that our heroic soldiers can return home to family and loved ones as soon as possible.

A merry Christmas to all and best wishes for a blessed and joyous New Year. AČ


By keweenaw gal on Saturday, December 25, 2004 - 09:22 pm:

Beverly, he surely has many prayers.
ric,MI: Cliffton (town) was just shortened to
Cliff.

John, WI: STILL waiting for Santa, huh? Not been
good? (wink)

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

A/sedarbay, (now CEDAR Bay); a 'neighbor", but??


By walter p tampa on Saturday, December 25, 2004 - 09:54 pm:

the church is near the camp


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, April 13, 2009 - 01:38 pm:

More beautiful pictures. Thanks again.


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 09:55 pm:

Pasty Central's website 8 years earlier:
http://web.archive.org/web/19961224061402/http://pasty.com/


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