Dec 07-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: December: Dec 07-08
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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 06:28 am:

December 7th also came on a Sunday morning in 1941. A few years earlier, five of the six Koski brothers had posed for this photo, somewhere near Ishpeming, possibly early one summer in their carefree days. But on this December day 67 years ago, the world would never be the same, as news arrived of the unspeakable occurrence at Pearl Harbor.

Earlier this year we brought a Pasty Cameo about the Men and Women of the U.P. in World War II. Today we remember the beginning of the War, and recommend a compelling new account of a family from the U.P. who sent six of their own into that conflict. Only five would return.

Ordinary Heros: Six Stars in the Window is a book you can read online, download, or order on CD. If you love the U.P. - its beauty, history, and people - you will find this to be a very moving story, told in a style that transports you back to the war years.

Special thanks to author Dan Oja for today's Shoebox Memory, and if you were tuning in for the final installment of the Pasty Central Story, you'll have to take a rain check until next Sunday. We couldn't let December 7th slip past without mentioning the U.P.'s connection to the events of that day in 1941, and some of the kids whose lives it changed.

Speaking of kids, again this year Sheriff Ron Lahti of Keweenaw County is working to brighten the Christmas of children in our remote area of the U.P., with his Toys for Kids effort. Check it out, and Sheriff Ron will appreciate any help.

Have a good week :o)


By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 11:18 am:

P.S. - We have also added a page for the trailer of the documentary based on the book. If you have a broadband connection click here.


By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 07:06 am:

"GOOD MORNING", IT IS A SHAME THAT THE YOUNG PEOPLE NOW, DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH THIS DAY IN OUR HISTORY HAS CHANGED OUR WORLD AS WE KNOW IT NOW. I HAVE BEEN TO THE ARIZONIA MEMORIAL IN PEARL HARBOR MANY TIMES. WHEN YOU ARE WAITING TO BE TAKEN TO THE MEMORIAL THERE IS A LOT OF TALKING AND LAUGHING. BUT WHEN YOU ARE ON THE MEMORIAL THERE IS SILENCE, EVEN THE YOUNG ARE QUIET. SEEING ALL OF THE NAME'S ON THE WALL, IS SO HUMBLING. WATCHING THE OIL COMMING UP FROM THE SHIP. THEY SAY THE OIL WILL STOP WHEN THE LAST SAILOR OF THE ARIZONIA PASSES ON. THANK'S TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED, TO ALL THAT ARE SERVING. MAY YOU ALL BE IN EVERY-ONES PRAYERS.


By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 08:26 am:

My brother-in-law,Walter Fox,was serving on the light cruiser Honolulu [cl-48] on this day in Pearl Harbor.One of the ships radiomen was Jason Robards.


By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 11:31 am:

I have attended the ceremony at Pearl Harbor on December 7th. They sell flags that flew on the Arizona, which is still a commissioned US battleship. They have a separate flag pole on the memorial where a Fleet Veteran's organization raise flags they sell to the public to support the memorial.
I fly mine on 9/11. You can probably buy one from the Pearl Harbor site.


By Robert H. Baker (Rhb) on Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 11:33 am:

My neighbor Brad Miller 88 years young is a WWII Navy Vet. I thank him all the time. And the story's he has to tell wow. Spent most of his time in the pacific. So dont forget to thank a Vet today.


By Pete Wilberding (Peshtigopete) on Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 01:04 pm:

Anyone who has not read The Good War by Studs Terkel really should. You learn alot thats never told any other way.


By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, December 7, 2008 - 06:11 pm:

Those Americans who served in W.W. II are truly the U.S.'s
Greatest Generation."


By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, December 8, 2008 - 07:16 am:

WOW! Sorry I didn't have a chance to get on this site yesterday, but everything you guys have said is amazing! Dean that was so interesting. I didn't know that about the oil. Brings goosebumps! Thanks, guys, for everything you've mentioned here. Our veterans are all such heroes.

December 7th also would have been my grandmother's birthday.


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