May 09-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: May: May 09-04
Remembering Grandmother    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Barb Nelson

Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 07:06 am:

Last evening we spent a delightful half hour browsing through Barb Nelson's Guest Gallery album, and were intrigued by this early specimen of trick photography. I'm sure Barb's grandma Knutz would have had quite a guest gallery of her own, had the Internet been around 86 years ago. Apparently she was the photographer of the family, though grandpa Knutz provided some technical assistance. Now we know where Barb got her photogenic genes.

Mother's Day greetings to all the Moms and GrandMoms who frequently visit with us here at Pasty Central. Have a great day!

By DM on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 07:13 am:

Happy Mothers Day

By Dave of Mohawk on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 07:29 am:

Happy Mother's Day; Let's say a special prayer for the mothers who have passed on and for the mothers who have lost children.

By julie b., MI on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 07:30 am:

God bless and guide all the mothers as they strive to bring up their children in this challenging world! Thank you for blessing your children with the gift of life itself.

By PFD, MI on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 07:56 am:

Happy Mother's Day

By Sam//Albinia on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 09:01 am:

Happy Mothers Day to Marsha from Genesee you do deserve a Blue Ribbon

By UP dreamer stuck in NJ on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 09:05 am:

Happy Mother's Day, and may God bless all the mothers out there.

And to my own mom (who does frequent this site), if you read this before I get there to pick you up for church...SURPRISE!...We're having pasties for dinner!

By Misplaced Michigander, NJ on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 09:29 am:

To UP dreamer stuck in NJ, Can't we have them for coffee hour? Dinner is so far away! Thanks, and God's blessings to all my fellow mothers out there.

By Clamdigger@exit98 on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 09:41 am:

Happy Mother's Day to you Jerseyites

By Bthecute1 on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 09:57 am:

A Mother has to be a teacher, a chaperon, a nurse, a chauffeur, a seamstress, a cook, a judge, a model, a disciplinarian, a good listener, a friend, but most of all, someone who loves you, hugs you, and kisses you to make it all better. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY

By Susie in AZ on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 10:34 am:

In loving memory of my precious mom, Allie (Laplander) Jokie who passed away on May 7, 1979, just before Mother's Day when I was in my 20's. Can't believe it has been 25 years; it seems like only yesterday. She was my best friend and an awesome lady and I still miss her, but especially when Mother's Day comes around.

By George, Eagle harbor on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 12:38 pm:

Dogs of Keweenaw fans may enjoy an album of Eagle Harbor's "Abby the Wonderdog" pics. No pasties devoured, but her travels embraced almost every other Copper Country delight.

By Denny Illinois on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 02:09 pm:

Special memories go out to my Grandma who was born and raised in the Covington/Watton area. We still love to wander the old homestead and look for the granite outcropping with your names chisled in over 80 years ago. We miss you.

By Fran,Ga on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 02:41 pm:

Happy Mothers Day to all Mom's!! A special tribute in memory of my Mom(Bernadine Stahl Spellich)who passed away Sept 30th 1978.She married at 17 and raised her 3 orphaned brothers and a sister plus having the 7 of us. I still miss you Mom.

By walter p tampa on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 06:28 pm:

handsome women and a happy one to all you mothers and would be mothers out there enjoy your day

By Jack in CT on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 06:30 pm:

Happy Mother's Day mom!

By Tom, Romeo, MI on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 07:38 pm:

My Grandmother (now passed on) gave this toast on Mother's Day for years.

"To all the self-made men....and the mothers that self-made them."

Sleep well, Gami (Muriel Chene Craig) 1910-1989.

By Helen on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 08:53 pm:

George in Eagle Harbor I enjoyed your pictures of Abby very much. I have two dogs of my own and have owned dogs most of my life!!! She was a precious gem to you!!! I am glad you had her in your life.

By Helen on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 09:41 pm:


By Shirley Laurin on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 10:16 pm:

Really enjoyed all the Mother's Day posts today. I dearly miss my grandmother (Ida Sastamoinen of Painesdale) and mom (Lila Ruonavar). Both of them have been gone a long time, but will be in my heart always. For anyone who loves polka music which was so popular back in the 50's and 60's, listen to www.247polka heaven. It's 10:10 PM now and a great program is now in progress. It is such happy music and so much fun to hear when perusing through the messages from the good folks who love the Copper Country as I do. I don't particularly like the Polish style, but the Slovenian (Cleveland-style) is the greatest!! Enjoy!!

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 11:22 pm:

We have listened to the www.247polkaheaven coupla times and it really is nice. 'Course being the banjo player for Kilpela and Friends wouldn't have nuttin' to do wit' it, 'eh?

By Alex, Cindy and Joshua Tiensivu, Georgia on Sunday, May 9, 2004 - 11:53 pm:


By xoks in Lakecounty on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 01:10 am:

To my Beautiful Princess B.

Happy Mother's know I Love my
mommy. Thank you for having me, its really
great to be here!

I Thank you for teaching me-all that stuff that
makes me special. And for the peanut butter
sandwiches, and twinkies in my lunch box.

I'm sorry for that "hyper thing", and for
jumping on the bed, and for any grey hairs I
may have caused you...when I fell off and hit
my head. Oh yeah,...and I'm sorry for the
tidbits of food I stuck in the cracks underneath
the counter, (But honestly mom, you really
didn't expect me to eat fish or mushrooms
because they were good for me did you?)
Hey... I was just a kid!

Thank you for your love for me!
Thank you for being someone for me to look
up to, and for being such a lady. And for
being there for me, no matter how much stuff
was being put on you, you were always there
for me, and you listened, with all your heart.
I am in awe of your strength, and inspired by
your grace, & the beauty of your smile.

Perennial, Everlasting. & Sweet;
Love is the reason for your dance upon this
earth, and why every heartbeat bears your

I am proud to be your daughter!
& I am so thankful for the space you created
just for me --Deep in your heart!

I am the most loved kid on the block, and
loved by the bestest mom ever!!!!
(I know I took a little more effort, and lot more
patience, but it was worth it, don't you think?)

By Russ E. St. Clair county MI on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 01:56 am:

Cousin "Sue in AZ" Didn't remember the date your mom passed on. She was always one of my favorite Aunties cause she stuck with my brother and mom and I and helped us thru those tough days in Detroit during WW2 when my dad was overseas. Sure do miss her also!
RCW, Fran, Connie etc. I talked to Dave Hiltunen today down in Tenn. He just got out of the hospital again from a blood clot behind his knee. This is the same condition that took his dad in Dollar Bay at a young age. Our thoughts and prayers are with him!
Barb Nelson: What a beautiful woman! If I were a single man back then I would have fallen head over heels for her!

By Therese from just below the bridge on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 02:41 am:

Approaching thunderstorm over Lk michigan woke me and I thought I'd be first post today. Hey Pasty Central you arent allowed to sleep! Outside you cant hear thunder yet but the western sky looks like Guy Falkes Night -- OK how about the Fourth?

By Fran,Ga on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 10:05 am:

Russ, thanks for letting us know about Dave. Sure hope he gets well soon.

By Bthecute1 on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 12:35 pm:

Thank you, Kay, I really don't deserve that accolade, I was just being a mother.

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