Jul 29-01

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2001: July: Jul 29-01
Memories from a weekend long ago    ...scroll down to share comments
photo from Doug Smith

Doug Smith on Sunday, July 29, 2001 - 08:51 pm:

Charlie -

Here's one for the Shoebox Memories. It's Mary Plautz (of Calumet) and her three sisters, Katherine, Rose and "Dolly", my mother, taking in one of the weekend bake sales. Mary Plautz was the mother of Dorothy Kalieta, my aunt.


<Charlie>: Thanks Doug... By the way, Dorothy and her husband John are a couple of our PastyNET members (hearye@pasty.com).

Let's see if anybody recognizes the spot this photo was taken :o)

By Nancy Nelson, WI on Sunday, July 29, 2001 - 09:12 pm:

I don't know where the picture was taken, but that looks like a group of women who would give you big hugs and bake wonderful cookies!

By GB on Sunday, July 29, 2001 - 09:17 pm:

Is that the Eagle River school???

By Marc Slis, offshore Norway in a Force 10 gale: on Sunday, July 29, 2001 - 09:54 pm:

Looks like the courthouse in the background. I was just married there in late March. This site just gets better and better:)

By BWD on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 04:40 pm:

Looks like the entrance to the Wolverine market


By Mark, Kaleva Michigan on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 05:03 pm:

Looks like it is near the Eagle Harbor Courthouse!Am I close??

By Rpe GR Mich on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 05:04 pm:

Hi: is that the Plautz family that lived on seventh street between elm and pine in Calumet??

By D.Smith Wixom, MI on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 06:57 pm:

Yes, you're right. Those are a few of the "Plautz Girls" that lived on 7th Street in Calumet.Brother Frank stills lives in the family house.I made a mistake though when I sent this to Charlie. From left to right, it's Maggie, Dolly (Bernadine), thier mother (Mary Strucel Plautz) and another daughter Catherine.

By Blackie on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 07:41 pm:

The ladies look vaguely familiar, but I thought I saw them in those Renaissance paintings by the masters, you know, those painters who believed truth was beauty and beauty was truth, those painters who painted ladies beautiful beyond measure, ladies who would be considered "heavy" by today's standards, but with the standards of beauty of the Renaissance, these women were/are beautiful.

Look at any Rembrandt and the like and tell me it ain't so.

By Steve Kline, Texas on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 07:44 pm:

Looks like the Eagle River School with the
Courthouse in the background.

By RANDY SMITH, BRIGHTON MI on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 09:21 pm:


By Dean Eister on Monday, July 30, 2001 - 09:49 pm:

My mother,Almira Eister,taught at the Eagle River school for six years. My brother Owen and I were her students for three and two years respectively. The Eagle River School and the County Building Complex are the only buildings on that side of the road. The building in the back ground "looks like" the Court House but the door way in which the ladies are standing is not the school door way. Must have been as Mark, (Kaliva Michigan) stated - Eagle Harbor.

By Bob Revitte, Colorado on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - 03:58 pm:

God! My Grand Rapids cousin is smart. I would have guessed Eagle River, too, but I bow to his superior knowledge of the Copper Country. I think he should get a free pasty for his sharpness. However, I understand he makes the best pasties in Michigan so maybe a bucket of Copper Harbor blueberries would do the trick.

By Ken from da UP on Tuesday, July 31, 2001 - 10:40 pm:

Frank Plautz was my driver ed teacher at Dollar Bay High in '56 or '57. How neat that his mom and sisters would show up on the pastycam! Haven't seen or heard from him since '57 when I graduated.

By Betty, Houston on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 - 09:56 am:

OK - who is right and who gets the prize? Surely, my cousin, Dean, gets top prize. Right? Even my brother, Bob, in CO agrees.

By RPE GR Mich on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 - 11:53 am:

My goodness that picture stired up a lot of comments from the clan. I was going to ask if they had a brother Frank but the question was answered. We lived almost across the street from them and Frank was about same age as I am. They were a large family and am sure they knew a lot of people. You bring back lots of memories Charlie with these pictures. Keep it up and a hearty Thanks.

By carleen las vegas on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 - 06:01 pm:

thanks doug from carleen in vegas for sharing the photo of the 3 sisters and our grandmother. this photo will wind up on 1 of our walls in the family halls of honor. love to all call if your in the neighborhood.

By Al Harjala jr on Thursday, August 2, 2001 - 02:35 pm:

Looks like Eagle River Courthouse in background, it's been years since I got my 1st drivers license from Sheriff Ted Rogers, there.

By Carol Strucel Rohlinger, Arizona on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 06:39 pm:

These are relatives of mine, too. I've been given some of thier Pasty recipes. Yum! Some of the "clan" moved down to the "big city" of Detroit from the Calumet area long ago.

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