August 2001

Past-E-Mail: August 2001
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Dave Hill Sacramento, Ca on Thursday, August 30, 2001 - 10:31 am:

Do any of you Finnish people have the recipe for the Finnish flat bread, Reiska? Hope I spelled it correctly. Sure would like the recipe.

By Steve Ristola:Minnesota on Tuesday, August 28, 2001 - 11:32 pm:

Hello all.Just got back from the Minnesota State fair.Grandma's pasties are delicious and the Vernor's on tap is the perfect compliment to a good meal.Stop on by and visit sandy and the gang.Otherwise,have a great Labor day weekend everyone.I am looking fwd. to being in ontonagon for the big Labor day festival.And maybe a day visit to Copper harbor if there is time.

By Renee in IL on Monday, August 27, 2001 - 11:46 pm:

Hello everyone
My husband and I are looking forward to a vacation in the UP next year. We would like to plan a Fall trip to see all the beautiful colors. We are probably going to go camping but we are also considering maybe renting a cabin somewhere. We really don't like resort atmospheres tho and are looking for a cabin in more of a secluded/remote setting. We would like it to be a 2 bedroom one with a kitchen and indoor plumbing. If anyone knows of such a cabin please email me with any details.
Thanks a bunch!
Best wishes,
Renee in IL

By Dave Hill Sacramento, Ca on Monday, August 27, 2001 - 01:28 pm:

I think this web site is awesome. So nice to hear from people in the good old copper country. I haven't been back there since 1975. Have lived in California for last 30 years. Keep up the good work

By alicia, Mi on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 05:12 pm:

Please take a look at Trond's emigration site in
Norway.He has alot of Finnish/Swedish/Norwegian names on it.Also he is looking for some ancestors that came to Calumet.Palo and Pelto to name a few.

By Ali, Mi. on Monday, August 20, 2001 - 01:39 pm:

Thimbleberry Jam Festival in the Allouez Township Park on Tuesday, August 21 from 7PM to 9.
Free music..bring your own lawn chairs.

By Hazel, Michigan on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 - 09:43 pm:

What happened to the Copper Range Railroad site?

The Copper Range Railroad and Copper Country Historical page is now hosted by Pasty Central at:

By Fred Andrew, Georgia on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 - 06:31 pm:

Dear Friends,

Yes, we've been on vacation, and it
was in the Keweenaw! My last visit
was in 1971!

To see the photos, go to

and follow the link to

other photos

If you want to study mathematics, track
down some of the other links.

Best wishes,


By SR,Michigan on Wednesday, August 15, 2001 - 08:13 am:

Where are all the messages? The first thing I do each day is log on to read all the comments. Is everyone on vacation? Come on, I want to learn about the history of the UP.

SR, Your note reminds me of the one-word answer Steve Case gave (the president of AOL) when asked, "Who is your toughest competition?"

"Sunshine", he replied.

This year Pasty Central has averaged around 2 million hits a month. Here in August, however, a lot of those hit makers are indeed in the U.P. on vacation. Why settle for the Pasty Cam when you can experience it in person?

By T. Line in Milwaukee on Sunday, August 12, 2001 - 05:16 pm:

We made our annual trek to the Copper Country in July and had a great time at the All Class HCH Reunion. However, I was disappointed to find when I arrived at Still Waters that the Pasty Shop has been moved to another location, and I was told that the building is not open to the public so we could not visit as we had hoped.

However, while we were greeted warmly and given a tour of the facility we learned that the residents are always looking for good reading material. So my brother Gus has since been back with books on Finland. He has also donated some copies of his own book that he has written, called "Copper Country Connections."

We were told that the Evergreen Restaurant had pasties, so we went there and found out that they only serve them on Wednesdays. So I suffered terribly in deprivation and had to wait until I got to the Kaleva Cafe in Hancock to have one of those tasty morsels that I had been craving since I left Milwaukee for the trip "home".

I love the Pasty Central and the Pasty Cam and all of the great opportunities at this web site. God bless Still Waters ... God bless Pasty Central ... and God bless the Copper Country!!

By the way, you can get hot Still Water's Pasty Central pasties most any time at Thurner Bakery on Fifth Street in Calumet, or Tamarack Inn in Copper Harbor. They are also available frozen from Econo Foods in Houghton.

We understand you arrived at Still Waters after the residents had finished their veggy peeling... which is also a sight to see. The final baking of the pasties is done over on Sixth Street in the Baroni's building, which houses our USDA approved kitchen... otherwise there is no way we could bake 12,000 to send to the Minnesota State Fair this month.

Maybe one of these days we will be able to build a complete, unified production/baking facility here on the Still Waters property (...anyone out there with a million bucks to spare?) In the meantime, we are grateful to the Baroni family for renting us space in their building. Please excuse our growing pains!

By Grandma Sandy, MN on Thursday, August 9, 2001 - 01:00 pm:

Two weeks from today, Aug 23, is the start of the Minnesota State Fair. Grandma and "elves" at Grandma's Pasties look forward to seeing you all there and presenting the 100,000th pasty to a lucky customer. At last our extreme heat has broken. We are hoping it doesn't return. The hot days were pretty hard to take. See you soon. Grandma

By EA Baker on Tuesday, August 7, 2001 - 01:34 pm:

Thanks ali, Mi. The sites are great.

By ali, Mi on Monday, August 6, 2001 - 03:07 pm:

EA Baker ,here a two links for chudighi recipes.


Cudighi Sausage

By EABaker on Monday, August 6, 2001 - 02:47 pm:

On a totally unrelated topic, does anyone know how to make a cudighi? EAB

By Florida on Saturday, August 4, 2001 - 07:49 am:

I am so embarrassed. I just found the list. I thought I had looked everywhere but I guess I'm so used to looking at the top of the pasty cam page and not really seeing it that I didn't look there, I guess. I wish I could withdraw the previous note. I don't really like to advertise my stupidity. Glad I don't sign my name to this but Jim knows.

By Florida on Saturday, August 4, 2001 - 07:44 am:

I am trying to pull up a pasty cam picture from last December and can't seem to find the area whivh has all the years and months. I know it's there and I'm just missing it but I'll be darned if I can locate it.

By Grandma Sandy, MI on Friday, August 3, 2001 - 11:41 am:

Cheddar John,
I wonder if they're the same cream puffs as at MN. They're great.

By Me, Mi on Thursday, August 2, 2001 - 11:27 pm:

Awww. you can't beat the pasties at the Mohawk
Suprette John.En' besides my mom made the best
Cream Puffs i have ever had. That is those old
Finnish cooks for ya'.
Love ya' mom.

By Grandma Sandy, MN on Thursday, August 2, 2001 - 12:02 pm:

Okay, all you Minnesota State Fair attendees, get ready to visit Grandma's Pasty Shop by the Visitor's Center and Penny Arcade on Underwood and Dan Patch and try to snag the 100,000th pasty. We'll have a special reward for that lucky person. The big event runs from August 23 to September 3. See you at the Fair. Grandma

By CheddarJohn on Thursday, August 2, 2001 - 08:56 pm:

Well, they CAN'T beat the Cream Puffs at the WISCONSIN State Fair!