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Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2017: December: Dec 14-17
2002: Snowy U.P. Barn    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Andrew Oberlin
2009: St. Joseph Church    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mickey Hodges
2016: Laurium Manor Inn    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Barbara Bouwkamp
2017: Making Gingerbread Houses    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Gail Ongie
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 09:34 am:

Today's Pasty Cam archive theme is all about buildings and looking back through the myriad of photos from the past 19 years, you'll find too many to count. Today's selections begin with one snapped in 2002, by Andrew Oberlin. He was visiting his parents in the Iron River area while hunting and said that the only "shots" he got off were with his camera. This old barn photo was one of them.

Our next building is located in Lake Linden, photo credit going to Mickey Hodges. The snow was blowing around pretty good when she snapped this photo, but you can still see the sandstone exterior of St. Joseph Church. It's a beautiful building on the outside and even more stunning on the inside.

Barbara Bouwkamp took a walk on Tamarack St. in Laurium, just a year ago in 2016. One of the pictures she took that day was of the Laurium Manor Inn. This mansion was built in 1908 and was a part of the mining history of the area back in the day. Now it functions as a Bed and Breakfast, having been beautifully restored.

Buildings all over today, including some photographed by Gail Ongie at her family's annual Gingerbread House making event. Judging by the intent look on the young ladies faces and the houses that are there on the counter, it's quite the masterpiece event. What a great family tradition to get all the cousins, aunts and uncles together for a fun day of creating Christmas memories.

As long as we're talking Gingerbread Houses, take a look at today's video where you'll learn some interesting facts and history of these edible creations. They aren't your "one of a kind" Gingerbread Houses, but it explains the process for mass production of them at Swiss Colony. Quite interesting!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 12:56 pm:

Scrumptiously delicious video! No housing shortage there.

By Richard J. (Dick_fl) on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 03:15 pm:

Those Gingerbread Houses look great. In a few years, those young
ladies will probably be teaching their own kids how to make them.
It's a real art.

By Duane P. (Islandman43) on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 06:32 pm:

It takes some effort to make a ginger bread house Gingerbread is far and away my favorite of all.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 08:54 pm:

Y’all can keep the gingerbread, I’ll take a baker’s rack like that filled with nisu, (a.k.a. pulla) or korvapuusti¹ (cinnamon rolls), or both!
Yum! 😊

¹(literally: a 'slap on the ear')
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