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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 08:18 am:

Perhaps the fact that March 1, 1998 fell on a Sunday had something to do with giving birth to the Pasty Cam, being the start of a new month and a new week. After posting the snowmobile rescue photo (see yesterday's What'sUP), Jonathan brought me this shot of the Delaware Mine sign which used to be on the old Philipsville building. So for the second day of our brand new web project we published this image, taken right at the entry-way to Keweenaw County on US-41.

The most notable thing about our conversation 8 years ago today was our discussion about the name. What would we call this new daily feature? Back in those days there were very few live webcams, just beginning to appear on the 'net. The idea of a 'cam' seemed significant to us, having an 'almost live' picture update each day. And the fact that our website name was suggested the 'Pasty Cam'. Perhaps the sign on the second day, advertising a Keweenaw attraction prompted us to add the word 'Keweenaw' in the title. Thus, on the second day of this feature, its official name became, "Keweenaw Pasty Cam".

As the years would come and go, and the scope of this daily feature grew to include other areas of the U.P., it would most often be referred to as simply "The Pasty Cam". be continued.

John Bramble

Lorelei (Lorelei) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 08:28 am:

Mornin' Everyone!!

By Margo (Margo) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 08:30 am:

Good morning from SE lower Michigan. Take it easy out there the roads are slippery. Have a good day everyone.

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 09:13 am:

Visits to the Delaware have been way down, with 2004 being their worse year ever, they said. While not handicap accessible, it is an easy walk down to enter, and is a great example of Copper Country history. It's a shame that the sign is gone, as I'm sure many tourists now drive right by the Delaware.

The kids too always enjoy seeing their desensitizd pet skunk, Oreo II.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 09:20 am:

Oh my, I have never thought of making pasties out of a pie tin. I always just roll the dough on the table and work my magic trying to get them folded over without losing anything. What a great idea! I will try that next time. It looks much easier. Thanks I guess you really are never too old to learn something new.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 09:21 am:

Have a lovely day everyone. It's refreshing to see those interesting "waves". Never heard of such a thing before. Always learning something new on the Thanks you folks for being there. It's part of my day everyday now. It's going to be a warm and humid day down here on the Gulf coast with lots of sunshine.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 09:33 am:

No school for me today in Genesee, northeast of Flint. We're in the sleet zone on the weather map! Just had to take my husband to the airport on the southwest corner of the Flint area, as he is headed for Minneapolis. It was quite a trip! The expressways were as bad as or worse than the other highways, and that's bad! So I treated myself to a McDonald's cinnamon roll and a Diet Coke on the way home, and now I'm happy again! I wonder how many of our pastycam posts have a food reference in them?

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 10:00 am:

Good morning everyone :)
Charlie, I love reading about the 'birth' of Pasty Cam. Thank you so much for all the endless hours that you and everyone at put into this wonderful webpage.
Ms. Katie: Hubby had a craving for stewed tomatoes this past weekend...and he brought me home a can of stewed tomatoes. I was in the middle of making dinner, and didn't have time to dig for your recipe, so I tried my best from memory, to make Ms Katie tomato casserole. Not bad, if I don't say so myself.
Marsha, Glad to hear that you made it back home, safe and sound, in all that ice, this morning. Yikers.

By PAUL (Pungvait) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 10:56 am:

a belated happy birthday to the pasty cam - the only web site i have to see daily - thanks for sharing all this good stuff

By lz (Llamamama) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 12:20 pm:

Leaping llamas! What great pics today! Now I have a new background and the pasty pic has prompted me to place an order! Not on my diet plan, but am going to consider it a well deserved birthday gift. Great day all!

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 03:46 pm:

For more info on ice volcanos check out the ice volcano page at MTU:

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 04:10 pm:

Leapping llamas!!??giggle-giggle....Happy Birthday Iz. Enjoy that pasty. I guess it's time for me to make a few for us......Marsha you're my kinda woman, cinnimon roll and diet pop to celebrate :) Su5er...glad you still enjoy the casserole. After 50 years of cooking, I'm at the stage of my life that I cook "by the seat of my pants" most of the time.Now isn't this a wonderful site that I feel like I know all you people and have so much fun sharing with you.

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 04:17 pm:

Ms. Katie, I know exactly how you feel. I am anxious to see how my pasty friends are doing everyday. I wonder where people are if I haven't seen a post in awhile. By the way, could you email that casserole recipe to me too? We love to try new things.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 04:33 pm:

ms.katie please send me the recipe also as I do the major amount of cooking at our house.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 07:32 pm:

What a busy little pasty maker!!

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 09:30 pm:

Good evening from Mishawaka, IN. Sur5er, when I walked home for lunch I thought the snow dance just might be working. It was snowing pretty good but it didn't last long. We may be running out of days for the dance to do any good at all.

Love this site. It is great to hear Charlie tell about the early days of putting it on the internet. Thanks, Charlie!!

Miss Katie, I know just how you feel about knowing those who come to this site. I, too, feel like they are my friends.

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 10:07 pm:

this is the best site ever. my hubby makes fun of me because the first thing I do in the mornings is drink coffee & check the pasty cam. everybody here is so kind.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 01:06 am:

Hey Miss Charlotte 61! You folks need to get your pins stuck in the right place in the map when you do that snow dance! Those people across the center of Lower Michigan: Bay City, Midland, Clare and points west got 15-20" of the white stuff! What did you get? Sounds like every body is hungry today! Stewed tomatos, pasties, cinnamon rolls and casseroles! And diet pop to top it off. Been at this machine since 7:00 tonight. I think I'll get a dish of chocolate ice cream and go to bed! 6:00 comes soon!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 03:10 am:

Dang Paul...and here I thought I was the only night owl in the Pasty Cam bunch ;) I have been doing paperwork / on the computer since this morning, with the intention of heading to bed more than an hour ago. Now I have too much coffee in me, and can't sleep...and am reheating the remains of the coffee in the bottom of the coffee pot (nasty), because I keep telling myself, "If I make another pot of coffee, I will be up all night."

I dunno what we are gonna do about Charlotte misdirecting that snow dance of hers. Seems every time she does the dance, the snow goes north, instead of landing where it's intended to Indiana. Hmmmm...

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 03:51 am:

Miss Katie's Tomatoe Casserole---------Yum Yum

Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Thursday, September 15, 2005 - 09:31 pm:
Mary or Charlie, is giving a receipe on this site allowed? I tried sending some one by one but my brain went into spasms :> Here goes... Heat oven to 350 degrees. In 2 Tbs. olive oil in nonstick skillet, saute and stir 2 c. cubed bread ( like French bread) for about 5-7 min. til lightly browned. Add about 2 c. chunked tomatoes ( Roma are my favorite, not so jucy). Also add 2 cloves of garlic minced. Cook & stir for 5 min. Season with salt & pepper to taste then stir in 1/2c. fresh basil (or less of dried) and 1 Tbs. sugar. Transfer to ungreased 1 & 1/2 qt. casserole dish. Sprinkle top with 2 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese. Then drizzle 2 Tbs. olive oil over all. Bake til bubbly and slightly browned about 35-40 min. Serve at once. Enjoy.

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 04:00 am:

Hi Renee, I had a very successful day today. I spent the entire day at Court, I had a case against a very large Bank here in San Jose and won hands down. Oh boy, that adrenalin is really pumping and I am riding on Cloud 9. :)

By *!#$@&! (Johnmich) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 04:38 am:

Beverly, Yeah,Yeah,Yeah! I love it when somebody sticks it to a bank.
Sur5er, go for a walk, it helps wear off the caffine, and besides, you see the some very interesting things outside at 4 a.m.(besides skunks).

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 08:17 am:

Beverly, Congrats on your win in go, girlfriend :) I know whatcha mean about that wonderful high, after you win a court case. Thanks for posting Ms Katie's Tomato Casserole recipe...I was too lazy yesterday to go rooting through the kitchen cupboard for it ;)
Johnmich, A walk would have been a wonderful why didn't I think of that, eh.

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