May 28-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: May: May 28-06
Sacred Heart School Junior Prom    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Kathy Jennings

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 07:41 am:

The year was 1933. The Great Depression dominated world economy and news headlines. Hitler had just been named chancellor of Germany. Somehow, in spite of the downturn in mining and the brewing storm of world events, life rolled along in the Copper Country, in the merry month of May.

I've studied this picture from the Shoebox of Kathy Jennings and found a few smiles around the room. But for the most part they're somber expressions as these Junior Prom attendees at Sacred Heart School give their undivided attention to the man with the camera. I imagine most of these folks are in their 80's today.

In the course of preparing this picture, I found a fascinating page from the Center for the Study of History and Memory at Indiana University. For our visitors with roots in the Copper County, you will find some familiar names among those interviewed in the spring of 1971. Reference is made to reel-to-reel tapes of those interviews - hours of oral history which are housed at Indiana U... I wonder how the public might be able to listen in on those conversations?

In a few days we will reach a milestone here at Pasty Central. Back in May of 1996 I woke up one sunny morning to the sound of birds singing, and looked out our bedroom window over Lake Superior, when suddenly a thought came out of nowhere... I wonder if anyone has ever tried to register the name ? The worldwide web was less than 2 years old at the time. Nowadays more domain names are registered in a week than existed to that point. To make a long story short, we hung out our cyber shingle on May 31, 1996, with the first page of a site which would later be dubbed by one of our visitors as "Pasty Central".

Thanks for stopping by. Have a good week :o)

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 07:48 am:

it is a wonderful morning here in Genesee. Hope all is where up there!Mr. Marsha

By Charles Pomazal (Cpomazal) on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 08:02 am:

Like at the Last Supper, "Everybody that wants to get into the picture, get on this side of the table." I am assuming that the vacant place-settings in the foreground belong to the 5 standees on the right.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 05:29 pm:

The kids just look a little bleery eyed and in awe of such a soiree for them, but take a look at those adults. Those are the ones we all feared would last to the 60s before retiring. What I would do for that row behind the students today. Kids have no clue as to the priviledges they were given by those juniors that went to war within eight years.God Bless them all.

By Interested visitor (Tangobravo) on Sunday, May 28, 2006 - 06:57 pm:

Charles P.,

Sharp eyes!

By Jiggs Gallagher (Jiggs100) on Monday, May 29, 2006 - 01:49 am:

My mother, Eunice Rowe (maiden name) (turning 90 this fall) graduated from Crystal Falls High School in May, 1933. She was salutatorian of her class. She was only 16 at the time, and had no money to continue, so she took a year of extension courses that were offered at the high school by (what is now) a community college in Ontonagon, I think. Then the next fall she got a scholarship to NMU in Marquette. Times were tough back then

By Edward R. Gariepy (Erg) on Tuesday, May 30, 2006 - 12:55 pm:

This photo was taken by Reilly's Modern Studio in Calumet. Notice the name embossed on the lower left corner of the photo. Bob and Margaret Reilly lived on Lake Linden Ave, across from Sacred Heart, for many years. Their studio was on Fifth Street in Calumet.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:12 pm:

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