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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:30 am:

Back in '98 we were just hitting our stride shipping delicious U.P. style pasties to all 50 states. Actually, when the Detroit Free Press article about Pasty Central came out that year, we had shipped to all states except one: North Dakota - and we mentioned this in the interview. It wasn't long before we received dozens of orders from North Dakota.

Eric at Toni's in Laurium gave us some pointers in the early days, how to ship pasties by UPS. There is a whole story behind how the packaging, the carriers, and the USDA approval came about. You can hear a little of it (with Real Audio) on the 2000 Summit page.

Also of significance in this picture, the Lutheran Church down the block became a major relay point for serving our wireless broadband up the Keweenaw, in about 2002. You can join their Sunday morning service on the web, as well as hearing archived messages from Pastor Rodney Johnson.

And another side note... that gray '92 Park Avenue parked under the trees - it was donated to Still Waters by the late Rudy Bylkas and his family, and was used for many years to shuttle dozens of residents and thousands of pasties, as we dropped them off for delivery. Just recently the "Rudymobile", as we called it, was retired from service at Still Waters, and sold locally for parts. But I'm sure I've seen it rambling around town recently, perhaps with a new engine?

Don't forget the big Benefit Concert at Calumet Theatre this Saturday at 7pm - music, entertainment, and fun, as we pitch in to help support the areas largest home for the elderly. If you know of someone who would enjoy living at Still Waters (60 years or older, ambulatory), let them know their are rooms available, and no one is ever turned away for lack of finances (thanks to the generous support of folks in the Copper Country).

more tomorrow

Pearl and Rudy

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:11 am:

Good morning everybody! It's off to work again. GRRRRR!!!! Have a great Monday.
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By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:16 am:

I have to ask. Is Toni's Country Kitchen still operational? I'm spoiled by homemade pasties, but those weren't bad. And the peanut butter cookies you'd get from there were outstanding. I guess I could ask my folks. When in a hurry, we'd stop there and get pasties and cookies before heading out to McLean Park for the day.

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:37 am:


By Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:39 am:

The perfect picnic in Yopperland! I know many have that memory Deb! Toni's pasties were the best!

Morning all!!

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:45 am:

Morning All.
--(usedtobeayooper)-- Toni's is still cranking out all the goodies you can imagine. Besides the Ambassador, this is a must stop when returning to the CC for a visit. Even if it is just for carry out Pasties and Pastries. Love em. With all the great little establishments from Chassel to Copper Harbor you could spend a month in the UP and not eat at the same place twice. Make that a 31 day month when the HUT reopens later this year. Enjoy the day everyone.

ps Hope all you MOMS had a great day yesterday

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:47 am:

Mornin', will put it on the list of must see.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 07:59 am:

Good morning all,

After a very busy weekend splitting time between moving into our new house and celebrating 5 wonderful years with Dr. Nat yesterday, I am back on this morning. I actually have to go to work to rest; what's up with that!!!

As we were unpacking I ran across a recipe for pasties and it made me think just how many of those things I've stuffed in myself over the years. I think this week, once we get the kitchen arranged, we are going to make us some pasties for dinner. Even in Texas, there's nothing like a homemade pasty and your favorite adult beverage while watching "the good old hockey game"!! ;-)

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 08:44 am:

Edie and I had breakfast at Toni's a couple of weeks ago, in our ongoing research for re-opening the Hut next month. That morning we made an executive decision: we will not be serving breakfast at the Hut this summer. There are so many alternatives for breakfast in Calumet-Laurium that we will concentrate on doing what the Hut has done best over the years - lunch and dinner with the original menu items.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:20 am:

Morning! Back to the weekly grind. Sounds like the rain system that's been here for almost a week is going to fizzle out slowly. Funny, lately I find myself humming the 1970 C.C.R. hit "Who'll Stop The Rain" quite often.

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 09:54 am:

Oh no, how will we get the Hut hash browns with rutabaga? Those were so unique.

By Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 10:04 am:

Hash Browns can be served with more then just breakfast...

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 10:22 am:

Tis true, you can make an entire dinner out of hashbrowns or mashed potatoes.....

By Downstatedon (Downstatedon) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 06:22 pm:

Mary; What about the wild blueberry pancakes???

By Inwis (Inwis) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 10:08 pm:

What about the thimbleberry torte??

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, May 15, 2006 - 10:21 pm:

Thimbleberry torte for sure!

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