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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 07:31 am:

The sports building at camp Gitche Gummee was being built eight years ago, and I had the opportunity to snap some shots. For many years my wife and I (and later our kids) spent part of our summers at the camp, where she managed the housekeeping and I put on the program director's hat during youth weeks. A lot of stories we could tell about the activities in this sports pavilion, and throughout the rest of the camp here in Eagle River.

For us, our involvement at Gitche Gummee was a constant contact with the U.P. since 1965. In 1978 we first wrote down the desire and committment to move to Eagle River, and in 1988 it finally happened. Ten years later we were starting the Pasty Cam, and today we look back on 8+ years of these daily visits. Time DOES fly when you're having fun.

more tomorrow


Margo (Margo) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 07:34 am:

Good Morning from Adrian.
First Post

By Former Fulton Resident (Dashamo) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 07:34 am:

Good morning!!!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 07:36 am:

Good, beautiful, sunny morning! You're all too quick for me! In the time it took me to blowdry my hair the picture for the day came up!

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 07:36 am:

Oh, I missed it. I got up long enough to get a cup of coffee and boom, Margo beat me to it. Oh well, maybe someday I will get the early bird. Congrats Margo!

Have a great day out in Pastyland, everyone!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 07:36 am:

Mornin', is that her "mornin' constitutional?"

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 07:38 am:

Hej på day!


By Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 07:43 am:

Wow...the competition was tight this morning!!!

Great Morning to All!

The sun is a bit brighter this morning. I'm an assistant soccer coach for the Oscoda High School Lady Owls and last night we won our first match of the season! 1-15! GO OWLS!

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 08:19 am:

My dad will be passing away very soon. I'm thankful to pastycam, my pastycam friends and today's beautiful sunshine for helping me get through this! A couple nights ago, as my dad was hallucinating and calling for his mom, he said, "Thank you, Lord. Thank you, Lord." That's a moment I'll always remember. Have a beautiful day everyone! Good morning to my bro-in-law, Garth!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 08:27 am:

Marsha, Will be thinking about you.

The weather is gorgeous here this week in MN. Temps in the high 70's and low 80's. Close to 90 by the end of the week. Yippee! Of course, I'll be going to Michigan on Friday and am sure I'll see an immediate drop of about 10 degrees. Happens every year. What we don't put up with to be in God's country, eh:)

Have a great day everyone.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 08:31 am:

Marsha, I'm so sorry to hear the news of your father. My dad passed on in '88, still seems like yesterday though. May he continue to live on with you in your heart and memories.

By MHodges (Churchlady) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 08:35 am:

Quickly glancing at the picture I thought Steve was my brother! Does he have any hair under that hat?

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 08:39 am:

What just passed under the bridge? I can see the wake.

By Ms. Katie (Mskatie) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 09:30 am:

Marsh, these are the hours that you are given to send your father on, surronded with love and affection. Treasure them and God be with you. Your friends thru pastycam are supporting you in your needs....And Cotton, you are a good friend. How wonderful that your friend is still present in others. I just renewed my organ donor, as here in Illinois the system has been changed so that the donor's wishes overrule those of anyone else's wishes. I want to remind other Il. donors to change their donor wants.Contact Secretary of State Jessie White's office for info.Have a happy day everyone.

By Chuck K (Chuckclarkston) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 09:57 am:

BJmilford, are you anywhere near where the FBI is digging? I see the locals are making fun of the digs. There is a sign in the Oakland Press this morning....THE FBI DIGS MILFORD, DO YOU? If anyone is wondering, the FBI is looking for HOFFA again on a horse farm in Milford.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 10:40 am:

Good morning everyone :) It's promising to be a beautiful day today...hopefully the weather will remain warm and my maple tree will realize it's spring and not fall, before all its leaves turn orange.

Marsha, My thoughts and prayers are with you, during this difficult time. ((((((HUGS)))))))

Ms.Katie, Glad to hear that Illinois has changed it's organ donor system, for the better. For years in Michigan, we had those stickers for organ donorations that you signed and put on the back of your driver's license...but either your signature or the entire sticker itself would wear off the license, after a time. So glad Michigan is doing it through a computer system now. And yep, I still retain my Michigan driver's license :)

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 11:35 am:

marsha. I am so sorry. we are thinking of you today. my own father passed away 16 years ago tomorrow.

By Kate, CA (Kate) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 11:40 am:

Seeing the pasty cam photo outside of a restaurant made me think about how distasteful smoking is inside restaurants. I recalled the experience of having breakfast last autumn in a Copper Harbor restaurant with the wafting air of smoke nearby. I wish Michigan would change their policy about allowing cigarette smoking inside public places. For a non-smoker, it's highly offensive and almost as risky as puttin' that cigarette in your own mouth. Ugh! Our poor nonsmoking children and grandchildren!! Are there tobacco lobbyists in high places politically? Michigan's policy seems completely unenlightened. Absolutely everyone knows how highly dangerous cigarette smoking is, and if they don't then they're in denial or living under a rock.I know the weather interferes, forcing folks inside, and that providing smoking sections is costly for restaurants, but really, how much business do places lose because of their smoking policies? Sorry to get on the soap box, but I thought of it when you mentioned Illinois changing the policy of "donorship" for transplantation. Got me thinking about stuff. I don't live in Michigan anymore, I'd love to, but I do have concern every time I visit and go to a restaurant, I'm surrounded by cigarette smoke, even if in a non smoking section. Does anyone know if there is legislation pending or have changes already been made? See what the What's UP inspires? Ha! Hope you're all having a wonderful day, smokers and nonsmokers alike! Not bashing smokers really, just wish you could kick the habit and stop killing yourselves in such high numbers and subjecting innocent others to harm. No sense in donating tar filled lungs and hardened arteries for transplant. I hope you guys still like me! ;-)

By Cotton (Cotton) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 12:12 pm:

Marsha, I feel so sorry for you. I certainly will be thinking of you & your father. It's aso hard to see a loved one suffer. He'll soon in a loving place where there is no suffering & he'll be at peace. I'll keep you in my prayers. And this pasty site with all of its (your) friends will bring comfort to you. I've found comfort by posting my feelings & then people letting me know I'm not alone, they care. You will find that to. God Bless Both of You.

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 01:19 pm:

While in Esky this past weekend, I went to a history conference
on Saturday. Heard and met with very knowledgeable and nice
Copper Country folks. The moderator was Eric Nordberg,
archivist at Mich. Tech. The main speaker was his wife, Jane
Nordberg. She spoke about some very interesting women in
Copper Country history. Everyone knows about Big Annie, of
course, but she also spoke about Cora Bell Reynolds Anderson. I
had never heard of her. Ms Nordberg says one of the state
office buildings in Lansing is named for her so you can see how
important she was.
Besides the Nordbergs, I met Josie Olson of Ontanagon and
Rockland. Man, did she and her husband ever work up an
interest in getting back to those places!
The history in the Copper Country is (almost) as rich and as
interesting as its scenary - almost.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 01:40 pm:

Kate, CA (Kate):
FYI: Here's a Daily Mining Gazette Editorial, Published Wednesday, May 10, 2006:
"Smoking survey should send message"

Yes it is an editorial (i.e. "opinion") but it is mainly reporting the results of a recent study on smoke and smoking in a dozen local restaurants and bars. (For whatever that may be worth - I'm not taking sides in this debate.)

By Betty Paull Colborn,AZ (Betty) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 01:58 pm:

Congrats Tim to the Oscoda girls. Maybe now they will be 'on a roll'.....
Have a blessed day everyone!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 03:48 pm:

Kate, I agree, smoking should be banned. My father in law would get upset when we wouldn't let him smoke in the house. When we went to his house mil would make him smoke outside since the grandkids shouldn't be around smoke. Every once in a while I smell smoke and think of poor old Walt on the back deck in the snow smoking. He has been dead for several years but can still smell the smoke in their house even though mil has tried to get rid of the smoke smell.

By Pennie (Trolldiva) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 03:53 pm:

((((((((((((Marsha))))))))))))) thoughts are with you. My dad passed 13 years ago this May 13th. It's hard to see a loved one suffer.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 04:41 pm:

thoughts are with you, Marsha

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 04:44 pm:

Kate: couldn't agree with you more. To answer your question, there is no legislation pending in MI re smoking. Currently it is banned in "public" buildings meaning government facilities, schools, hospitals. But very unfortunately not in restaurants or bars.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 04:48 pm:

Just wanted to let you all know that one of our Pasty Cammist Photographers just won a State award for a photograph she submitted in the 2006 Michigan Week Youth Photo Contest. Ashley Byykkonen, age 13, a student at the Lake Linden-Hubbell Schools, entered a photo of the Joseph Bosch Building (now known as Lindell's), in Lake Linden. She first won the Regional contest and now is a State winner too! Ashley was in Lansing this past weekend, to accept her award and has a number of pictures from the big day and her trip in this slideshow. You can see her photo, along with the other State Winners on the www.michigan.gov website. Her photo is the fifth one down, not including the photo at the top of the page. Her Mom sent me this shot of Ashley with her State winning photo on display!

Photo by Judy Byykkonen
Congratulations, Ashley! Way to go!!

Ozzie W. (10330) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 05:24 pm:

Deb,did you get the post about my Grandfather Delore?

By Margo (Margo) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 05:55 pm:

Marsha, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I lost my Mother 3 1/2 years ago at age 91 and my Dad 7 months later, four days after he celebrated his 99th birthday. Their love and memories will sustain us in our sorrow. God Bless.........

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 06:17 pm:

Congratulations Ashley! Atta girl! I enjoy your photos a bunch! (especially the animal ones!)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 06:25 pm:

Ozzie, Do you know that I never even know that my grandma had a brother called Delore? That is ridiculous! I know about Homer and Harry and George and Olive, and that is it. Don't know about anybody else. My dad told me this morning that it was Delore and that yes, we're related. I just think it's odd that I go my whole life not knowing these things. Oh well, I know now. My mom said she's happy I'm learning so much stuff. But you'd think I'd already know who my relatives were. Sheese!!!!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 08:16 pm:

Congrats Ashley :) I really enjoyed looking through your album...hope you pursue photography, as you most definately have a talent.

By MHodges (Churchlady) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 08:29 pm:

Good job Ashley! Way to shine in Lansing from little Lake Linden! I am proud to know you.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 09:02 pm:

Marsha, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. My pasty friends were such a comfort after my husband's fatal accident last yr. Just know that we are here for you. Hugs,Fran

In Ga., smoking is not allowed in restaurants. When the law first went into effect they noticed a difference for a short time but then business went back to normal.

Keep up the good work Ashley! you have a talent.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 09:14 pm:

Marsha, I add my thoughts and prayers to those of your other pastycam friends. It will be 16 years ago this coming Saturday, May 27, that my Dad passed away. Yet it seems like yesterday. He is in a better place. His oldest sister joined him last Sunday. Your Dad will be with you in your heart forever.
Cotton, so glad your friend lives on in those she helped with her organ donation.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 09:23 pm:

In MPLS. smoking is banned in public places. I believe they did it in St. Paul too because they were getting a lot of flack about it. I know there were some businesses that had to shut their doors, but I think things have picked up now. I love the law. I wish they'd pass it across the state. I do not like cigarette smoke.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 07:52 am:


Your father's words are an inspiration to us all.
How fortunate that you were there to hear
them. I will be praying for you and your dad
along with all of your Pasty Cam buddies.

By BJmilford (Bjmilford) on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 11:12 am:

Chuck K.........we're at the opposite end of Milford. Haven't seen any digging around the neighborhod "yet". :-)

By Frederic W. Koski (Fred) on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 07:54 pm:

Congratulations Ashley!

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