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Dean Woodbeck (Dwoodbeck) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 06:50 am:

Eight years ago, the Pasty Cam featured a day at the beach and some very happy youth.

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By Aaron Rice (Woodchuck) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 06:53 am:

morning all.

By Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 07:00 am:


By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 07:05 am:


By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 07:11 am:

Happy Birthday Deb :) Hope you have a wonderful birthday :)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 07:31 am:

Morning! Thanks Sur5er! Appreciate it!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 08:01 am:

Dean - It was not a day at the beach eight years ago, but instead a bunch of kids at Gitche Gumee actually sliding on the grass after a really heavy rain. They would take a running leap and splash and slide out of control. I had the original Sony Mavica Pasty Cam along, and when I saw this unusual scene, I snapped a shot where they had all slid into a pile.

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The smiling girl third from the right is Amy Irish, who proceeded to become the first regular Pasty Cam photo contributor. Amy gave us a lot of nice shots during the first summer of this daily feature.
Amy and Melody

Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 08:05 am:

Morning Everyone!

Glad to be back in Michigan from Ohio...

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 08:28 am:

Charlie.....Looks like so much good-old-time fun!!!......do they have a camp for senior citizens??....don't know about sliding into piles....would not want to fracture a bone.....just saw on the weather channel that there is a record crop of blueberries in the state of Maine....not so in Michigan I guess.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 08:46 am:

Yes, Mary Lou, the "Senior Saints" retreats at Gitche Gumee are held in September and October. For more information email camp director Mel Jones at campgg@pasty.com

p.s. Though I've never seen any of the Senior Saints sliding in puddles on the grass, they sure do have a lot of fun.

By lz (Llamamama) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 08:54 am:

Don't count Michigan out yet Mary Lou. While Maine is wrapping up picking, Michigan is just shifting into high gear. We took 31 lugs off in less then 3 hours last night. Maybe not a record year, but a good year.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 09:10 am:

Deb, Are strawberry daiquiris included in this birthday celebration?
Llamamama, Where do you find the time...between caring for you llama babies and the blueberries. Wonder how a blueberry daiquiri would work, eh ;)

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 09:33 am:

Happy B'day, Deb!

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 09:53 am:

lz.I understood that Michigan was not going to have a good crop...maybe it was just the wildberries in the UP.......something about drought and hot weather.....are you in the UP?..anyhow, glad to hear you are having a good year after all.......love those blueberries and consider them a real health-food...

By lz (Llamamama) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 10:10 am:

Sur5er, we have made more then a few blueberry margaritas so I canít see why daiquiris would not work! A little seedy, but good! Time? I just use my vacation and the llamababies donít so mind just that we donít miss feeding them!

Maybe in honor of Debís birthday we can toss back a few blueberry beverages!

ML -We are in SW MI (blueberry capital of the world) and raise High bush blueberries commercially.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 10:34 am:

Llamamama, Sounds like a plan to me :) Question: why is that we women have 'working vacations'...and when men have vacations, all they do is play?
Case in point: While on my UP vacation, I was fielding calls from a federal agency...and had to find time to talk with a Michigan state agency about this case. Got home from da UP...and had a pile of paperwork waiting in the mail for me.
Now when hubby goes on vacation, he goes on vacation...seems a bit unfair to me, if you ask me.

Marylou, Llamamama lives in the wine country of Michigan by Lake Michigan...known for its fertile land. Most people associate Michigan with its cherries from Traverse City...but the southwestern area of Michigan along Lake Michigan shores produces every type of fruit imaginable...or that you can produce wine from...hiccup ;)

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 10:36 am:

H.B.! Deb! Don't let them Flamingos eat your cake!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 10:37 am:

Happy Birthday Deb

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 11:00 am:

Dots (...) in sentences: Habit from taking statements and transcribing. People very seldom talk in complete sentences, and when quoting and transcribing, you cannot edit the wording of the sentence, with 'and'; 'thus'; 'therefore' etc, to connect the two incomplete sentences. Therefore three dots (...) signify the tieing together of these statements, to make a sentence/ tie the thought together, so it can be more easily read/understood.
Four dots (or more) signify the end of the sentence, but not the end of the thought...or in transcribing, it can indicate that the speaker was cut off in the middle of speaking. Therefore, the next word following the four dots, would begin a new sentence.

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 11:25 am:

...How about the Keweenaw wild blueberry crop? I know there is usually great picking outside of Gay.....by Hermit's Cove.....they make the very best pies in the whole world....Guess I may have to go "cold turkey" this year though.

By Paul Oesterle (Paulwebbtroll) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 11:41 am:

Frozen blueberries with vanilla flavored milk poured over them! Yummy! Back in the late 50's, early 60's, we used to go to the Borculo area (west of GR) and get 1000/1200 lbs of blueberries and bring them home where the neighbors and extended family would pick up their orders. Never had a blueberry drink though!!

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 12:26 pm:

Hurray for SW MI--Blueberries, strawberries, apples and wine! Been There (17yrs) Done all of that!

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 12:29 pm:

Happy Birthday Deb! Have a great day:) I am missing my huge crop of blueberries this year. I think they just dried up and fell off. This has been the absolutely worst summmer since I have bee down here. Just no let up in the heat and humidity at all. Have any of you ever tried drying blueberries?

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 12:30 pm:

..How about Blueberry Fruit Soup?...it is a Finnish dish common in Finnish homes during blueberry season. It is to "die for".....made similar to filling but thinner..water, sugar and a thickner ( corn starch)....served warm with half-half.......My "treasure" of a mother-law, Sylvia Hulkonen Curtin....made it for me when I was kid....what a treat!!...she is now 96 and I think she still makes it.

By Sunrise Side MI (Ilovelucy2) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 01:00 pm:

Hi Sur5er.
Thanks for the info about the dots. I use them alot. Its so great to be able to learn so much here. Everyone have a great rest of the week. "Happy Birthday" Deb and welcome back Tim.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 01:29 pm:

Sur5er, Thanks for the education on the dots here I thought that Dots were candy that I got at the Little Gem theater while watching Martin and Lewis. I also loved the licorice babies that I got from Madam DeLanges store in Hubbell. I also loved going to Bilgens store in Hubbell for ice cream, when Hank made them they were huge, but when Mrs. made them they were smaller. Mom and Mrs Bilgen were buds loved going to their house and seeing Hanks rolltop desk, never saw anything like it before but now have one in the office. Youth shouldn't be wasted on the young.

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 01:38 pm:

When I was in a 30K x-c ski race in Sun Valley ID in the 80's, I was in the "Blueberry Soup"
catagory... we were not a threat to the "real racers."

By Cindy Barga (Hoosiergirl) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 01:45 pm:

We arrived home late Saturday after a week in Copper Harbor. What a wonderful, most relaxing vacation we had. We picked blueberries on Point Isabelle. We were headed to Gay, and we just stopped there to admire the view. I just happened to look down, and we were standing in a patch of blueberries. I found a sack in the car and started picking. They made the best blueberry pancakes on Sunday.

By Cotton (Cotton) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 01:45 pm:

Happy birthday Deb!!!! Had some of Ron's raspberry jam today today. It was yummy to my tummy!!!! His is coming up(birhtday) pretty soon isn't it? Have a great birthday.

By Julwisc (Julwisc) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 02:09 pm:

"Dots" are better known as elipses or eliptical marks.

By Betty Paull Colborn,AZ (Betty) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 06:11 pm:

Glad you are back Tim. Hope you had a good time.
Always good to go away, but always good to be back home.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 06:34 pm:

Happy Birthday, Deb:) We aren't getting older just wiser. Fran

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 10:01 pm:

We were at Point Isabelle heading going towards Gay last week. There were SO many blueberries it wasn't funny. Don't know who said the MI blueberries weren't there this year but there's a huge crop of them between Little Betsy and Point Isabelle. You could pick buckets and buckets of them. Thank you everybody for the wonderful birthday wishes. I really appreciate it and am just happy to be having another one. You never know when it will be your last. UGGH! What an awful thought. Sheesh!!!!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 11:47 pm:

Just heard that Lindells is closing for a while any one know if it is true.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - 12:49 am:

Hmmm, there's no word about closing on their web site: Lindell Chocolate Shoppe

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - 07:15 am:

Say it isn't true.....not Lindells..!!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - 07:43 pm:

I do not know the particulars of why, but yes, there is a sign in the window at Lindell's that says, "See you in May".

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 - 07:52 pm:

My gosh, we were just in there on Thursday night and nothing was posted then and nothing seemed strange. Oh well, that's too bad. But I don't care as I'm only there in the summer anyway. J/K I sure hope they don't close down. Too many memories there.

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