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JH (Thumbgardener) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 07:53 am:

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there and good morning.
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By Theresa R Brunk (Trb0013) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 07:56 am:

Happy Fathers Day all you Dad's

By s. dearing (Geebeed) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 07:58 am:

Good Morning! Happy Father's Day to all dads.

By Happy to be in the U.P. (Lahelo) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 08:30 am:

Happy Father's Day to all that it applies to!!

By John W Anderson (Wd8rth) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 08:42 am:

Good Morning, And Happy Father's Day to all the Past Present and Future dads.

By Theresa R Brunk (Trb0013) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 08:45 am:

As I watch all these comments to Dad's I was wondering how many people called their father Dad? I called mine Papa. As he did his Father. Lets not forget all those Grand Pa's out there too :)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 08:53 am:

Good morning! Happy Father's day to my husband, father, brother, sons, and to all the father's out there in pastyland.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 08:56 am:

Good Morning everyone! 64 degrees, nice breeze, blue sky here in Houghton. Remembering our deceased fathers (Chester Wetton & John Ravasz) on this Father"s Day also.

By P.Weed (Pweed) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 09:15 am:

Happy Father's Day Dad!!!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 09:29 am:

Happy Father's Day to the Dad's out there! Theresa asked what we called our Dad's. My Dad was always my Daddy to me, which is what most girls & some guys called their Dad's, where I was raised, even through adulthood.

A thought for this day: Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad (or Daddy). I did a counted cross stitch with this saying on it for my Daddy and gave it to him while he was still alive. I will always love you, Daddy!

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 09:32 am:

Happy Fathers day to the guys here on Pasty, I never was fortunate enough to have a Grandfather alive when I was a kid, and when Mom would be sick Dad would make hamburgers and homemade French Fries. When Precious was unable to make dinner I would make it, kids favorites were grilled cheeese and Mac and cheese. Nephew Tim Creedon was here once and said he did't care for grilled cheese, but he ate it anyway. After dinner he said he didn't realize that grilled cheese sandwiches weren't burnt, seems that his Mom, altho a great cook, was not as good of a grilled cheese make as I am. This has been a source of fun to tease Mary Kay about for many years. Now that everyone knows her dirty little secret, I can go to my grave knowing that I have accomplished my little brotherly duty of embaressing her.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 10:00 am:

Mikie, how unfortunate to never have known the pleasure of a grandpa. My favorite memory of my grandpa D. was all the sing-a-longs we'd have with him. Of course, some of the songs weren't fit for young ears but he didn't care and we thought nothing of it.
My grandpa N. would sit and talk with me about problems with his car for hours. And he gave me his old concertina because I was the only grandchild who showed any interest in it. I still have it. I used to love to watch him play that and listen to him sing some of the old time songs. He had a favorite he'd sing to my grandma. Her name was Irene and he'd sing "Good Night Irene" to her all the time. Great memories on both sides.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 10:54 am:

Deb, I was fortunate enough to have a great Uncle by the name of Charlie Chaput, he was like a grandpa to me. He was my first hero, one time he made me a holster for my cap gun. It had this huge ruby, looked like a reflector off of a bike,that was right in the middle of the leather.He also made me a peace pipe out of a "y" of a tree branch. He had so many great stories and he could bake cookies. He and my Mom and Cousin Georgianna used to play pinochole, men against women, I was five, and he taught me how to cheat so we always beat the women. He lived to be 108 and when he passed on I was broken hearted. My sister now lives next to his old home so when I visit her I always tell my kids and grandkids about him. Best sugar cookies I ever had. Happy Fathers day Uncle Charlie.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 11:29 am:

Hello, Happy Fathers day. I call my Father "Dad", he just calls me "Kid". I was fortunate and had both my grandfathers until I was 20 & 22, and I still have both my Grandmothers who are in excellent health (and have all their marbles!) at 80 & 83. I am taking Grandma Etapa home to the Copper Country when I go in 1-1/2 weeks, she is as excited as I am.

By Gordie Bjorn (Gordo) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 11:42 am:

I'm out here working in the state of Washington,so I can't wish my dad Reuben "Cree" Bjorn back home in Mohawk a happy Father's Day in person, the best role model a son could ask for and a great American. Also my father in law Art Parnell another great man who with failing health out here in Redding,CA make these trying times for family. Missing home.

By Mary Geshel (Maryll) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 07:54 pm:


Remember your grandpa Pete and Grandma Irene so well. Audrey Crouch, and your mom and me would sit on the porch on 9th st. and listen to him play "Goodnight Irene" and we would sing with Audrey's mom and dad. Louise and Clark Crouch. You never forget the good times.

Happy Fathers Day to all the wonderful dad's and grandpa's. And especially to my two sons, Brian and Kevin.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 08:08 pm:


It's good to remember the good times, isn't it? I used to love it when my grandpa would sing, and of course I remember Audrey and her parents. I remember you too. You live right next to Kiilunen's, right? Or at least it used to be Kiilunen's. And then Audrey was right next to you. My dream was always to live in the house next to Audrey, in between her house and Koski's market. Another memory is walking to Koski's with my grandma for a few groceries. Oh to relive the good old days.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 09:12 pm:

None of us kids had a grandma or a grandpa. They were all gone by then.I feel you really miss out
by not having their special kind of love.

Happy Father's Day to all Dad's and Grandpa's! I missed my husband today, and so did the kids and my grandson. The day is rather empty when you have no one here to honor.

Brooke, my oldest sister was in nursing school at St Joes's with an Etapa girl. I can't think of her name. This was in the late 40's. Was she a relative? Fran

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 06:48 am:

Fran, she was probably a cousin of my Grandpas (Raymond). He was an only child but had quite a few cousins. His parents were Edward Etapa and Helmi Sormunen.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Monday, June 18, 2007 - 06:18 pm:

Brooke, I remember her name.It was Doris Etapa. She would be about 80 now if she is alive. Fran

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 11:04 am:

Fran, I'll have to ask my Grandma I will be taking her up north next week. Doris would be 7 years younger than my Grandfather.

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