Sep 07-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: September: Sep 07-08
Former Pasty Girl and her new arrival    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bryan Howard

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 09:36 am:

She may have taken your pasty order on the phone a few years back. Over the last decade you've seen her in action shots from the U.P... four wheeling, Michigan Tech hockey, shopping for a wedding dress, and more. But today's future Shoebox Memory finds Becky Howard resting comfortably with Kira Marie, our new granddaughter. Just in time for Grandparents Day for Edie and me.

Check back this afternoon for a salute to grandparents with a special Grand Parents Day Pasty Cameo featuring some of the scenes from the Pasty Cam Guest Gallery and the 'New Arrivals' page. (Decade-in-review and What'sUP will also appear later today).

Congratulations to the Paternal Grandparents, Gary and Paula Howard, and our congratulations and best wishes for the new parents. Thanks to Bryan for the shot of Becky, and vice versa.

Bryan and Kira

Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 09:50 am:

Awwwwww, what a sweetie!!!!!

By Robert H. Baker (Rhb) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 09:55 am:

Congratulations to Bryan and Becky on your new daughter.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 09:57 am:

Went to the family blog. What fun pictures. Thanks for sharing!

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 10:06 am:

Congratulations, to the parent's and the grand-parents. The wife and I became grand-parents Friday the 5th, Alexander Maximillion Schwartz arrived at 1:45 P.M. - 8 pounds 3 oz.- 22 inches long. My Daughter-in-law and son live in Howenwald,Tn.(you notice I gave my daughter-in-law top billing). That makes 17

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 10:16 am:

And congratulations to you and your wife, Dean. If you have any links to online pictures, feel free to post them or upload one here.

Kira's expression in the first shot reminded me of the expression on Becky's face, when she was on the Pasty Cam in 1998:

Becky and Nancy

kay Moore (Mskatie) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 10:19 am:

Whether it's the first or the 17th, a grandbaby is so special!!! Congratulations to all grandmas and grandpas this week. These little ones are so unique in their own world. God bless them all!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 10:25 am:

Congratulations to the entire family! Grandpa Charlie and Grandma Edie: there could not be a more wonderful Grandparents' Day gift, than the birth of your first grandchild, a wonderful little granddaughter! Congratulations! :-)

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 11:45 am:

Welcome to the Planet Little One!

Love and Light!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 12:26 pm:

What a wonderful family! May our Lord watch over and bless you always. Congratulations to the proud parents and grandparents!

And congrats to the Schwartz clan on Alexander Maximillion - hope to see pictures of him soon. Our Lord's blessings to all of you as well!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 12:36 pm:

...and congratulations to "Kira". Your parents gave you a really cool name.

By Vania MacCarthy (Jadsmama3) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 01:11 pm:

Kira Marie is absolutely adorable!! I know ya'll are thrilled to bits with her. Isn't the Lord great!?!?!
Love to all!

By Dave Hopper (Dhopper) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 01:45 pm:

Becky, Bryan and all the grandparents,
Time for another relative to weigh in with big congratulations on (hmmm, what would she be?...) my new great-niece! Pretty name, pretty girl, happy family. Cool!
Uncle Dave

By eugenia r. thompson (Ert) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 03:49 pm:

Congratulations to the new parents and grandparents alike! As a friend said to me, "Grandparents are just the best thing since animal crackers!" What a joy they are!

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 05:47 pm:

Ah Ha, A westerner born into the Pasty family.
Best wishes from 100 miles north of the blessed event. Enjoy the new light of all your lives!

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 06:13 pm:

Congrats to you all, Kira is so precious!

Happy Grandparents day! I miss mine, may they rest in peace. God bless everyone today and always.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 06:21 pm:

Oh my, she's beautiful! Congratulations again and Happy 1st Grandparents day, Charlie and Edie!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 07:01 pm:

We finally posted that cameo with pictures of Grandparents and Grandchildren, and Mary Drew was among those making a 'cameo' appearance.

The audio was taken from an article that originally appeared in 2001 on Keweenaw Now, Tale of Two Couples.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 07:15 pm:

Wow, Charlie, I'm in tears for a number of reasons: the story of the two couples and Becky's birth and adoption, seeing my Grandsons on the cameo, my Mom holding Alexzander when he was only a day old and oh yeah, seeing myself on there too! :->
Life IS a beautiful choice...Great job.
Happy Grandparents day to all Grandparents out there in Pasty Land!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 07:39 pm:

WOW is right, Charlie! That was such a wonderful story. How great that the young couple did what was right for their baby, and that baby found loving parents in you and Edie. It was wonderful to see my beautiful granddaughter among those babies and to see Mary's mom and Mary with her grandson as well as the picture of her 2 grandsons. It took a long time to come up, but this was well worth the wait. My hat's off to you, and thank you!!

By Robert H. Baker (Rhb) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 07:57 pm:

That was a great cameo Charlie.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 09:49 pm:

Oh, my, what a BEAUTIFUL story Charlie and Edie...Congratulations on a darling little granddaughter who is blessed to be born into your loving family.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 09:55 pm:

Congratulations, Charlie, Edie, Becky and Bryan on the birth of Kira Marie.
Charlie, the cameo was a beautiful story.
The four of you are in for the ride of you life with Kira.
Grandchildren are a great gift from God.

By Christa Parsons (Mythreegirls) on Sunday, September 7, 2008 - 10:47 pm:

Uncle Charlie & Aunt Edie,

I am so glad that I decided to check out to see the pics of Kira Marie! First of all, I cannot believe how much she looks like her mother!!! She is stunning just like Becky! I am sure you are so proud!!! Uncle Charlie, your cameo brought me to tears! Being in the place I am right now, it is another way God is showing me this precious gift He has placed inside of me and what a true miracle life is!!! Thank you for that especially in the midst of this chaotic experience! COngratulations!



By Bill Cook (Wicook) on Monday, September 8, 2008 - 09:23 am:

Congratulations on making such a timely arrival, Kira. It's always nice to see the addition of a new life in a family that I married!

Oh yeah, congratulations to you, too, Becky and Bryan. ;o)

Uncle Bill & Aunt Linda

By katriina hopper (Kmhopper) on Monday, September 8, 2008 - 12:52 pm:

Welcome Kira! We can't wait to meet you! :o)

Congratulations, Becky and Bryan; she's gorgeous! ...and so worth the wait!

(new) uncle Jon and aunt Katriina :)

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Monday, September 8, 2008 - 09:08 pm:

Congratulations! I tried getting the picture of the Baby food.. Pasty flavor but couldnt cut and paste it. If you go to the archives and look up March 23, 2002!! You can see it, Thanks again Toivo from Toivola and Cheesehead John in 2000.

Here it is:

Pasty baby food

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