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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 01:11 am:

Today's Early Bird will require some detective work. In what denominations are "pasty dough" available?

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 02:07 am:

6.00 gift notes?
Everybody ready for Christmas?

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 03:42 am:

$37, $47, $77

By RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 04:14 am:

No bird yet? I think the key may be the word 'denominations', and I don't see any Lutheran, Methodist, or Catholic 'pasty dough' designations.

But I do see 4, 6 and 12 pasty notes available for immediate download when you check out, for $37, $47 and $77 respectively. Does that cover all the bases?
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Astute observations, Mr. Watson. Pasty Dough is printed by the Pastyland Treasury in 4, 6, and 12 Pasty denominations, regardless of what the price might become in 2009.


RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 04:58 am:

The new gold standard?

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 06:41 am:

Great job RD!

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 06:50 am:

Hey Charlie - on the "Decade in Review" for 2000. Isn't that the Eagle Harbor Lighthouse?

Thanks for noticing, jbuck. First mistake we made all year. Fixed now.

By Snowman (Snowman) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 07:41 am:

Happy Birthday Cindy Russel!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 08:08 am:

Happy 29th Cindy! :)

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 09:43 am:

Is there anyplace in the Keweenaw that keeps daily and cumulative up-to-date stats on snowfall? I've checked J.Dee, the Gazette, etc. Used to be that we had stats on last year's and this years. I miss that!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 09:49 am:

JAD, you might browse through George Hite's archives on EagleHarborWeb.net. I seem to recall seeing historical info there.

By FJL (Langoman) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 10:10 am:

FRNash: Exellent post on the "Globel Warming" thread about carbon emissions. It's on the "Politics and Religion" page. A must read for all. How many billions of dollars will be directed towards something that does not need a fix????????

By Bob Jewell, Farmington Hills (Rjewell) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 10:15 am:

Did you look at Historical Weather on J. Dee for daily snowfall and A.L.Cam for season cum?

By Ozzie W. (10330) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 10:23 am:

Go on Keweenaw Convention and Visitor Center and to trail and snowfall.

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 11:00 am:

Charlie and Bob-thank you. I'm looking for current, daily & cumulative snowfall data. I had checked the John Dee site but missed the A.L.Cam spot. The latest info there is for the 10th with a note about more coming, but that info is better than nothing. I wish Houghton/Hancock could mount a "snow-mometer" showing the daily and cumulative snowfall. We brag about it and it is a major topic of conversation, but there is no visible daily tally for visitors as well as the Locals.

By Tom (Tom) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 12:18 pm:

I second FJL's advice to read the thread on Global warming. Much good information.

By Louis C. CARL (Louis_c) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 01:26 pm:

This site has about everything that you might want to know snow – you can customize for your application/location
This one is more fun

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 02:41 pm:

Hello Everyone! Thank you, Charlie & Louis, for the links! I especially like the one from NOAA@ That is a really cool interactive weather map toy! After the holidays, I will have to spend some more time, looking around NOAA's site, for other interactive maps, etc. I love how you can select the size of the area that you want to enlarge, to concentrate on, etc! :-)

Happy Birthday, Cindy! I hear that the southern part of the lower peninsula is supposed to get more snow tonight than we are, which should give you a taste of home. :-) My oldest son was complaining about the lack of snow where he lives, down near Detroit, so he is enjoying ours here, while he is home for Christmas break, & now Detroit will be getting some, too. That's ok, we're supposed to get even more Thursday night, so a white Christmas should not be in doubt, at least here in mid-Michigan. If it is going to be frigid and snowy in the winter here, then we at least need a white Christmas!!! That's required, LOL!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 03:33 pm:

Thank you for the birthday wishes. Yes, the forecast this morning for Lansing was a winter weather advisory beginning at 2:00 this afternoon. Nothing is happening yet. They have predicted 3-5" of snow. I hope they are wrong. I've had enough white Christmases to last a lifetime. I think I'd like to spend Christmas on Christmas Island.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 04:35 pm:

Being computer challenged that I am, I gave up reading those lines of Politics & Religion. It starts in Dec. '07 and takes forever to get a recent date. Besides the enteries are so biased one way or the other that reason seems to fly out the window. So I've given up on them. I am interested in global warming tho just not a bunch of extreme ideas. Besides I tend to become a rather crotchy old woman more these days. No one wants my opinion.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 04:57 pm:

That's alright Kay…everybody has a complaint or an opinion about something these days. It's getting out of hand. In the words of Jeremiah Johnson, "There's nothin wrong with quiet."

By elm (Grampy) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 05:07 pm:

AMEN, Alex

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 05:24 pm:

Happy Birthday.... <------ (My best Frosty the Snowman voice.) to you Cindy. I hope you have a great day, as I did yesterday!! ;)

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 06:05 pm:

Happy Birthday to ya' Cindy.

By Marian Latimer (Colliemom) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 09:34 pm:

First time posting, long time reader, LOL. I have had to leave my home in the thumb of the state to stay with a friend in NC. Long story, suffice it to say, the furnace and I have had a not so amical divorce and I became a snowbird for the first time in my life. While I may miss the snow a little (my dog is not speaking to me) I am not going to be unhappy when it gets to 70 degrees this weekend. Anyway, much of my history degree focused on Michigan History but I got a lot of my lesser known facts from this site and was telling her about a tragic story of a little girl up there that fell in a mine shaft or something similar and her mom had her ashes interred on the same spot. I may not have this just right but does someone know the details? Seems like I read it here but can't find it.
I spent a lot of time up on Sawyer AFB when my sister and her husband were up there for 7 years and used to get up there more but have not been too far north in a good half dozen years.

By Kniton2 (Kniton2) on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 10:27 pm:


Use the Pastycam "Search the Archives" feature and search for Ruth Ann Miller. All of the previous Pastycam email links will appear with the information you are looking for!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 01:05 am:

JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq):
"… daily and cumulative up-to-date stats on snowfall? … I've checked J.Dee, etc."

Did you miss John Dee's Historical Weather page?
Scroll down beyond the current data for the following historical data:
2006-2007Allouez Township (Keweenaw County)
2000-2005Lake Linden (Houghton County)
1950-2000Houghton County Airport
1957-2005Delaware (Keweenaw County)

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 02:35 am:

Marian Latimer (Colliemom):

Here are some PastyCam links to items regarding Ruth Ann Miller.

By Marian Latimer (Colliemom) on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 12:06 pm:

Thanks for the info everyone. My sister was so paranoid about her kids up there when they were little and living on the AFB. This is truly a tragic story and there is something so lonely about the graves there. Breaks my heart. I guess there is danger everywhere but this is something that would have been so awful and now I guess I have a better idea of why my sister and brother-in-law didn't let the kids run out of our sight in the woods, etc.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Thursday, December 18, 2008 - 06:15 am:

Happy Belated Birthday, Cindy. Sorry but I haven't checked pasty out in a while. Really have been too busy. I hope you have a great day.

Well, the Copper Country really did show its true colors while we've been here. Couldn't even get out on Monday to get our things done. The insurance guy was supposed to come down to go over things with my mom but he wouldn't leave his house either. So we lost a whole day which put us behind in leaving. Yesterday we decided not to drive in this crap. So we're off today, Thursday. I can't say it's been an enjoyable trip. It'll never be the same UP here, but we got to spend a lot of time with my mom. Talk to ya all when I get back.

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