Mar 01-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: March: Mar 01-09
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Photo from Rowdy's Grampa

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 08:15 am:

Last month there was a link posted to the Michigan Archives with an old movie testing a machine like the one above. Neil Harri found this Shoebox Memory in the album of Rowdy's late Grampa. Looks like the same model. Maybe someone can identify the location? For today's Pasty Cameo here's the link, in case you missed it.

On this cold and snowy morning in the Copper Country, we begin our 12th year of a daily Glimpse of Life from the U.P. Many thanks to all who have contributed pictures and comments over the years.

On a related note, one of my heroes - who produced a daily feature for many more years than we have - passed away yesterday. Paul Harvey loved a good pasty, and was well acquainted with the U.P. His daily news and comments have been an integral part of American culture for many decades. Whenever he just mentioned the word 'pasty', there would invariably be new orders from people discovering '' as a result. We will miss Paul Harvey and his cheery 'Good Day!'

Paul Harvey
Have a good week :o)
michael j. adams (Adzie40) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 09:30 am:

could that be 6th street in calumet with the old fire house in the distance?

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 09:34 am:

I enjoyed listening to Paul Harvey's news segment and his "The Rest of the Story," and he would always come up with information nobody else would report. He will be missed. BTW, does anyone remember when Paul was talking about a Wall Street Journal story about a lady who wanted a nightgown made for her pet poodle? The tailor said if she measured the dog they could make one, but the lady didn't want to do that because she wanted it to be a surprise. Paul then cut to page 2, and just cracked up laughing from the just reported story. Anyway, he's now resting well with the Holy Trinity.

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 09:38 am:

And I begin my 61st year today! Decided this birthday required brand new skis for me. No more buying demos. No more swap skis. Rocked them out to the Moody Blues yesterday and am going back this morning. One of my junior racers (8) said, "Race Lady skis good for being old..."

By Margy Davis (Michmargy) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 10:16 am:

Happy Birthday Liz!

And I loved Paul Harvey -- his voice brings back many fond memories of when I first went up to the U.P. with my Aunt and Uncle. We would always listen to Paul Harvey's commentaries as we motored around the U.P.

God Bless You Paul Harvey -- R.I.P.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 10:43 am:

While we're at it with the birthdays, my Father-in-law becomes an octogenarian today! For those of you who don't read Joe Kirkish's Word of the Day (on our Day in History), that mean's Edie's dad turns 80 today.

Edie says her dad was a 'blue baby', born in the kitchen at their home, and he had to be warmed in a pot on the stove. So she always tells him that he's half-baked.
Personally, I think he's well done.

By D. Clark (Dcclark) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 11:02 am:

The radio news just mentioned that Paul Harvey brought in 10% of ABC radio's advertising. He had an amazing personality. It's unfortunate that more of the younger generations (such as myself) don't know more about him.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 11:17 am:

Happy Birthday everybody, and especially my wonderful friend, Liz!!!!

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 11:58 am:

Charlie and Edie, Gosh I am in esteemed company!
Hope his health is great!

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 12:51 pm:

Happy Birthday, Pasty Cam. I love coming to this site everyday to teach and show me things about the UP. Thanks Charlie, Mary and the rest of the crew for all you do to bring this to us.

I was saddened to hear of Paul Harvey's death. I loved listening to him on the radio.

Cold here in Northern IN today. The lake effect snow is staying to the west of us, at least. We do have bright sun from time to time.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 01:42 pm:

I believe Paul Harvey had a segment once on his radio broadcast about Ernie Poisson in Hubbell fixing up and giving away bicycles to local children.

By Mike (Upboundeh) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 02:45 pm:

Happy 11 Pasty Cam!! Thanks to all who make it happen.

Sad to hear about Paul Harvey, he'll be missed.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 09:18 pm:

Happy Birthday

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 09:27 pm:

Happy Birthday!

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 09:35 pm:

I remember listening to Paul Harvey when I was a kid working at Antilla's junkyard in Hubbell. 'Course, before that I remember Gabriel Heater on the radio when we lived in Paavola. :o) Paul is with his Angel now. Hei, Eddyfitz, I also remember Ernie Poisson, too. Wasn't he the one with Model A painted with aluminum paint?

By Sandy G (Artessss) on Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 11:21 pm:

The link above has a lot of information about Paul Harvey. If you Google or Yahoo his name many, many sites come up. He certainly was an outstanding American Idol! I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead! Keep Warm!

By walter torola (Centtinal) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 12:24 pm:

In 1985-56 I worked in Wyoming on the exxon oil field refinery with about 24 others from this area. We were sitting on the bus, waiting to go back to the job site from the cafeteria and listening to Paul Harvey. Paul had usually told of a bumper sticker seen somewhere in the states. At the end of his broadcast on this particular day he said "seen on the back of a car in Upper Michigan, say yah to the U.P., eh!" We we got all fired up and of course the others didn't understand. A touch of home.

By Morning Glory (Lucylu) on Monday, March 2, 2009 - 08:38 pm:

Happy Birthday pastycam and LIz! I remember listening to Paul
Harvey at my Grandma Mountjoy's home in Dollar Bay. Everytime
I heard him after that it reminded me of the U.P. (no one listened
to radios at my house because the t.v. took over). I hear that
Paul Harvey used to get up at 3:30 a.m. to find interesting
stories for his show and his wife was the mastermind behind his
success. Paul Harvey was an icon of better more innocent days.

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 - 10:46 am:

My favorite Paul Harvey story was about a police station that was vandalized. Someone broke in late at night and broke windows, overturned desks, and smashed the toilets. Paul reported that the police were investigating, "but as of yet they have nothing to go on."

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