May 31-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: May: May 31-10
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Photo by Frederic W. Koski

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 07:02 am:

The end of May brings the beginning of summer and as always, our tradition of remembering those that have gone on before us. This month, we hold in memory:

Ernie Harwell
Jim Jukuri
Erma Koory
Roderick MacDonald
Art Saily
Yolande Treidel
Sandra Wheeler

With this being the day we celebrate Memorial Day, let us not forget our fallen veterans, those men and women who gave their all, so that we can enjoy the freedoms we live with every day, in this country. Fly your flag today in honor of these brave vets.

Special thanks to Frederic W. Koski for the beautiful sunset with which we honor those listed here today. Please feel free to add those you wish to remember, too.
Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 07:03 am:

I'd like to add some memories for a few of these individuals who have a connection with Pasty Central. Sandra Lee (Koopika) Wheeler was one of our neighbors in Kearsarge, a long-time Pasty.NET member. She met her husband Art while working as a car-hop at the Hut back when it opened in the 50's. I first met Jim Jukuri at Still Waters, where I was the administrator in the mid-90's, and where Pasty Central was born. Jim was a generous supporter of this project, with the funeral home he owned still being among our family of sponsors. Speaking of Still Waters, one of the dear ladies who had a hand in the kitchen was Erma Koory. Erma was a hard worker and a person of deep faith. She helped craft the pasties that started the fund raising project that has kept this website going after all of these years. These are some folks we will always remember.

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 07:24 am:

Please remember the servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacifice this month.Jeremy L Brown 20,Kurt S Shea 21,Kyle A comfort 27,Christopher Rangel 22,Joshua M Davis 19,Jeffery W Johnson 21,Kenneth B May Jr. 26,Donald J Lamar 2nd.23,Joshua D DesForges 23,Denis D Kisseloff 45,Zarian Wood 29,Nicholas D Paradarodriguez 29,Adam L Perkins 27,John M McHugh 46,Paul R Bartz 43,Thomas P Belkofer 44,Richard J Tieman 28,Joshua A Tomlinson 24,Patrick Xavier Jr. 24,Shane S Barnard 38,Billy G Anderson 20,Phillip P Clark 19,Jason D Fingar 24,Stanley J Sokolowski 3ed. 26,Amilcar H Gonzalez 26,Nathan P Kennedy 24,Salvatore S Corma 24,Anthony O Magee 29,Austin H Gates Benson 19,Ralph Mena 27,Mark W Coleman 40,Brandon A Barrett 27,Eric M Finniginam 26,Wade A Slack 21,Richard R Penny 21,Esaus A Gonzales 30,Edwin Rivera 28,Ronald W Culver Jr.44,Christopher R Barton 22,Jacob C Leicht 24. Killed 5480 ,Wounded 37865.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 07:29 am:

My Mother-in Law, Wilma J. Cogan (Billee), May 19th 2010. The voice of the Detroit Tigers Ernie Harwell, Mat 5th, 2010. Also the man I was named after, Dean Ransom, He was a friend of my Dad's in W.W.II. Who gave his all.

By Janet Boatman (Janetnwohio) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 07:38 am:

Thank you Walter it is always so nice of you to remember the service men and women.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 07:45 am:

Remembering our fallen soldiers, sailors, and airmen this Memorial Day.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 07:50 am:

Also, in memory of Art Linkletter.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 07:54 am:

The average age of the Service Men and Women who have made the ultimate sacifice this month is only 25.1 years. May they Rest in Peace. Once again thank you Walter.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 08:12 am:

Yes..thank you Walter...this is always a phenomenal reminder.

Remembering Frank and Irene Kotecki.

Blessings to all.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 08:15 am:

And quotes from Renaissance Unity Inspirational emails:

"Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life."
~John Muir

"For what is it to die,
But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?"
~Kahlil Gibran

(and another awesome Mr. Koski photo! Thanks)

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 08:17 am:

And a prayer from Ren Unity too:

Sweet Spirit of Life,

Thank You for the children born today and the ongoing progression of life.
May we learn from them and care for them wisely.
May we honor these souls who have come into our world.
Multiply our joy and celebration of each one.
Thank You also for each person who is leaving this planet.
Friends, family, lovers and strangers alike--we are better for having
traveled together for a while.
Comfort us in our grief and sorrow.
Every ending is also a beginning and every beginning an ending.
We are part of the cycle of life.
So it is.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 08:29 am:

Thinking of my folks on this Memorial Day, John & Betty Ravasz. Mom would have turned 87 today. Rest in peace.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 08:35 am:

On this Memorial Day, we remember the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, Coast Guard, and Merchant Marines who died for our freedom, our liberty, and for the country most of the rest of the world would like to live in. We love you, we honor you, we remember you. For as has ever been true, Freedom is NOT free.

May our Lord continue to bless America and protect our military at home and aboard.

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 08:48 am:

Remembering our parents Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto, Aunt Lyle Pooley, Karen Kuusisto, Janet Trasti, our good buddy Nitz Kumpula, " The Chief" Churchill, our niece Bailey Hartmann, our brother in law and friend Wayne Hartmann and our dear sweet little girl Annie Kuusisto. We love and miss you all so much and you are always in our hearts.

By Morning Glory (Lucylu) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 09:10 am:

Thank you to all in the United States military and our allies, and their families, who have sacrificed to keep our America free. THANK YOU. I appreciate my freedom. I will never forget. We are so blessed to live in a country where we have more than enough of everything. Where we can worship God freely. Where our children can grow up and be and do anything they set their mind to. Where we are safe, and free and at peace. Praise God for America and those who gave and are giving to keep us free. I pray for them. I pray God will keep them safe, give their leadership strategic intelligence and wisdom and all the supplies they need. I pray the best technology will be funded and function correctly. I pray God send warring angels to protect them. I pray the spirit of sickness, death, discouragement and confusion be stopped in Jesus name. I pray for a gift of faith, health, safety and victory in each camp. I pray for unity in our military and with our allies. Reveal and remove traitors on all levels. Father God anoint them for war. I declare we win because we are on God's side! Our country was founded by God, for God and with God's blessings. I pray for a refreshing for those who are weary. I pray God send perfect laborers to minister to them that they can be encouraged and strengthened and brought into God's Kingdom. I pray every need of every soldier and their families be supplied. God bless our military in Jesus name. All who agree say Amen. (Which means SO BE IT!) It is done.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 09:19 am:

Ren Unity's Memorial Day:

Dear God,

I ask for peace in the world and in my own heart.
Let Your peace be established for all and let it begin with me.
As I take my stand for peace, I know I am acting from the highest place in me.
All of humanity shares one Creator and so I honor the sacred in all people.
I make my stand for love, honor and peace this day.
So it is!

Monday, May 31, 2010 - MEMORIAL DAY
We Remember, We Honor and We Give Thanks

"Each one of us is called to serve humanity in accordance with our gifts. For some women and men that calling is to defend freedom everywhere by serving in the armed forces. To each of these brave persons we say, thank you. We dedicate this Memorial Day to their valiant efforts and we gratefully acknowledge those who gave the ultimate sacrifice of self."

Karen Boland

By Anita Marsy-Bosley (Anitamb) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 10:30 am:

Memorial Day reminds me of something I read once in a hospice
book about the five stages of life. "The five stages of life are:
matter, life, mind, soul and spirit. We start out as just matter and
by the miracle of God we become life; by living we discover our
mind; our mind leads us to our soul and our soul sets our spirit
free." Today we remember those who's spirits have been set free.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 11:32 am:

That really is a gorgeous shot!

Remembering my father and father-in-law who both would have had birthdays this month. Also remembering my Aunt Dorothy who passed away in May some years ago, and would have been 85 I believe, tomorrow! She was a wonderful aunt. I wish I could be up there this weekend to visit their graves and remember them in my own way. I hope I can be there next year for Memorial weekend.

Also, we'll miss Ernie Harwell, the best Tiger's broadcaster ever. He was so much fun to listen to and had an unmistakable voice. I hope my dad's getting to meet him because his voice was like a fixture in our home growing up.

By Betty Lou Kaiponen (Bettylou) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 01:15 pm:

Remembering my Mom and Dad,and Sister . the Perala's. Miss them very much. Rest in peace.

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 04:22 pm:

I'm remembering my cousin David Cavis who fought & died for his country on February 22,1968 in the Viet Nam War I also know five other young men who lost their lives in that same war. My grandfather Ransom Cundy fought in WWI & my father named after his father fought in Iwa Jima during WWII. Let's all remember all who fought & those that died during a conflict & also the present military who are protecting us in the present day & for the future. May they all rest in peace.

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 31, 2010 - 05:37 pm:

Anita, that's really beautiful...thanks!

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 07:30 am:

Remembering my mother, Hilma Aittama, who passed away on May 9, 1982. Coming back to retire in the U.P. is not the same without her.
Sadly missed by all her family.

By Yooper in MN (Yooper_in_mn) on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 07:32 am:

In memory of my grandfathers, Mala and Tap. Also in memory of Ray Wiig, Lee Sjoholm, Gina Maki, Bob Maki, Beth Forslund, and Brynn Pieschel Cooper

By Mary L. Wolter (Mwolter) on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 09:23 am:

In memory of my Uncle Marv Manninen, from the town of Allouez, who took his own life in April at the age of 66. I guess he just didn't know how many people loved and cared for him. He is greatly missed. I continue to pray for peace for Lois and their sons, Kevin and David, and their families.

By leonard erickson (Angelamaria1117) on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 05:16 pm:

Mae Niemela, our sister and the last of the girls in the Erickson family passed away 31 May were the best and we will never forget you. john(andy) and paul erickson

By Kristine Cooper (Kcooper) on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 08:02 am:

Remembering my DAD, Jack Solmonson from Adrian and Big Traverse MI. He passed away January 28, 2010. You may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten!!!

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