May 16-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: May: May 16-11
Happy 100th to Art Wickstrom    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Joy Ziemnick

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 07:53 am:

Thanks for all who are sending photos of their Dad for our Father's Day Pasty Cameo coming up next month. One such portrait arrived just in time for the subject's 100th Birthday. Joy Ziemnick emailed it along with this note:

Our father, Art Wickstrom, was born 5/16/1911, one of 13 children, co-owner/butcher of Wickstrom's Meats and Groceries on Pine St., Calumet. The store closed around 1967. Dad was probably in his 20's when this photo was taken - delivering meats and groceries to customers.

He is still very active (though legally blind) and often is seen walking around the Laurium Senior Housing block. Sharp mind and full of stories that we never tire listening to.

Celebrating 100 years today with his family.
Congratulations to Art for reaching the century mark, and thanks to Joy for sharing the joyous occasion. Remember to get out your old photos and scanner to include your Dad in our tribute coming on Father's Day next month.
Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 08:03 am:

WOW!! Happy Birthday!! Didn't we just have a 100 year old celebration?? AWESOME!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 08:04 am:

There is definitely a connection to long lives and the U.P.!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 08:26 am:

Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Wickstrom. That is awesome to live to the century mark; that's something that not many people are lucky enough to do. I hope you have a great day and many more great days to come!

By Donna (Donna) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 08:42 am:

Wow...HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY Mr. Wickstrom!

And here's to many, many more....Blessings!

By Robert - CO (Halork) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 09:22 am:

Congratulations and Happy Birthday, Mr. Wickstrom!

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 09:49 am:

Happy Birthday Sir!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 10:06 am:

Wow...another centenarian. Congratulations and Happy B-Day!

By Jim Mihelich (Saunch) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 10:44 am:

Happy birthday Art, and a pinch to grow a inch. I remember when you would deliver groceries to my grand parents in North Tamarack, boy that was a while ago. We had the slaughter house on 5th street and we also sold you meat for your market, and you always tried to make me talk Croation to you. Jim

By Ozzie W. (10330) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:20 am:

Harry 100th birthday to Art Wickstrom

By Ozzie W. (10330) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:24 am:

Correction.Happy, not harry.

By Greta Jones (Urbanescapees) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 11:53 am:

Happy 100th Birthday Art!! Joy, you were in my class in Washington School. Not sure which grade it was, maybe 4th? (Greta Antilla then.)
Congratulations to your father!

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 12:23 pm:

Happy 100th Birthday, Mr. Wickstrom! Did you get to spend all of your 100 years in the Copper Country? That would be a double blessing.

By Priscilla Ann Martinmaki (Pandm) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 12:41 pm:

Happy, Happy 100th year, Art, and many more, "till He come!"

I still miss going to Wickstrom's Market for Mom, to order "2 chicks quartered," and "omburjay" (hamburger in our French! (Wouldn't Mrs. Steck get a kick out of that one!)

Have a wonderful celebration!

Priscilla M and Maddy-Meow

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 02:17 pm:

Congratulations on reaching this grand milestone, Mr. Wickstrom!!

I can't even imagine what the world will look like when/if I were to reach 100; it almost frightens me to ponder.....

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 03:27 pm:

Another 100th Birthday person! Fantastic!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 04:51 pm:

Hey Jim. You mentioned a slaughter house on 5th street, do you remember a restaurant at the end of 5th street called Abransons? It was right before Pine street. I think it was called Skufkas at one time.

By C Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 05:42 pm:

Happy Day Mr. Wickstrom! Congratulations on the 100 year milestone. I'm sure the livin' right in God's Country has been a factor in your longevity. Many blessings to you and your family.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Monday, May 16, 2011 - 10:47 pm:

We sure had a great time with you and Aunt/Unc Aittama, you guys rock, I hope you live forever!

Nephew C

By Jim Mihelich (Saunch) on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 07:38 am:

Hey Mickell Mouse, Skufkas's was a good place to eat, I remember the burgers being wrapped in a knapkin, I miss eating there.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 08:13 am:

TO JIM MIHELICH. Thank You for responding to my question but, you do not remember a resturant after Skufkas's, called Abramsons?

I remember as a kid and as an adult, my mom always wrapping her sandwiches in a napkin, especially a hamburger and when she ate a hot dog. I also remember my grandmother always putting 'oleo' on all sandwiches.

By JZiemnick (Sisugirl1) on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 09:04 am:

A big thank-you to everyone who gave a birthday greeting to our Dad, whether on this forum or in person or in a card. The blessings have been overflowing. Dad is a kind, contented, loving father and we sure have been blessed to see him live fully and well for these great many years.
Thank you again.
Gail, Judy, Mary, Fay, Phyllis, Joy

By Jim Mihelich (Saunch) on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 07:45 am:

mickell mouse, I don't recall the resturant but the name kind of rings a bell. It must of been on the corner across from the old CO-OP store. By the way whats your name?

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 10:31 am:

TO JIM; The restaurant, Abramsons, was across the street, 5th street, from Erkillas garage. My mom told me her parents bought the restaurant from Skufskas'

My grandparents, my moms parents, owned the restaurant when my mom was growing up. Her name was Jean Abramson and she gratuated fron Calumet High in 1951. My grandmothers maiden is Pakkola.

As for me, My name is Michele, that is Michelle with one 'L', not Micheal as some kept calling me.

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