Dec 31-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: December: Dec 31-11
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Photo by Sharon Smith

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:20 am:

Another month has come and gone, along with the year 2011. We take this last day of the year to remember those that have gone on before the rest of us, leaving much too soon. This month we hold these people in our hearts:

James Alain
Sharon Heikkinen
Bob Lanouette
Chris Plowe
Loren Severs
Irma Soumis
Florence "Betty" Vitton
A1C Justin Weirauch
Servicemen and women who gave their all

The first name on the list here today, might seem familiar to our regular Pasty Cam viewers. James Alain had contributed photos to our daily pages, beginning in August, 2009 and as recently as October, 2011, (the second, third and fourth photos), along with adding messages to the discussions throughout that time, too. Our sympathy to his family and friends and to the families and friends of all those that lost loved ones this year.

Special thanks to Sharon Smith, for today's beautiful sunset photo, taken in Copper Harbor.
Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:21 am:

Remembering our parents Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto, Aunt Lyle Pooley, our sister in law and dear friend Phyllis Kuusisto, Karen Kuusisto, Janet Trasti, our good buddy Nitz Kumpula, our nephew “The Chief” Churchill, our sweet niece Rosie Churchill, Our niece Bailey Hartmann, our brother in law and friend Wayne Hartmann our sister and best friend Flo Hartmann and our dear sweet baby girl Annie Kuusisto.
We love and miss you all so much.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:23 am:

This is in Memory of my Grandmother, who died Dec. 18, 1973, my Dad, Dec. 22, 1995, and my K-9 boxer, Duke, Dec. 30, 2000. Until we're together again. Those photos on the last day of each month are especially beautiful.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:29 am:

In loving memory of my aunt and God-mother Virgina (Schwartz) Oshmalokski who passed in 1999. Also all of my loved ones who passed in 2011.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:32 am:

Sincere condolences to the family of James Alain. May God comfort your hearts.
In remembrance of my mom, my dad, my sister and my beloved husband who are with our Lord, rejoicing! May God bless all those who have gone before, and the families who are missing them!
Sharon, beautiful and fitting photo for today, thank you!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:35 am:

Remembering my Dad, who passed away quietly in his bed, on Christmas morning of 2003. I thought to myself, a fitting time for a very spiritual individual.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:38 am:

For all my family and loved ones, both people and pets, I miss each and everyone of you and cherish all the memories living on in my heart. Sadly, there are getting to be so many to list individually.

By Greta Armata (Gretania) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:46 am:

The picture reminds me of a phrase that stuck with me from a poem...don't remember which one or by which poet...."the day goes down in a blaze of glory". And that's how we should live our lives - bright and purposeful, a beacon showing the way to the next life. All of our loved ones have left a little spark of their blaze in our lives so we can continue to burn on. Without having known them we would be less.

By Lee Kerouac (Tablerock) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 11:15 am:

In memory of my son, Tom Kerouac, who was killed in a vehicle accident on 12/7.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 11:19 am:

In memory of my father,Henry Emil Aittama, who passed away on December 28, 1978. The U.P. isn't the same without you!

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 11:22 am:

Please remember the servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice this month. Stacy O Johnson 35,Noah M Korte 29,Kurt W Kern 24,Justin M Whitmire 20,Mikayla A Bragg 21,David Hickman 26,Samuel M Griffith 36,Ronald H Wildrick Jr 30,Christopher L Muniz 24,Jalfred D Valquerano 20,Christopher P.J.Levy 21,Thomas J Mayberry 21,Clark A Corley Jr 35,Ryan D Sharp 28,Vincent J Bell 28.Killed 6337 Wounded 47383.

By Linda Bennett (Roasterchick) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 11:26 am:

Murphy Brown Bennett

By Yahoo in Flatland (Yahooinflatland) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 11:28 am:

In memory of my father, Leonard, who passed away this week, on December 29, 2011.

By Vicky P (Vickyp) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 11:58 am:

In memory of my brother Dave Pranger who would have been 52 today. He passed one day after his 42nd birthday. Still missed. RIP Dave.

By Uncle Chuck (Unclechuck) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 12:01 pm:

Beautiful Sunset

By Paul Roberts (Grizzlyadams) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 12:40 pm:

What an awesome sunset to finish the year with!

By NKR (Nkr) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 12:45 pm:

In loving memory of my father, Norman A. Hartman, born 12-26-10, died 06-29-93.

By George P. Larson (Gplarson1) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 12:58 pm:

Remembering myAunt, Margaret Thielman (nee Brennan) who died
in Reno, NV on December 5th, aged 100. A special "Thank you" to
my cousin, Carole Brennan, who took extremely good care of her
during her final years.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 01:21 pm:

Remembering my dad, Ben Durocher, who passed away 3 years ago on December 9. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him and miss his presence in my life!!

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 01:43 pm:

If I knew for certain that I should die next week, I would still be able to sit at my desk all week and study with perfect equanimity, for I know now that life and death make a meaningful whole.
Etty Hillesum
An Interrupted Life

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 02:44 pm:

'Yahooinflatland', so very sorry for the very recent loss of your father. May you and your family be comforted!

By Liz in Pinckney (Elniski) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 03:15 pm:

Remembering my mother Betty Gazvoda who passed
away on the 12th. She is now with my dad Jack
Gazvoda who passed away this past January. They
are together at their beloved cabin on Sandy Lake

By Brenda Leigh (Brownmoose) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 03:29 pm:

Remembering our wonderful neighbor Walter Mueller, who passed away January of 2011. What a legend in is time. He is sadly missed.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 04:06 pm:

Remembering my dad, John Ravasz who passed away 8 yrs ago Dec 6.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 05:22 pm:

My grandparents, my parents and my two brothers, who died way, way to early in life. I miss you all very much....

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 06:25 pm:

In remembrance of my Father, CMDR. Julius J. (Red) Brunk (Retired) July 24, 1921 - December 31, 1998.
And also to my Brother Michael C. Brunk December 21, 1947 - December 25, 2005.
~~~~“Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, that we may record our emptiness.”~~~~~~
Khalil Gibran

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 08:01 pm:

Walter, thank you for the reminder. It appears that the troop deaths are finally decreasing...thank God.

By Jon Maninga (Yooper1963) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:01 pm:

In loving memory of my mom Dorothy who passed away on Dec 19, 2000. We still miss her after all these years.....

By Norma in Midland (Normainmidland) on Saturday, December 31, 2011 - 09:56 pm:

In loving memory of our dad (Grandpa Norm) and our mom (Betty). I miss them every day.

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