Dec 25-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: December: Dec 25-12
Wintry sunrise    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Robert Koepel
O Christmas Tree    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Steve Haagen

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 05:06 am:

Today's photos are more of our "Toast to 2012", as they keep rolling in.

The first one is from Robert Koepel and was taken on US41, as they were leaving the Keweenaw on the way back to the Chicago area, where his family now lives. What a beautiful way to end a visit "home" and begin the journey back to where they reside.

The second photo is Steve Haagen's Christmas tree. Now the actual tree is trimmed and lit up in Eagle River, WI, but it comes from the Keweenaw! While they were here visiting a few weeks back, they cut this tree from their property and transported it back to Wisconsin. It's certainly a wonderful reminder of the U.P., I'd say!

Wherever you're celebrating this holy day, we wish you Buon Natale, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noel, Fröhliche Weihnachten, Hyvaa joulua and....


Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 06:35 am:

Wishing Everyone in Pastyland A Merry and Joyous Christmas Day!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 06:48 am:

Merry Christmas, you all!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 06:49 am:

Merry Christmas.;O) to all....

By john mich (Johnofmi) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 07:37 am:

Merry Christmas to all! (is there an echo in here?)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 07:44 am:

Merry Christmas. God bless us, everyone.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 08:01 am:

MERRY CHRISTMAS,to all of the Pasty-Cam FAMILY.

By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 08:47 am:

A Blessed Christmas to all....

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 08:49 am:

Merry Christmas to all in Pastyland.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 08:49 am:

Peace and God bless to all the Pasty friends. I hope everyone has a good day whether alone or with family and friends. Joy Noel!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 08:53 am:

Merry Christmas to Mary, Charlie, and all of you who are too numerous to name. May you all be blessed!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 09:12 am:

Merry Christmas to everyone out there in PastyLand today! Still not an easy time in this house, but things are getting better slowly.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 09:31 am:

I totally understand Capt, sharing your feelings too. :(

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 09:36 am:

Sorry, I meant to thank Robert and Steve for the beautiful photos.
Capt., sending a big, warm hug to you and Dr. Nat to comfort you in your sadness. Our hearts reach out to you today!

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 10:35 am:

Merry Christmas from the heart of the florida Keys !

By Mike Schneider (Upmike) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 10:38 am:

Merry Christmas! Hope you have a blessed and joyous day!

By Dunerat (Dunerat) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 10:51 am:

Merry Christmas, everyone. Here's wishing you all warmth and peace with the ones you love.

By Ozzie W. (10330) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 11:58 am:

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Snow flurries falling and every thing white.

By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 03:31 pm:

I Wish for You...

"Comfort on difficult days, Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Gentle hugs when spirits sag,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Faith so that you can believe,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
And love to complete your life.
And if you can't have all that...
Then I wish you enough chocolate
To make it through the tough times...."
- Author Unknown

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 03:46 pm:

We've had a number of comments and emails about the photo of Phoenix Church on the Pasty Cam home page Christmas Day, including the following from KCHS President Virginia Jamison:

Phoenix Church
The picture of the Phoenix Church that Charlie posted on the home page is the result of a huge labor of love by many KCHS volunteers starting with Jack and Louise Marta spending two days sorting and preparing the lights. Ann Gasperich arranged for Mike Sprenger and his son, Geremy, to install new wires after she and Tim and Jack Marta and Jeff Kalcich dug the trenches. Dan Barton, Doug Shubert, Tom Hall and Sheriff Ron Lahti put up the lights. Tom and Ron have spent many hours since then making sure that they light up, that the fuses on the cords get fixed and the timers are adjusted properly. Thanks to all of them for the love they put into wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.

And thanks to Charlie for posting it for all to see.


Thank you, Ginny, and I would like to add our gratitude to Elizabeth Anderson, who captured this beautiful sight, and Larry Malloy who shared it on
Steve Haagen (Radsrh) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 03:49 pm:

Merry Christmas to all.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 04:52 pm:


Merry Christmas one and all out there in pasty land! This is like a 2nd home to many of us. Merry Christmas to all who make this site possible!

By MarilynnB (Marilynnb) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 06:43 pm:

Merry Christmas, everyone! Thank you for the beautiful
morning pic of Hwy 41. Makes me feel like I'm there.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 10:31 pm:

Hauskaa Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta!!
translation from the Finn: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! to the Pasty Central crew and the pasty cammers around the world. Hei, cousin

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 04:33 am:

Love that photo of the Phoenix church! Merry Christmas!

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