Apr 20-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: April: Apr 20-03
Petroleum business, early 1900's    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from R.C. Wetton
Albert and Ted    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos from R.C. Wetton

By Robert C Wetton, Dollar Bay, MI on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 09:20 am:

The top picture is a version of the tanker delivery truck in those days. They had to carry the product to the homes in 5 gallon containers. The bottom shot is a photo from back in 1921. Note the solid rubber tires!! The young lad, Theodore Wetton just passed away this year at the age of 95. The driver, Albert Auger, had returned from WWI three years prior. The photo was taken in front of the Wetton home in Ripley.

By dm on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 10:05 am:

Happy Easter to everyone from a yooper in Gurnee, Illinois

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia, and on the lookout for Toivo on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 11:39 am:

Either it's VERY VERY foggy today, or someone has stolen the bridge! I sincerely hope it is foggy!

By Earl Cruden on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 12:58 pm:

Hello Yupper in Gurnee, Ill. Happy Easter! (Your new couzins! Earl & Judy

By kls az on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 01:04 pm:

Happy Easter and God bless! Wish I were there.

By steve ristola,minnesota on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 01:57 pm:

Happy easter everybody.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 02:02 pm:

Hey! The bridge is back! :)

By Penny, GA on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 03:59 pm:

Happy Easter from a yooper in Georgia!

By Joy Fl. on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 04:55 pm:

Happy Easter Penny From a Yopper in fl.Hope the weather up ther warms up I am ready to leave

By Gary, CO on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 05:19 pm:

I love the three digit phone number on the side of the truck in the top photo. Simpler times. Did those solid rubber tires cause a bumpy ride?

By Grandma's Pasties, MN on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 06:56 pm:

Happy Easter to all. Great shoebox memory.
*** Sandy and Chuck ***

By dm on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 07:24 pm:

Happy Easter to my Cousins in Lupton and to everyone that is fortunate enough to enjoy this wonderful site.......... Don & Em

By DAN BELO LAKE LINDEN on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 07:47 pm:


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By Fran,Ga. on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 07:58 pm:

Bob,Ripley looked different then.Your Uncle Ted live a long life did't he? What was his wife's name-just can't recall it. My dad wore bib overalls for a long time He used to get them from Campioni's store on Santori's corner in Hancock.`That was fine unless he came home with some for ME! I hated them things but he also brought cookies so that made up for the overalls.Campioni's store was a really neat place.I loved going there.Mr Campioni was a nice man-----Maybe cause he always gave me cookies? HaHa!! Happy Easter Everyone!

By Fran,Ga on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 08:43 pm:

Alex,looks like Toivo is coming down I-24 to Chattanooga and maybe take in Rock City, Ruby Falls and the Aquarium. I-24 heads to 75 close to me and then he'd be headed your way. It is a pretty good time of the yr to visit this area. I'll keep my eyes open!!

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia, wearing the Toivo sighting glasses on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 09:37 pm:

Yes... But will he meet with us!!!! That is the question! I wish we could contact him, because if he's going to be there, we COULD actually get together! (Wonder if he has a 50 state supply of Pasties with him). He's PROBABLY going to come even closer, since he will certainly want to come INTO Georgia. Toivo... If you see this, we wanna meet you! It's too good an opportunity!

By RCW $ Bay on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 09:40 pm:

Boy Dan thats great being able to make those out with aids, may I should go for that operation also. Yes Fran, he sure did however my Dad is pushing 98 this summer, and still is as sharp as a tack. Teds wife was Wilma, as Ted would always say she passed away the night Neil Armstrong walked on the moon!!

By Ken from da UP on Sunday, April 20, 2003 - 10:51 pm:

Is that a MACK truck in the lower pic? Looks like the one at the UP Steam and Gas Association museum on the UP State Fairgrounds. The rear wheels are chain driven.

By Easter Bunny in da U.P. on Monday, April 21, 2003 - 12:14 am:

Happy Easter

By Mutt and Jeff on Monday, April 21, 2003 - 09:51 am:

They say a "change" is as good as a "rest"--Guess it will be a change when we leave Florida this year.Its in the 80 here and looks like 38" today in Calumet. We have enjoyed all your super pictures and comments all winter and always look forward to coming "home" in the Spring.-A hug for 98 year old Chet.We will give him a call when we get back early May.We love this site--A couple of Snow-birds.!!

By Alicia Koski-Marshall, Calumet on Monday, April 21, 2003 - 08:07 pm:

Here is an old Finnish Easter greeting card sent to Houghton Michigan 55 years ago.


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