Oct 31-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: October: Oct 31-03
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 06:32 am:

A peaceful scene to view from Brian Thomas while we take time in our busy lives to remember and honor those that have gone on before us. Please also remember the Pilots and Flight Crews from 9/11. They are often forgotten when mentioning the casualties of that terrible day.

Theresa Judnich
Virginia Pietila
Sgt. Paul Johnson
James Carstens

A special note about Virginia Pietila. She was one of the pasty maker/tasters at Pasty Central for many years. She was also my Camp Fire Girl leader, way back when, and I for one will remember her smile and infectious laugh. She touched many.

By Brian Thomas on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 06:44 am:

In memory of Jamie Woods....you were a special lady Jamie...we will all miss your smiling, happy face.

By ywb/yooperwannabe/richmond on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 07:17 am:

Robert Simpson
Susan Simpson
Suzanne Spruytte
Joe Berry
John "Mr. Bud" Vargo

By Deb Canton, MI on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 07:25 am:

In memory of Captain Sam Ciaramitaro, Port Austin, Grindstone MI. Captain/owner of the Great Laker Charter boat. Died suddenly October 4,2003 at the age of 46. We'll miss you Sam, may the fish always bite, and the biggest bucks pose for your sites.

By wms,clinton twp.mi. on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 07:26 am:

Please remember the servecemen and women who died this month in Iraq.Paul J Johnson 29 of Calumet,Jose Casanova 23,James E Powell 26,Kim S Orlando 43,Joseph P Bellavia 28,Sean R Grilly 24,Michael L Williams 46,David R Bernstein 24,John D hart 20,Paul J Bueche 19,Jason M Ward 25,John PJohnson 24,John R Teal 31,Michael S Hancock 29,Artimus D Brassfield 22,Jose L Mora 26,James D Blankenbecler 40,Simon Hunte 23,Analaura Gutierrez 21,Joshua McIntosh 22,Charles M Sims 18,James H Pirtle 27,Spencer T Karol 20,Richard Torres 25, Joseph c Norquist 26,Kerry D Scott 21,Christopher W Swisher 26,Sean A Silva 23, Stephen E Wyatt 19,Donald L Wheeler 22,Douglas J Weismantle 28,Steven Acosta 19,Charles H Buehring 40,Joseph R Guerrera 20,Jonathan I Falaniko 20,Jamie L Huggins 26,Aubrey D Bell 33,Rachel K Bosveld 19,Michael Paul Barrera 26,Isaac Campoy 21, Algernon Adams 36,and Paul W Kimbrough 44,in Afghanistan.

By Sharyn on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 07:38 am:

I'm glad you chose this photo...I've commented on it in Brian's gallery too. An outstanding shot.

Our thought and prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones.

By Dan in Fenton, MI on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 07:50 am:

Jim Carstens was a fun teacher in Michigan Tech's School of Technology. If it's the same guy I'm thinking of, he taught Analytic Geometry with Calculus, Manufacturing Processes, Drafting and some other courses.

By Carole - Mi. on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 08:06 am:

Lets not forget the people that perished in the California wild fires. Such unimaginable devastation that is destroying homes, businesses, forests and wildlife. Count our blessing that we also live in a beautiful state that is rich in many natural resources and pray we never see such destruction.

By Marsha, Genesee and Aura on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 08:18 am:

I thought that was my picture! It looks just like a picture of our swing looking westward across Keweenaw Bay from Aura. Where is this swing, Brian?

By Bob Roysdon Az. on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 08:19 am:

That is such a pretty picture.The U.P. has the best photos.Lets pray that we don't loose any more of our servicemen in Iraq.Bob

By Art J. Georgia on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 08:26 am:

Theresa and Viginia are the best of friends. Virg's laugh will be missed. I know there is on heck of a card game going on in heaven right now.

By Barb & Dave, MI on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 08:27 am:

In memory of Theresa Judnich, a good person, a dear friend, a quiet inspiration to all who knew her for her unfailing friendship and support when needed. We will always cherish the twinkle in her eyes and the little smile that was always there just under the surface, no matter what. She's playing pinochle with the angels now.

By DB-mich. on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 08:55 am:

Joe Pleshe-of the polka dot band---- here's a local ghost story too. A freind picked up hitch hiker about 10 yrsago near Baraga. When they got near the Baraga cemetary, the ghost wanted to get out. It seems this young man looked like his young brother who got killed in an accident, several years before.--I have seen floating white lights in our home for years. it seems the silicates in the wall plaster give off these lights in the summer. but the previous owner wrote a message on the basement wall;" White lights tonite!!"

By Brian Thomas on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 08:55 am:

The picture is looking west across Big Manistique lake outside of Curtis,MI. It is a beautiful spot and we have experienced many beautiful sunsets...of all colors, textures and intensity. I often sit and contemplate what a wonderful place the Lord has provided for us. Remembering loved ones gone ahead...knowing how much they would have loved to be sitting on this swing...the memories are endless.

By Jim Niskanen, Norton , Ohio on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 09:06 am:

In memory of Harold Hapala

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 09:14 am:

In memory of Arvo Seppa.
A good man in the woods.

By Jim W. WI. on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 09:18 am:

I would like to add a good friend and co-worker to your list. Joe Kohli of Elkhorn Wi.passed away on Oct 19. He will be missed by his family an friends.

By CC MI on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 09:31 am:

In memory of Ruth Kestie.
She has now joined her husband Stan who was called home last Feb. No matter what life threw at her, I never saw her falter in her faith.

By Yooper in the sun on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 09:32 am:

Did anyone notice the thin sheet of ice on the Portage in the bridge cam shot? Brrrrrr

By Barb B, MI on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 09:57 am:

Bless you Bob R and WMS- Let's ask God to watch over the kids there and comfort the families left after the loss of the others.

Great picture reminds me of all the summers we were "drug" up to Keewenanu Bay by my Ma, Gertrude Honkala- Brooks. It was so boring as a kid. Was I dreaming!!!? Now there is no better place on earth.

You left us at 93 on October 15, 2001, Ma. Still miss you. Know you are in a better place

By sharon, TC. MI. on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 10:07 am:

From Brian's wife, Sharon: Wish we were sitting on that swing holding hands and forgetting about all our cares in this world. You're becoming an awesome photographer and soon you'll catch up with the Joneses! :) Love you!

By Kate, Lansing MI on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 10:12 am:

In memory of my grandparents Kathleen & Paul Clemons. Grandma went home 14 years ago today, and Grandpa joined her a year ago the 13th. Greatly missed.

By JoAnne Stefanac, Port Orchard, WA on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 10:30 am:

Ruth Kestie was married to my cousin, Stan, and I worked with Virginia Pietila at the Bon Ton many moons ago. I was sad to see this month found both of them passing on. My thoughts and prayers go out to their loved ones in the U.P. I can't see and hug right now...

By Connie, Ft. Belvoir VA on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 12:02 pm:

Also remember Mr. Ahnen, Calumet teacher. He was a great teacher.

By Jiggs in California on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 12:10 pm:

Thanks for mentioning the California fire victims, Carole. I was almost one of them (I live in Crestline, near Lake Arrowhead). We're still not allowed back up the hill but all indications are that our house was spared. About 3,000 other families in the state were not so lucky, including six here at the university where I work (Cal State San Bernardino). And of course the 20 (or maybe more) who died. My grandmother grew up in Calumet; my mother in Crystal Falls, which is why I love visiting this site (and we've enjoyed an order of pasties too).

By Scott, MI on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 01:35 pm:

Dan in Fenton: I had James Carstens as well at MTU. (In the late 80's) He was a great enthusiastic instructor. I'm sure he will be missed at MTU.

By JFK- Katy, TX on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 02:10 pm:

In Memory of Nancy Kangas of South Range who passed away on 10/9/03. Anyone who knew her will remember that smile.

By Candy, CA on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 02:20 pm:

I second the mention of Bob Ahnen, former
Calumet High School business teacher. He
set many feet on the path toward successful
business careers, worked tirelessly for the
CHS sports teams and was just an all around
great guy. I am sure he will be sorely missed
by nephew Don Sawaski of Houghton, who
followed in his uncle's footsteps as a teacher.

Now, off the topic, congratulations to Charlie
and Pasty.com for their award as Business of
the Year from the Keweenaw Industrial
Council at last night's Keweenaw Chamber
annual dinner. Very well deserved!

By Earl on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 04:08 pm:

In memory of Violet Versailles, who will be missed deeply by family and many friends. She passed away on 10-16-03

By Greta, Milwaukee on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 04:24 pm:

In memory of James Ollila of Ontonagon - a great teacher and all round caring guy. He will be sorely missed.

By Joe Harvey , Michigan on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 05:01 pm:

To whomever mentioned SSGT Paul J Johnson (PJ), THANK YOU! I knew him for 24 years. He was my best friend. He was given a soldiers honors this past sunday. There is a second service on 08 Nov 03. Please pray for our soldiers and their families.

"Greater love hath no man than this. That a man would lay down his life for his friend." John 15:13

By walter p tampa on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 05:03 pm:

real nice picture

By Wayne, Candler, NC on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 06:12 pm:

Let us not forget the faimlies and loved ones of those who have fallen for our country. Wayne, Candler, NC

By LFG, WI on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 07:17 pm:

Richard Hill, Trout Creek
Passed on Saturday, October 25, 2003.
May the Chickadees forever eat from your hand.

By Pauline, MI on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 08:26 pm:

In memory of Louise Petermann - Oct. 27, 1996.

By Betty, Houston on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 09:40 pm:

June Revitte, October 14, 2003.

By Kim, Michigan on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 10:31 pm:

Does anyone remember the Coral Pasty Shop in Hancock? (present day Gemignani's) It was owned by my grandparents...Cora and Al in the 30's or 40's. My mom, Marilynn Coltman Hall would love to reminisce.

By Ron Kentala on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 12:12 am:

Please add a long lost, but not forgotten friend, Steve Polkinghorne, who passed away in 1970. Too young, too soon.

By Ken from da UP on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 12:48 am:

A very pretty picture, Brian. But lonesome, too, like the 'missing man' formation.

By Ken from da UP on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 12:55 am:

Just me again, the lake pix are not only splendiferous but beautimous as well! :>)

By Yooper mom on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 03:02 am:

Duplicated message removed. See October 30.

By Larry L., Fredonia WI on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 07:20 am:

In Memory of John Paul "Jack" Musich.

Born in Calumet 12/31/1949

KIA 10/30/1970
South Vietnam

My Mother's Baby Brother, he died 10 1/2 months before I was born.

He was a Medic in the U.S. Army.
He died helping others.

By Scott,Indiana on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 10:15 am:

In memory of Bob Dobberstine of Lansing passed away in April he will be missed by all who ever had the chance to meet one of the nicest men ever.
To the big Bob Dobber may the fish always be biting your line.

By Trish in WA on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 11:49 am:

In memory of my grandma, Elin Erickson of Skanee
who passed away in October, 1953. She left before I
was born, but the stories of her kindness and warmth

By Connie - Colorado on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 01:39 pm:

Wow! I haven't heard the name Don Sawaski in a while! I hope he is doing well, all things considered! Many great memories of Houghton High School include him because he was known then as "Coach". I still recall the banner, "The man with the toupee' will go all the way." Hard to believe with all the enthusiasm those Gremlins never won the Copper Bowl. It was fun. I'm also remembering trick-or-treating in Houghton and we would walk all the way out to West Houghton (from right by the school) to go to the Superior Service Garage where an entire bag of goodies was always being handed out. Wonder if Julie Stevens Beck or her sister carry out that same tradition! We'd go to the Chiropractor after that and turn around to go back home. Not knowing then what a Chiropractor was, I thought he was a "cheer up actor" which is a very noble thing! God Bless 'em all!

By Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 01:39 pm:

Karen M. Gaffney-Trevethan, RN., Age 60
Died Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Born January 20, 1943

Thank you for sharing your life with us.

By Julie Stevens Beck on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 03:21 pm:

Thank you Karen Gaffney for all that you did for the folks on 3rd floor. Fought the noble fight with life and fervor.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 03:38 pm:

I remember playing football with Don Sawaski at Wakefield high school. We were the number one team in the U.P. and won the Barber trophy. I hope you are reading this, Don. It sounds like you had a very successful, rewarding career at Houghton. Congratulations!

By Bondo Michigan on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 06:34 pm:

Donald L Wheeler Jr who died in service to his country. A true American Hero

By Steve Racine Wi on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 07:06 pm:

To Joe Harvey,
I really am so sorry you lost your very good friend, i know the feeling, but then i don't know yours.Only you know.Again i'm sorry. God bless all who help us!!

By Fran,Ga on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 10:28 pm:

Remembering Karen(Turk)Gaffney-Trevethan. She came from a family of good people. I graduated with her bro Larry. My sympathy to her sister Nancy and other family members.

By greg on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 11:27 pm:

In memory of my father Bill Givens who passed away October 23. We all miss him dearly...

By Angie AZ on Sunday, November 2, 2003 - 04:06 am:

In memory of my dear uncle Delbert, who died two years ago today...he is sadly, sadly missed by all of his family... :(

By michigan on Sunday, November 2, 2003 - 11:45 am:

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By Lucy, TX on Monday, November 3, 2003 - 08:40 am:

I meant to add this on Friday and never looked at the computer all weekend. I'd like to add my mother Gladys Walman of Laurium, who passed away in October six years ago. Sure do miss her!

By Lisa, Ypsilanti, MI on Tuesday, December 23, 2003 - 08:13 pm:

Sorry I didn't find this til now. Virg was my mom's cousin. She and her siblings were all great people. I always looked forward to the 4th of July in my grandpa's kitchen on G Street with Virg, Alice, Fritz, Ed, my uncle Clem, Aunt Jay, and many others. Or some years it was at Alice's house near the museum. All are gone now, and I miss them all very much.

By Richard Kappler/CA on Friday, January 16, 2004 - 02:22 pm:

In memory of my father, Ronald Kappler, a quiet unassuming man who made everyone crack a smile. "Squint Eye" passed away 7/2/02 with little fanfare. He fought the good fight, but lost to coronary heart disease. Stop smoking now! He didn't until it was too late!

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