October-December 2003

Past-E-Mail: PastyMail 2003: October-December 2003
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By Bill, yacolt WA on Tuesday, December 16, 2003 - 06:49 pm:

I am not a member of any church, i was raised methodist but as a US Marine i live my life with the most integrity, honor, and dignity that i can. I raise my son as i was with old traditions,ie respect your elders , do onto others as you would like done onto you and so on.... We have only lived in this apostolic region for a short period of time. My wife and i were very open to meet new people upon arriving but what we have met with has disturbed me to no end. I have the biggest problem with my son and the way he is treated in 1st grade. To have children that young that are that mean to other kids, and will say to one another that they are going to hell because they have a tv, or your mom wares earrings is rediculous, it must take alot of brain washing (and i thought marines were bad) to make a young child that way. My son by far is the kindest and most caring child in his class, and the little girls are the worst. He has been punched kicked, and called names. Now dont get me wrong this does not happen everyday and has gotten better with time, but for a god loving family this shouldn't be accepted in any capacity. I am strong so the lack of neighbor friendships doesn't bother me as much as my wife, but the people out here are not friendly, the men will talk to me one day and the next day when there wives are around they act like they don't know me. Please don't say well thats just a small portion of them, no its everyone for like two city blocks all act the same way. Me and my family have done nothing to offend them and have even studied there religion as to maybe mold to them just to gain friends but to no avail. I am leaving for Japan and am glad my son will not have to be raised around this cultish behavior.
"I don't do my job for the freedom of people like that"

By Rosie on Monday, December 15, 2003 - 01:30 pm:

I love the U.P. and I visited again in July 2002. My mother (Eleanore) had resided in Houghton and Ontonagon Counties (she was born in Atlantic Mine). I am the genealogist for my immediate family and I live in lower Mich.

Hope your winter season isn't too brutal!

(ancestry surnames: Kaiponen, Moilanen)

By Planohog, Plano Tx. on Thursday, December 11, 2003 - 04:12 pm:

PastyNet! My replacement shipment arrived today to replace the lost pasties of last week! It's only 3pm, but I need my pasty fix, so "LET'S EAT!!

By kathyjo/ michigan on Wednesday, December 10, 2003 - 10:55 pm:

just found this site and found allot of great pictures, and many caring people.

By Ben Halonen, MI on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 09:30 am:

Hi All:
I purchased Silver Bear Manufacturing in Laurium, MI (which makes Yooper Snow Scoops) this summer and I was looking for testimony's to put on our web site. Any Yooper scoop users out there?

Ben Halonen

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Wednesday, November 26, 2003 - 06:31 am:

While our Silver Bear snow scoops come in handy clearing the sidewalks and entrances at Pasty Central (Still Waters), one of the best uses we have found is clearing the roof. Over the years on the Pasty Cam we have frequently seen the Silver Bear Scoop in action. Look closely in these shots from the archives to see if you can spot the Silver Bear:

January 1999
Snow Crew
January 2001
Roof Sledder
January 1999
Copper Harbor
January 2000
Also over the years, Silver Bear Manufacturing has been a very supportive sponsor of Pasty Central, and occasionally has featured snow scoops on our contest. If you live in a part of the country where you need a heavy duty way to move some snow, order one today from Silver Bear.
Frank Picotte, Calif. on Sunday, November 16, 2003 - 02:40 am:

Hi Charlie and the people at Stillwaters. Received the pasties thursday, already had one, Delicious. The people at Stillwaters do an excellent job, Thank You.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 02:50 pm:

Trish, Junee, Australia,

Try these two links:
Keweenaw National Historical Park


National Park Service/Keweenaw

Check out the different links on those sites.

By Trish, Junee, Australia on Saturday, November 15, 2003 - 01:26 pm:

Is there somewhere online that I can find out more about the history of Calumet and surrounding areas? Thanks in advance for any help.

By Lyn on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 - 08:22 am:

Steve, My heart breaks for you. Your girlfriend's parents are treating you exactly the same way the religious leaders treated Jesus. They accused him of breaking the Sabbath, even of being the devil himself. For these people to treat you this way surely shows that they themselves do not have God's love in their hearts. Read 1 John, especially chapters 2:7-11 and 3:1, 11-18.

I am not an Apostolic Lutheran, but I am a member of another denomination often hatefully criticized for some of its beliefs, so I have some idea of how you feel. Just keep focusing on Jesus, treat others the way he did through the help of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and know that I am praying for you.

By Anni, MN on Monday, November 3, 2003 - 10:31 am:

Steve, pray to God and He will lead You to the truth. God knows His own, and if You are truly searching to find the truth, He will indeed lead You to it, so He has promised.


A.P. Minneapolis.

By steve, south africa on Friday, October 31, 2003 - 02:41 pm:

hi my name is steve,im 21 and belong to the botanic gardens congregation in durban south africa.I was born into the old apostolic church and have been a believer in the truth my whole life. Untill just a day ago,my faith was as strong as anything i can think of,but i was confronted by my girlfriends parents,who insisted that my religion is not of god,dont get me wrong,i know the ways of the church and i believe in the church unconditionally,but those people have left burning questions in my mind and i need to find answers!! these people feel so strongly towards me that i`ve been band from seeing my girlfriend!! i want to know why they are so scared and why the hostility? we are good people and believe in the ways of good and everything that is positive,after that is god,i cant understand why people throw stones,can anyone help me? please email me ,i`d really love to speak to a true old apostolic!

By kriss schrandt on Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - 02:30 pm:

I would like to do some family research for my girlfriend Kristi Seppala. Her father is James(Jim) Seppala: Her uncle's name is Bob(Robert) Seppala: Her Grandfather's name(as far as she remembers-died in 1968) is Eino Seppala: All three were from Covington.

addendum below:


Date of Death: 12-1969
Date of Birth: 04-12-1899
Last Residence: COVINGTON MI 49919
Country: USA

letter from relative:

Hi Kriss,
Sorry you haven't heard from me...my internet connection was down this week and I am finally getting to my email. I think we may have already spoken about this, but Kristi's grandfather's name was Eino...he had brothers, William, Nels, and Victor. He also had sisters, Lempi Hutula (she was Lempi Makela, but was a widow and married Charlie Hutula in later life), and Lydia (married Einar Erickson). There was another sister who died in the early 1900's from the flu or pneumonia, but I can't remember what her name was at the moment.

So, if you find out or read any articles from or about people from that area of the UP, you probably are reading about Kristi's relatives!!! Talk to you later...

Ellen(kristi's mom)

By Bill Denning on Thursday, October 23, 2003 - 01:46 am:

Hi folks,

I just ran across some nice photos on the Weather Undergound site, and wonder if anyone can tell me where the locomotives in the first link are located.

The two links below are listed as being taken in Houghton County, and if you click on the photogapher's name, there are some good pictures from Northern Wisconsin as well.

Cheers, Bill



By Nancy Sanderson on Saturday, October 18, 2003 - 09:58 pm:

HI, I am trying to contact Alex Tiensevu who lives in Geogia and had a grandmother in Gay, Michigan. Nancy Sanderson

By Jiggs in California on Friday, October 17, 2003 - 04:03 pm:

I'm repeating this message from August; I hope someone will answer with information here or e-mail me at jiggs100@adelphia.net. Thanks.

I'm hoping someone may have some knowledge my ancestors in Calumet. My grandmother was Ida Maude Simons; she was born in the lower peninsula (Bay City) but grew up in Osceola Township. I think she graduated from Calumet H.S. in 1904; her father, Thomas Jefferson Simons, died sometime before 1892, and her mother, Lydia Simons (nee Shelton), married a man named Colin McDonald that year (they show up on the 1900 U.S. Census in Osceola Township as a married couple). We don't know where Thomas Simons died or was buried; Lydia was buried in Calumet's Lakeview Cemetery as "Lydia S. McDonald" on her death in 1924; she's buried with a grandson and his wife--not with either husband Simons or McDonald, which is curious. If anyone visits Lakeview Cemetery periodically, could you take a look and see if the above is correct? (The grandson next to her stone is Leslie Dick, and his wife May). My grandmother Ida taught school in various places around the U.P., including Amasa, Sidnaw, and perhaps Calumet itself. She married Chistopher Rowe, a bookkeeper for the Verona Mine in Amasa in 1915, later separated and lived in Crystal Falls for most of the rest of her life (my mother, Eunice Rowe, graduated from Crystal Falls H.S. in 1933). Christopher Rowe later worked for Henry Ford's operation in L'Anse for a while (early 1920s)and later moved to Highland Park, IL to live with an older daughter. I'm really interested to know what happened to both T.J. Simons and Colin McDonald; they (and Lydia) were all from Bruce County, Ontario, originally (the Kinloss/Kincardine area); from what I've read, there were a number of immigrants from this county to the Copper Country in the boom years. I'll look forward to hearing from anyone with information. Thanks!

By Daryl Laitila (Daryl) on Thursday, October 9, 2003 - 09:20 am:

Sure Priscilla, Silver Bear Mfg. makes great yooper scooper's right here in Laurium. Here is the link.

Silver Bear

By Priscilla, MI on Thursday, October 9, 2003 - 03:14 am:

Wondering if any of your sponsors or readers know how I might get a Yooper Scooper to a needy relative in the Hartford CT area? Are there any on-line sources that will ship them?

By j.a.p., ClintonTwp, MI on Friday, October 3, 2003 - 04:56 pm:

Just found this website, I have enjoyed looking at the pictures.

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