May 27-04

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Photo by Brain Rendel

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 07:10 am:

Forging a new friendship in the Keweenaw, as well as anywhere else, usually involves some type of food. This photo from Brian Rendel, illustrates that point quite well. It does make me wonder though, who's the braver subject, the feeder or the feedee? Myself, I'd probably be a bit nervous that this little fellow might take a nip out of my hand, instead of just nibbling on what I'm holding! Speaking of forging friendships with food, don't forget to plan on attending Pasty Fest 2004, on July 4th. If you're one of the first 400 attending, you'll get a free Pasty Central Pasty!

By Steve,Eagle River WI on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 07:12 am:

Good morning all!!!
First Post

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 07:23 am:

Check out this 'chipmunk laugh' for a good start to your day.... laugh

By Sherry in N FL on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 07:25 am:

Good Morning from Jacksonville FL
Please send rain, none here since 5/3 wildfires are starting.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 07:26 am:

Graduation Day here in West Texas. Watch out Yoopers, 33 more on the loose from a place with no water.

By Peter G.;Dbn.,Mi. on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 07:42 am:

That is some chipmunk laugh :-)
Todays pict reminds me of Chip & Dale for
those that are old enough, those were the

By Jerry Fl. on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 07:56 am:

Good Morning from Florida, another warm day here.

By jh, Ferndale, MI on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:00 am:

Good Morning from Ferndale, Michigan. Another great, dry (!) and sunny morning.

By James-Il on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:11 am:

Good morning. I had a friend, Tom Mueller, who use to feed a chipmunk at his house in Calumet. He had it trained to go into his shirt pocket for food. Tom's gone now and I miss him alot. I suppose the chipmunk does as well.

I finely completed my move from Los Gatos, Ca to Joliet, Il. I am looking forward to getting back to the U.P. for a visit after 23 years. We have missed our home in Eagle River and often think of the good times we had there. I'm sure many things have changed in the area but it will be good to see it again. I have enjoyed this site as well as others with U.P. information. I really like looking at the photos in the guest gallery as well. I hope to get some new photos in mine now that I am closer. All of mine are from the 70's & 80's. Maybe I'll even get to meet some of the folks that I see on this site every day and share a cup of coffee. Thanks for the great site and photos everyone.

By tc, mich on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:19 am:

Used to have a squirrel in the neighborhood who, when I was on hands and knees pulling weeds, would run up my back onto my shoulder and beg for a handout. He was about twice the size of other squirrels, so I assume he had been someone's pet and with good feeding had achieved maximum squirrel potential. I miss those semi-tame creatures down in the city. Here they are more shy of approaching.

By Gerry..Mi on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:42 am:

Chipmunks...cute little creatures! However I'm constantly chasing them away from the Orioles oranges.
Have a Great day and safe Memorial weekend.

By Joe Finn, Rhinelander, Wi on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:48 am:

I lost the battle to chipmunks last year. They ate all my tomatoes. Will plant flowers this year instead.

By Wisconsin Bachelor on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:51 am:

Lac La Belle will be the site of my bachelor party this weekend. Can't wait to see what festivities Ned and Crabby Jack have in store for us.

By Yooper in Indiana on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:54 am:

Bachelor,,,,with Ned involved and Crabby Jack too, I bet it will be a good one!

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 10:18 am:

Morning from Houston!

By jerry on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 10:20 am:

i checked your chipmunk laugh Dave got a lol out of it

By YOOPER IN VEGAS on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 10:22 am:


By Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 10:29 am:

Check out the new web cam at Houghton County Airport.


Alex Tiensivu, waiting for chow time, GA on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 10:55 am:

Ahhhh! I just received 6 fresh Pasties from Pasty Central! Guess what's for dinner tonight?

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 11:02 am:

I just had a pasty for breakfast, there goes my lo-carb diet for the day...

By Bill in Alabama on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 11:04 am:

Bachelor - TELL CRABBY JACK that Marmaduke in ALABAMA said to watch his vocabulary tonight. Say hello to NED.
Will be back for the weekend two weeks from yesterday.

By $Bay, Kokomo, IN on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 11:07 am:

For those interested in Hockey History here is a very interesting website, being originally from $Bay I try to stay intune with what happens "UP There" Here it is Copper Country Hockey History.

By Fran,Ga on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 11:29 am:

Alex,we'll be down for supper:)

The little Chippie is cute!!

By Theresa in Colorado on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 12:33 pm:

theresa in Colorado Cute chippy Who is the guy in the picture. Looks like my brotherinlaw. Judy in mi. where are you???. Warm and sunny here......

By J.P. on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 12:59 pm:

Chipmunks have decent table manners too. At the bird feeder they a seed at a time and dont stay too long. Unlike their larger cousins.

By Yooper, MI on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 12:59 pm:

My grandparents who live in Osceola used to have a pet chippie that used to run up to the top of their porch steps to eat peanuts that they placed their every morning, but one morning little chippie never visited, come to find out they had a pail of water near their steps, little chippie had fallen in the pail and drowned, it was really devastating for them to find little chippie had drowned.

By Julie Barrie The Netherlands formly Michigan on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 01:06 pm:

talking about pasties ...... do you think I can get them here to Holland?....miss them :(.. how
long did they take to get to ga?..... could be faster to get them from Cornwall... hahahah

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 02:13 pm:

What's your plans for Memorial Weekend? Don't forget to take a moment or more to pray for the men and women in the military, and thier families. It just takes a moment to bow your head, and ask for protection. While we are making choices and plans, they are serving.

By Ray H Martin on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 02:39 pm:

Hey Kokomo Ind. $Bay.....That was a tremdous website on Hockey history. Loved it. Especially because $Bay was so prominent through out. I didnt come from there , but my Dad Ray Martin was born there in 1905, and was raised in the good old coppeer country. If you have any more history of the area.Let me know. My Dads sister lived there until in the 1960tys. Her name was Inga and she had a big family of boys and girls . Her married name was Inga Clements. Her husbands name was Sy. Most of her kids are in there sixties or seventies as I am . Take Care Ray.

By Denny Illinois on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 02:54 pm:

Just got back from Ottawa National Forest. Rain Rain Rain - 6 days straight. The little black flies are out but no mosquitos yet. Weather has been to cool - 30's at night and 50's during the day.

By $Bay, Kokomo, IN on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 03:11 pm:

Ray H Martin, the Home Page for Pasty Net has a link or two for History (i.e. Copper Range Railroad) that you may find interesting....Best Regards, Glad you enjoyed it.

By Uno, Bruce's Crossing on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 03:11 pm:

Hey Wisconsin Bachelor, is the bar/res/party store open? Maybe CJ will take you to the Gay bar, have one for us! Is CJ still with Jane?

By Judy Chesaning MI on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 04:27 pm:

Theresa in Colorado... not sure how many Judy's there are here from MI, but I am one of them. Rivers are still flooding, farm fields are filled with ponds, but the level of the Great Lakes is going up! More rain predicted.

By Wannabe Yooper on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 04:37 pm:

As a child, I used to feed a "pet" chippie during summer vacation at my grandparents' home in Eagle River, MI....

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 04:39 pm:

To Dave, In Laurium... I had thought about doing that, but also thought people would think I was nuts. Did you really have one for breakfast, and do people do that? I could eat these things until the cows come home!

P.S. We don't have cows! :)

Hey Fran... We're waitin' on ya!

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 04:57 pm:

Alex T. ..A meal is a meal, who's to say you 'have ' to eat bacon and eggs for breakfast, I didn't feel bad about eating the pasty that early, only because it blew my diet for the day. If you feel guilty about eating it for breakfast, just call it 'brunch' for me!! Oh, weatherman says frost tonight, cover what needs to be covered... weekend looks pretty good, could be a bit warmer but at least the sun will be out!! sm

By Fran,Ga on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 05:00 pm:

Ray Martin,I knew your sisters' family. You wrote a message on here previously and I didn't remember any Martins so I asked my oldest brother and he said he did.I came from a large family and all of us went to school with one or the other of Ingas'kids.Inga used to make bread and my husband used to buy it from her. He was single at the time.I always loved that house.When it was made into apartments I babysat there a few times. It had alot of nice details. My sister lives right across from it. I think my Dad and Sy used to work together at one time.

By Fran,Ga on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 05:07 pm:

Alex,shoot I can eat pasties anytime -cold or hot!!!

By Fran,Ga on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 05:44 pm:

Ray Martin, On the pasty Cam home page there is a business called Copper World and they sell books by Clarence Monette.He wrote one on Dollar Bay.It is an interesting book I think you would enjoy it.

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 07:42 pm:

To Andrew, Il - your posting on May 26
Looking back thru my rearview mirror, I saw a place of refuge.. This is the Copper Country. From far away places, people have come, bringing with them a diversity of mores. They have blended into a unique community of friendship and goodwill. This is indeed a blessed spot, a haven of nurturing for the body as well as a repose for the spirit. Truly a place apart. If one can enjoy such a piece of heaven on earth, this woould be the Coopper Country.

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 07:47 pm:

Sorry! this would be the Copper Country. (I really do know how to spell)

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:15 pm:

Haven't had a Heikki and Toivo joke for a while so here one is:
Toivo was applying for a job as a switch operator at the railroad.
The chief engineer conducting the interview says, "OK, Heikki, what would you do if the Northern Express carrying explosives was heading north on Track 1 and the Southern Central carrying gasoline was heading south on Track 1 and they were going to meet in 5 minutes?"
Toivo quickly answered, "I'd call my friend Heikki."
The chief engineer says. "Oh, do you think your friend Heikki would be able to help you?"
Toivo says, "No, my friend Heikki really likes explosions!!" sm

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:29 pm:

I'M A CONVERT! Alex will have a Pasty for breakfast tomorrow morning... Maybe a cold one!

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 08:40 pm:

Whoa Alex!....a cold one!...for breakfast!...Watch out, you're living on the wild side now!!

By Yoosta-Be-Yooper, Corryton,TN. on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 09:56 pm:

Big glass of cold Buttermilk and hot Pasty was the way the Oldtimers used to do it.Pasty in the morning better then a hash omelet.
Speaking of morning what time is Sunrise in the Copper Country? How many hours of daylight do you have this time of year.

By bobby, VA on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 12:46 am:

YbY, check out this site:

click on sun rise / set key in Houghton MI

Sunrise: 6:06 a.m.
Sunset: 9:38 p.m.

By Ozzie Copper City on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:25 am:

28 degrees and frost at 7.00 Copper City

By laurium too... on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:33 am:

hey dave from laurium,are you waiting for mary to get up?haha

By Tom in Calumet on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:46 am:

I remember Tom da Tuna.... miss him greatly.
As for the chip...well, they got into the walls of my house and I
had to take drastic measures that you all would hate me for! I
can honestly say that I won that battle.

By Dave, Laurium on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:48 am:

Yep, drinking my java and heading for the links soon... sm

By laurium too on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 07:54 am:

looking at the weather forcast dave you best get your golfing in today...have fun!

By Roudy Mi on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:03 am:

Talley Hoo and away we go! "Hmmm we seem to be missing our morning fix here", he said with a twinge of desperation.

By Fox, in lower wetlands on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:07 am:

WOW! Where is Today? Friday May 28th? Is everything okay in Pasty cam land?

By dab florida on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:16 am:


By laurium too on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:21 am:

hope all is well with you mary?your starting to really worry us...

By Dave, Laurium on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:25 am:


By john, livonia mich on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:34 am:

just waiting still. this is as important as my morning mountain dew

By kc, MN on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:42 am:

Did you guys lose power last night and everyone is still asleep?

By up on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:54 am:

This doesn't really pertain to Mary Drew, but as the song says "Oh lazy Mary will you get up, will you get up today!"
We certainly know that Mary D. is not lazy!

By Charlie Hopper, whoops on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:54 am:

Good morning from the Houghton County Airport, where I left my laptop last night in a locked office, and thus not able to upload the daily update. Mary had everything ready to go, the delay is entirely your webmaster's fault.

Stay tuned. Friday will officially get under way in about 20 minutes.


By db on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 08:55 am:

how can i upload musicto entertain you?

By laurium too... on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:00 am:

thanks charlie,i can now rest assure and take my shower and check back later...

By Patti on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:35 am:

db - please don't upload anything to entertain us. It isn't necessary. It would distract from the original intention and purpose of this site. Beautiful pictures, and snapshots of life in the UP. That's all that's needed cutsie jokes, cartoons, etc. Just pure UP life. :) Thanks,

By Pete CC on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:46 am:

db, Thanks but i will play my own musicto.

By joeyooper on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 09:49 am:

I agree with Patti 100%

By Les H. OR on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 10:09 am:

Ah! Copper City my old hometown...

By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 10:12 am:

Fran, GA:
You got me homesick so I went to Copper Worlds link and bought the Dollar Bay book along with a copper desk mug. I better hide the credit card bill when it comes in from City Boy!!

By in wi on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 10:35 pm:

On the other hand ..There is a lot of UP -Keweenaw music out there that is not known to those not still on the "copper range" some of that would be nice to hear here..On yet annotheer..hand there are copyrights involved ??

By kaitlyn TN on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 12:39 pm:

haha! i like the chipmunk, my uncle is in the middle of building his house this winter 2003, and he had a pet deer that ran around and he put ribbons on it and its really cute picture. he lives in lake linden.

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