Jun 12-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: June: Jun 12-04
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Photo by Carl Kiilunen

Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 07:39 am:

This little goose family was spotted at Rice Lake, outside of Lake Linden, by Carl Kiilunen. June usually brings out the bugs, but it also brings out a few finer things that we sometimes forget about while swatting those pesky biters. Geese and their goslings are usually seen out getting the necessary life lessons they need to survive as adults. Did you know that the span of time from a gosling poking its beak out of the shell, until full adulthood, is only 75 days? That's some mighty fast growing up!

Speaking of 'span of days', there are only 22 more days before Pasty Fest and a deelicious free pasty if you're one of the first 400 in attendance!

By ywb/yooperwannabe/richmond on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 07:44 am:

Good Morning
Have a great weekend.
Go Pistons!

By troll in Eagle Harbor on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 08:29 am:

Mornin'...Looks like it could be a pretty nice day here in the harbor.

By danbury; germany on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 08:39 am:

P.c. sometimes provides a moment of tranquility in the turmoil of the day. This is one of those.

By BT,TC on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 09:00 am:

Good Morning.....looks like a nice day up there! Just wanted to say that it is Gramma (Delia)Crouch's memorial service and burial up there in LL. Wish we could have been there Gram...I know you weren't really my Gramma but all us kids sure felt you were. We will miss you and will always have fond memories of spending time at your house on the hill in Lake Linden....playing on the tracks (makin you nervous..lol), and playin in the snake infested shed out back. You were a true treasure of a person and we loved you. Godspeed!

By Louan-Elk Rapids MI on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 09:43 am:

Elk Rapids is celebrating Kids Fishing Day. The city fathers stock the pond by the marina, with some pretty nice fish, so the kids can catch that BIG ONE. There is a crowd forming although it is on the rainy side. If you are near a kid and a body of water containing fish, go fishin' today. It's a good thing.

By Fran,Ga on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 10:15 am:

My sympathy to my friend Kathy,Gene,Nancy and families on the death of their father Rusty Hellman. Rusty was a good husband and father. He and his wife Edith had been married 65 yrs upon her death in Jan. Rusty will be long remembered by all.When he became Representative he never forgot where he came from and did much for the U.P. Dollar Bay will always remember Rusty and Edith. They are now together with the Lord. I'll always remember you Rusty and Edith!

By ed on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 10:49 am:

Hello from a vacationing troll in sunny Calif. It is always great to get U.P. news on this site.

By Gus UP on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 01:25 pm:

The 31st.Annual Lake Linden Hubbell Sportsmens Fishing Derby is tomorrow.Bring the kids and have fun at Rice Lake & the Club House. Good luck fishing.

By Clf. Mi on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 03:15 pm:

Can anyone tell me why there is no handi-cap
parking in down town Calumet?

By sandstone princess on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 04:25 pm:

to Cli.Mi: you know, I never thought about that. But, if you have noticed, you can park right in front of any shop in the downtown area. Maybe that is something for the city council to address. However, I don't know anyone on the council, so I am no help at all. Then again, all of the spots would be "handicap" labeled!
Had a "Jacobsville day" here yesterday; today is typical summer Iowa day: HOT, HUMID. Something an old yooper like me has trouble with.
But I could still eat a pasty and have a cup of coffee;->

By Trish, WA on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 06:14 pm:

My husband and I took a long bike ride today and saw
that the thimbleberries are ripe in western Washington.
Eating them truly brought back memories of the Copper

By Louan-Elk Rapids MI on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 12:02 am:

Not much action on the ol' Pasty Cam, today. Everyone must have had a great day, out-of-doors. All tired out, are we?
As I was walking the dog, about ten o'clock, I stopped to admire the evening and noted that there was absolutely no wind blowing, whatsoever. It seemed as if the leaves on the trees were evenly spaced apart, so that no two touched. Just exactly the right amount of air separated them and they stood perfectly still, dark silhouettes against the blue-black sky over East Grand Traverse Bay.
With that parting thought, I wish you all peaceful slumber, a quiet morning and a great cup of coffee to sip, as you read the Sunday funnies.

By Ken and Mimi from da UP on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 12:32 am:

The Hellman families are in our prayers. Our sympathies are with them.

By K, AZ on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 01:38 am:

Charlie, thank you for keeping this a 'decent' site. I am glad that you do editing when things are on here that shouldn't be. There other other places on the net that they can say things and express their 'views' that don't belong on this one. It is a pleasure to come on here several times a day to see what people are saying about the pictures of 'up home' and even the discussions the pictures lead too. Keep the site a pleasant one. Thank you Charlie for all you do. You are a busy man but think of all of us by doing this great pasty cam.

By Pining Yooper in TrollLand on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 02:06 am:

AMEN, "K, AZ". It's finally warm enough to safely take our hats off to you, Charlie!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, June 13, 2004 - 06:24 am:

K and Pining - the real credit goes to our staff, who so diligently maintain the integrity of the sites and features hosted by Pasty Central, and the local and national Internet services provided by Pasty.NET.

Daryl Laitila and Mary Drew do a great job as moderators, maintaining the family-friendly tone of the Pasty Cam, and all the other details preparing each day and each month. John Schneiderhan and Deb Potter work behind the scenes, keeping things running smoothly - John mostly supporting "in the field" with members' connections and Deb keeping the pasty orders and accounting flowing. Speaking of pasties, Jennifer Bennett, Dan Meneguzzo, Erica Bramble and Dave Potter do most of the baking, packing and shipping these days in our USDA inspected kitchen, managed by John Bramble, who is also personnel director at Still Waters - where we could name another 35 employees and numerous volunteers who contribute to the operation of the Home for the Aged where this website was born.

At the technical helm designing and maintaining the secure network serving up this site (and those of our sponsors) is Jonathan Hopper, our son, a Michigan Tech alum and the original Pasty Cam photographer. Jonathan was cited in Friday's Daily Mining Gazette for his role in bringing high-speed wireless broadband to the far reaches of the Keweenaw.

Over the years we have had several short-term staffers at Pasty Central who have played an important part: Mike Patterson, Sue Waisanen, Dave Kohn, Martha Serenbetz, Kevin Denomme, Jan Fredrickson, Vicki Stillwell, Katriina Hopper, and Becky Howard, our daughter who, incidentally, is visiting us back home this weekend with her husband Bryan. And I would be remiss if I left out my wife Edie, who helps me keep up with such a dedicated and talented staff.

Finally, to give credit where credit is due, a big thank-you to almost 200 contributing photographers in our Guest Gallery, providing a treasure chest of U.P. history, nature, beauty, people and places. We are looking forward to meeting many of you at next month's Pasty Fest on the 4th of July in Calumet.

By Betty Caryl Florida on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 09:47 am:

Just discovered this lovely part of our set, its always nice to hear what other people are doing and thinking, and know that there is nothing offensive on it. My daughter Susie and I moved to Clearwater Fl. about 30 year ago and since I lost my husband 19 years ago, she has been a Godsend to me. My other two daughters live down here too. To me there is nothing as wonderful as this spot.Susie thinks the U.P. is the best place in the world but thats ok.

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