Jul 24-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: July: Jul 24-04
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Photo by by Hans (from Brita Haapala)

Toivo from Toivola on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:05 am:

Brita Haapala had some help with this photo, by someone named Hans. Whoever did the snapping duties, the real credit goes to this young poika, who did all the work with the pyydystää of a prized kala. If you're talking about a good way to relax after a week of toiling away at that four letter word, WORK, then fishing is definitely a top priority here in the Copper Country. It's a good past-time to ease the tension, loosen up the muscles and just bring a grin to your muzzle, like that of our happy fisherman above. No need for a trophy sized catch - - any catch at all will do :o)

For non-Finnish speaking Pasty Cammies:

poika = boy
pyydystää = catch
kala = fish
hans = glove
haapala = haapala

By ywb/yooperwannabe/richmond on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:07 am:

Good Morning

By Steve,WI on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:11 am:

Good morning all!!!

By ywb/yooperwannabe/richmond on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:12 am:

Wow, 2 mornings in a row.
First Post
This fine looking young lad reminds me of when my kids were younger. They all grew up fishing in Lake Independance up in Big Bay. Our favorite place to vacation. This will be our first time not going to the cabin for a week or two. We leave for Florida on Friday. We need to visit my parents. I'll be up the end of August to take our son back up to NMU. Save some thimble berries for me!!!

By Dick B. on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:16 am:

Home frome third shift and off to bed shortly, sweet dreams thanks to this wonderful photo.
Thanks for sharing and a lovely morning/evening to you all.

By cheryl mi on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:29 am:

Mornin to all Today is my husbands & my anniversary so we plan to go to a bed & breakfast just a couple of hours from here& also tour the country. Looks like it will be a beautiful day & it will be nice to get away for a day. I thank God for all of our blessings, 7 beautiful children,& 7 darling grandchildren our rest of our family and our health. May everyone be happy also.

By maijaMI on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:31 am:

Looks like a hardy, happy UP poikka to me! Love the pictures of the children, especially when they are in a wonderful UP scene.

Ms. Katie: thanks!

By smn/Clearwater on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:32 am:

It would be great to taste some fresh water fish again.......'Hope you have great weather today. It's pretty hot and humid here in Florida. Hope to see you soon.

Nice Picture!

By maijaMI on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:33 am:

Cheryl: Congratulations! Thanks for the sweet message.

By fl.finnguy on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:42 am:

smn/clearwater... try www.greatlakesfishhouse.com Their claim: " Best New Fish and Seafood Restaurant" in Clearwater/Largo.

By Sadie on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:48 am:

Now if someone could just help me pronounce those finnish words, I'd be a happy camper.

By Sharyn in Howell on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 08:12 am:

What an awesome picture to wake up to this morning! He's one proud fisherman!! Great picture Hans!!

By Yooper-To-Be in 2005, Saginaw, MI on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 08:12 am:

Gotta log off - leaving right now for Keweenaw County for 10 glorious days! See you there!

By finnferrfunn on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 08:25 am:

Hmmmmm....Looks like Seneca Lake, spent many days there as a little 'poikka' fishing and swimming.

By sg/Milford on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 08:28 am:

If you see that pink (faded red) truck with H from Oklahoma in it, give him a big hello from sg. He's probably eating in the diner in Baraga right now. He might stop at Toni's.

Picture of the day...Perfect!

By Missin the UP from NJ on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 08:52 am:

Sooo darn cute!! Thanks, Toivo, for choosing the perfect smile inducing picture. The older I get the more warm and happy memories are brought back to me by a picture like this.
I wish all the best life has to offer to this little cutie pie! And LOTS of pan size fish at the end of his line!

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 09:05 am:

Thank you for the Finnish words and definitions. Pronunciations are also appreciated. It reminds me of my parents, now deceased, who spoke Finn. Sadly I never learned, but love to say the words some of you have been so kind to share and think of them.

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 09:07 am:

We just had an earthquake. Don't know where it was centered, but if felt pretty strong here in Ventura!

By finnfishferrfunn on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 09:28 am:

Heikki was stopped by a DNR game warden at Lake Medora recently with two buckets of fish. The game warden asked Heikki, "Do you have a license to catch those fish?"
Heikki replied to the game warden, "No, sir. Dey are my pet fish."
"Pet fish?" the warden replied.
"You betcha, sir. Every night I take dese here fish down to da lake and let dem swim around for a while. I whistle and dey jump back into da buckets, and I take dem home."
"That's a bunch of hooey! Fish can't do that!"
Heikki looked at the game warden for again and then said, "Here, I'll show you. It really works."
"Okay, I've GOT to see this!" The game warden was curious now. The man poured the fish in to the lake and stood and waited. After several minutes, the game warden turned to Heikki and said: "Well?"
"Well, What?" Heikki responded.
"When are you going to call them back?" the game warden prompted.
"Call who back?" Heikki asked.
"The FISH."
"Fish?? What fish?" Heikki asked.

By Kate, CA on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 09:47 am:

By the look on this darling boy's face, a life long love affair with fishing has begun! Give someone a fish, feed them for dinner, teach someone to fish, feed them for life! Except in my case....I just seem to feed the fish for life!

By skywatcher on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 09:55 am:

Can't tell if those are contrails in the sky overhead or chemtrails. If the sky turned hazy, overcast or completely "unblue" later that day then they were chemtrails. (Forgive me if my comment bothers anyone It's really not my intent to rock the happy Pasty-boat; Honest! Just the facts ma'am. . . just the facts;)

By Therese from just below the bridge on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:01 am:

38 degrees in the summer keeps out the weaklings. Not that I'm implying anything personal ... but I would hate to live where the weather is the same day after day. Changing weather is exciting. I heard of a Floridian who stepped out into the sunshine and said, "Another (expletive deleted)perfect day! Must have been from Michigan.

By Therese from just below the bridge on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:03 am:

Someone deleted the anti-Michigan message! Must have been the Snow gods.

By ed mi on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:13 am:

The Great Lakes Fish House was mention above.This is owned by our best friends son and partner from here in Gibralter area..Wally is very familiar with the U.P. as he spent many summers traveling there with grandpa to Soo, Munising and Copper Harbor..He was also on many fly-in fishing trips from Wawa, Ont and spent a whole summer working and fishing in Timagami, Ont. He knows his fish and has his eye on 7 other vacant building in Florida and Alabama..Look at his www. site and If your in the Clearwater area give him a try.

By Sue, Calumet on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:20 am:

Someone gave me a Harry Potter book in Finnish. Can anyone guess what Harry Potter Ja Viisasten Kivi means?

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

(Viisasten = wise sage)

By in the Windy City on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:28 am:

Which Florida coast is the best? What is the tax situation, like sales tax and or state income taxes. Is it correct that you don't need a furnace (ever?)

Thinking of moving from the midwestern winters!

By Down State Dave on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:29 am:

Thank you Toivo, Brita and Hans (and the young fisherman!) for bringing all of us "old fishermen" this "memory trigger" picture. Ahhh the years spent standing on the dock or shore or out in a boat matching wits wid da fish. This picture evokes so many memories of baiting hooks for eager young fishermen and watching their faces as they eagerly anticipate that magic moment of pulling a fish out of the water.(By the way, the word fisherman is NOT gender specific but includes anyone who can wrap their fingers around a pole!)

Then the real joy ---- eating the catch. For thirty some years our family and friends gathered in the Keeweenaw for vacation which always included a fishing contest. The closing ceremony for the week was a fish fry and bragging event over who caught the big one and how many bigger ones got away. A million memories are brought to mind by todays picture!

By Sue, Calumet on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:42 am:

Here are the other titles, presumably in order:

Harry Potter ja salaisuuksien kammio
Harry Potter ja Azkabanin vanki
Harry Potter ja liekehtiva pikari

By Jerry Florida on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:24 am:

In the windy city

The East coast is the best place to live we always have a breeze, sales tax is 6% and no state income tax, Houseing prices are jumping by leaps & bounds so don't wait to long if your coming down.

By Ms. Katie on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:27 am:

RE...ed mi mentioned fishing in Ont. and Wawa. I just finished Steve Hamilton's last paperback mystery "Blood Is The Sky" and it was all involved in that area. Good mystery as usual. I'll get this years book "Ice Run" next year when it goes paperback. If you like mysteries and the UP, this fellow is interesting

By maijaMI on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:37 am:

poikka is pronounced boyka. I believe all Finnish words are pronounced with the accent on the first syllable. Someone else will have to help with the other words!

By finnguy&gal fl on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:40 am:

inthewindycity...Pensacola to Panama City, best place to live, so much closer to home (UP), weather here has "seasons"...but nothing that approaches that white stuff! Property values quickly escalating (where aren't they?)

By CCFan on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:19 pm:

Wishing Cheryl and her husband a very happy
Does anyone know how Darrell's surgery went?
Hoping all went well and he 's on the road to recovery.

By pastybaker on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:21 pm:

Harry Potter eats a pasty in one of the books..!

By Michigan on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 12:48 pm:

If this is Cheryl Rossman Happy Anniversary from Cousin Therese DuLong Dimet

Also to Therese below the bridge this is Therese from Lansing,mi

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 01:08 pm:

When I clicked on Sharon Smith's webcam I thought those fluffy white clouds were snow on the pine tree! Beautiful, cool day in the Flint area.

By sandstone princess on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:46 pm:

Cute photo. Looks like my son as a youngster....he still is at only 27!
Pastybaker: when we were in England, I picked up several pasties at about 30 cents a pie. They were small, could fit in your hand easily. Rosamond Pilcher, an British romance novelist mentions pasties often in her stories.
Enjoy the day all.

By Mary Lou on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:49 pm:

finnguy&gal fl.......I like your area but don't you get a super amount of rain??...seems every time I am there it is raining...how about Gulf Shores Alabama......how does it compare to Florida with taxes? I really love your beaches!!!...

By trish, wa on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:57 pm:

Are the 'bear pits' of the Keweenaw closed now? If so,
how is garbage handled with all those bears wanting to
grab the leftovers? I remember so well going to the
Copper Harbor bear pit and watching the bears
feeding. Another one was down in Alberta in Baraga
Co. We saw nine there once- two mothers, each with
triplets and to top it off, a big male wandered in.

By trish,wa on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 02:59 pm:

btw, love the photo today. May this little guy always
have 'tight lines'!

By Kim near Lansing on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 03:24 pm:

We have winter home near Tampa, and yes you will still need heat in the winter. We have had our water hose freeze, Christmas day! We like the west coast, near the Gulf.

By smn/Clearwater on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 04:04 pm:

ed mi, We took your advise and went to the Great Lakes Fish House in Largo for lunch. We had the lake perch and fries. Mary Ellen, Wally's mother, was the hostess for the afternoon. The food was absolutely wonderful. The perch was nice and fresh. Thanks for the information. I hope they do well there.

By Jerry Florida on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 04:34 pm:

Here in Palm Beach we go swimming in December and the a/c is on most of the time, yes we have rain june thru october in the late afternoon but doesn't last very long, the other end of 41 is a nice place to visit but I couldn't take all that Snow.

By Sam in the Flat Land on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 04:56 pm:


I remember reading that the Copper Harbor garbage pit was the last one in the State to close, but I can't remember when ........ not all that long ago. Must have been a hoot.

By walter p tampa on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 05:09 pm:

great joke mr finn always leave em laughing from the kelt

By proud auntie on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 05:12 pm:

great picture! Great catch!

By FRNash/PHX, AZ on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 06:39 pm:

Re Finnglish:
poikka = boy
poikka is pronounced boyka


Okay, I checked this thread in some haste earlier today, so I didn't catch that spelling glitch at first, but maijaMI's suggested pronunciation just simply did not fit my ear, and after thinking about it all day, it eventually brought me back for a second look.

poikka: aberration, deviation, departure
poika = boy [,laddie, mac, son, lad, youngster, junior, fellow, guy, chap] (to an unpracticed ear, it sounds more like "boyga" or "boiga")

The single "p" is a bit softer than the very sharp, plosive double "p", but still a bit more plosive than the "b", likewise, the single "g" is a bit softer than the double "k", but if you listen carefully it is definitely a bit sharper than the "g" -- a "soft k" perhaps?

Admittedly it's a bit difficult to handle pronunciation in plain text, and many (most) readers would not be familiar with phonetic symbols.
One of these days I may have more to add on Finnish language, grammar & pronunciation, as time permits, and as folks are willing to endure it.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:11 pm:

My dad always pronounced it BOYGA. The opening entry has me wondering now! :)

By maijaMI on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 07:58 pm:

Yep, you guys are right. Poika has more of a g sound. I was saying it that way, but still used the k in writing. (So used to the Finnish k sound) As FRNash said, it's hard to put the sounds into phonetic writing. I guess everyone's been mispelling it if it has only one k. Anyway, now I agree, it is definitely boyga.

By YooperFinn,MI on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 10:33 pm:

Speaking of Finnish, I still remember the words to Jesus Loves Me in Finn that my grandmother tught me. Jeesus mua rakastaa, Raamattu se ilmoittaa. Lapsi olen heikko vaan, Jeesus holhoo armollaan. Mua Jeesus rakastaa, mua Jeesus rakastaa, mua Jeesus rakastaa. Sen sana opettaa.

By Dianne, IL on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:01 pm:

You should post a Finnish "word of the day", give it's meaning and use it in a sentence. That way everyone can learn!

By Mark almost from Calumet on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:31 pm:

I live in Kaleva, Michigan, but not for long!! Moving to Calumet. BUt anyway. You should hear Finlanders argue how to pronounce this word. It the U.P. It is one way, and down here it is another. Some of these people lived and came from the U.P. and still can't agree. Finnish is hard!! Love to all Yoopers!!

By ert, GA on Saturday, July 24, 2004 - 11:52 pm:

I lived in Ft. Myers FL for a short time, and there was no furnace in the house, and several times it was REALLY cold in the house.

By Debi, Laurium on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 07:19 am:

To Cherylmi: Tried to send you an anniversay greeting by e-mail, but I guess you don't want to receive any mail from me because I get a message saying you are not accepting mail from florida@pasty.net. So I guess I'll just say "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, CHERYL & RICK" on this page.

By pogo on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 01:11 pm:

gee, I really feel sad for you. You should try to get out of LA once in a while to clear your mind (and lungs). Up here the white things in the sky are called "clouds". In the meantime, see a doctor! They can really help. Ask about Paxil or Zoloft.

By Mike Mehrman, MI on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 06:11 pm:

Pasty.com should start a Finnish word of the day, so all of us non speaking cammers could learn Finnish simply by logging on and conversing with other cammers.

By Mike Mehrman, MI. on Sunday, July 25, 2004 - 06:15 pm:

So lets get started today with previously mentioned word, Poikka = Boy pronounced Boyka. See how easy this can be and fun at the same time.

By joanie, texas on Saturday, September 11, 2004 - 10:12 am:

hello we love pasties

By Donna, Florida on Thursday, December 9, 2004 - 06:21 pm:

I got a gift certificate for the Greatlakes Fish house,from my son in Milwaukee,but I tried to call the fish house and the phone was disconnected. I hope they are still in busness.

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