January 2000

Past-E-Mail: January 2000
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By Sylvia Lehto Thacker, Las Cruces, NM on Sunday, January 30, 2000 - 06:30 pm:

Dear Pasty-Cam...All of your pictures are enjoyed by this yooper,from Ontonagon,who has lived in the Southwest for 38 years. One of my all time favorite "pictures" is coming into Rockland on highway 45 from Houghton. As you round the curve and approach the hill just before entering Rockland, if you stop on top of that hill you will get the best picture! The Methodist Church is on the left and the town looks like a village on a postcard. There is always great excitement for me and my family as we approach that spot and when we see Rockland from that view we know we are home. Thank you for all the wonderful photos. How nice to have a little bit of home everyday.
Sylvia Lehto Thacker

By Mike McCarthy Kalamazoo, Michigan on Sunday, January 30, 2000 - 11:20 am:

Enjoy this site and I particularly enjoyed the picture the other day from between Chassel and Houghton. My son lives right about there; will be up to see him this weekend.

By Bill Wellman, Virginia on Sunday, January 30, 2000 - 09:17 am:

This site is one of the greatest! Originally from Marquette, and a '77 Tech graduate, I, at times, miss the good 'ol UP. I am currently stationed (Air Force) in the Washington,DC area and get a kick out of how this area "handles" the snow. Just last week the city closed down for two days for just 10" of snow! I can't imagine what would happen if the Lake Linden picture posted on this site would happen here! Looking forward to seeing some Winter Carnival pictures. Tanks, eh

By Bill Penprase, from CA on Saturday, January 29, 2000 - 10:18 pm:

Pasty Cam photographer should tread more cautiously when he thinks he is in the Marquette environs. Imagine identifying the January 10th picture as coming from anywhere other than Eagle River. He obviously was caught up in a time warp. That scene is of the foot of the main street in Eagle River in 1930. I know; I saw it!

Bill Penprase

Marquette, no kidding
Our archives only go back about 2 years :o)

john on Thursday, January 27, 2000 - 02:00 pm:

Chassell was mentioned with today's photo. Maybe next summer you can have the PastyCam visit the Strawberry Festival? Did I miss previous visits to the StrawBerry Festival by the PastyCam?

One year, my wife brought a puppy home from the festival. She was told it was a male. A year later, our "male" gave birth to three Black Lab and one Golden Lab puppies.

By Connie Pizzitola, Colorado on Thursday, January 27, 2000 - 01:46 pm:

This is Connie Messner (Pizzitola) from Houghton High School Class of '80! I've been in Denver for 16 years now and would love to hear from anyone from Houghton at cpizzitola@ttseagle.com. www.pasty.com is the nicest website I've ever seen and I love the Bridge Cam. Thanks to who(m)ever put this together! What a great job you have done!! God Bless all of you.

By R.L. Gallun on Thursday, January 27, 2000 - 10:44 am:

To all the Pasty Cam crew. Your video shots are great I have been documenting video scenes of the Keweenaw for quite a while. We are summer residents on Sedar Bay Road so most of my shots are done in the summer. Your winter shots fill in what we aren't getting. I would like to accompany the cam crew next summer when you take those beautiful videos. We spent our honeymoon in the Keweenaw 50 years ago and have been coming back ever since. Keep up the great work. We always enjoy seeing pictures of the UP, particulary the Keweenaw.
Bob and Gerry Gallun
PS We ordered pastys today.

By Karl S., California on Tuesday, January 25, 2000 - 11:39 pm:

Does anyone still make/sell thimbleberry jam or scalded cream? You have given me my pasty and saffron bun connection, so I might as well ask for the moon. <G> Thank you for a wonderful site that brings back many fond memories.

Karl Schmidt

You might try the Jam Lady, or the Jampot, or Copperworld, all accessible from our main menu

By Sally ,Littleton, CO on Sunday, January 23, 2000 - 07:55 pm:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IONE!!! How wonderful to find your photo on the Pasty Cam. I can't stand this, I just have to come up there and give you a great big hug. Do you know I haven't been back since I left in 1979. Now I'm a Grandma almost four times over. You look just terrific! Hello to the guys for me. Love Sally (Hocking Twin B) Nelson

By Karen Peska--Hawaii on Sunday, January 23, 2000 - 07:01 pm:

Happy Birthday, Ione. May the Lord bless your "new year," with only wonderful things!! With Love, Karen Peska (Leora's daughter)

By Claudelle, Center Line, Mi. on Sunday, January 23, 2000 - 10:38 am:



Ione Westlake

From Claudelle (Bruneau) Ackerman
Give her a big hug for me.

By Herb V. -- visiting from Arkansas on Saturday, January 22, 2000 - 04:15 pm:

Your Pasty Cam crew truly excelled this week (1/16 - 1/22). Who took all those fantastic shots? They capture the pure essence of winter in the U.P. The "snow-blossom" tree has my vote for your 2001 calendar.

This week was quite a team effort...

Daryl Laitila
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday
Charlie Hopper
Tuesday, Saturday
Dan Urbanski (fireworks)
Dolly Johnson (Ione's birthday)
Jonathan Hopper
Click any of these
for the "big picture"

By JIM ELLIS-GEORGIA on Friday, January 21, 2000 - 09:02 pm:


By Nita - St.Clair, Mich. on Friday, January 21, 2000 - 03:10 pm:

I was looking for my cousin Paul Grathoff to see if he has an e-mail# & I found you! That's good because I've wanted some real pastie & lost the name & # of the restaurant around the corner from where my aunt(Clair kovachich) lived -off Hecla St. She worked with the senior citizens before her death .I'm also trying to get info on my relatives - Barrons & Stafford - if anyone has any little antedote on them, e-mail me at terry@bwb.net - Thanks Nita (Barrons)Lanter

By Drende, San Antonio, TX on Thursday, January 20, 2000 - 12:11 pm:

As seen on the Pasty Cam
Thank you for the picture of the Church of Christ you took last Sunday. The irony is that my husband and I were visiting Hancock that very day and attended church there!!!! I made that picture request about a month ago and you took it the day I was there! Thanks a lot!!!!! We have ordered the yummy pasties and while we were up there went to the Calumet Mercantile and Copper World. We bought some yummy fudge and Thimbleberry Jam to bring back to Texas with us. We just ordered some more fudge, cause by the time we drove back, it was all gone!!!! We love pasty.com, it has put us back in touch with the U.P.!!!!!!!
By Jeff, Michigan on Thursday, January 20, 2000 - 12:25 am:

Very interesting sight. Searching for a specific bakery in the northern L.P. and came across your site. Been here for the last 2 hours. Very nice... And interesting.

Good luck to you folks and I'm sure I'll be ordering some "real" pasties VERY soon.

By Don Lehtola, Michigan on Wednesday, January 19, 2000 - 01:33 pm:

Yah Mike, life's great up here in da U.P. We got lots of snow and more coming. Too bad about the lowper ting, eh! Have fun and don't miss da U.P. too much!

By Paul Roberts, North Carolina on Saturday, January 15, 2000 - 03:07 pm:

This is a message to let all those involved with the pasty cam know that it is really good to be able to view it on a daily basis. My computer crashed in November and I've only been able to access the site a handful of times in the last 2 in a half months. It's good to be back! Keep up the good work!


P.S. Jump in a snow drift for me! (Or at least think about it) :-)

By john in WI on Friday, January 14, 2000 - 11:12 am:

We finally got some snow. Here. Thanks for sending some on down!

By Beverly Winslow on Friday, January 14, 2000 - 01:44 am:

Hi, I won the snow thermometer in your last contest and never received it. Was wondering if it has been shipped out yet?? Thanks for your time and consideration.

Perhaps a little delayed by all the snow this week... We'll put a trace on and be in touch.

By Ernie Kuusisto, Washington on Thursday, January 13, 2000 - 09:09 pm:

Hi! Back in the mid 60's I worked at Cleavland Cliffs Mather "B" and I could not think of Teal lake. Did you know that one of drifts in that mine go under that lake? Was always on my mind when we were working down there.

By The GHOST on Thursday, January 13, 2000 - 10:44 am:

Teal Lake is the beautiful lake in Neguanee. Hi to Al,Karen,Robert,Rena,Sean and Kathy. Also to all my Homeboys in the Range. Happy New Year to the fine folks at PastyCam. You can take the boy out of the U.P. but you can't take the U.P. out of the boy! From Peactree City Ga.

By Joan E.V. - Illinois on Wednesday, January 12, 2000 - 05:41 pm:

Can anyone tell me if the Presque Isle Bog Walk and Nature Trail featured on Jan. 11th was established by Lon L. Emerick? I have a book written by him, and he developed an interpretive path describing habitat at Little Presque Isle north of Marquette. Are these one and the same?
Keep up the good work - I sure enjoy your website!

By Chris Brown, Illinois on Wednesday, January 12, 2000 - 09:51 am:

I just got my pasties and they are great! A big Ya Hey Dere to the wonderful Still Waters chefs.

By john mich on Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - 08:24 pm:

thanks for pasty cam. get to see messages from relations in troy mich, and texas,happy new year keep up the good work. johnintapiola

By John in Wisconsin on Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - 06:26 pm:

58" of snow in Da UP? And here in Milwaukee, the 4" we got melted over the weekend! Can you mail some snow down to us? My wife misses the ski routine.

By Anonymous on Tuesday, January 11, 2000 - 01:09 am:

to carol from clare happy 60th birthday and many more

By Jan Probstfeld Boden on Monday, January 10, 2000 - 02:14 pm:

Hi Probstfelds-Michael, Paula and gang, Have fun in the Copper Country in February. Hopefully you'll get some skiing in. Enjoy the snow because there is absolutely none here. Look at the pasty-e-mail from Anne Horsma-it's great to be able to share our comments about the beautiful Copper Country via this forum! Take Care, Jan Boden

By Kim Reini on Monday, January 10, 2000 - 12:55 pm:

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful pictures. My husband is from Hancock and now that we live in Mexico, he really misses going up north after Christmas to see the snow, we didn't get enough in Detroit for him. Hopefully we can make it up next winter for a week or so.

By Rose Tuttle, Illinois on Monday, January 10, 2000 - 08:56 am:

Hello from boring old Mokena, Illinois! I found your website just before New Year's Eve, and have spent countless hours on it since. I've been going to the U.P. for vacations for 30 years now, even spent my honeymoon in Copper Harbor and Isle Royale. Could you take a picture of the "Breezy Point Lodge", on Rt. 41 in Copper Harbor? And does anyone know why it has been vacant for so long?
Thanks, Rose Tuttle

By Anonymous on Saturday, January 8, 2000 - 05:40 pm:

I suspect that the author from Cornwall might have had some meat that was tainted with "Mad Cow Disease". We all know where that started, don't we?

Of course, only the best Cornish people came here to settle and brought with them their best Cornish Pasty recipes. The others were left behind in good old Cornwall. And that's why there are "Superior Cornish" Pasties available from Pasty Central.

Now, now... let's not get personal. ...Though I must say it makes for some interesting reading :o)

By Jeanie, Westland, Michigan on Saturday, January 8, 2000 - 03:42 pm:

The Red Wing player shown on Pasty-Cam is so cute. I have him on my wallpaper now. Who is the little gentleman?

Guess Duchy man of Cornwall has never had a pasty made at Still Waters? We think they are the best. They are made with Lake Superior air. What is McDonalds, Duchy?

The cute kid is Alex Voelker, and has probably appeared more on the Pasty Cam than any other individual. Son of Abe and Chris (Bausano) Voelker. Abe is a manager at Fraki's and Chris's folks operate Copperworld.

By Duchy man, Cornwall. on Saturday, January 8, 2000 - 10:15 am:

I am from Cornwall......The true home of the Pasty. you Americans and other non-Cornish people have no idea of the true potential of the good old meat, vegetable and pastry combination until you try one from the good old Duchy of Cornwall. I am sure that you think you can make one. But you miss that special ingrediant. ....The cornish sea air. You can't beat it, t'is 'andsome you know! You have probably never tasted a real crust and you can not just walk down to the local butchers opr bakers and buy one, still, I suppose you have always got Mcdonalds!!!

By Sylvia, New Mexico on Thursday, January 6, 2000 - 10:54 pm:

I spent Christmas in Vancouver, WA with my daughter Sharon (Hiltunen) VanAusdeln (Ontonagon class of 1979) and for a surprise for me, (Sylvia Lehto Thacker, Ontonagon class of 1959) she ordered pasties. They were wonderful and made us feel like we were "home". Thanks to all of you at Still Waters and a very Happy and Blessed New Year. Love your web site, especially Pasty Cam.

By Anne Probstfeld Horsma CA. on Thursday, January 6, 2000 - 09:59 pm:

Dearest Jan,
Thanks so much for the greetings."Happy New Year" to you too, and, to all my friends in the Copper Country. Lake linden is always in our thoughts during the holidays. In fact, I made prune tarts today, in honor of Richard's heritage. I'm told, it wouldn't be Christmas time in Finland, without, prune tarts! Better late, than never.
Carol & Marty, we're thinking of you. Luv, Anne
PS. PASTIES!! Wow! Now, that's "HOME"!!

By Gretchen Fifer, South Carolina on Thursday, January 6, 2000 - 07:44 pm:

Go Ishpeming
We were in Nara, Japan when we took this picture. I am on the left of the gentleman with the Ishpeming Hematites shirt and my husband, Ray is on the other side. The other lads in the photo gathered around when we produced the camera.

My husband and I have been on a Voyage around the world called Semester at Sea, lasting 3.5 months... We attempted to converse with the young Japanese lad, but his English was limited to the fact that he played Soccer (football, to him).

I am from South Carolina, but born in Sault Ste. Marie and my mother was born in Ishpeming and my father in Lake Linden--well, really in L'Anse and grew up in Lake Linden. Would welcome any email at

Small world !!
By Jan Medved on Thursday, January 6, 2000 - 04:03 pm:

Just received my tote bag, got it filled with my usual stuff ready to go. Thanks Jan Medved.

Thanks for the shipping report, Jan. The "I Love Pasties" tote is one of the most popular items in our GiftNook

By Alice Neilson, California on Thursday, January 6, 2000 - 02:30 pm:

I wanted to leave a message in the PastyCam calendar section, but didn't see how I could. How do I find out if my order for the photo calendars, tote bag and magnet went through? I thought I'd have received them by now. Is there any way to check to see if my order was received, and when it was sent out? Or who do I contact?


Thanks for the note, Alice. If you ever have questions about any shipment or order from Pasty Central (and the GiftNook) you can email us at orders@pasty.com. We did have some problems just before Christmas with an avalanche of last minute orders. We'll check on your order and get back to you when we have traced it. Thanks for your patience!

By Jan Boden, Lake Zurich, Illinois on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 - 10:14 pm:

Hi Marla and gang! How was the fudge from the Calumet Mercantile? Let's get together for pasties soon! Bet you miss the Copper Country and Lake Superior! Have fun at Winter Carnival! Talk to you soon!

By Linda Gillett on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 - 04:47 pm:

I would just like to say happy newyears to Pattie and Pudgie who live all the way at the other end of elm Love ya Linda in Calif.

By Drende, TX on Wednesday, January 5, 2000 - 08:51 am:

I'm going to be in Hancock in the next couple of weeks, can I stop by Still Waters and pick up some Pastys? Who do I ask for?

Sure, please stop by Still Waters during business hours to order pasties. As soon as you enter the door, just stop at the desk to place your order. Chances are you'll be greeted by Martha. Our address is 600 E. Elm St. Calumet, MI 49913.

By the way, if you stop in on a Tuesday or Thursday around lunch time, we usually have hot pasties available.

By Jan Probstfeld Boden, Lake Zurich, Illinois on Tuesday, January 4, 2000 - 09:14 pm:

I just wanted to say Hello to former Lake Linden resident Aunt Anne Probstfeld Horsma. Hope Uncle Joe and Aunt Jean Shimandle of Laurium are keeping warm. Happy New Year to the beautiful Copper Country! Can't wait to visit soon!

By Lin Bailey, S.E. Lwr MI on Tuesday, January 4, 2000 - 02:08 pm:

Happy New Year to all you that bring us this great
website, to all my family in the Yoop, and all the visitors to this site who know a good thing when they see it and all at Still Waters! Received my new calendars today. Loved Them! Will share with my aunt in Florida.

By Peter Trezise, Texas on Monday, January 3, 2000 - 11:24 pm:

Is that MMMorisson (that's what's above the door!) school in Calumet? My dad went there back in the twenties and thirties!

By Joanne... Florida/Michigan on Sunday, January 2, 2000 - 11:46 pm:

Just a note to let you know that our gift pasties arrived in Florida on Wednesday! They left me a very pleased and excited phone message and were so happy to have a taste of the real UP again!

Thank you for this wonderful service! I heard about the website through Joe Kirkish. I keep checking in almost everyday. My husband ordered some vegie pasties for us through Marie's Deli, and we are looking forward to receiving them soon.

Joanne K.

By the way, Joe Kirkish has a nice
collection of photos here on Pasty Central.

By Kathy&Randy Washington state on Saturday, January 1, 2000 - 11:55 pm:

Happy New Year to everyone at Pasty Central!
We enjoy all your pictures of the U.P and
especially of Lake Superior, keep up your good
work, our boys are Washingtonians but my husband
and I will always have a little bit of the Copper
Country in are hearts! Take Care,and God Bless
from the Evergreen state,
Kathy & Randy

Bill & Ellen Howard & Families on Saturday, January 1, 2000 - 09:00 pm:

Happy New Year to all at Still Waters and Pasty Central.
May your blessing continue to increase.
Sunset Bay
Your friends at Sunset Bay Resort.
Jan Medved Wisconsin on Saturday, January 1, 2000 - 02:06 pm:

Hi Still Waters, We have all survived Y2K in fine style. I appreares that 2000 is going to be just wonderful. New Years day, bright sunshine, what a way to bring in a new century. Hope the new day found all of you in good spirits.

By Carolyn Wills, Michigan on Friday, December 31, 1999 - 11:43 pm:



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