February 2002

Past-E-Mail: PastyMail 2002: February 2002
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By Steve and catherine ristola on Wednesday, February 27, 2002 - 07:52 pm:

Hi Charlie,
we would like to make a request about putting a name on the picture at the end of the month.Ruth Ristola died at her home last weekend in Ontonagon.She grew up in copper country and spent the last 20 years in Ontonagon.She had just retired from full time at the Ontonagon county historical museum but still worked part time.She always had an answer for any question concerning the history of Ontonagon county and the surrounding areas.She was a great mother and a friend to all and will be sorely missed.She was proud of her Finnish heritage and to be a Yooper through and through.

By Charlie Cloutier - Onekama, MI on Friday, February 22, 2002 - 11:53 am:

Escanaba In Da Moonlight is scheduled for video release in September 2002. I bought the original sound track CD at their 1st annual celebration.

Charlie Cloutier

By Sara, Phx, AZ on Thursday, February 21, 2002 - 12:39 pm:

Just got my April issue of Sport Compact Car. There's an article with several pictures on the Lake Superior Pro Rally 2001 on Brockway Mountain. Doesn't say alot about the area, but the pics sure bring me back home!

By TJG, CA. on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 10:37 am:

Does anyone know if the Jeff Daniels movie, "Escanaba In Da Moonlight"; has been released on video yet?

By Charlie - Onekama, MI on Tuesday, February 19, 2002 - 07:19 am:

Are there any Escanaba Class of 54 visiting pasty.com? If so please email me at

Charlie Cloutier
9207 Woodland Drive
Onekama, MI 49675-9745
231 889 0863

By Renee Johns Wilkins--Bergton, Virginia on Wednesday, February 13, 2002 - 11:22 pm:

I was fortunicate enough to recieve as a gift from my wonderful sister, an order of pasties. Our father grew up in the UP, later moving to Detroit, MI. As children growing up we vacationed in the UP, and born into a family of long time making of pasties, pasties were a highly enjoyed thing. These were better than GREAT.
Thanks Sis...It's been a long time since I had one. People just look at you when you tell them about UP pasties down here. I live in the mountains, in the Shenandoah VAlley in Virginia.

By Heiki Jake from Otter Lake on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 10:01 pm:

In reference to Finn yogurt, I recall my Grandmother and Mother making it, For a starter the milk has to be unpasturized, same as Lapp Cheese starter.

By PH on Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 06:50 pm:

Thank you Pasty Central for the timely shipment to my friend in California. His birthday is tomorrow and he received them TODAY! What a pleasant surprise. Here I was worried they would not get there on time and instead they arrived a day early. So now my friend is enjoying his pasties and toasting us with sparkling cider. Thank you!

By jerry kangas - calumet,mi & goodyear,az. on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 09:33 pm:

got the pasties i ordered in fine shape
sure enjoyed them

By Kusty on Friday, February 8, 2002 - 07:33 pm:

Thanks Watson, for the info Kusty

By Watson on Friday, February 8, 2002 - 12:26 am:

Dear Kusty,
For help locating the Knights of Kalevala, you could contact:
International Neighbors - Cindy Harrison, 1120 East 7th Avenue, Houghton, MI 49931. Phone: 482-4412
OR visit the web site:
Or contact the Tech:
OR contact:
September - MULTI CULTURAL FESTIVAL in Houghton celebrates the cultural diversity of the area. For information call (906) 487-2920.
OR email:
Or contact:
Keweenaw Tourism Council
326 Shelden Ave.
Houghton, MI 49931
(800) 338 - 7982
(906) 482 - 5240
(906) 482 - 5241 fax
Good luck in your search!

By Kusty on Thursday, February 7, 2002 - 02:15 pm:

I hear much talk about"The Knights of Kalevala" but no main headquarters address

By lee on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 - 08:54 am:

I was once told by my Dad that Bumbletown got it's name many years ago from the "sots" who lived there and would "bumble" down that steep hill. Don't know how true that is but i always believed it.

By Watson Family on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 05:09 pm:

Go to :

And you can see pictures and read all about the carnival.

By dw on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 01:40 pm:

how did bumble town get its name

By Toivo from Toivola on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 08:23 am:

Hey Pasty Cam guys ! Go get us some shots of the snow sculptures in Houghton!