Mar 19-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: March: Mar 19-02
Surprise party... Happy Birthday!    ...scroll down to share comments
Early Charlie
"This is your life"    ...scroll down to share comments
Later Charlie

Jon Hopper, acting editor on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 08:40 am:

The family just had to take this opportunity to roast Dad on his 50th birthday. A little stroll down memory lane, some shots of the early years (wow, he used to have hair!), then came wedding, and babies, and more weddings...

We close with a couple of career highlights... his renowned off-Broadway production "Revenge of the Three Stooges", and back in the early 80's when a surprise visitor dropped by his booth in Washington, DC.

Happy Birthday, Dad. May the next 50 years be even better.

nyuk... nyuk...His buddy the Gipper

By A.V., Calumet on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 08:58 am:

Happy Birthday Charlie! Nice job Jon. You should have had him walking on the moon with Neal and Buzz too!

By Robert P., Albany, NY on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:03 am:

Hey Jon: Who's the guy on the main page giving Charlie the T-shirt?

<Jon H.>: That's Michigan Governor John Engler, and actually, Charlie's giving HIM the shirt.

The Guv

By Karen in Oshkosh, WI on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:40 am:

Happy Birthday, Charlie!! You give a displaced Yooper (now reluctant Cheesehead) a virtual visit home each and every day. . .not to mention FABULOUS pasties. . .all at the click of a button. Have a great day!

By Bob Koepel, Chicago Ridge, IL on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:51 am:

Charlie, Happy Birthday. You and your staff are doing a great job with Thanks to the resident for the Great pasties.

By Susanne / Ann Arbor, MI on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:52 am:

Happy Birthday, Charlie! I hope your Big Day is great, and the whole year to follow, too. (And thanks so much for all the pleasure you give us Pasty Cam viewers/readers every day of the year!)

By Liz Benson, Idaho on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 10:08 am:

Welcome to the best side of life. It only gets better but don't tell all those pups out there. Thank you for Pasty Cam, Pasty Net, and your dedication to senior citizens!

By Grandmas Pasties, MN on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 10:09 am:

Many happy returns, Charlie! A person does deserve the day off on this milestone day of 50. Enjoy it! We appreciate all you've done for us and look forward to another successful year. It's hard to believe that our first event, Horse Expo, is in a little more than a month. Pasties reign! **** Sandy and Chuck ****

By John Kaleita, Keweenaw County, Michigan on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:11 am:

Remember this, Charlie: At only 50 years old you're still a kid. Enjoy.

By Frances, Ga. on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:18 am:

Happy Birthday Charlie!! Hope you have a great year.Thanks for the Pasty Cam and helping out the elderly.You bring pleasant memories to us all. Thanks.

By Frank C, NE Illinois on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:45 am:

Charlie: Best wishes for a great #50! And don't worry...there IS life on the other side, and it's good.

Great job with the pix, Jon! I didn't know Charlie was a ham (radio, that is). :D

By Sarah & Joel, St. Clair Shores, MI on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 12:46 pm:

Happy Birthday, Charlie! Thanks for Pasty Cam!

By patron, Vancouver WA on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 01:01 pm:

Happy Birthday, Charlie. We wish you a great day and many, many, more!! Our many thanks go out to you for brightening each day with your beautiful pictures. Your love of the Copper Country is very obvious in your comments and photos. We only discovered Pasty Central this past January and I don't know how we got along without it. I've never seen another site like this in any area. We also enjoy reading all the comments from people all over the world. What a wonderful service you have done for all of us. Thank you!!!!!!!

By Alice Arwezon, Alaska on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 01:29 pm:

Happy Birthday, Charlie! May you enjoy many more years with happy birthdays and continue to bless us all with our daily pictorial dose of the U.P.

Alice A.

By Mike, Michigan on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 01:32 pm:

Happy Birthday Charlie
This has been an everyday stop for quite a while now and hope you have many more.

By RCW on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 02:00 pm:

And many more to come Charlie, keep up the good work The Wettons $ Bay

By Yooper in transit, San Diego CA on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 02:06 pm:

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

Thank you for the beautiful pictures and wonderful comments available, every day, here on

Enjoy your day, and, we'll be seeing you at those AARP meetings...

By Naomi, East Lansing MI on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 02:21 pm:

Happy Birthday, Charlie!!!!

You have brought alot of joy to many of us "homesick yoopers" who come to this site everyday for a litle bit of the peace and serenity that the U.P. brings....You can take a Yooper out of the U.P. ~BUT~ You cant take the U.P. outta the Yooper~ and the U.P. is where my heart is thats for sure: )
So thank You Charlie.. Good Health and Good Wishes and all the best to you!

By SharonS on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 02:28 pm:

Happy Birthday, Charlie!

May you have many more years of bringing joy to everyone around you, both in person and in cyberspace!

By Yooper in Indiana on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 03:04 pm:

Happy Birthday Charlie from Northern Indiana, and wish you many more returns.

Was in the great Keweenaw this past weekend, Friday till Monday. Great weather and was a great ride as well especially when you are off the main trails, Smiths and up behind MT Houghton, and the shore at Bete Gris as well.

By Jan Milwaukee on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 03:17 pm:

Happy Birthday Charlie....Visiting Pasty Cam is a joy, that I have every day...Wishing you a great day and many more to come...Enjoy you day.

By Jean Mi. on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 04:59 pm:

Happy Birthday Charlie!! Did the application from AARP arrive yet? I look foreward everyday to see what treat awaits us on the paste-cam page. Thank you and enjoy your birthday.

By pb in IN on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 05:29 pm:

Happy Birthday - Sir! Bailey Lake up by Copper Harbor remains me of George Bailey in "It's a Wonderful Life." Charlie you have no idea how many lives you touch each day with your pictures. Thank You! I look forward to the day when I can live these pictures but until than your pictures bring joy, peace and a smile. What a wonderful gift you give. thanks, again and All of God's Wonderful Blessings to you and your family!

By DMac/Lake Linden on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 06:53 pm:

Happiest of Birthdays Charlie! Thanks for everyday's "daily dose"!

By Ronald in Oregon on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 07:43 pm:


Thank you for allowing far away visitors to see
a touch of the U.P. on a daily basis. I have
been gone from Toivola since 1977. I look at
the pasty pages several times a week.

I seldom write or post anything. I just look. I
enjoy the excellent photography. Maybe
include Toivola's Agate Beach Park sometime
next summer?

By Bill Fritz, HHS 65, MTU 69, now Laguna Niguel, California on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 08:21 pm:

Happy Birthday, Charlie! Thank you for your gifts.

By Fred and Peggy, Auburn, In on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 08:40 pm:

Happy Birthday Charlie,

WOW!!!! the big 50, that is a major milestone. We trust for many good years are to follow. May God richly bless you and your ever expanding family.
Thanks for the great Gitche Gumee Bible Camp web site.

By Barb, GR MI on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 09:43 pm:

Happy birthday Charlie. From a loyal trol.

By Jim Piercy warren, Mich. on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 10:14 pm:

Thank you Charlie, and to all the wonderful folks who bring the pictures of Gods country of the U.P.
Have a wonderful and happy B Day in your part of the counrty truly blessed by God!
God bless you as well for giving people like me such great pictures and views on life.
Thanks, Jim

By Sylvia T. Las Cruces, New Mexico on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 10:41 pm:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHARLIE!!!!! Thank you for the daily touch of home.

By Rob W.,Houghton on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:07 pm:

Happy Birthday Charlie, keep those great photos coming!

By JJ_GREENVILLE,MI on Tuesday, March 19, 2002 - 11:27 pm:

happy birthday charlie
enjoy each days offerings at your site. always look forward to the photos and comments. thanks for the entertainment and enlightment from GOD'S country.

By ShawnR, MI on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 08:27 am:

Happy Birthday Charlie! Thank you for all you do with Pastycam and the elderly. You can't imagine the pleasure you bring by providing these daily images of a place that is dear to my heart. Your accompanying notes are always warm and pleasant, just like an old friend. I wish you all the blessings in life and many more years of good health and happiness.

By Tricia, OH on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 08:40 am:

Happy Birthday Charlie!
I too enjoy all the wonderful photos & tidbits of
information every day. I've not lived there but
have visited on many an occasion, and naturally, I
get homesick for the Keweenaw. But I also like to
take mental holidays, and your site lets me do
that every day, all year round!
Keep up the great work!

By Carol, IN formerly MI on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 08:47 am:

Happy Birthday Charlie!
Thanks for the wonderful site and pictures, I look forward to it everyday.

By Mary Drew on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 09:00 am:

Ditto all the above.....and you not only make the misplaced yoopers smile everyday, but us resident yoopers do too! Thanks for the tremendous job you do keeping up with it all! Save this page of comments for the days you're feeling unappreciated!!

Here's a pinch to grow and inch and a sock to grow a block....(I know corny, but I couldn't resist!)

By rick, new mexico on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 - 02:02 pm:

Happy Birthday and many, many, more. Thanks for your great website and especially your warm commentary. You & everyone connected with do a terrific job!

By Pining Yooper in TrollLand on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 07:25 am:

Hyvää Syntymäpäivää, Charlie!
Buon Compleanno, Charlie!
Happy Birthday, same guy!

Roses are red; violets are blue;
Keweenaw has you, and Stillwater, too!

Rain is clear; snow is white;
Website's amazing, you do it right!

-and a little haiku:

Charlie gives his all
To Stillwater, Keweenaw,
Website is World Class!

By Holly Z., Chicago on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 12:06 pm:

Best wishes and many happy returns, Charlie! site is a shining example of the power of technology harnessed for a wonderful purpose, that of nurturing a community. Thanks for the many wonderful photos that help us all keep the U.P. a little bit closer.

By Mary Ann, WY on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 10:50 pm:

Happy Birthday, Charlie! I sure enjoy seeing all the beautiful photos of the UP. I have a lot of good memories growing up there. I have been out here since l973, and sure do miss the Great Lakes in the summer. Fifty isn't that old. Wishing you many more years of good health and happiness.

By Concord, MI on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 - 11:33 am:

Holy Cow! I can't believe I missed my own brother's half-century mark. Happy birthday, anyway. I'll catch you at the next 50th...

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