Aug 27-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: August: Aug 27-02
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Toivo from Toivola on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 - 09:27 pm:

Overcast skies greeted the reluctant students this morning, on their return to the halls of learning. It sure seems like many of the school districts are beginning earlier this year.

Ah, the feel of new blue jeans and tennis shoes, a new set of books, and the smell of that particular cleaning stuff Mr. Woodruff the janitor would use. I remember it well, even though it seems like half a century ago.

By Anna MN on Tuesday, August 27, 2002 - 11:14 pm:

I'm glad times and styles have changed.. i
remember using a whole summers worth of babysitting
money to buy 2 outfits for school, being that if
i didnt have 58 dollars for a pair of *Guess
jeans like the other kids i was a loser.
I remember getting our books and looking on the
inside cover to see who had it last. For me,
it was hard times.. but good times that i remember well. :)

By Ken from da UP on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 12:14 am:

I went to the LLHS for the 6, 7, 8, and 9th grades. I remember George, the principal and Harry Trainor, superintendent, Irma Pearce, geography and social studies. Lloyd Short was the science teacher. I was a 'crossing guard' for the little kids when I was in the 6th grade. In the spring we all went to Fort Wilkins for a school picnic. The year was l951! Can it be?!
Can't remember George's last name any more. Does anyone remember?

By Alanna, MN on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 01:25 am:

All I have to say is "I am glad that isn't me!" I'm still a student, but i don't have to start school until Sept. 3. This is one of those few times when i'm glad i live in Minnesota. I'm sorry to all the kids in MI who had school today. A few of my close friends had to go to school today and yesterday. Poor people. School isn't that bad, but it does get monotonous. Have fun!

By Tim in Oscoda on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 01:31 am:

Not all kids had to return to school today! Here in Oscoda they don't start until September 3rd also. Course that means less breaks during the school year!

By Donna on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 05:03 am:

Hey Ken..that was George Grahamn. He and his wife Flora were really wonderful people. Lloyd Short's wife, Rosemary, taught at the school too...also in the really wonderful category.

I remember the first day of my high school years. Us girls were FINALLY allowed to wear makeup, and the 9th grade section in study hall was a "sea of blue"...what a hoot to think about that now!

K-12 in that building. And I count myself one of the lucky ones!

By Sherry in FL on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 01:37 pm:

Don't feel too bad about starting school this week. Here in North FL and South GA the kids went back to school starting Aug 6th to Aug 14th.

By Ellery, MN on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 01:55 pm:

As Alana said earlier (though for a different reason) this is a GREAT time of year to be living in MN. It's time for the Great Minnesota Get-Together, the MN State Fair! As regular readers probably know or have heard, Stillwaters furnishes pasties for a booth @ the Fair. I had the very great pleasure to spend yesterday @ the Fair, meet Sandy who runs the booth, & have a wonderful taste of the Keweenaw with a Breakfast Pasty. Absolutely delish, if a touch too much pepper in the gravy (but then, I don't like pepper). ;-) So, my sympathies to those who can't have their pasties mailed to them right now, we're sure enjoying them here!

By Ernie WA on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 02:16 pm:

Nice to see my school. I went K-12 in that school class of 64. Remember Mr. Lloyd Short, Mr. Robert McKindles, principal and of course Mr. George Graham. He was a real cool guy. I lived in Lake Linden during my high school years and worked at school, did work at his house like shovel the drive and fill his stoker in the basement in the winter, worked with him in his strawbarry field it Traprock.
We travel up there every summer. Couple years ago I was in the Lake Linden hardware store and met Mr. Short. Was nice to chat with him again.

By Francis, So. Mil. Wi. on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 03:18 pm:

Gravy on a pasty!!!! He can't be from the copper country...........

By BCT Mi on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 03:51 pm:

The Parkside in Calumet would put gravy on Pasties. They were really good when they did that.

By Justin Michigan on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 04:35 pm:

Went back the nineteenth of Augest down here in Saginaw

By R Somero CA on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 05:14 pm:

Gravy on a pasty? Does anyone else remember having one like that at the Union cafeteria at Tech? I do.

By Bonnie Erkkila Hartman Gainesville, FL on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 07:55 pm:

I wonder how many times I crossed the street in front of the school in Lake Linden to go buy candy from Morris and Irma Curtin's store! (My aunt and uncle by the way). Mr. Koepel would give us passes up to the band room during study hall, then we would slide over to the store. I think fondly of my years at that school. Started there in the 3rd grade after the school in Gay closed.

By HAZEL IN FLORIDA on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 08:44 pm:


By Carol Greene, Quebec on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 10:23 pm:

It would be nice if Fred and Linda Graham could read those tributes to their wonderful parents, who are remembered so fondly by so many of us. And Hazel from Florida, are you Hazel Aittama? I haven't seen you for 50 years, I guess, but I think I would recognize your smiling face. Remember also Mrs. LeVasseur and her elegant hair-do? I credit her with giving me a good grasp of English grammar. Carol from the class of '52

By Marv Hopf on Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 11:44 pm:

Hi Bonnie,

You were a student in my first year teaching in LL-H. Hard to believe 28 years went so fast. I was there from 1964 to 1992. I still like to keep in contact with the school & help a bit with Driver Training & also with home sports games.

Mr. Graham was superintendent when I was hired. He was like a father to me. Nice guy. It's been a nice trip down memory lane seeing the names of folks from years ago. Marvin D. Hopf

By MI on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 09:45 am:

Gus Lake Linden,
I remember guiding the students across the same street for 7years as a crossing guard.

By Hazel Grimes, Florida on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 11:39 am:

Carol, it is I !!!! I couldn't make it to the class reunion this summer..... Other obligations.... Yes, I remember Mrs. LeVasseur. Every day she had the most fabulous jewelry on!!! Luckily I can remember all those details, perhaps because we had no TV, radio or any other source of amusement!!
As Eeyore says, "Thanks for noticing me!!!" Granny Hazel

By Julie, Notre Dame IN on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 02:55 pm:

I remember the Graham's, they lived just down the street. Nice NICE people. I too am thankful to LLHS, I had exceptional teachers in all classes that prepared me well for life beyond God's Country. Here is a small tribute:
A big thanks to the following:
Earl Brogan, Dave Sell, Tom Marth, Bill Jarvis, Lois Codere, Dennis Sorvisto, Rosemary Short, and can't forget Jack Mishica, Joan Hoffman, Jim Johnson, Kathy Lewandowski, Judy Haltanen, Bruce Rovano, and Kathy Johnson. And to the suits, Lloyd Short and Hank Verberkmoes. You guys are the best!

By Linda on Thursday, August 29, 2002 - 11:23 pm:

That shot is what I saw every day untill I was 19 when looking out the window of my Mom and Dads.Great shot now I am home sick

By T.H., AZ on Friday, August 30, 2002 - 12:29 am:

One for the printer, picture and messages alike.
Thanks to the Cam for starting this one. Nice lists too (I'd fear missing too many to do one myself). It hasn't been in my nature to get too lonely for the 'old' days, but it really brought back some memories of people I respected a lot then, and still do.

It wasn't all that long ago, was it?

By Mary Schei, Florida on Tuesday, September 3, 2002 - 11:51 am:

It was good to see the kids going back to my old school, it reminds me that there are still places in the world that haven't changed all that much. The schools here in Florida are a far different matter, most have armed guards on patrol and nobody walks to school. The upside is that I haven't had to shovel anything but beach sand since 1979!

P.S. The Finlandia also served their pasties with gravy, I think it was a regional (within the Copper Country) thing. I prefer mine with ketchup and chow chow.

By Lisa, Summit Lake, WI on Thursday, September 5, 2002 - 02:21 pm:

I am also a former LLHHS student, but grew
up in Hubbell. I had many of the same fine
teachers mentioned by Julie from Indiana. As
it happens, I am a teacher now myself, and
yes, we are in school here too. Having taught
in many different districts over the years, I
know what a great education I received in LL
and am very grateful for it.

By Lisa, Ypsilanti, MI on Thursday, September 5, 2002 - 07:16 pm:

My mom graduated from LLHHS in 1934, and I believe that was the same year that George and Flora Graham were married. I met them about 30 years ago and thought George was just the coolest guy ever. My husband and I also visited Flora at her home on Hecla Street a few years back.

I was up there this past June, looking for a house to buy in Hancock...someday.

I remember hearing about Curtin's store!!

BTW, my mom was Betty Cassette. She is 87 now. Email me if you knew her!! :)

By Mary Dulong Geshel on Saturday, September 7, 2002 - 02:47 pm:

Hey Carol

I still live in Lake Linden and there is no place like it on earth. You and I were in school together and I wish I could have visited with you more at our 50th. on July 6th. Remember Ms. Margaret Jones. She was tops also and Mrs. Richardson. We were so lucky to go to LLHS. Now all my grandchildren are attending there. I worked there for 21 years. Loved every moment of it.


By pat king rule onto.mi. on Sunday, September 22, 2002 - 11:51 am:

Does anyone know if LLHHS is going to have another all school reunion?Missed the last one would love to attend one.By the way Mr.McKindles had to be my most favorite teacher,he was a very careing person.

By Nancy Erkkila Sanderson on Friday, January 3, 2003 - 09:24 am:

Didn't know this picture was here. Must have missed it.
I went to LLHS 55-59. Wonderful memories. Mr. Trainer had retired by then and would be a substitute once in awhile. I even recall that George Graham would fill in in Social Studies and Nancy Hawke and I would whisper the whole time.
My husband and I return to Gay to visit my parents several times each summer and would not think of missing the parade in LL and the one in Gay.
I still love going to school; I do substitute teaching.
Thanks for the memories.

By Kurt Hilden, '69, California on Monday, June 14, 2004 - 05:26 pm:

Stumbled upon this site... oh, yes, the teachers at LLHS: Mrs. McKevitt, kindergarten; Miss. Faul, first grade; Miss. Prince, second grade; Mrs. Dion, third grade; Mrs. Klein, fourth grade;Miss Frenette, fifth grade; Mrs. Tourville, sixth grade. I remember Mr. Robert S. McKindles; Mr. Lloyd Short; Miss. Turner; Mr. Trainer; Mr. George Graham; the high school teachers: Mr. Prehoda; Mr. Zeleznick; Mr. Michica; Mr. Weberg; etc. What a place compared to the average classroom of today! Nowadays the students curse and swear at teachers as if that is all normal. If standards are still as high at LLHS as when I was there, the students are indeed fortunate. I went to Suomi College; Carthage College, several seminaries, got an MA in theology and am working on my doctorate in education. I have not been back there in twenty years.

By Go Lakes on Tuesday, June 15, 2004 - 02:57 pm:

Never went to LLHHS ..but since my folks went there the fight song was the first song I ever learned..Today I do not even remember my own High School{Escanaba} fight song ..BUT "Making glory for lake linden" IS STUCK IN MY HEAD!!

By Mary Lou on Thursday, June 17, 2004 - 01:59 pm:

Go Lakes....We're living here in Escanaba also...and looking forward to LLHS all class reunion. Hope you & your parents are plannng to attend. There'll be a school sing along and also band members will bring their instruments..July 4th at 12:00 noon (we'll have to leave Pastyfest 2004 to get to our pasty picnic)..I played trumpet in the marching band but that was 54 yrs ago and I haven't played since but I think I could still do it (I think MSU has the same tune..) I may have missed a word or two, it has been a long time but this is close......MAKING GLORY FOR LAKE LINDEN....THEY'RE THE HIGH SCHOOL KNOW TO ALL!! THEIR THEME SONG IS VICTORY AS THE LAKES TEAM PLAYS GOOD BALL......LAKE LINDEN'S ALWAYS WINNING....ALL THROUGH THE GAME THEY'RE BOLD...SO FIGHT FOR THE ONLY HIGH SCHOOL....BLUE...AND...GOLD! PUSH RIGHT THROUGH THE LINE OF BLUE AND WATCH THE SCORE KEEP GROWING.......LAKE LINDEN'S TEAM IS BOUND TO WIN THEY'RE FIGHTING WITH A VIM.......RAH RAH RAH..SEE THEIR LINE KEEP WEAKENING..... WERE GOING TO WIN THIS GAME..... SO FIGHT, FIGHT, RAH TEAM, FIGHT..... VICTORY FOR LHS!!!!!

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