Dec 13-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: December: Dec 13-02
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Toivo from Toivola on Friday, December 13, 2002 - 10:46 pm:

Reminds me of a song - - Did your true love give you a partridge in a pear tree today?

Donn de Yampert did a little window shopping in Houghton this week, and was fascinated by the lights and toyland at historic Haug's Jewelry and Collectibles. I see that Haug's has been a sponsor at Pasty Central for some time, too, so guess you could say they help keep the lights on at the Pasty Cam, too.

By Ivan, Titletown, USA on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 01:10 am:

Aino & Toivo were never to the big city so they decided to go there. On the way into Marquette they saw a big sign that said " TACO BELL". Aino says "Toivo, der mus be alota mexicans in da big city, eh? Toivo says " Watcha mean by dat Aino? "Well" he says, " Dey even got dere own phone company now eh?

By RD, Iowa on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 07:31 am:

Toivo and Eino go hunting, and Toivo says, "Let's spilt up and if you get lost, just fire three shots in the air." Sure enough, Eino gets lost. He fires three shots in the air and thinks, "I sure hope Toivo sees my arrows."

By PSmith SC on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 08:51 am:

Haugs Jewelry-My how times have changed. I bought my wife's engagement ring from Mr Haug in 1953 at which time it was strictly a jewelry store. At that time there was Nelson's Restaurant, Swifts Hardware, Kirkish Grocery, Wilcox Photo, to name a few and many fine clothing and other stores along the main drag. There are still some fine establishments but times have changed.

By RJ--MN on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 09:40 am:

Toivo and Aino were people watching at the Copper Country Mall when along came a gal wearing a yellow jacket Toivo said I'll bet she's from Yellow Jacket. Soon ther came a gal in a Red Jacket and of course she was from Red Jacket Soon there appeared a gal in a blue jacket who was from Blue Jacket. The boys waited all day to see one from Bare Lake.

By joe in yellow jacket on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 10:13 am:

I did not know, that is how yellow jacket got it's name. How did Titusville get its name. How do I get ahold of this Toivo and Aino crew? They seem to be pretty smart fella's

By Pasty Depot, Coeur d'Alene, ID on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 02:07 pm:

Holiday Greetings from the "Pasty Depot" in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho! We've taken our love of pasties from the UP and now own and operate a pasty restaurant in North Idaho! Visit us if you're ever in the area. 208-66-PASTY.

By Luanne, Dickeyville,WI on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 04:00 pm:

PS Smith, yes things have changed.
Nelson's is now Bookworld, Swift's Hardware is now the Motherlode (and other small shops) Vertin's is now Swift's Hardware, JC Penny's is The Mining Gazette, the Gazette is an apartment building, Central Food is Edward Jones, Kirkish Furniture is the Backroom Bookstore, Pamida is Kirkish Furniture, Newberry's is Portage Rehab, Ed Haus & Co is Wilcox Camera and ??? Thank goodness some things stay the same like the Douglass House Saloon.

By Pat, WI. on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 05:34 pm:

I remember getting eye exams at Haug's. Does anyone remember who the doctor was? It was a long time ago!

By DA,MI on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 06:24 pm:

The eye DOC was Henderson

By RCW $ Bay on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 06:49 pm:

Luanne: Boy thats intersting, never thought about that. Times marchs on, and things change!!

By Julie Stevens Beck on Saturday, December 14, 2002 - 10:10 pm:

The eye Doctor was Frank Henderson and his wife Bernie was the clerk. I went to him for my first eye exam as a child and he sent me directly to Marquette to see an Optomotrist. Fortunately it was nothing more than just a bad astigmatism and darn good nearsightedness. Frank and Bernie were special people and especially friends of my Grandmother, Florence Stevens (mother of Jack Stevens picture on Nov. 28, 2002). By the way, Portage Rehab is not at Newberry's anymore now the two businesses are Down Wind Sports and Bruce Rukkila CPA. Houghton has changed but the rotating display case is still at Haugs in the back of the store, where a kid can watch the charms and jewelry go round and round by pushing the button.

By Aileen Ize Haug Rowe, Marshall, MN on Sunday, December 15, 2002 - 08:27 am:

Great picture of the Haug's Jewelry & Collectibles
window. Also went back to view the Nov. 28 pictures
and messages. Both bring marvelous memories. I look
forward to seeing all HHS grads at the reunion in July.

By Luanne, Dickeyville, WI on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 02:09 am:

RCW $Bay: I haven't been following pasty cam for very long, but I am guessing that you are my Dad's cousin Bob. If you are, Merry Christmas to you and Shirl and say hi to Sherry for me! Happy Holidays!

By RCW $ Bay on Monday, December 16, 2002 - 06:29 am:

Hey, you got that right Luanne. Merry Xmas to you also.

By Jessica on Tuesday, December 17, 2002 - 09:16 am:

as an employee and family member, I was excited to see the interest in our hard work and love of the family tradition. We love serving you! Happy Holidays to Everyone and a Great new Year too!!! Please continue to stop in and visit our beautiful store rich in history and tradition. We are constantly growing and changing. By the way Aileen, I was working in the store when you and your family visited. It was very exciting and a pleasure. More history to share with our customers! And now they have some pictures to enjoy also. Thanks so much!!

By Judy, Michigan on Thursday, December 19, 2002 - 07:43 pm:

Dear Santa, please give me everything in this store window for Christmas! Judy

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