Dec 24-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: December: Dec 24-02
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Photo by Donn de Yampert

Toivo from Toivola on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 07:01 pm:

Here we are, down to the last few hours before Santa begins his annual rounds. We heard he parked the reindeer up on the roof at Copper Country Mall, for a quick getaway.

Charlie asked me to look through the Pasty Cam photobox - - this one from Donn de Yampert seemed appropriate. Charlie was on his way out the door mumbling something about a ton of pasties, and now he could finally start his Christmas shopping. Better hurry, Chuck.

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 07:53 pm:

Dear Friends...

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of you a happy and safe holiday season, and God's richest Blessings for a great 2003.

I am so happy I discovered Pasty Central in 2002. It's one of the best things that ever happened to me. I have met people related to me, and people who knew my Grandparents, and even Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. I have been served with memories of my Summers in the U.P. and furnished with pictures of places that mean so much to me, like the Gay Smokestack.

This site is the best site on the Internet. It never ceases to amaze me when I see the beautiful pictures, and meet such kind and wonderful people here.

I look forward to being a part of this site for many years to come and thank everyone for their kindness and comments over the last year.

Thanks, Charlie... Don't ever let this site go anywhere. It is the first place I go in the morning, and the last place at night. (And a lot of short visits during the day!)

I continue to hope to move my family to the wonderful Keweenaw soon. When this happens, I would like to meet as many of you as I can.

Thanks, and God Bless!

Alex Tiensivu

By Mary Drew on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 08:01 pm:

Nice choice Toivo!
I'd like to wish everyone involved at and the many vistors at , a VERY BLESSED AND MERRY CHRISTMAS!.

P.S. I hope Charlie made it before the stores closed!!

By on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 08:09 pm:

Here, here again, I agree with everthing that Mary says.Donn

By Martha K., Pinckney, MI on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 10:06 pm:

To all the Pasty Cam visitors and contributors, a Very Merry Christmas! We're going to have a white one!

By Yooperfinn MI on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 10:22 pm:

Hyvää ja Rauhallista Joulua teille kaikille ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta!
A Good and Peaceful Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year!

By Ken from da UP on Tuesday, December 24, 2002 - 11:49 pm:

Hauskaa joulua ja Onnellista uutta vuotta. Onpa kaunis päivää. Lyö löylyä!

By jim, ann arbor on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 05:03 am:

Mayhap the gods bless us all on this, one of the holiest days; certainly we all could use a little blessing during these times.

Prayers for Father Srebernak, and Meridith too!

Hooray for Joe Kirkish ! ! !

Message for Naomi of E. Lansing: With great respect, I have stills/videos of Waara's site.

By Jim from Columbus Ga. on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 06:23 am:

Good morning everyone! Merry Christmas!

By Linda in Flint on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 07:03 am:

Merry Christmas from downstate in snowy Genesee county! God bless all and I offer my prayers for a year of peace.

By Patt, Howell, MI on Wednesday, December 25, 2002 - 07:48 am:

Merry Christmas to one and all! God has blessed us Trolls with a picture perfect Christmas here in Livingston County too. Walked out the door this morning to put out the critters and experienced that almost dead silence that comes with fresh snow. ALMOST as good as being out in the woods.

By Mary Louise Rowe Fischer, FL on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 12:39 pm:

Greetings from Venice, Florida!
I am a transplanted Michigander (alas, a troll)who grew up spending two weeks every summer in Laurium and Calumet with my great aunt and uncle Myrtle and Reuben Buzzo (they lived on Third St., or was it Depot St., next to a garage). My Dad, Bob Rowe, is a native born Yooper (born in Ishpeming and raised in Hancock-Calumet-Laurium) who moved to Detroit when he was 12 and now lives in Naples, FL.
My Mom would make pasties and saffron buns (our family was Cornish)and we would get thimbleberry jam and chow-chow when we were in the UP during the summer. Unfortunately I haven't been to the UP in many years but I love this web site and now visit it daily. My Dad sent me some frozen pasties from Still Waters for Xmas.
I'm assuming I have relatives in the UP still- it would be very cool to connect with them. I met a cousin, Howard, at my Great Aunt Myrtle's funeral in 1975 and he took me on a tour of MTU, but I don't remember his last name... So here goes with the family history ancestors John Henry Rowe and his wife LoveDay Chinn Rowe came to the US in the 1860's from Cornwall to mine copper. One of their sons, John Henry, married a young lady named Louisa Jayne and one of their sons, James Jayne, was my grandfather. James Jayne Rowe married a young lady named Florence who died around WWI and then remarried a young lady, Emily Blee, who gave birth to Robert Douglas Rowe, my Dad. In the 1930's my grandparents took Robert to Detroit because my grandfather had found work there. My Dad married Marilyn Hutchings and had two daughters and we were raised in the Detroit area. Unfortunately my Mom died in 1980 and my sister now lives in California, I'm in Florida and my Dad (who has remarried twice) also lives in Florida.
If any of this genealogy sounds familiar to anyone I'd love to hear from you.

By Raymond H Martin, Washington on Friday, December 27, 2002 - 02:39 pm:

Hi Yoopers: My parents were from the U.P. Mom was Amy Lusa from Wakefield, and my Dad was Raymond H Martin from Dollar Bay. I spent many summers in the U.P. and I look back on them as some of the more memerable times of my life.My Dad in
Dollar Bay had five Brothers, Rudy, Roy,Ray,Robbie and Ralph. He also had twin sisters Inga and Sigrid,oh yes Ralph and Robbie were twins also.There Motherd (my grandma) was Elizabeth and his father was Sedolph. All of the Martins ended up in Detroit area in their later years except for Inga who remained in Dollar Bay. As for my mothers side of the family she had a sister named Lillian and a brother named Spooner. My mom and her sister came to Detroit, but Spooner remained in Wakefield and worked for the Iron ore mines and he also became the Mayor of Wakefield at one time. I would appreciate it if anyone out there in cyber space has any information or stories of the Martin or Lusa family to contact me thru Email. Would love to hear from you. My name is Raymond H Martin and I live in Birch Bay, Washington. Address: 7985 Sawgrass Way, Blaine , Wa. 98230 Email magray4230 all have a great New Year. Ray

By walter p. tampa on Saturday, January 18, 2003 - 09:52 pm:

a late nolliag shona duit and athbhlain faoi mhaise duit from the irish to the finns merry christmas and happy new year to you

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