Jan 01-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: January: Jan 01-06
New Year's Ski Party    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Melodie Hayes

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 07:18 am:

For the first time in the history of the Pasty Cam, New Year's Day arrives on a Sunday! Melodie Hayes kicks off 2006 remembering a Sunday School ski party about 65 years ago:

My Dad taught Sunday School for decades at First Covenant Church in Iron Mountain and would have a party each year with his class, this shot being taken around 1941-43. Pictured here with him are Dorothy Alm, Dolly Andrews, Melba Lindstrom, Verna Peterson, Alice Julian, Frances Jacobson and Judy Cootware. We had a small cottage near Iron Mountain in Spread Eagle, WI on Middle Lake, I think. I can only guess that the girls skied down the hill from the cottage onto the lake and walked back up.

My dad worked 6 days a week at his store, Ted's Grocery in Iron Mountain, so it was probably in the 60's my folks couldn't keep up with the travel back and forth to Spread Eagle and sold the cottage. My brothers and I still go back and relive the memories of the times at the lake. The cottage is still there, renovated nicely by the new owners.

Our thanks to Melodie for sharing this fun photo with us. We look forward to more wonderful Shoebox Memories like this throughout 2006. I would encourage you to email me if you upload such a photo to your Guest Gallery album, and send along any details you can remember.

The Pasty Cam soon begins its ninth year of bringing a daily glimpse of life from the land of snow and pasties. It was during the winter carnival of 1997-98 that we bought our first digital camera, and by the end of February we committed ourselves to publishing a picture-a-day... and haven't missed a day since.

Have a good week, and have a great 2006 :0)
Tom Karjala (Tom) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 08:06 am:

Happy New Year from Green Bay, WI.
I seem to be first on the first day of the new year!

By kathi j in marengo, il (Kathiscc) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 08:06 am:

Happy new year everyone!

By Kathy P. (Katiaire) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 08:12 am:

Happy New Year. Hey Tom- I think if you check the last post from yesterday, you'll see someone was here before that.

By kathi j in marengo, il (Kathiscc) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 08:40 am:

Ah, but I didn't post to this page in time. (actually, if I didn't type so slowly, I would have made it). I kept checking it, but I got busy doing other things and I think Charlie slept in today. That's ok, he works hard every day. And we all appreciate it.

By Pauline (Yooperinpa) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 08:42 am:

Happy New Year from Pennsylvania!

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 09:01 am:


By NKR (Nkr) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 09:02 am:

Good morning from Mishawaka IN and HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is a great shoebox memory. It reminds me of stories my Dad told me about he and his brothers and sisters (12 of them) going sking. Up until the mid 1980's he had wood ski's that he had used, hanging down in his basement. Thanks for the memories.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 09:17 am:

Happy New Year. What a way to spend Sunday School. I wonder if the teacher skiied in his tie.

By Linda Ledford (Linda) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 09:54 am:

Happy New Year from Genesee County!! I look forward to another year of wonderful sights from the beautiful UP. God Bless and keep up the great work.

By Becca (Bec) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 10:24 am:

Happy, healthy, peaceful 2006 to all who love the North.

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 11:09 am:

What a nice historic pic! For me the most interesting thing
about it is how formally-dressed the dad is in the photo. I think
I have pics somewhere of my parents skiing in the Negaunee
area in the later 1930s with my father dressed like that.
Dressing more casually is one area for sure where customs have
changed over the last 50 years or so.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 11:46 am:

Happy New Year! I remember having wooden
skis as a little girl. They were easy to put
on--just a leather strap. I don't remember
doing a lot of waxing either. That came later.
What a wonderful start to the new year for
those Sunday School kids.

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 11:52 am:

Happy New Year, wonderful people.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 11:58 am:

To Kathi J,

Actually, the day began this morning at 3:00 am here at the Eagle River office of Pasty Central. There is a ton of work to do with the changeover of a new year. Today's picture was finally published several hours later (7:18 am), after which I went back to bed and dreamed of skiing.

By the way, I think I failed to mention that Melodie's father is Ted Anderson, who owned Ted's Grocery in Iron Mountain.

Speaking of Iron Mountain, here's a note for all of our Pasty.NET members who are on dial-up in that part of the U.P... In a couple of weeks you will have DSL available through Pasty.NET, in cooperation with the Northpines Network. Also wireless Pasty.NET hotspots will extend to several locations around the region, pushing broadband to underserved areas. Stay tuned to pasty.net for details about our wireless and DSL expansion all across the U.P.

By DH (Daveintemecula) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 02:10 pm:

Happy New Year and best wishes in '06 to all from damp Southern CA

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 02:24 pm:

Skiing, a life long sport, encouraged by our father. It started by trapsing through the cedar swamp behind Cat Harbor following deer tracks. It moved to Tamarack Hill and eventually to Weber Ski School during Christmas break. My future finds me still engaged in that sport....in fact I just might get in a 1/2 day tomorrow morning before the boarders and tween somethings hit the local slope. I now yell, "Don't you dare hit this ole lady!" Brings them up short everytime.
Happy, Healthy, stress free 2006 to all!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 02:44 pm:

I love the Shoe Box memories :)
Charlie, you sound like me...working during the wee hours of the night, while the rest of the world sleeps ;) Actually, it's when I get some of my best work done, with no interruptions. It's a habit I picked up many years ago, when I would do research/ work on projects at the police department.

By Lin Bailey (Baileys) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 04:25 pm:

Happiest New Year from all the Troll at this house!

By Lin Bailey (Baileys) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 04:26 pm:

Happiest New Year to all of you from all the Trolls at this house!

By kathi j in marengo, il (Kathiscc) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 05:22 pm:

Sorry Charlie! Happy New Year!

By Marc Slis (Marc) on Sunday, January 1, 2006 - 10:26 pm:

Sorry to hear you do such a late shift, Charlie. I can relate since I run the midnite shift on my ship. Although this trip I'm in Burma and 11 1/2 hrs ahead of CC time, so I guess I'm actually on days...

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