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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 06:36 am:

More shots above the dunes below our home, in the early days of the Pasty Cam. As I look out across the Lake today, the trees are noticeably higher in this spot than they were in 1998. And shipping has started up again.

Over this weekend (you did 'spring ahead', right?) Edie and I were in Marquette, where we saw the James R. Barker at the dock, as it appeared to be unloading coal for the power plant. Looks like it's just shuttling back and forth from Marquette to Duluth. Wonder if it ever leaves the Lake, by way of the Soo Locks?

By the way, I would be remiss if I didn't send out a Happy Birthday to the webmaster's wife. Edie has been a vital part of the Pasty Cam from the beginning, filling the role of cheif poof reeder.

more tomorrow

Edie on the Star

Smfwixom (Trollperson) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 06:38 am:

First Post

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 06:56 am:

Happy Birthday. Edie!

Don't you love to see the freighters at the dock
in Marquette? In my mind's eye I always
associate Marquette, the place where I was
born, with freighters and, of course, The Lake.

There are pictures of freighters, mostly on
postcards, positioned around my classroom.
Also a couple of replicas of freighters.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 07:02 am:

Many Happy Returns, Edie

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 07:14 am:

Have a great day, Edie! I too love pictures of freighters. My husband and I have this thing for the Edmund Fitzgerald. We have two replicas of it and a book about it signed by the author whom we met in person at one of the anniversaries of the "Lake Superior" magazine held in Duluth. What a great ship that was, as are all of them.
Kosk, Hope you're enjoying having your son home.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 07:43 am:

Happy 29th birthday Edie :)

Kosk, hope you and your son are having a wonderful time, and making plenty of family memories for him to recall, while he is Iraq :) It would be great if he were able to post on here, as DJ (ILoveLucy2's son) did, while he was stationed in Iraq).

Usedtobeayooper, There's a picture of the Edmund Fitzgerald, going through the locks, on the Soo locks website. Sorta eerie, knowing the tragic faith of the ship and its crew.
I'm trying to remember the screen name of the woman, who posts on here, whose father was on the Edmund when it sank...I want to say her name is Babyseal...but I'm not sure. But I'm sure she would have plenty of info on the Edmund for you.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 08:03 am:

Cheryl Rossman is the lady you are speaking of. Her dad Ransom Cunday was on the Fitz.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 08:11 am:

Thanks Mikie...I wasn't sure of Cheryl's screen name.

By Sunrise Side MI (Ilovelucy2) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 08:19 am:

Good Morning all.
Sorry that our son didn't have the time to chat with us. He was very busy I am sure. He is home now safe and sound and recently he received NCO (non-commissioned officer)AIRMAN of the year for Travis Air Force Base. He is one of many airmen and women and we are very PROUD of him. I will be heading out there next Monday and I cannot wait to see them. Thanks sur5er for thinking of him and all the others. Pray for our Troops!!!! Have a good week everyone.

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 08:23 am:

The daughter of Ransom Cundy you are referring to is Cheryl Rozman, "cotton", I apologize if my spelling is not accurate Cheryl. A must see Edmund Fitzgerald museum is at the ship Vally Camp, at the Soo and the museum at White Fish Bay, MI.!

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 09:09 am:

Happy Birthday, Edie! Thank you so much, cheif, for your poof reeding. We hate them poofs.

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 09:16 am:

'course them poof reeds do make nice baskets.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 09:35 am:

Maija, You are just too funnie :)

By FJL (Langoman) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 09:55 am:

Yeah, you are just too funny, eh,eh,,:) :)...

By Mr. Bill (Mrbill) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 10:08 am:

New subject - of local interest only

Does anyone know the new procedure at Waste Management's re-cycling yard at Houghton? Now charging $ 3.00 .... $ 3.00 for what unit? per visit, per bag, ??? That WM facility isn't in the telephone book, and the office was vacant when last we were there, in the free-bie days.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 10:47 am:

MrBill, Did you try the city website? Click on 'city services'.

By Edie H in Eagle River (Edie) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 12:13 pm:

Thanks for the Birthday wishes ! OK Charlie - cheif poof reeder - ha ha !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By jim lu maye (Jimlu) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 01:45 pm:

a real great site for all boat watchers on the great lakes is they have it all from web cams to pictures of just about any great lake ship.

just a super site

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 01:54 pm:

Good afternoon from Mishawaka, IN. Enjoying my first day of spring break. Feels more like winter is making a return. The wind is blowing like it's trying to move IN to KY or OH. My recycle bin is now all over the backyard.
Enjoy your day Edie.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 02:28 pm:

Edie-Happy Birthday and enjoy the day!!

Sur5er, I love the idea of checking with the police and there have been a few years where I had no venison and really eyed those side-of-the-road beauties, but I could never whack one with the old truck:) I wonder if they donate the road-kills to homeless shelters, low-income families, or something along those lines??
I like to soak my venison in terriaki sauce overnight, occasionally. I don't really using vinegar. Anyway, I often wonder what people mean by gamey taste-I've never noticed it...

Mikey, Sur5er has a good idea with the peppers. I worked with a girl from Mexico last fall. She showed me a wonderful treat-slices of lime and pineapple sprinkled with her own blend of powdered hot peppers, including serano, cayenne, habenero and jalepeno. Not sure how it would be for a cold, but it tastes great:)

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 04:54 pm:

Charlotte, Yep the wind is definately stirring in much so, that Da Abbi looks like she is going to take off for flight, any second. Did you see that they are getting snow all around us tonight?

Marc, Yep, some of the pd's do donate the deer to homeless shelters and low income folks. Never thought of soaking venison in terriaki...that sounds delish. Wish you had the recipe for the lime/ pineapple treat.

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 05:17 pm:

I always type "surfer" first,then have to correct it, btw.

Umm, according to the expert, there are two keys to the powder mix. One, use at least 4 different kinds of dried peppers, ground very well and..
Had to think a minute-two, make sure that you use more cayenne than any of the others.
oh, I almost forgot, throw in a small amount of cinnimon, too!!

The terraki venison is great with tons of finely chopped, fresh garlic and dried cranberries.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 05:44 pm:

(Trasnscribed from yesterday's CamNotes -- perhaps more appropriate here)
Seismic Pirate (Marc):
"... we had a supply ship come alongside today and hand over fresh veggies and fruit!"

In that part of the world, with any luck, a generous supply of Durian was included among the stock of fruit! Ahh the memory of Durian flavored ice cream! Enjoy! <wicked, evil grin>

What a strange co-inky-dinky: Just moments after I posted the above note on yesterday's CamNotes page, a friend dropped in to share a bit of durian mung bean cake (flour, sugar, mung bean, durian) 'Twas really true banana-custardy durian flavor - Yummy!

By Seismic Pirate (Marc) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 06:37 pm:

That stuff stinks!!!

It does taste good, but the smell is so bad you can't believe anyone, anywhere, has ever eaten it...
Id rather stick my head in a jar of Marmite:)

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 08:12 pm:

Marc, I had a bunch of hispanich ladies working for me, when I took over they wouldn't speak English to me,only spanish.I couldn'tget them to do anything. My wife who is 100%Polish,has a friend who is from Colombia. She gave me a picture of my wife and Maria standing next to each other. I went to work the next day and told them that my wife was half Polish and half Mexican. I said that last night she made tacos with kielbasa instead of the Spanish way. After that they would do anything I would ask. The good part was they would feed me some great Hispanic food. The hard part was not letting them meet Precious. I have been retired for five years and still get food from them. I will ask for the limes and Pineapple dish at the next lunch we have. We all retired at the same time, so lunch is held once a month.

By Cotton (Cotton) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 08:27 pm:

I'm here. Cheryl Rozman -"cotton." Dad's name was Ransom Ray Cundy. I also enjoy looking at all of the pictures of boats. I always look out at the lake to see if there's a boat coming into the Marquette harbor when ever I go to Marquette. Sometimes if I have time I'll ride down to the docks to see if there are any boats there. When you've been raised around the boats like I was you never lose the fascination of them. They are big part of the memories I have of my Dad.

There is & for good information about the Edmund Fitzgerald. (a internet magazine)had a recent article about the Fitzgerald.I submitted some pictures & information for it.I think Cathy did a good job putting it together. Check it out. Thanks again for your interest in the Fitzgerald-" the legend lives on"

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 08:30 pm:

Hi Cheryl, Cant believe that I mispelled your name.Old age I guess. I have a picture of your Dad,his graduation picture I think. He was my godfather. If you are interested in it I will have it copied and send you the origianl.

By Cotton (Cotton) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 08:45 pm:

Sorry everyone, I goofed & gave you the wrong website address for michigan today. It's
Mike, Thank you but I have a graduation picture of him so keep yours. Your sister Mary Kay was born on my Dad's birthday (April 16th). It was Easter Sunday the day he was born & it's that again this year. Do you remember anyone calling him "Bun"? Some did. Check out that website, there are pictures I think you'd like.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 09:16 pm:

Thanks Sur5er and usedtobeayooper. We are
enjoying having our son with us. We have
been doing a lot of eating--he's missed home
cooking. We've also done plenty of talking. Be
assured though, he also spends lots of time
hanging out with his pals because friends,
like family, are really important to you when
you are away from home and about to embark
on a new stage in life--going to war.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, April 3, 2006 - 10:54 pm:

You are very brave about your son going off to war. You're right, it's very important to have those friends. They're nearly as important as family. My son got married while serving in the Navy. He was about to be shipped to Guam and she to New York. He came home for a couple of weeks before shipping off and wanted to spend some time with friends and family as he'd been gone for a few years. Well, his wife had a fit if he was out with friends when she'd try to reach him. She filed for divorce because he spent time with friends. She definitely was not the woman for him. So good for your son. And we'll pray for him after he's left.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 12:25 am:

Kosk,it is so nice when you can be proud of your kids. You will always love them but is great when you can respect them also. And if you like them that is even better. Boy this cold is killing me I am moving into the acheing time. I was in the Army during the Viet Nam war,and these soldiers are being treated better then we were. I will keep your son in my prayers. He is a hero. So are you by supporting him.

By J.T. Toivola (Joyce) on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 01:06 am:

I read the chatter on these pages every day,sometimes many times a day. We all need a dose of friendly,unbiased chit-chat. I have learned so much from the advice and links posted here,while sitting in my lazy chair,eating cake.
Our son recently returned to Baghdad after a glorious 2 week leave. There was so much to do in so little time. Every moment was pure gold. He also spent equal time with family and friends. At home he played his guitar and watched hours of March Madness. For the duration we did not watch the news or discuss the war unless he chose to,which he didn't,much. His twin brother is at Fort Leonard Wood now and we will finally see him in May,when he completes his AIT. He said he knew immediately when his brother touched U.S. soil. We are so thankful for the emotional,physical and spiritual support.It is definately the twine that binds us all together.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 01:14 am:

Joyce, Another hero you have two in your family. Isn't it an uplifting feeling when they come home safe. We should start a list of soldiers here.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 02:15 am:

Hi Cheryl...great to see you back among us ;) Enjoyed your pics of the Edmund and your dad. And yes, Cathy did a wonderful job putting together the pics and the article...what a beautiful tribute to your dad and the rest of the Edmund crew, and the family members.

Talk about a small world, Mikie, I never knew that Cheryl's dad was your Godfather. I agree with you, a list of all the soliders from Pasty Cam would be a great idea :)

Usedtobeayooper, ...I take it, that is one daughter in law that you don't miss, eh ;) I'll hold my tongue on that one :)

Kosk, Great to hear that your family is enjoying every minute of having your son home. So are you heading to the UP for a weekend, with your son, before he ships out?

Joyce, two sons in the military, wow! I always enjoy your pics...and it has gotten to the point that I can pick out a Joyce shot before having to read the post accompanying the daily pic ;)

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 06:24 am:

So many wonderful comments, dear Pasty
Cam friends. We will not be heading for the
UP at Easter. Instead we will be on the road
to the LP this weekend so that our son can
say goodbye to his three grandparents. Then
it's back to Toronto for a BBQ with a bunch of
his buddies at our house. Our daughter will
be flying home from the UP for a 5 day visit
next week and our foster daughter will spend
lots of time with us then too. I love the hubba
bubba. So does Rusty, our dog.

Joyce--Wow! Does taking your wonderful
pictures help you to remain calm?

Mikie--Yes, I think our military guys are treated
differently than was the case during the
Vietnam War. I think everyone learned
something from that. I find that those who
support the war and those who do not all
stand behind the soldiers.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 07:27 am:

Joyce, Will also pray for your sons. Two sons in the military. It's hard. I had two sons in the military at the same time too, but there wasn't danger of war then.

Kosk, You're right, I think that no matter how you feel about this war, everybody stands behind our soldiers. It's not their fault that they've been sent off to war. "Support Our Troops" is a great motto.

And Mikie, I lived through the Vietnam War years and our soldiers seemed to have a stigma attached to them. Sad since that wasn't their fault either. Everybody wanted to forget the war and them. Most of them were drafted to top it off. What a waste.

Sur5er, You're right. I've not missed that girl one day since she was out of my son's life. What a mistake, but we all make them. That was years ago and he's just now found someone who makes him happy. Hallelujah!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 07:31 am:

Mikie, Isn't it the truth? We all love our kids, that's a given. But we don't always like them and respecting them is sometimes even harder. Kosk seems to have it all. Lucky her!

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 07:59 am:


Like them, love them and respect them, I
surely do...but let there be no illusions
here--there were some really hard times.
Mercifully, we've come through them, and I am
glad about each day I can count more
blessings than sorrows.

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