July 09-06

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Photo by Bert DeVriendt

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 07:53 am:

On a sunny day in 1947, young Eleanor Beaudry started a long journey through the lens of Bert DeVriendt, to emerge more than half a century later as a Shoebox Memory on the Pasty Cam. Along the way Brian Rendel provided some assistance, scanning the original print for the Guest Gallery, where he received this informative inquiry:


I was searching the net for information on my grandmother who lived in Lake Linden and Dollar Bay, Michigan when I came across a photo of my Great-Aunt Eleanor Beaudry that you had uploaded to Pasty Central. Eleanor lived in Houghton till her death in 2002 and her brother Francis died shortly after. My grandmother, Florence died 2 years later. There is only one surviving member of the Beaudry family from Houghton.

I was hoping that I could get a hi-res photo that I could print for my mother, who was Eleanor's niece. Eleanor Beaudry lived quite the storied life. She never did marry but was an adventurist along with being a gourmet cook. I still remember having a wonderful fresh lake trout dinner at her house in Houghton. She also was the first woman pilot in the Houghton/Hancock area and she was an administrator on Isle Royale till her retirement.

Thanks for any assistance you can give.

Ray Irving
Brian replied with 2 photos of Ray's great-aunt Eleanor.

If you are a Pasty Cam regular, with your official 2006 Pasty Cam Calendar on the wall at home, you'll notice that the late Bert DeVriendt also provided the photo for the current month of July. If you don't have the 2006 Calendar, there are still a few left which we are giving as a thank-you for contributions in the current fund-raiser for Still Waters, where Pasty Central was born 10 years ago. Email me for details.

Have a good week :o)

Karen D Powers (Kareninoshkosh) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 08:36 am:

Wow! What a great shot. Kind of reminds me of Katherine Hepburn...the slacks, the jacket, the dark hair, the adventurous spirit!

By Erica - Florida Keys (Erica) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 08:45 am:

Eleanor, in her bright red jacket and shiny black trousers,was a great subject for a picture. She certainly was a most attractive lady!

By JAD, Oscar, MI (Jandalq) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 09:03 am:

Note the red manicured nails!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 09:22 am:


By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 12:29 pm:

Today there is an article in the Detroit Free Press about another self-reliant lady, a resident of the U.P., who sounds alot like Eleanor Beaudry. You can read about Nita Engle in Life outside the lines. Thanks to Ross in Ann Arbor for the link.

Pine River
Photo courtesy of millpondpress.com, via freep.com

RCW (Rcw) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 02:13 pm:

Wow, what a lady. Thanks for the link Charlie it was worth reading.

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 03:18 pm:

Interting story about Nita Engle.

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 03:20 pm:

That should be "interesting". Sorry.

By Richard L. Barclay (Notroll) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 06:53 pm:

I was dropping grasshoppers(no hooks-just for fun)from the bridge to small trout on the Silver River this last week with my wife. I remember an Eleanor that was the secretary to the superintendant on Isle Royale in the early/mid seventies. Would this have been the same woman? I remember the story of a moose that was irritated in the late fall season that chased Eleanor around a large clump of birches until the insides of her forearms were chafed from hugging the trees. I think members of the trail crew were involved in the original irritation of the young bull moose as well as luring it away from Eleanor.

By BJmilford (Bjmilford) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 08:51 pm:

SInce it was raining and a bit chilly, we decided to wander through the Dee Stadium exhibit this afternoon......very interesting.
I believe Eleanor Beaudry was an MTU Winter Carnival queen in the mid 40's

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 10:11 pm:

Wow, Charlie's link to Nita Engle really IS an interesting read. Kiitos, kiitos!

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