Aug 31-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: August: Aug 31-07
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Photo by Sue Haralson

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 12:45 am:

The tradition of remembering our loved ones with a beautiful sunset continues, as we give honor to the memory of these good folks who have left us this month:

Cecile "CeCe" Pini
Susan Harri
Elmo Negro
Forrest Olson
Isabelle Audette
Sister Mary Flora Barrette C.S.J.
Our servicemen and women who gave their all for us

I write these notes today with a heavy heart. As most of you already know, I lost my Mother, CeCe Pini, this month. It was the hardest thing I have ever done, helping her to go peacefully, with dignity and grace. So many people have offered comfort and I want to thank you ALL.

Today's sunset was sent to me by Sue Haralson as a way to offer her sympathy. She was out kayaking on Torch Lake the evening my Mom died and snapped this photo. Her note to me said that as she watched the sun go down, she was thinking of my Mom, how this was her sunset and it was her job to capture it for me....Thank you Sue, it's beautiful!

Please bear with me, as I have to mention something about the other folks listed here above and offer our deepest sympathy to their family and friends also...

Susan Harri, who died in a recent car accident, was the 21 year old great-niece of our own "eye in the sky", Neil Harri. Susan would have been attending MTU this fall.

Elmo Negro, was the man behind the tower on top of the Cliff Drive near Phoenix. The Pasty Cam featured a number of photos of "Elmo's tower", along with quite a few great views from on top the tower. I spoke with Elmo once, to ask his permission to climb the tower. He was very gracious and accommodating.

Forrest Olson, was a well-liked Hancock High School Social Studies teacher and girl's basketball coach, who died after a long battle with cancer. Forrest loved his students and teaching was a high priority in his life, even after he became ill.

Isabelle Audette, was 105 years old and had been a midwife in the area, bringing many local children into this world, who are now grandparents themselves. She was an active outdoors woman, having hiked the Porcupine Mountains with her grandchildren a number of times. It would have been her 106th birthday today.

Sister Mary Flora Barrette, C.S.J., served our Lord for 72 years. I remember when she would come to Lake Linden for a visit, her smile always lit up her entire face!

Please feel free to share the names of loved ones and friends you'd like to remember.
Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 02:36 am:

Mary, I am so sorry you lost your mom. Losing one so dear to you is so hard. It is so hard to lose one or both parents. I lost my parents, my dad in 1985 and my mom in 1991. My dad briefly got to meet my oldest (5 months old) when he died. My mom never knew I was pregnant with my youngest. Time will make it so that you will remember the good times with a smile, and the not so good times will go back in your mind. I know that you will think about her with the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Those will be different without her. My thoughts and prayers are with you! Hugs to you!

Neil, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family on the loss of your great-niece, Susan! I'm really sorry she never got to attend Mich Tech. It is a great school; my son is a fifth year student there and loves it. So many young college students have died suddenly this year in accidents right before their school even started. Two from Saginaw Valley University in Saginaw died, in separate accidents. It really hits us in the heart, when those so young pass away suddenly!

By Linda Corrigan (Josiesgrandma) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 02:42 am:

In memory James "Buckwheat" Sarazin. Forever in our hearts always in our prayers.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 06:41 am:

For my old friend Nancy Springsteen Lang. Loyal friend and funny person. Pancreatic cancer is unfair.

By Theresa R Brunk (Trb0013) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 06:54 am:

For my friend in childhood, David L. Webber who died August 15 in Wisconsin from cancer. He will live on in those good memories.

By David Soumis (Davesou) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 07:06 am:

This is for Suzanne Ringo Bell...the best friend of my wife, who actually introduced her, (my wife), to me.
She was a great person, always laughing...a positive roll model...she died of cancer on Friday August 19, 2007 ... still smiling.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 07:12 am:

Marianne, That was one of the most touching tributes I have ever read. Thank you so much for your wonderful words of wisdom.

Neil, I met somebody out here who actually knew about Susan and your family. This last month I have come to realize that those of us who visit this site are not so far apart. My condolences to you.

Mary, there are no words for you that can express enough how I feel about you losing your mom and how strong you've been through it all. As if you weren't already going through enough with your nephew, Kevin, you also had to go and have all of this happen with your mom. You are a wonderful person and my heart still goes out to you.

I'd like to remember my grandmother, Irene Normand, who passed away on August 18, 1981. I still think about her all the time. Her sister also passed away a couple of months ago, leaving only one of her siblings. So, I'd also like to remember my great-aunt, who died a couple of months ago, but I just found out about it this past week.

Sue, thanks for the great picture for Mary's mom. I'm sure Mary will treasure it forever.

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 07:30 am:

Please remember the servicemen and womenwho have made the ultimate sacrafice for our country this month. Sean A Stokes 24,Wilberto Suliveras 38,Camy Floexil 20,Stephen R Maddies 41,Benjamin J Hall 24,Jason M Kessler 29,Taurean T Harris 20,Zachariah J Gonzalez 23,Charles T Heinlein Jr. 23,Alford H Jairala 29,Braden J Long 19,Julian Ingles Rios 52,Fernando Santos 29,Cristian Rojas-Gallego 24,Eric D Salinas 24,Joey D Link 29,Donald M Young 19,Jacob M Thompson 26,Nicholas A Gummersall 33,Juan M Alcantara 22,Kareem R Khan 20,Justin R Blackwell 27,Jeremy S Bohannon 18,Jon E Bonnell Jr 22,Christopher T Neiberger 22,Travis S Bachman 30,Bradley W Marshall 37,Daniel F Reyes 24,Charles E Leonard Jr. 29,Matthew M Murchison 21,Dustin S Wakeman 25,Jason K Lafleur 28,Jaron D Holliday 21,Cristian Vasquez 20,Reynold Armand 21,Joan J Duran 24,Jordan E Goode 21,Alan J Austin 21,William L Edwards 23,Jeffery D Kettle 31,Jesse G Clowers Jr. 27,Charles B Kitowski 3ed. 31,Michael E Tayatao 27,William D Scates 31,Scott L Kirkpatrick 26,Andrew W Lancaster 23,Justin O Penrod 24,Shawn D Hansel 20,Alicia A Birchett 29,Alvin R Howells 20,Eric D Cottrell 39,Juan M Lopez Jr. 23,Paulomarko U Pacficador 24,Christopher C Johnson 31,Jackie L McFarlane Jr. 30,Sean P Fisher 29,Stanley B Reynolds 37,Steven R Jewell 26,Robert R Perelli 29,Willard M Kerchief 3ed. 21,Princess C Samuels 22,Zanda T Walker 28,Jonathan WEdds 24 Paul B Norris 30,Kamisha J Block 20,Michael S Fielder 35,George V Libby 23,Donovan D Witham 20,Omar E Torres 20,Willard M Powell 21,SAndy R Britt 30,Corry P Tyler 29,Paul J Flynn 28,Matthew L Tallman 30,Rickey L Bell 21,Derek A Dobogai 26,Jason L Paton 25,Garrett I McLead 23,Jeremy P Bouffard 21,Phillip J Bodnick 25,Joshua S Harmon 20,Nathan C Hubbard 21,Michael A Hook 25,Jessey G Pollard 22,Tyler R Seideman 20,Daniel E Miller 43,Scott M Carney 37,David A Heringes 36,Adrian M Elizalde 30,Michael J Tully 33,Nicholas R Carnes 25,Joshua L Morley 22,Tracy C Willis 21,Matthew S Medicott 21,Thomas R Wilson 21,Rogelio A Ramirez 21,Rocky H Herrera 43,Cory L Clark 25,Bryce D Howard 24,James D Howard 24,James S Collins Jr. 35,EDgar E Cardenas 34,John C Tanner 21,Erick M Foster 29,Henry S Ofeciar 37,Scott R Ball 38,Jan M Argonish 26,Daniel Scheibner, Edward L Brooks 25, Killed 4166,Wounded 29183.

By Stephanie (Stefani13) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 07:35 am:

Joe Barlyski, who lost the battle with Leukemia. He was one of the gentlest, kindest men I know.

By Anita Marsy-Bosley (Anitamb) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 07:35 am:

Mary, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Being with her to help her go with dignity and grace is a sacred journey and she was blessed to have your help. The sunset picture to commemorate this journey is priceless. God's peace to you and your family.

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 08:33 am:

Remembering in our hearts, our parents, Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto. Lyle Pooley,
Karen Kuusisto, Janet Trasti, our sweet buddy, Nitz and our brother in law and friend, Wayne Hartmann.
We love and miss you all every day.

By Laurie B. (Ratherberiding) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 08:35 am:

Remembering my cousin Ron Erickson. He and I were researching the same family lines and found out that we were cousins. I miss all his family stories. His Uncle was a lightkeeper at the Eagle Harbor light.

By s. dearing (Geebeed) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 08:49 am:

Remembering my Mother, Cora, a minister's wife, who passed in the mid 90's. I still think, "I must call Mom and tell her about this or that."


By kathie Murto (Murtomania) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 10:41 am:

Please keep in your prayers Rich Anderson, 26, who passed away on Aug 18th. He was a good friend of my children and will be very missed.

By Connie, Eagle River Alaska (Connie8792) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 10:42 am:

For all the service members who have paid the ultimate price.

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 11:40 am:

I remember my mother who died 25 years ago in August.

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 11:55 am:

I remember my sister Janice Cundy Miller who died through domestic violence on March 31,1974. She was not only my sister but my best friend. I didn't get a chance to say "Good bye" to her.
I remember my Dad Ransom Cundy who died on the Str Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior on November 10,1975. His life ended so suddenly that we didn't have a chance to say "Goodbye". I have only the memory of him waving goodbye to me a month earlier when I visited his boat in Two Harbors, Minnesota.
I remember my Mother Betty (Cundy)Beaudoin who died on October 28,1990 from cancer. I did say "Good bye" to her & it was one of the hardest things to do. But I knew it was her time to be with Janice once again.
I remember the three of them with a heavy heart.
So everyone in pasty world who has a family, please love them & let them know how much they mean to you. You never know when they may be taken away from you.
I feel sorry for all who have lost a loved one. Hold on to your memories. They are what helps you go on through the years.

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 12:50 pm:

Elmo's generous kind heart will be missed. I had the priviledge of visiting the tower on a fine fall day. He even got my mom to walk up there with him.

By Alex J. Tiensivu (Ajtiensivu) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 03:17 pm:

God Bless you, Mary Drew... We didn't know you just lost your mom.

By Marcia H. (Livinindenver) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 04:10 pm:

In memory of Mary of my mother's dearest friend.

By JoDee Roman (Jodee) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 05:18 pm:

We also lost Ahmeek's long time resident, Lil Gow this month. She just turned 100 yrs. old a couple months ago. Rest in peace Lil. I'm also remembering my Mother, Judy Kivela, who would have been 67 this month, and she's been gone 15 years. She died way too young. We miss you Mom.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 06:04 pm:

In Memory of mom & dad, John & Betty Ravasz.

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 06:28 pm:

does anyone know of a museum for the finns i have something that may be of interest to them thanks i remain walter p

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 07:18 pm:

Marcia, I had a great-grandmother who was named Mary Massie. She did get remarried and her last name was then Senacal. Any chance they're one and the same??

By lz (Llamamama) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 07:45 pm:

Tomorrow it will be five years since I lost my Dad, Harold Baumel.

Mary, I hope my parents were welcoming your Mother to Heaven. I don’t think a day goes by when I do not think of my parents.

By Cheron (Cher) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 07:51 pm:

In memory of my Dad, Mike and my good friend, Charlie. Both men made such a positive impact on everyone who knew them. The world is a better place because of their kindness. They are greatly missed and will always live in our hearts!

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 08:02 pm:

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers regarding my nieces passing this month. She was just starting life.
Also remembering an old Phoenix family friend, Elmo Negro.
And of course our thoughts are with Mary for the loss of her mother this month.
And my mother Nina Harri who passed away 33 years ago this month

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 09:12 pm:

My sympathy to all of you who lost loved ones especially,Cheryl Mary and Neil. Cheryl, that was a wonderful tribute to your family. Your message was so true. Tell your family that you love them because you don't know when you may lose them. Hugs to you my friend.

Remembering my niece's husband Bill Hinz who passed away suddenly at his home in Sheboygan, Wi. He was 51. Sue never got to tell him goodbye.
It was such a shock to the family.

My sympathy to all of the others who have lost family and friends this mo.

By Therese (Therese) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 09:14 pm:

Came home from work today and found my beloved elderly lab Grady lying on the floor, trembling and drooling. She had had a stroke. David Zender from Bay Pines Vet Clinic in Harbor Springs came and carried her outside, lay her on the grass and put her to sleep. I will scatter her ashes on Sturgeon Bay where we spent so many happy hours wading, swimming and playing fetch. Thanks, Grady, for a lifetime of friendship and loving. You are a very special dog, and the world was a happier place because of you.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 09:41 pm:

Therese, so sorry to read about Grady. It's so hard to cope with the loss of a pet. Grady lived a long happy life thanks to you.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 09:41 pm:

Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew):
"… does anyone know of a museum for the finns … ?"

Will this work for you: Finnish American Heritage Center at Finlandia University

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 09:54 pm:

Therese, I am so sorry you lost your wonderful friend, Grady. So many times, our 4-legged friends are just like our children. I know that Grady will always hold a special place in your heart. I have lost a number of my 4-legged friends over the years, and they all have special places in my heart. I do hope that in time you will find another dog who will be special to you in its own ways.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, August 31, 2007 - 10:32 pm:

Therese, I too am sorry for the loss of your dog. Losing a pet is so difficult. I have lost many and grieve for all of them. I hope some day you will be able to give another pet a good home. Grady obviously had one filled with love.

By Marcia H. (Livinindenver) on Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 12:35 am:

Deb, I don't think so...(my mother's friend was 55 when she passed away)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, September 1, 2007 - 05:21 pm:

Nope, my great-grandmother was quite a lot older than that. She died when I was about 10 I think.

By Candy Goulette (Cagoulet) on Monday, September 10, 2007 - 12:28 pm:

Please keep the family of Houghton attorney Jeryl Manchester, who passed away in August, in your prayers, too.

By Yooper in MN (Yooper_in_mn) on Friday, September 14, 2007 - 10:18 am:

In memory of my grandfathers, Mala and Tapio. Also in memory of Ray Wiig, Lee Sjoholm, and Gina Maki.

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