Dec 31-07

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2007: December: Dec 31-07
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Photo by Donna MacIntosh

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 06:13 am:

We come not only to the end of the month, but also to the end of another year. As we do so, let us pause and reflect on those that we've lost and have gone on before us. This month they include:

Rev. Msgr. Louis Cappo
Jim Knight
Robert "Rip" Messner
Jack Nordine
John "Sonny" Plute
Joseph "Chinko" Rossi
Yvonne Whitman
The courageous servicemen and women that gave their all for us

It is never easy to lose someone you love or care about. To all those that have lost a loved one or friend during the year 2007, our sympathy goes out to you. Hopefully you will find some comfort in remembering them here on these pages, please feel free to add your loved ones and friends names. A special thank you to Donna MacIntosh for today's inspirational picture.
Donna (Donna) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 06:38 am:

A note about today's picture...

I took this picture one afternoon, when a big black storm cloud was marching across Keweenaw Bay, and the sun was still blazing...I wanted a picture of the contrasts of the light and dark.

This came back.

We are never alone.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 06:54 am:

To Lucky, our loving, big, bold Doberman Pinscher. 4/26/97 - 11/30/07, our home is so empty without you big guy! Always in our hearts!

By Vicky P (Vickyp) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 06:58 am:

What a fantastic picture! Remembering my brother who would have been 48 today. Cancer took him from us one day after his 42nd birthday on January 1, 2002. We miss you more than you can imagine. Happy Birthday Dave!

By Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 07:10 am:

To my Father, Julius J. 'Red" Brunk, who entered into eternal life December 31, 1998. I hope you have found the peace you were always looking for in Life.
"You can not to a Kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too Late' Ralph Waldo Emerson

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 08:18 am:


By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 08:32 am:

Please remember the servicemen who paid the ultimate sacrafice for our country.Matthew K Reece 24,Blair W Emery 24,Klye Dayton 22,Eric J Hernandez 26,DeWayne L White 27,Adam P Snyder 26,Randy W Pickering 31,Johnathan A lahmann 21,Tanner J O'leary 23,Mark T carter 27,Gregory L Elam 39,Brynn J Naylor 21 Samuel E Kelsey 30,Joshua C Blany 25,Jonathan A Lowery 38,Daren A Smith 19,Austin D Pratt 22,Juctin R.P. McDaniel, Jeremy E Ray 26,George J Howell Nicholas D Eischen 24,Bryan J Tutten 33,Rowdy J Inman 38,Benjamin B Portell 27.

By Michael A (Maa) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 08:33 am:

To my Uncle Eddie, Ed Zielinski, who left us earlier this week. He will be missed and remembered forever.

By Jeff Kalember (Jeffkal) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 08:39 am:

My grandfather, Jack Nordine, graced the website front page twice. He lived a long full life in the UP as a lumberman and land developer in Kenton and Bergland. His legacy lives on through his children, grandchildren and great granchildren.

Jack and his Lincoln plow car

And his sense of humor will be sorely missed.

Jack's Yooper plow jeep

Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 08:49 am:

Remembering my cousin, Mary Standiford of Edwardsburg, MI who passed away on December 27, 2007. Today we say our final goodbyes at her funeral. Mary was the oldest (76) of my generation and the first to leave us. Rest in peace, Mary.

By lz (Llamamama) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 09:00 am:

Happy Birthday Mom! Miss you every day.

By Scott D. (Pooch) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 09:17 am:

Remembering my Uncle Tim Young who passed away this past December 8th. He was a good man and will be missed by all who knew him. Rest in peace.

By FJL (Langoman) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 09:21 am:

Remembering Margaret Michel Schutz......Dec. 4, 2007....A Hubbell native.....

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 10:39 am:

As one year comes to a close and a new one begins, we remember all our loved ones who have passed on. Our parents, Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto, Aunt Lyle Pooley, Karen Kuusisto, Janet Trasti, our buddy Nitz and our brother in law and friend Wayne Hartmann. We love and miss you all and you are always in our hearts.

By dan belo (Djbelo) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 10:51 am:

Bob Messner taught me how to play guitar at 15 yrs old, while he delivered groceries for Lewis market.
Always played decent, selective, music while on the radio show , ; The Northern String Kings .; 1949 to 1951. Talented musician who could have made it in Nashville!! And a kind, great person.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 10:57 am:

I would like to remember my two friends who passed away this month. Ron Phiney who is now painting rainbows after having painted so many of our houses in the last forty years. Norma Andrews who taught my kids and wife and was a friend from the Garden Penninsula, she was born in one heaven and has passed on to another. Also two of the soldiers who were killed in Iraq by cowards and were in my old unit 3/3 ACR, Brave Rifles men.

By Kathy P. (Katiaire) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 11:40 am:

Remembering our POPPY, who left us 10/13/07.

By Anita Marsy-Bosley (Anitamb) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 11:46 am:

I would like to add Jason Dorvinen to our list today. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Rest in peace Jason.

Donna, I would also like to comment on this picture.....what an amazing, wonderful picture to end this year. You are right.....we are never alone.

By George J. Plautz Jr. (Slovenechild) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 02:32 pm:

Remembering Margie Schutz and Evelyn Snow who both loved this place called Copper Country.

George Plautz

By Maureen Diane Lahti (Daniels) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 02:50 pm:

In loving memory of our precious Kristin, beautiful labrador mix, born May 10, 1991, went to Heaven October 19, 2007. We'll meet you at Rainbow's Bridge, dear one, along with all our other dog angels. We miss you, we love you.

By Richard E. Johnson (Richiej) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 03:00 pm:

In memory of my late father Frederick William Johnson, who passed away on May 29 this year at 94. A Copper Country/Keweenaw native born in Red Jacket/Calumet in 1913, son of a Swedish American father and Finnish mother. His father was a C & H miner and they lived in miner's houses in Laurium, Calumet and Ahmeek. A graduate of CHS class of 1931, he played goaler on the Wolverine A.C. championship winning hockey team in 1933; helped build the golf course at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge,and became an avid golfer. He enjoyed working in the summertime at his uncle's farm on Bootjack Road up from Dreamland (Waarala farm). Sadly over the years my mother and all his friends have preceded him in passing. He was the last to go of everyone he knew.
In the last few years he really enjoyed it when we would look at the weeks pictures on every Sunday on my laptop computer. Every year without fail, we would make the trek up to the Keweenaw from Detroit to his lakefront property on Bootjack Rd. He wanted to make the big CHS class reunion this year and stop by the Hut for dinner, but ran out of time. I was looking forward to driving him up there.
When I asked my father where he wanted to go in the hereafter, he said home. When asked where was home, he said Ahmeek. When he got there, he said, all his friends would come out greet him at the baseball field.
You'll find his spirit there now, or over at the farm with his cousin Aimo, or golfing with my mom up at the Mountain Lodge. I can see them now and they are all happy to be together again.
Bless you dad.
I thought I would share this with you:
Indian Prayer:
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain,
when you wake in morning hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet
birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Author Unknown

By Terri Mestek (Shadow82196) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 04:33 pm:

To my Mom, the greatest women I have ever known. Cancer took you away too soon. You are in my thoughts everyday and I miss you terribly. I will meet you at the gates one day. Your Loving Daughter Terri. 12/17/40 - 10/30/86

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 04:39 pm:

Remembering my mom and dad, John & Betty Ravasz on this last day of 2007.

By Rose Beveridge (Rbeveridge) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 04:42 pm:

I would also like to remember my Aunt Margaret (Michel) Schutz who passed away on December 4th. She was such a caring person. May she rest in peace.

By Snowman (Snowman) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 05:39 pm:

For all of the pets that brought us a smile,
Please wait for us for just a short while.
We miss you so and and treasure your love,
Wait for me, at the Rainbow Bridge, high above.


By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 05:48 pm:

great sentiment this day===i remain walter p.

By JoDee Roman (Jodee) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 05:49 pm:

Remembering my Mother, Judy Kivela, who left us way too soon and way too young 15 years ago on Dec. 21. Mom, we miss you so much!! I wish you could have met your Great Granddaughter Jocelynn. Thinking of you every day.


By Tanya K. (Missskippy) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 08:07 pm:

Remembering my Grandmother Rose Walstrom, who passed away 22 years ago this month. I think about you every day.

Tanya ;-)

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 09:16 pm:


By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 09:44 pm:

Remembering Bill Usher from Watson, he was a dear friend and boss. Today would have been his 79th birthday. I learned to appreciate the taste of maple syrup working the sugar bush with him and the family.

By Susan Caryl (Gilbsulmum) on Monday, December 31, 2007 - 11:09 pm:

Remembering my dear Mom, Betty Caryl, who died June 8th, and had spent 22 years waiting to be reunited with Dad...finally they had Christmas together again! Miss you both more than I can say.

By Sybil Adams (Sanfranciscoca) on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - 08:06 pm:

Former resident of Chief Lake from/born June 10, 1898 to
in spring of 1934 ish. She was a midwife and care giver to all
those around her Island -and father's caabin.

Margarette Louise "Jean" Adams May 5, 1974
and Grandma's daughter...
Aileen Dale Adams-Jan 14, 1943 to December 21, 2003

Your always in my prayers...

granddaughter and daughter
what a legacy

By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 11:46 am:

To our Little Miss Seven, she was only a year and a half old, she was killed by a car. She was the joy and mine and Z-man's life...just not the same without her. Whyskie Rose lost her best friend, she is really lost. What a terrible way to loose a pet...Keep them tied up don't let them run loose! Just wish someone would of stopped and told us what happened is all.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 09:30 pm:

This was a sad Holday season. My neighbor and very best friend lost her battle with Cancer on December 29th. She was buried on December 31 in the cemetery outside of our subdivision. I will never forget you "My Sister". She came from a family of 12 kids in Montana and I came from a family of 7 kids in The UP. Since we had no family here we proclaimed our selves sisters. Loved you Sharon!

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 09:40 pm:

On Dec 29th I lost my very best friend here. We proclaimed our selves "sisters" because all her brothers and sisters(12 were in Montana and all of mine are in Michigan. It was so hard to say goodbye but I know she is no longer suffering from Cancer and is wearing her big smile again.It was hard to say goodbye but we will meet again one day. Love You Sharon.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 02:09 pm:

Fran--So sorry to hear about your friend. I'll bet you were very
good company for each other.

By Yooper in MN (Yooper_in_mn) on Friday, February 1, 2008 - 09:18 am:

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

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Monday, October 6, 2008 - 03:05 pm:

In memory of our 2 K-9 boxers:

Duke, 03/23/1990-12/30/2000
Matty, 04/29/1998-06/22/2007

Rest well with God at the Rainbow Bridge. We'll be together
again someday.

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