Feb 14-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 14-08
Vintage Valentine    ...scroll down to share comments
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Another old postcard    ...scroll down to share comments
From the Archives

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 07:12 am:

During the 10-year span of this daily glimpse of life in the U.P., in many ways it has been the drama of our lives, played out on a stage of remarkable beauty and historic character. When today's first card appeared in 2002, it was with a wedding announcement...

Back in the 70's my wife and I and our newborn son moved to Marquette, to help start a radio station up above the Daily Mining Journal building... the old WDMJ, which became WHWL. On the weekends we would put the boy in a backpack and go exploring south of town, out through the woods and along the old railroad tracks. The telegraph pole in this faded postcard reminds me of the poles along those tracks, which have mostly disappeared by now. We still have some of the insulators we found on the ground and the cross ties. No, they're not heart shaped.

Not far from that spot, and a couple of years later, a baby girl moved in with her family. You may have seen her on the Pasty Cam... not a baby any more, saying 'yes' to the proposal of that boy who grew up to become the original Pasty Camist. Jonathan and Katriina have set the date of the wedding (for those inquiring minds who want to know) for this August.
Online proposal
In case you missed the day
Jon popped the question
Their wedding later that year also appeared on these pages. While they still have a residence in Eagle River, Katriina Hopper, MD is serving at Yale in Hamden, Connecticut, and Jonathan continues in his role as Systems Administrator for Pasty.NET. Hard to believe it has been six years together on the road to forever, as Paul Harvey would say.

Hope your day is a good one :o)
BJmilford (Bjmilford) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 07:28 am:

Didn't realize Charlie started out at WHWL....one of our favorite stations. You certainly have the FM voice but glad your path was diverted to "pasty.com"
Happy Valentine's Day.....I'll always remember Chris on this day, it was her birthday.

By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 07:59 am:

Happy Valentine's Day everyone.

By Debra J. McCumber (Debwaugh) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 09:35 am:

I love hearing Jonathan & Katriina's story! Perfect for Valentines Day....warms the heart and soul.

Happy Valentines day everyone!

By Karen D Powers (Kareninoshkosh) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 11:16 am:

I have a selfish request of all Pasty-Cammers. Our daughter Julie (Houghton Class of '91) gave birth to a baby with Down Syndrome in May. He is in our local paper for the annual Cutest Baby contest. Please consider going to
and voting for Levi, baby # 31. You can vote up to 5 times per day until 11 pm (Central) this coming Monday. Thank you and Happy Valentines Day!!

By dlp (Babyseal) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 11:32 am:

Karen, I placed my vote for Levi and he is a cutie! Good luck in the contest!!

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 11:50 am:

Today is our daughter's 18th birthday, her name is Amy Rose. She was delivered by c-section and when the doctor gave my wife and I an approximate due date of mid-Feb. I exclaimed; "you mean that we can pick the day"? Dr. Limback said yes and we both immediately said Valentine's Day of course. Her middle name Rose was very fitting and was also her grandmother's and great-grandmother's name. Happy Valentine's Day everyone in Pasty-land.

By Smfwlk (Trollperson) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 12:19 pm:

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
Karen, I just voted for Levi - what a cutie!

By Kathy P. (Katiaire) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 01:02 pm:

Karen, another vote for Levi. What a happy smile that boy has!

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 01:23 pm:

I voted for Levi, beautiful baby. He's got some stiff competition, though. Good thing my grandson isn't in the race...!

By John W Anderson (Wd8rth) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 01:35 pm:

Charlie, did you now or ever work with Gary Bourgois (WB8EOH) from the Marquette area. Gary was a DJ for several Radio stations, worked for WLUC-TV, and for WNMU-FM and TV, Gary also ran STUDIO B the first recording studio in downtown Marquette. Gary had the voice for radio.
In his last years he was into satellite radio and ran "Friday Night Live" from this home.
Gary became a silent key on November 15, 2005


By Cindy S (Idahoyooper) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 01:41 pm:

Happy 10th Anniversary to my husband, Jon Saterstad, presently in Bogar, Indonesia. We got married ten years ago in Hancock . .but knew each other since 1968. I love you baby! :)

By Little M (Littlem) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 05:12 pm:

karen, what a cute baby! i voted for him, and really i don't think your request is selfish in any way. it's very thoughtful.

happy valentine's day everyone!!!

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 05:49 pm:

Karen, I just voted twice for Levin. He is really a cute baby, with such a happy smile!

Best Wishes to Jon and Katriina on their special time, and for continued happiness in the years to come!

By Anita Marsy-Bosley (Anitamb) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 06:30 pm:

Karen, Your little Levi got my vote :) What a beautiful smile.

By Snowman (Snowman) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 06:46 pm:

Karen, Levi is a cutie pie. He got my vote!

By Helen in the U. P.! (Lahelo) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 07:17 pm:

I voted for Levi also!! He is a handsome little guy!
Happy 18th Birthday to "Amy Rose" too!!

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 09:59 pm:

Levi Rocks!, I voted for him!!!!!!!!!!!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Thursday, February 14, 2008 - 10:18 pm:

John -

I recall a couple of contacts with Gary Bourgois in 1976, because of our common interest in amateur radio (and, as I recall, pinball). We lived just a couple of blocks from the NMU campus. I honestly did not know of the rest of Gary's career, as we didn't have any other contact after we moved to Wisconsin in 1977. I didn't know of his passing. Thanks for the note.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Friday, February 15, 2008 - 12:22 pm:

My vote went to Levi! Good luck!!

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