Feb 29-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 29-08
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 01:17 am:

As today we complete a full decade of the Pasty Cam, the tradition of remembering our loved ones and friends at the end of the month continues. A moment of quiet reflection honoring those that have passed on before us:

George "Rudy" Fredrickson
Carolyn B. Kerr
Delores Mack
Francis "Frannie" Marier
Robert J. Nekervis
Dee A. Nelson
Dorothy Rheault
Edward Shaling
The men and women who gave their all

You may wish to add the names of those you'd like to honor, so feel free to jot a note below. Special thanks to David Riutta, for the beautiful sunset for this reflection.
RD, Iowa (Rdiowa) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 06:55 am:

These monthly remembrances have meant a lot to me over the years, occasionally being the first news of the passing of a friend from long ago, as today in the case of Rudy Fredrickson.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 06:59 am:


By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 07:48 am:

I wish to remember Ruth Shook, Dan Balogh, and Paul Pesick,
three retired middle-school counselors whom we lost coincidentally in short succession. These three were exemplary in their ability to take the time to listen, restrain from giving 'obvious' advice, and guide the middle school people into understanding what their next best decision is.

By R.Scott Payne (Miyooper2b) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 08:33 am:

I would like to remember my friends father Robert K.Cowles of anderson indiana buried yesterday......for those who knew the family it is safe to say we can all sleep a little better knowing that there is only one Bob Cowles running around town now. Sorry for your loss Bobby.

By E. Neil Harri (Ilmayksi) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 08:55 am:

Remembering A.J.Kent. An outstanding Navy Corpsman, Marine and Physician Assistant.
Thanks for your service in Vietnam and for all those years of dedication and service at the Iron Mt Veteran's administration hospital.

By YapDaddy (Dbachorik) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 08:55 am:

Steve, John, Bill, Hiro, Sadie, Mitch, Brie, and Bailey.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 09:12 am:

Remembering my Godmother, Velma Atkinson of Mishawaka, IN. She died on Feb. 11th, which was also my birthday. Remembering my aunt Ruth Rogers
Linn of Mishawaka, IN. She died on Feb. 4, 2008. Two women who made my life so much richer. I will miss them both.

By Yooper in MN (Yooper_in_mn) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 09:15 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 Marianne Y (Marianne) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 10:26 am:

In loving memory of my two wonderful parents, of Texas and Iowa. My terrific Daddy, Frank Colburn, died Feb 14, 1985, when my oldest son was just 5 months old. My Daddy was looking forward to teaching my oldest son to fish and play golf and fix things, like Grandpa did. My son can fix a lot of things, but Grandpa's loving input would have helped a lot. My wonderful Mom, Marge Colburn, died Feb 9, 1991, before my youngest son was born. I really wish they had been alive for my three sons to get to know and love, as I did. :-)

Also, in loving memory of my Godmother, Auntie Margaret Wynne, who was about the sweetest lady you would ever meet, and of a number of my other relatives, who all passed away during the month of Feb. Needless to say, I breathe a sigh of relief when Feb passes into March! And, hopefully, Spring is around the corner!

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:17 am:

Just a couple of notes about personal friends of mine in today's list of honored names.

Delores Mack was our Sunday School and choir director back when Edie and I were teenagers. Delores and her husband Les were the ones who first brought us to the Copper Country in the mid-sixties. They also served on the board at Gitche Gumee here in Eagle River for many years. We'll always remember Mrs. Mack's sparkle. Our condolences to Les and the family.

Many people have a role in shaping our lives. Edward Shaling was my Uncle Eddy, who passed away just a few days ago. I was profoundly influenced by his zest for life, love of music, and curiosity about technology. The first color TV I ever saw was in his home, and he handed me the microphone the first time I recorded and listened to my own voice. Edward's encouragement has been looking over my shoulder all these years whenever I do anything technical, like producing our "Pasty Cameos" or publishing these daily pages. Thanks, Uncle Eddy.

And thanks to all who frequent these pages, whether actively contributing or quietly observing. Our logs tell us 10-15,000 of you stop by every day for a glimpse of life from the U.P. For a note about some of the folks who help keep us going, see today's What'sUP

By Doug Smith (Smitty) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:30 am:

Remembering my brother, Dennis Smith, who last days on this great earth were 4 years ago February 10th. I think of you often and I know, without a doubt, you are still with us in spirit and watch over us. Memories are precious and you have given us so many, and still do.

By fy1 (Formeryooper1) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 11:55 am:

Arthur "Buddy" Kuusisto.

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 12:02 pm:

In memory of my Mom, June Houle. Gone from our world for a year and 3 months, and still I miss her so much.
Her smile still makes me smile...

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 12:22 pm:

Please remember the servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacriface for our country.David E Schultz 25,Michael A Norman 36,Matthew F Straughter 27,Chad A Barrett 35,Michael E Koch 29,Nathan H Hardy 29,Christopher J West 26,Donald T Tabb 29,Rafael Alicearivera 30,Miguel A Baez 32,John C Osmolski 23,Timothy R Van Orman 24,Bradley J Skelton 40,Luis A Souffront 25,Michael T Manibog 31,Thimothy P Martin 27,Jerald A whisenhunt 32,Gary D Willett 34,Jack T Sweet 19,javares J Washington 27,Cory E Spates 24,Chad D Groepper 21,Luke S Runyan 21,Bryant W Mackey 30,Conrad Alvarez 22,Michael b Matlock Jr. 21,Nathan R Raudenbush 25,keisha M Morgan 25,Drew W Weaver 20,Kevin S Mowl 22,Michael E Phillips 19,Orlando A Perez 23. Killed 4,454, Wounded 31,078

By Linda Ledford (Linda) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 01:10 pm:

In memory of Allen Combs or Butch as everyone knew him. He was a real wonderful guy who was taken much to soon.

By Carolyn Rowland (Carolyn) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 01:17 pm:

In memory of my grandmother, Vieno (Juntunen) Rowland of Freda. She was my support for many years . Every visit to Freda means floods of memories of her. I sure wish that she had lived to know her great grandchildren. They sure missed out on knowing a wonderful person.

By SteveL (Xyooper) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 01:21 pm:

Remembering my wife Lori who passed away in 11/2002, gone but never forgotten, Oh how she loved the Keweenaw.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 02:48 pm:

In loving memory of our grandmother Mary Laplander of Woodside who left us one February day in 1970. I remember our kids were all little, the youngest just a baby, but we made the trek up there in our station wagon to the funeral. Returning in the night the stretch along US41 and US 2 from about Trenary to the bridge it was minus 2F plus windchill and the roads were covered with fresh snow, no tracks at all. All one could see were the ditches or snowbanks on either side. No traffic at all either way. I remember commenting "this must be just like being on the moon!" It was so cold one could not lean your arm or head against the car windows.
Things like this always remain in your memory!

By Char P (Charp) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 03:25 pm:

To see some of the ages of the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country was overwhelming. They were just kids...all of them...they were sons, fathers, brothers, husbands, uncles...my prayers go out to their families and friends...

By theresa (Up4evr) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 03:27 pm:

Remember all the Pini family. Especially Aunt CeCe who passed away in August of 2007. She was the last adult to leave this earth and join the rest of the family in Heaven. Our hearts and thoughts are with each and every on of them

By Jon Maninga (Yooper1963) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 03:35 pm:

I would like to add my father Fred Maninga who went home to heaven last Sunday.. Dad & grandpa we will miss you greatly...

Cathy, Jon, Sherri, Mike and all the grandkids and sons & daughter in laws

By Betty Lou Kaiponen (Bettylou) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 04:18 pm:

In loving memory of my sister lois, whom is missed sooo much.

By doug 6540 (Cwo) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 04:44 pm:

Walt Sands; Your list brings back many memories.Having spent 2 years in Viet Nam, I remember picking up these kids in my helicopter....many not yet old enough to shave, never knowing the joys of life which was cut so short. Such a waste of life in a conflict that had no meaning,then and now.
Thank you for honoring them in your own way. God bless you, the families and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

By Conrad I Johnson (Conrad) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 05:15 pm:

In memory of my aunt Pearl Johnson Hawkins born on February 29, 1916 grew up in Dollar Bay.

By Roger Somero (Rsomero) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 06:07 pm:

Miss Nelson was my fifth grade teacher. She was an outstanding teacher. Rest in peace Miss Nelson.

By Roger Somero (Rsomero) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 06:13 pm:

Rudy Fredrickson was a friend, neighbor and our insurance man for many years. Rest in peace Rudy.

By Connie, Eagle River Alaska (Connie8792) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 06:18 pm:

For all the service members..........

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 07:06 pm:

Remembering my mom & dad, John & Betty Ravasz.

By Bob Gilreath (Bobg) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 07:22 pm:

My Uncle Joe Swierkosz, who I was a Pall Bearer
for this morning in Dundee Ill.

We'll miss you Uncle Joe!

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 08:00 pm:

Remembering my GrandMother Lillian Gilbert Kempainen. Born Feb.4, 1894 and passed in Dec.1991 at age 97.

By dan belo (Djbelo) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 08:35 pm:

remembering Fran Lowney.May his soul rest in peace.

By John Dodge (Jdodge) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 08:45 pm:

In loving memory of my father, Ward, who passed away in 1989.

By Ned Aldridge (Nedjames) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 08:48 pm:

In memory of my sister, Janet Aldridge Zion, who passed away three years ago this coming March 7. You are sorely missed by all, our trips to the Keweenaw will never be the same without you.

By Michael Du Long (Mikie) on Friday, February 29, 2008 - 09:08 pm:

Remembering my Third Cav. brothers who are serving in Iraq now. Several have been killed needlessly. I salute my fallen brothers and pray that their families will be taken care of.

By Justin Johnson (Tinksno) on Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 12:00 am:

Let us all say a little prayer for Tara Lynn Grants children as they go through life without the guidance and support of their mom. The U.P. is truly someplace special with some extrodinary people. Alicia, You, Erik and the kids have our families prayers. Give those kids the most love that is humanly possible. They are Yoopers and they will be survivors.
God bless

By Cindy Barth (Shekinah) on Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 01:49 am:

You are with Me as a treasured son.
Larry Sieradzki, 28 February 2008
Atlanta, Georgia

By Cheryl Rozman (Cotton) on Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 02:54 am:

Remember my cousin 1st Lieutenant David Cavis from Tamarack Mills was killed in Viet Nam on February 22,1968. He's a true HERO!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 09:09 am:

I was watching Dateline about Tara Lynn but fell asleep so never did see how that ended.

By Charlene Gronevelt (Cgply) on Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 09:33 am:

In loving memory of my dear father, Bernie Ewald, who just went to heaven on February 22nd. You are already missed every moment of the day and night.

By Robert H. Baker (Rhb) on Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 11:44 am:

I would like to add my uncle Butch Combs we lost him 2/19/08 I will miss him for ever

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, September 13, 2009 - 07:13 pm:

Beautiful picture.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 02:50 pm:

In memory of all family members, friends, and beloved pets that any one of us has lost.

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