Aug 31-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: August: Aug 31-08
Recalling the first remembrance sunset    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jonathan Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 08:50 am:

There have been a lot of sunsets over the years on the Pasty Cam at the end of each month. In 1999 on the last day of August, this was the first sunset to appear "In Memory" of friends and family who had passed on.

This month the list includes a dear aunt of mine who had a positive influence on every life she touched. You are welcome to add to the names:

Sidney "Sid" Collins
Mildred Hopper
Ron Palosaari
Edward "Jack Harney" Stimac
Donald Eric "Des" Stoneson

Our regular featured Shoebox Memory will return next Sunday. Have a wonderful holiday and a good week :o)
Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 08:55 am:

Gorgeous picture!

Remembering 2 of my grandparents who passed away in the month of August. First, my Grandmother, Irene Normand, who passed away in 1981. Then my Grandfather, Edmund Durocher, who passed away in August of 1963. I think of them both so often.

By Jeffrey P. Carlson (Dlineman) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 09:12 am:

Remembering my Dad, John Carlson, my Mother In Law, Alice Mae Bergstrom, and Sister in Law, Karen Vlamis. We miss you all very much. Hey Dad and Alice, little Brett's getting bigger and bigger! Karen, you'll be a Grandmother in October!
In closing, Dad, OSU beat Youngstown State at the shoe yesterday.

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 09:15 am:

Please remember the servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrafice this month.James A McHale 21,Kevin R Dickson 21 Ryan P Baumann 24,Jennifer L Cole 34,Andre D Mitchell 25,David J badie 23,Michael R girdano 23,William J Mulvihill 20,Jair DeJesue Garcia 29,Jaime Gonzalez Jr. 40,Brian K Miller 37,Ronald A Schmidt 18,Errol M James 29,Danny E Maybin 47,Anthony M Carbullido 25,Jose E Ulloa 23,Adam T McKiski 21,Stewart S Trejo 25,John A Mattox 23,Kenneth B Gibson 25,Michael H ferschke Jr. 22,James M Hale 23,Daniel A.C.McGuire 19,Jacob J Toves 27,Anthony G Mihalo 23,Juan Lopez-Castaneda 19,Kristopher D Rogers 29,Janelle F King 23,Donald C Carwile 29,Paul E Conlon Jr.21,Garrett T Lawton 31,Timothy J Hutton 21,Gary M Henry 34,Jonathan D Menke 22,Jonathan L Luscher 20,Travis M Stottlemyer 20,Nikolas Lee Hopper 27,George Stanciel 40.David J Todd Jr. 36,David L Paquet 26,Brian E Studer 28,Tan Q Ngo 20,David K Cooper 25,Michael L Gonzalez 20, Killed 4,698 Wounded 32,766

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 09:44 am:

Remembering my folks, John & Betty Ravasz. Dad would have been 85 this month.

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 09:44 am:

Remembering our parents, Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto, Karen Kuusisto, Janet Trasti, Aunt Lyle Pooley, our good buddy Nitz and our brother in law and friend, Wayne Hartmann. You are always in our hearts and we love and miss you all.

By Rose Beveridge (Rbeveridge) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 09:57 am:

Remembering a special friend Butchie (Ted) Laitinen who passed away on August 3, 1980. I think of him often.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 09:57 am:

Remembering my Mom, Cece Pini, who passed away a year ago August 9th. You're in our hearts and minds daily, Mom...miss you.
Also my nephew Kevin Pini, who left us all too soon at the age of 32, almost 3 months ago. Our consolation is that he's with his Grandma and both his Papas too.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 10:50 am:

Time to remember my student Ty Brazell who dreamed of being a peaceful person. He died this month.

By robert (Robze) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 10:59 am:


By Emily (Emily) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 11:29 am:

Gertrude Pettersch. August, 8, 2008.

By Doug Smith (Smitty) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 01:23 pm:

I raise my coffee mug to my Uncle, Frank Plautz, Of Calumet, who passed on early this morning. We will miss you Unk!

By theresa (Up4evr) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 01:44 pm:

My cousin Ken"s son Daniel Kotajarvi drowned in Lake Superior on August 23rd. May he rest in peace. He was only 42 years old.

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 01:48 pm:

I'm remembering my wonderful father-in-law who passed away yesterday. We will be leaving for the Soo tomorrow to attend his funeral. God bless him, for what a blessing he was.

By William J Mullen (Billmullen) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 01:58 pm:

I often think of and miss my mother Rachel (Kangas) Mullen Dixson who would have been 91 on the 12th this month. I wish you were here to talk to, Mom. Oh I talk to you, I FEEL YOUR LOVE FOR US ALL, I just can't quite understand your response.

By Tom (Tom) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 02:06 pm:

Did this Frank Plautz make wine? Elderberryf, etc.?
Was he a librarian?

By George J. Plautz Jr. (Slovenechild) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 02:27 pm:

Frank Plautz was an educator and after his retirement he worked at Harters. He leaves behind his beloved cat Slimmers. He loved his cats and he loved his family with open arms. Frank is already missed by his family and his many friends. He made povitica, strudel, picked thimbleberries and made jam out of them. Many people were the beneficiaries of these goodies, and trips to the UP were always noted for a cup of coffee and something from Frank's larder. He was for the family, a "national treasure" and for some in Calumet an "institution".

I only got to know Frank through a few visits to UP but each visit was memorable.

George Plautz

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 03:17 pm:

We are grieving for my daughter's sister-in-law, Linda Bishop, who was hospitalized on my daughter's wedding anniversary and died on my daughter's birthday two days later, August 23, 2008. My grandbaby will grow up not being able to know "favorite Aunt Linda"

By SARAH CUDLIP (Porter) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 07:43 pm:

Remembering my sister in law Florence who died on August 20th. She and my brother were married 53 years.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 09:02 pm:

Remembering my cousin, Carl Armstrong, who died last week and
whose funeral I attended in Livonia this afternoon. "God be with
You til We Meet Again."

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 10:49 pm:

Hei Smitty and Slovenechild, Frank Plautz was my driver's training teacher back in '57 at the $Bay HS. What a nice gentle guy, but strict when he had to be. He taught other classes, too. I really liked him.

By Janet Kijak (Janetk) on Sunday, August 31, 2008 - 11:09 pm:

Remembering my Son, Glenn Kijak, 15, passed away 10 years ago at High Rock Bay. I love you and I miss you Honey.

By Linda (Leothelionlinda) on Monday, September 1, 2008 - 09:06 am:

Uncle Frank (Plautz) was known for his wine making especially elderberry and something the family called 'Bosak' (sp). He always made sure there was plenty at the camp in Bete Gris. He was in the Navy in WWII and received his masters degree from U of M. He taught school in every setting from a one-room school house to Suomi College in Hancock. He had a variety of second jobs including taxi driver, drivers ed teacher, bus route driver and working at the local Harters Party Store in Calumet (he considered that as part of his "social life"). His family newsletters were eloquently written and sounded 'just like Frank' - treasured memories.

By Mark J Plautz (Yooperman) on Monday, September 1, 2008 - 12:07 pm:

My heart is breaking that this era of the Plautz Family has come to an end, but I am confident that all my family members will help to carry on the Plautz family traditions. The torch of the legacy of what it was to be a Plautz, especially in the summers with Uncle Frank and in the old days with Old Uncle as well, still burns in me and will continue as long as I have those years inside me. Farewell Unc! Bon Voyage! Buen Viaje! And save a seat at the pova table for that nephew of yours named Marcus Surrealist! I love you!

By Sdcferndale (Sdcferndale) on Monday, September 1, 2008 - 01:38 pm:

Remembering my parents, Martha and Stuart Seppala, brother Gary, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins, inlaws. Think of them every day and miss them all terribly. Would also like to include my friend Joy who recently lost her daughter Laura to cancer on July 27th. She found her 46 years after her adoption. I'm thankful she had 8 good years with her and her grandchildren.

By Yooper in MN (Yooper_in_mn) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 09:37 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 Theresa R. Brunk (Trb0013) on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 11:26 am:

In Memory of my Nephew Mathew Ian Brunk who died Aug 4, 2001 at the age of 19. A gifted and talented boy, we miss you Mattie. Hopefully you were there to welcome your Father, Michael Brunk who was taken from us on December 25, 2005.

By Tammie Dupuis (Tamdupuis) on Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 10:02 pm:

Remembering my Mom, Marilyn Waara, who passed away on August 20th following a courageous battle with lung cancer. Also, my brother, Brad, who passed away August 18, 2001 at the age of 19. I miss them both SO much!

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