May 31-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: May: May 31-09
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Photo by Steve Brimm

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 07:42 am:

Back in the summer of '99 we started a tradition here on the Pasty Cam, taking time at the end of each month to honor and remember friends who have passed on. We do so with a scene of some heavenly beauty from this corner of the world. The following names are offered to begin another month's tribute, and we welcome you to add others.

Muriel Baril
David Mark Gockenbach
Rebecca Lynn Gray
Violet Johnson Miller
Alex Ollila
Servicemen and women who gave their all

Of particular note is the wife of the artist who provided today's memorable photo of Copper Harbor, first appearing on these pages back in May of 2000. Steve Brimm's beloved Rebecca Lynn Gray passed away earlier this month following a courageous battle with brain cancer. Our condolences to all who have recently lost loved ones, along with wishes that you will find 'peace that passes understanding'.
michael j. adams (Adzie40) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 07:54 am:

this is proof that the keweenaw truly is god's country!!!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 08:08 am:

Oh my, that is beautiful!!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 08:13 am:

Yes, rainbows are beautiful, and it's the sign that God will never flood the world again.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 08:14 am:

Oh yeah, remembering my dad, Ben Durocher. He would have been 82 yesterday. It was a rough day. Time does help, but every little thing makes me remember and be sad. I hope that some day I will only remember him with a smile rather than with tears.

Also remembering my Aunt, Dorothy Crouch. She died in May, right before Mother's Day but I'm not sure of the year. I'm sure it's a rough time for my cousins too.

Also remembering my grandmother, Eva Durocher, who died in May of 1972, a month and a half before my first child was born. She so wanted to live long enough to see him. What a tough time that was. She was such a great grandmother. Now my dad and Aunt Frieda have joined her. I can only hope that this year we don't lose anybody.

By Joanne Sherrick (Shedoesnails) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 08:15 am:

Remembering my Dad Bill Balowaara.Dad grew up in Calumet and later moved to Detroit.Calumet never left his heart though. Heard many wonderful stories of Calumet
and I am so glad I took the time to listen. It's now one of my favorite places too.
Rest peacefully Daddy.I'm still listening with my heart & feeling your love all around me.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 08:15 am:

In memory of my Grandmother, Anna Schwartz who passed on May 10, 1966. By the way good morning to my cousin Mike Adams. Yes Keweenaw is God's country.

By Janet Kijak (Janetk) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 08:33 am:

In memory of my Son, Glenn Kijak, who would have been 26 on May 16th this year. This picture
really touched me since he passed away at High Rock Bay at the tip of the Keweenaw. The rainbow looks like a stairway he would have taken to Heaven. Beautiful Picture.

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 08:34 am:

Please Remember The Servicemen And Women Who Have Given There Live's For Our Country.Roslyn L Schulte 25,Mark A Wojciechowski 25,Tyler J Trahan 22,Chistopher D Loza 24,James D pirtle 21,Ryan C King 22,William D Vile 27,Jeremiah P McLeery 24,Jake R Velloza 22,James R McIlvaine 26,Shawn D Sykes 28,Randy S Agno 29,Justin P Hartford 21,Charles K Springle 52,Mark E Stratton 2nd 39,Ashton L.M.Goodman 21,Duane G Wolfe 54,Blue C Rowe 33,Chad A Edmundson 20,Omar M Albrak 21,Lukasz D Saczek 23,Matthew P Houseal 23,Christian E Bueno-Galdos 25,Jacob D Barton 20,Michael E Yates Jr. 19,Steven Hutchison 60,Ryan C McGhee 21,David A Schaefer Jr. 27,Esaui Dela Pena--Hernandez 25,Carlie M Lee 3ed.23,Jason E George 38,Leevi K Barnard 28,Paul F Brooks 34,Brent S Cole 38,Brian Naseman 36. Killed 4994.Wounded 34034.

By Donna (Donna) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 09:20 am:

WOW....this is a phenomenal picture. There's the Rainbow Bridge for all....WOW....

By Jeffrey P. Carlson (Dlineman) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 09:31 am:

As always remembering my Dad, John Axel Carlson, Mother In Law, Alice Mae Bergstrom (from Iron River), beloved sister in law Karen Nan Bergstrom Vlamis, and my friend and fellow Suomi student Wayne Miller Carlson (Bayview Location, Escanaba).
Hey Dad you're going to be a Great Grandpa again in August when Eli Axel makes his debute!!! I'll see you on Father's Day Dad.

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 09:31 am:

Remembering our parents, Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto, Aunt Lyle Pooley, Karen Kuusisto, Janet Trasti, Kalee Jarlock who left us on Friday, our good buddy Nitz Kumpula and our brother in law and friend Wayne Hartmann. We love and miss you all.

By Rob (Robze) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 10:07 am:


By Maureen Diane Lahti (Daniels) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 10:39 am:

In loving memory of our beautiful Zodi, our 15-year-old black labrador. She received her angel wings on May 12, 2009. Another angel-doggie for Mom and Dad.

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 11:10 am:

Beautiful photo, thank you! In Memory of my mother, Hilma Aittama, who passed away in May, 1982 and who would be very happy to know we retired in the area I grew up in...she is sadly missed.

By Pennie (Trolldiva) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 11:24 am:

Remebering my dad who was only 50 years old when he passed in 1993. Sometimes it still seems like just yesterday. I wish he could see my Abby.

My friend Esther lost her Mother a couple of weeks ago, she was a sweet lady.

My friend Tamra lost her Grandmother last weekend. So sad.

By Bruce (Bessemerbj) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 11:26 am:

Nature’s Rainbow

You held her in your arms

for days, weeks, and years.

Now hold her in your sweetest heart

and cry those heavy tears.

The bonds that you share with her,

eternally precious and strong,

are in your soul forever;

to support you now life long.

She’ll always be inside you

a shining light of gold

Her love, her words, her children,

are celebrations that you hold.

If you open to the knowledge

that she’s not completely gone,

You’ll sometimes feel her presence

encouraging you to stay strong.

When she shows you nature’s rainbows

you’ll feel her proud delight,

Sending signs to show she’s living

just beyond your sight.

Beyond the rainbow’s end

she lives in love and light,

Sending peace and strength to you

from just beyond your sight.

In Loving Memory of Sandy Braspenick who passed away Monday of this week. Just 2 days later a brilliant rainbow appeared in Wakefield even though it hadn't rained.

By DEBBIE KINCZKOWSKI spehar (Debk) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:13 pm:

Remembering my dad & mom (Rudy & Jean Spehar) who are forever in my heart. And my Grandpa & Granny Spehar!!!!!!!!!!!I love & miss you all!!!!

By Karen D Powers (Kareninoshkosh) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 12:49 pm:

Remembering Herman "Winks" Gundlach and his wife Barbara Kettle Gundlach.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 01:42 pm:

I remember them too, Karen.

By Julie Filipowicz (Julief) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 02:52 pm:

Here's to our little shih tzu Bailey, the Buddy Boy, who left us too soon at the age of 6 on May 8, 2009. He was feisty to the end. He will take his spot in the garden at Sandy Lake this summer and will be waiting to cross the Rainbow Bridge with us when our time comes.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 03:05 pm:

Remembering my Mom, Cece, who would have been 87 on May 8th - gone since Aug. 9th, 2007. She's with my Dad, Peter now...I miss you both so much.
Remembering my Father-in-law, Bob, who passed away May 18th, 2007.
And last but certainly not least...Remembering Kevin, my nephew, who passed away a year ago, June 5th. "They" say, only the good die young...he was definitely one of the good ones. Miss you Kev....

By Susan Lahti (Finn_in_texas) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 07:46 pm:

I just got word that my aunt Linda Kinnunen passed away this morning. Please keep her family in your prayers.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 08:28 pm:

So sorry for your loss, Susan.

I didn't read that Muriel Baril had died. I haven't seen her in years, but it still makes me sad when somebody I know passes. My condolences to her family.

Also, condolences to Steve Brimm.

By Jacobsville (Barb) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 08:36 pm:

Missing both my sisters, Marji, 66, who died in 2007, and Kay, 58, who died in 2008. Very much loved and missed!

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 08:41 pm:

In Memory of my mom, Betty Ravasz. She would have been 86 today.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Sunday, May 31, 2009 - 09:12 pm:

Remembering my Dad, Don Rogers, who passed on May 27, 1990. I miss him still.

Condolences to Steve Brimm.

By Maureen Diane Lahti (Daniels) on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 12:45 am:

Loving memories of my Aunt Linda Kinnunen who passed away Sunday morning, May 31, 2009.

By Sandy G (Artessss) on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 01:33 am:

Loving memories of my mom who passed March 17, 1998, and Dad just a few short years ago. I miss you, mom! We'll be together again full of the love we held for each other here on God's earth. Preciouis memories of her are with me daily.

God Bless all the families and loved ones who also hold such wonderful memories for those who have passed.

By A² in Cedar Bay (Andytofu) on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 04:53 am:

In memory of Judy Kesti Anttila (age 73) whose funeral was held in Mass City, MI, on Saturday. She and husband Bill had been married 53 years.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 06:51 am:

Today is my youngest brothers birthday, he would have been 52 yrs. old. He passed away 2005 at age 48. I miss hm.

By Greta Armata (Gretania) on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 08:14 am:

Today is my youngest brother's birthday as well..he is now 52 and is suffering from a rare form of cancer. He is preparing to have a stem cell transplant in 2 weeks or so in hopes that he can get some relief and slowing of the tumor growths. I hope I can post good news next June 1st.

By Serena Sturm (Serena) on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 08:37 am:

Beautiful picture!!
Remembering my loved ones that are no longer on earth but looking down on me and keeping me safe.

By Robert Goniea (Rjgoniea) on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 11:40 am:

For my wife, I'm adding her mother Henrietta Sparks. She passed away in her sleep Tues night/Wed morning and we just got back from the funeral late last night.

By Connie, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO (Connie8792) on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 03:17 pm:

In loving memory of my Grandma Edith Jenich who passed away 10 years ago on May 19th.

By Rebecca Middlebrook (Mspuppers) on Monday, June 1, 2009 - 05:17 pm:

In memory of our yellow lab, Tucker. Not quite a human child, but you could have never told him that. Thank you for the time you spent with us - you brightened every day. We'll see you again soon, Tuckerpup.

By Steve Brimm (Sbrimm) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 02:25 pm:

Charlie, Thanks so much for your mention of Rebecca. Very
appropriate as she had stood beside me on the very spot that
photo was taken.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 03:20 pm:

In memory of our K-9 Boxer Matty, who went to the Rainbow Bridge on June 22, 2007.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 09:16 pm:

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By Yooper in MN (Yooper_in_mn) on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 07:40 am:

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

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