July 03-10

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2010: July: July 03-10
Old Glory    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Doug Grusser
Parade beginnings    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Robert Halonen
Uncle Sam    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Bruce Watters
Fireworks    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brian Miljevich

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 07:46 am:

Here in Lake Linden, the 4th of July festivities are well underway, with everything taking place today, rather than Sunday. With the parade being at 9:30 in the morning, it would interfere with folks trying to get to church, so Lake Linden Fire Department has always moved the celebration to the two days before, when it falls on a Sunday. All over the U.P. this weekend, you're sure to see plenty of the red, white and blue, like in Doug Grusser's photo on top. Along with Old Glory waving everywhere, there will be innumerable parades taking place this weekend, too. In today's photos we get a look at the beginnings of a parade in downtown Marquette, snapped by Robert Halonen and one of the dignitaries (Uncle Sam) that walked through an Ishpeming parade, when Bruce Waters was there snapping photos. Last, but not least, today's fireworks extravaganza, comes to us from Brian Miljevich, captured during a Wakefield celebration.

Thanks to all our 4th of July photographers for giving us a glimpse of what many communities here UP North are doing to celebrate the independence of our great nation. Happy4th ofJuly!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 07:57 am:

Great photos! God bless the U.S.A.

By Eddyfitz (Eddyfitz) on Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 01:16 pm:

The parades and fireworks go on today also here in lower Michigan. Hope everyone has a great and safe holiday.

By Donna (Donna) on Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 01:47 pm:

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! Hat's off to our Veterans...past, present and (hopefully not needed) future!

Be safe everyone!

By S. Hill (Azfinn) on Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 03:12 pm:

Celebrating the Fourth of July every year in
Dollar Bay is among my grandest childhood
memories. My cousins and I always made costumes
and went in the parade and each kid got fifty
cents and some tickets for the concession stand.
Once we got our pics in the Gazette. Grandma
Laplander even went in the parade one year. One
year Uncle Rick Laplander let us ride in the cab
of the fire truck and blow the siren. We thought
that was the biggest deal ever. Do they still
serve pasties at Runeberg Hall for lunch? That was
also a tradition, as was going in all the races in
the afternoon. Our moms and dads had fun seeing
their family and friends who came from out of
town. The most wonderful fun a kid could ever
have. Wish I could be there today. Happy Fourth of
July to everyone. :o)

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 03:21 pm:

Seeing OLD GLORY waving in the breeze always has and always will bring a huge lump to my throat. May GOD bless and preserve our nation. Happy 4th of July to all you fine folks on this great Pasty site....those who run it and those who visit!:)

By scot turnquist (Scotturn) on Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 12:11 am:

Seems that the 4th of July was the next biggest holiday next to Christmas when I was growing up in the CC.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 04:02 am:


By Morning Glory (Lucylu) on Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 08:47 am:

The Dollar Bay Fourth of July parade is a tradition in my family! Then back to the cabin on the lake for pasty, games and visiting! With a combination of kayaking, trivia, kids games, swimming, fishing and later a rock sauna. Dollar Bay is such a quaint little town. My Grandparents had a little house there while I was growing up. Even though they both have passed, it still blesses me when I get to visit. My Aunt Fran still lives there.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 11:39 am:

S.Hill, yes they still sell pasties at the Runeberg Hall. They also sell BBQ Chicken which is great. The last time I was home for the 4th my nieces husband had to wait in line for an hour to get our chicken!! Cars line all along the highway cause there is no place left to park. We always gather at my sister's to watch the parade and we park there. She lives on the big curve going toward the school.She went to school with your Uncle(?) Jim L. Sandy Bottom now has a really nice pavillion where you can eat your pasties or chicken and have a picnic. I am not sure if the county or the town keeps it up but it is so nice. I wish I could go home for the 4th every year.You get to see so many people.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 11:48 am:

Morning Glory, I think I know who your Aunt Fran is, if her maiden name started with a L. Dollar Bay is a really nice little town. The area for the war memeorial is so pretty. I used to live across from it. The people from the CC are special people. Very kind, good hearted people

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, July 4, 2010 - 06:38 pm:

We were going to get a BBQ chicken dinner from Dollar Bay but when we got there we were told we needed a ticket. NO WHERE in the paper, or the big sign on the side of the road, say anything about needing to purchase a ticket. We were rather disappointed and told to come back after 2pm to see if there is any left over. We did not go back for leftovers.

Still love Dollar Bay.

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