May 30-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: May: May 30-05
Trillium    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Ashley Byykkonen
Rain-soaked Tulip    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Misty Bond
Wild Yellow Viola    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joyce Tormala

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 06:55 am:

What better way to honor our fallen vets than with colorful Copper Country flowers. I'm not sure where Ashley Byykkonen spotted this Trillium, but it certainly has some beautiful greenery surrounding it, setting off it's lustrous white sheen. Misty Bond seems to have caught a rainy Tulip in the dark, which accentuates its red coloring making it even more vibrant, with those droplets of water still hanging on. Last but not least, in our trio of flora is a Wild Yellow Viola, that Joyce Tormala captured in all its glory. Reminds me of a pansy!

Memorial Weekend traditionally marks the beginning of summer for many folks as they spend time with family and friends. Let's not forget to take some time today, to honor the Veterans who've lost their lives in service to our nation. Fly your flag proudly in their memory!

from the Archives
Photo by Sgt. Nate Tormala

Marko Waara on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 07:02 am:

Just a lil note thinking about ALL of those that have passed.
Including my little brother Bradley.

By julie b., MI on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 07:11 am:

It looks like the Trillium took up residence in a bed of 'snow on the mountain' or what my family always called 'graveyard plant'. Seem to remember it is a type of gout weed.

Whatever the case - all honor to our servicemen & women. Thank you! Great shot from Sgt. Nate's album - glad he is now home safe & sound! May all our men & women be blessed as well.

By gmw on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 08:19 am:

Good Morning all! Memorial Day is a time to remember all the servicemen & women who have gone before us and also family members. God Bless them all!!!

By jon/mn on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 08:30 am:

Good morning all! We can remember our fallen brothers/sisters by striving to make this a better country to live in. As one drives through Lake Linden stop to view the propeller that is on display from the WW11 plane.

By Doug - Brookville, OH on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 09:23 am:

I took my 9 year old granddaughter to the National Cemetary near here yesterday. While I know she can't completely grasp all that our veterans have given for us, here's hoping that I planted a seed that will last her a lifetime. She's a good kid and I want her to understand and respect the sacrifices that have been made for all of us.

By Chris in Georgia on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 09:47 am:

Today, I remember Dante Balagna with whom I corresponded during WWII. Our postmaster linked students up with local soldiers so none would be without mail. I still have a Japanese peso which he sent me from the Mariannas, the last I heard from him. I thought of him especially yesterday with the messages about Bumbletown.

By Alex, Cindy, and Joshua Tiensivu... Georgia on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 10:32 am:

Today we remember my father, Norman Tiensivu, and our friend, Hal Hunter, who served this country.

We also remember all the people we've never met who keep us safe and secure. God Bless all of them.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 10:47 am:

Remembering all my friends from Dowagiac who were taken from my presence by Viet Nam. God Bless.

By A true trol on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 01:22 pm:

Remembering all my former classmates from Hazel Park High School who died during the Viet Nam War and my dad who served in WWII along with all the others who perserved our freedom in all the wars.

By sur5er on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 01:50 pm:

Thank you to all the men and women who have fought to protect our freedom and way of life. God bless the families and friends who have lost loved ones who have served to protect us and our freedom.

By Fran Hunter and family,Ga on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 01:55 pm:

Remembering my husband Hal and my brother Norbert who served our country. My husband passed away 1 mo ago yesterday. He was in the Navy and served aboard the USS Harold J Ellison. My brother served in the Korean War(51-?) on the 38th Paralell and Pork Chop Hill. My thanks to all of the past and present members of the Military Service.

By julie b., MI on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 03:26 pm:

I'd like to give a shout out to the Black Lions - the 28th Infantry - my Dad's old unit. And especially to the men who were in the Battle of the Bulge. Thank you all for your service to our country.

By Donn de Yampert, PT, DPT. on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 05:09 pm:

Way to be Julie B. By the way you and your daughter are on my new Pasty.Com guest gallery posts.

By H.Niska from St. Johns on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 06:11 pm:

Remembering my brother Reuben Waara from Centennial who served in World War II.

By Ozzie and Judy W. Copper City on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 06:22 pm:

Thank you to all the people who participated at the Lakeview cemetery veterans plot today

By SGT Nate, Marquette, Michigan on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 08:39 pm:

I would like to remember and honor those that served our great country and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Remember them, and honor them, and fly Old Glory for them today. And never forget, Freedom is NOT Free! Take care everyone.

By Dave Hiltunen In the Smoky's TN. on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 09:40 pm:

My brother just called from Dollar Bay to tell me our cousin RCW had a heart/attack and is in Marquette Hospital.Many of you know him from here,so just wanted to post this,I don't know anymore then that. It may have been a day or so since this happened.Maybe someone else from up there dose? In the meantime my prayers goes out to him and his family.

By Fran,Ga on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 09:54 pm:

Oh my gosh,I hate to hear that. I heard from him the other day and he said he was pooped from trying to get moved to the camp. Dave,if you hear anymore please e-mail me!!I sure will pray for him,Shirl and their family.

By Therese from just below the bridge on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 10:09 pm:

Today I thought a lot about my dad, James Carson, who was a navy 'pharmacist's mate' (the sea-borne equivalent of a medic) during WWII and Korea. He crossed the Channel five times on D-Day ferrying men and equipment over and the wounded back. That summer he was transferred to the Pacific and 'island-hopped' with MacArthur. His was one of the first ships into Nagasaki Harbor after the war ended. I asked him what it was like and he said, "There were a hundred thousand people dying of radiation poisoning and we didn't know what was wrong or how to treat it."

The best way to honor the men and women who died in service is to conduct our foreign policy in such a way that prevents war. It costs a lot fewer lives.

By Fran, Ga on Monday, May 30, 2005 - 11:17 pm:

Dave H, my e-mail to the dave and barb address would not go thru.

By jim of ann arbor on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 12:08 am:

Remembering my father, Anthony Franklin Haven, Captain US
Army, WWII, who died 35 years ago today. My daughter and I went
to his grave today to say "Thank You" and leave a flag flying bravely
and proudly. I noticed as we were leaving that the cemetary had a
stockpile of flags at the entrance so those who needed one could
place them where needed. Good thought, eh? May freedom ring

By Misty Bond, MI on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 12:47 pm:

I'd like to leave a note in memory of all the men my husband and I have known of 1/34 Armor of Fort Riley Kansas and 1/37 Armor Battalion of Friedberg, Germany, who have given their lives or their health, and the families they leave behind, for the sake of our FREEDOM. "No greater love has any man than this, that he should give up his life for his friends." Thank you, and God bless.

By lar on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 01:47 pm:

rcw is doing o.k. he did not have a heart attack. went to the docter in time. will be home on wednesday afternoon.

By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 - 03:52 pm:

Thanks for the update on RCW.

By Sherry, Gulfport MS on Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - 03:45 am:

Yes, my Dad, RCW, gave us all quite a scare but is doing much better! As LAR said above, he should be returning to Bootjack on Wednesday and I know will be anxious to start his summer vacation, taking pictures to post and getting in touch with all of his on-line friends!!

By Fred, Three Lakes on Saturday, June 4, 2005 - 10:15 am:

Great pics today (Monday)

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 10:03 am:

Great pics for all 4!

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