July 04-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: July: July 04-05
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Photo by Misty Bond
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Photo by Daryl Laitila
Pasty Fest Crowd    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Mary Drew
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Photo by Mary Drew

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 07:28 am:

Nothing beats celebrating the 4th of July in a small town atmosphere, like here in the Upper Peninsula. Of course I may be a little biased! It's been like one continuous jamboree, starting in one town and continuing on to the next with parades, games and music in the parks. Of course what would the 4th be without a fireworks display or two, such as this one, captured earlier in the month over Houghton, by Misty Bond.

No fireworks at Pasty Fest 2005, but there certainly was plenty of everything else needed to make a festival, including perfect weather! With the sun shining, music playing, people milling about and the aroma in Agassiz park on Saturday, it was great fun for all who attended. 500 free pasties from Pasty Central were a big hit, folks were lining up by 11:00 a.m., for the give-away to begin at Noon! At least they were able to stand and wait in the shade, unlike our serving crew. A bunch of us from Pasty Central endured the hot sunshine, while manning the tables and controlling a hungry mob!

My other duty was serving on a panel of judges for the Pasty Bake-Off competition. It sure was a fun experience, but quite difficult to choose just one winner. It's amazing how different 12 pasties can taste. Yes, I said TWELVE, that's how many commercial pasties, our panel of six had to taste and judge. The other panel of six, judged the individual's pasties, which consisted of four to taste! It was a tough job, but somebody had to do it! :->

By Cindy, St. Clair Shores, MI on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 07:44 am:

It sure looks like you had a lot of fun at Pasty Fest along with lots of sunshine. I wish I could have been there. I especially like the second pic. Are those future "Miss America" candidates?

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 08:10 am:

Our thanks to the thousands of locals and out-of-towners who stopped by the Pasty Central table on Saturday. The original plan called for 400 free pasties, but an extra 100 were thrown in at the last minute. Hundreds more were hauled away for picnics and reunions, and a second wave of hungry parade watchers bought up all the rest. One of my favorite shots from Daryl Laitila's slideshow was a little guy who quite obviously LOVES pasties!


Hope to see you at Pasty Fest next year!
By gmw on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 08:45 am:

Happy 4th of July Everyone!!! Beautiful weather for parades, picnics and just sitting around enjoying the scenery. Make it a great day.

By Yooperlobo, Albuquerque, N.M. on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 08:47 am:

Who won?

By Yooper Kid on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 09:08 am:

Ken Scheibach has an awesome fireworks slideshow. Everyone should check it out! Happy Birthday America!

By Debra, Muskegon, MI on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 09:09 am:

Happy 4th of July everyone! : )

By Uncle Bud/old Mohawk Guy on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 09:13 am:

wow looks like a lot of pastys and other stuff has been consummed in da keweenaw

By Margaret, Amarillo TX on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 09:46 am:

Happy 4th of July

By erica florida keys on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 10:15 am:

What a great day. I love the pictures of the parade.I agree with Mary,small towns are the best places to be for celebrating the 4th. One of the most enjoyable 4th's ever, I spent in the small town of Micanopey,Florida. I'm not sure I spelled that name correctly ---but I remember the pretty little town and all the nice people very well!Have a good time everybody.

By ed/mi on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 10:58 am:

Happy 4th to all on this great site.

By The Z-Man on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 11:49 am:

Z-Man's pasty pics

By me on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 11:57 am:

where is the fire slidehow yooper kid

By Kevin on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 12:37 pm:

Happy 4th of July from Chicago!

By Alex, Cindy, Joshua AND FRAN... Georgia on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 01:14 pm:

"WE" had to say hi today, because Cindy, Josh and I are at Fran's house! So Happy 4th from ALL of us!

(It's kind of pathetic here... Fran and I are looking at John Dee's snow shots and wishng we could be edited into one of them... And we ALL wish we could have been there for Pasty Fest).

MARY DREW SAID: Nothing beats celebrating the 4th of July in a small town atmosphere, like here in the Upper Peninsula.

I hardly think she could have said it any better! Oh, how I agree! I've been there for about 7 or so of them.

Stay safe everyone!

By Yooper Kid on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 02:32 pm:

Dear Me, here's the way cool fireworks link:

Ken's slideshow

I've never tried to do this before, and I am hoping it will work. If not, perhaps someone more knowledgeable than I will be able to post it correctly (how do you turn into a one or two word link?). Hoping to see some pics of the day's parades and festivities back home.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 04:56 pm:

It did work Yooper kid, but I went in and changed it to a two word link, by typing the following:

\ link{https://pasty.com/pcam/slideshow.php?set_albumName=Fireworks,Ken's slideshow}

Only don't leave a space between the \ and the word link, I typed it that way here so it wouldn't post as a link. You can find out 'everything you wanted to know about formatting' - here
P.S. The slideshow is awesome! Thanks, Ken!

By Sofia L, Norway on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 05:59 pm:

Hi there everyone! Happy 4th of July, and Happy Birthday America. May God bless America, and all of you Americans. Hope you've all had a wonderful day. Wish I could've been there sharing it with you all. Take care!!!
Grant O, t.p.a.m.v.o.p. - you know what I mean. If you're ever in here - email me!

By Ken Scheibach on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 06:17 pm:

Thanks for the compliments on the fireworks, Yooper Kid and Mary. I took those Saturday night from a pontoon boat that was tied up to two others. I was surprised that they turned out. Lots of fun. Wish that I could have been at Pasty Fest. It looks like fun was had by all. Happy 4th everyone.

By Helen from Hubbell on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 06:49 pm:

Hey Mr. S .......your slide show is wonderful....it kept stopping at the beautiful orange burst with the tree on the right....it said to push play to continue.....I did....it didn't. Can you add music to the slide show??? I am not good at things like that....the pictures were better than the fireworks, crowds and traffic!!!

Is there a sight that has the booths and stuff at the Pastie Day????

The small town celebrations are really wonderful.....you don't have to spend time watching others to make sure your pockets arn't picked....car is not stolen....no one is being beat by a baseball bat...kids are safe...etc, etc, .....ahhhhhhh Memories, or should I say nightmares of the city.

I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe day. God Bless........

By Helen in Hubbell on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 06:54 pm:

Opps...P.S..........Da..........Misty I love your picture of the Harbour?? It is cool seeing the boats and Hancocks hill side....good job, it is a keeper %^)

By Yooper Kid on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 07:34 pm:

Thanks very much Mary for your kind assistance and info. Now I can do a better job next time! And thanks for the great, dedicated work you and all the pasty.com folks do so the rest of us can be blessed with a bit of home each day.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 09:58 pm:

A very nice fireworks display at the Covington Finnish music fest and Fortchuly celebration. Lots of music, lots of food, and the power went out for about 45 minutes or so. But us banjo players and accordianists didn't miss a beat. Back in '59, when I was sailing on the SS NORTH AMERICAN, as we were sailing south along the west side of Lake Michigan, we could see the fireworks going up from the little towns near the lake shore. Was really very nice. Happy Independance Day, everyone!! May GOD continue to bless America!

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 10:14 pm:

Wasn't 'Ken's slideshow' nice? Kiitos, Ken!

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP on Monday, July 4, 2005 - 10:45 pm:

I can hear the Escanaba Fortchuly fireworks going off as I write this. Thumping and booming. We are about 15 miles NW of Esky.

By Leslie from the Northern Lights Lodge - Cadillac, MI on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 - 07:16 am:

Thanks for the lovely fireworks slide show Ken! Those were the BEST fireworks I saw this year.
UP here we come... just one week to wait! Whoo hoo!

By gerald harry, Iraq on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 - 12:27 am:

Sure wish we could of been home for the 4th to enjoy our family's and friends We miss you all.

By J D B on Thursday, July 7, 2005 - 09:28 pm:

In memory of my mother, Caroline Mary Gillette Phillips, who died on the Fourth of July, 1983

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 07:18 pm:

In addition 2 Autumn leaf photos, I also enjoy fireworks pics, 2.
All very nice. God bless the U.S.A.

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