Sep 13-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: September: Sep 13-05
Torch Run begins    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Wachowski
...and they're off!    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Wachowski
The long and winding road    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Barb Wachowski

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 07:45 am:

Sheriff Ron and The Posse helped kick off the Torch Run for Special Olympics yesterday at noon in Copper Harbor. Some of these guys are sore this morning, including yours truly. I'm the one with the Pasty shirt and Fedex hat. The Sheriff has the torch in the top photo, while he passed it off to one of the lady runners as we started down US-41.

The guys in The Posse include (L-R top row) Richard Schaefer, Ron Lahti, Richard Mintken, Charlie "I Love Pasties" Hopper, Bruce Olson, (L-R bottom row) Mike Dudenas, and Jim Wachowski, Pasty.NET members all (except R.M). Jim's wife Barb Wachowski took the pictures and cheered us on. One Posse/Pasty.NET member missing from the run was Tom Scanlan (it'll cost you a buck, Tom).

Our best wishes to all of the runners along the 500+ mile route over the next few days!

By Cindy Lee Maki (Cindylee) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 08:09 am:

Great job those guys do. I know Ron L. from grade school in Mohawk. He sure grew up and strong from then. To see him run like that makes me jealous, cuz I can barely walk... But then again he's a couple years younger than me-haha!!!!

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 08:09 am:

The Special Olympics was wonderful for my sister. Congratulations and deepest thanks to all participants for their great contribution.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 09:00 am:


By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 10:13 am:

Hats off to Charlie and the sheriff deputies...and to their dedication for such a good cause. :-)

By Capt. Paul & Dr. Nat in Texas (Eclogite) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 04:07 pm:

Hey Charlie, looks like in the middle photo your sucking a little wind there ;-)

Haven't you heard of the old Chinese proverb:
Man who runs in front of car get tired, man who runs behind motorhome gets exhausted!! hehe

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 05:43 pm:

Bravo! A good cause. 'Tis the season of the
run. I'll be walking/running in a 10km event
this weekend called the Terry Fox Run. The
money goes towards funding cancer
research. This is the 25th year of this event
and my 15th year of doing it.

I don't think I'll send a picture to
a) because I wouldn't know how to do it and
b) because it wouild be scary!

By J.T. Toivola (Joyce) on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 - 10:57 pm:

Way to go! It was enough to mosey in the humidity. Perhaps the cause caused the extra spring in the step. Wonderful!

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 01:56 am:

Looks like a girl is in the lead. Are the guys just being polite or can the girls really run faster? Looks to me like The Posse can't catch the girl. :)

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 06:05 am:

You've got that right, Beverly. I didn't catch her name either, but she is a dental hygenist who works in the corrections system, AND she is a marathon runner. Our team of determined Posse runners were out of steam at the 5 mile mark, but she was fresh as a daisy.

By elm (Grampy) on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 08:28 am:

She is probbly much younger also. With the exception of Charlie the rest of the posse members are old enough to be the sherrifs father.
A group of retired guys in darn good shape for their age:)

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