Jan 01-12

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2012: January: Jan 01-12
Harts in 1939    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo from Ron and Carol Kersey
Hearts in 2011    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by S. Gowtham

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 07:49 am:

Happy New Year!

If you are new to the Pasty Cam... where have you been the last 14 years? Every day we have been here with news and pictures of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. We were 'blogging' long before the word was invented, a 'social network' for the U.P. when Mark Zuckerberg was still in Junior High.

Every Sunday, Pasty.Com has a feature called "Shoebox Memories", and we kick off 2012 with one from the Shoebox of Ron and Carol (Hart) Kersey. But first we give a big thumbs up to the hundreds of friends of Amy Roberts who turned out in Laurium yesterday to support her.

Recently struck by a car, our running friend Amy is recovering in Marquette from serious head injuries. As Amy is proud of her Finnish heritage, the event was dubbed, "Run Like the Finn" - which is exactly what hundreds did through the streets of Laurium. Prayers and best wishes go out for Amy and her family for a speedy recovery. Later we'll have an update on the attendance and $ totals raised yesterday.

But now let's go back to the streets of Laurium and Calumet in 1939, where teenager Joyce Rader and her fiancee Charles Hart (sitting on the fender) were doing a little social networking of their own. That's hometown boy Ray Fahlen and his date from Silvis, Illinois, Evelyn Clark.
Ray has since passed away, and we know nothing more about Evelyn. But Charles waited until Joyce was all grown up (age 19) and they got married and had a whole bunch of kids. Charles, of course, went on to serve for several decades as camp director at Gitche Gumee in Eagle River and pastor of First Baptist Church. Joyce, on the other hand, became famous for her poetry and pasties. Pasty Central actually incorporates some of Joyce's crust-making techniques in the delicious U.P. Style and Cornish pasties we send to all 50 states.

Recently my wife Edie and I had the pleasure of a visit with Pastor Hart and Joyce. Their days are spent at a lovely assisted living home downstate, where we visited all afternoon, reminiscing about life back in Calumet and Eagle River. Joyce told us about one winter's night when their son Jack jumped into the snow out of his upstairs window... in his underwear! Joyce asked Charles if he remembered that, to which he replied, "Yes I remember, but I didn't know he was in his underwear!"
As we turn the page on a new calendar, how thankful we are for friends who have touched our lives, and we wish for each one blessings and happiness in the New Year.

Have a good week :o)
Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 07:57 am:

Good photos. Historic.

By Mike Schneider (Upmike) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 08:08 am:

Happy New Year! Love the "Shoebox Memories" and photos. Amy and her family are in our prayers.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 08:54 am:

What a nice story.


By Therese (Therese) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 09:18 am:

I'll share this with a friend, Dick Ward,
who spends a week every summer at the
Bible camp.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 09:57 am:

With conjunction of today's CamNotes, I pray for God's Blessings on Amy & her family. Such a lot for a family to be burden with.

By Virginia Jamison (Ginny) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 10:09 am:

What a great way to tie the Harts and the "heart"felt
outpouring of love and support for injured runner Amy Roberts
and her family. Over 700 walkers and runners lined
Kearsarge Street in Laurium yesterday at the start of the 5K
"Run Like The Finn" fund raising event. Even more well
wishers gathered afterwards at the Irish Times in Laurium to
express their love and share their hopes for Amy's fully
recovery and to participate in a silent auction and raffle. Over
$20,000 was raised by this amazing event to help Amy with
her recovery.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 01:16 pm:

Great story!! Happy New Year to all of you!!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 01:30 pm:

Prayers and Thoughts to Amy for a speedy recovery.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 02:10 pm:

Wish there was a recent picture of Charles and Joyce we could see.

Charlie sez: I did click a couple of shots with my cell phone. In such low light it's a little fuzzy. It was a delightful afternoon.
kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 02:35 pm:

A wonderful story! Happy New Year!

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 09:40 pm:

OH My Gosh, Charlie and Edie, I love seeing the picture of them and 'Thank You' for posting the picture. How great of a visit you must have had with them.

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 09:50 pm:

I have 2 (two) photos of people, other kids, my mom knew as a kid growing up in Calumet. One was of her best friend and one of 2 (two) boys on a bike. I found and met my moms best friend and this past summer I finally decided to contact one of the boys on the bike, who lives in the area. I wanted to surprise him with the picture. I loved the look on his face when he looked at the picture. The first thing he said was he remembered that bike. I might call him again and ask if we could meet again and talk. I took a picture of these 2(two) people and put them next to the ones my mom held onto.

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 10:51 am:

The week after this page was published, we carried a follow up on the other young man in the first photo, Ray Fahlen. Then today - beginning the 3rd week of the New Year - we received word that Pastor Hart passed away last night. It truly is graduation day for our dear friend. Our condolences to Joyce and the family.


Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 04:41 am:

What does this have to do with Pasty?

This post referred to a message that was later removed

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 08:02 am:

I'm with Thomas. What????????

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 09:22 am:

That illiterate bunch of incomprehensible gibberish is SPAM!
A feeble, pathetic attempt to sell a variety of barely identifiable
"products" (a.k.a JUNK) to some gullible fool.
Fat chance, eh?

By Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 08:19 am:

Thomas, Deb, and FRNash were referring to a spam post that somehow slipped past security onto this page last May. We discovered it during a year-end audit today.

If you see anything suspicious on Cam Notes, please bring it to our attention by emailing support@pasty.net. Thanks!

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