Jun 11-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: June: Jun 11-04
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:49 am:

If you're interested in checking out some waterfall pictures, head on over to the Guest Gallery, click on Photographer Links, then Luke Salminen. He has some photos of several different falls in Alger County, near Munising. This is a shot of the canyon behind the Munising Falls. That's quite a steep rock wall and I imagine very tempting to the 'brave of heart' folks. Thus the reason for the "no hiking" sign. Hmm, it doesn't say anything about rappelling though...

Only 23 days until Pasty Fest 2004 ! It's a celebration with Pasty Central and Main Street Calumet which will conclude the week-long Copper Country Homecoming.

By norm fl on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:52 am:

goom mornin ya'll
First Post

By ywb/yooperwannabe/richmond on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:53 am:

Good Morning
Have a great weekend.

By norm on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:53 am:

ooooops "good" mornin

By anita,MI on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:55 am:

have a beautiful blessed day

By Terrie in westcentral OHIO on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:56 am:

Good morning UP from soggy Ohio. Wish I was there!! TS

By J.P. on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:57 am:

Thanks Dutch!

By Steve, MI on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:20 am:

Ronald - you may be gone, but your spirit lives on in our hearts forever!!!

By Amy, MI on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:23 am:


By Brent, unusually sunny Rochester, NY on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:24 am:

Goom "Good" Morning yoopers!
Spectacular sunshine here for a change.
My thanks to Ronnie also as I was on the Nimitz in those years. Peace through strength!

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:32 am:

Good Morning from the Central Valley!

By Bill still stuck in MN on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:37 am:

Good morning from southern Minnesota. Could you please send some of your sunshine our way? We had some flooding here and more rain on the way.

By Dave, Grand Rapids MI on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:41 am:

Cold days here in June. Hope the weather gets warm quick. See you in the "youp" this July.

By Scott, Stuck in Indiana on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:53 am:

Brent my brother was on the Nimitz also he was there when it was commissioned Nuclear Reactor Operator 3rd class I think I got to see the commissioning also what a sight that was very impressive especially to a 12 year old boy

By julie b., MI on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:54 am:

Hear, hear Brent!

Thanks, President Reagan, for leading and inspiring our nation, and your loyal support of America's troops. You helped the Light shine brightly on this city on the hill.

With love and greatest respect.

By Carol, IL on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 09:11 am:

I had a comforting thought last night.

Ronald Reagan and Ray Charles are walking side by side into the sunset. "So good to finally SEE you President Reagan." says Ray. "And I am so glad to meet you again Ray, your songs bring back so many good MEMORIES!" says President Reagan.

God's Speed to both of you!

By Jeff K, Gaylord on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 09:29 am:

funny - I have almost the identical picture.
Amazing how many times this happens... I guess a lot of the same type of people think the same sort of thing is cool.


By julie b., MI on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 09:47 am:

Carol & Jeff,

Can't say this occurred to me - even while listening to Ray's outstanding version of 'America the Beautiful' - but i'm glad you shared it. What a wonderful thought!

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 09:56 am:

Good Morning from Houston!

Farwell Mr. Reagan.

Go Pistons!

By Alicia MI. on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 10:10 am:

Jokela Koitijärvi (Jarvi) Family Reunion

Saturday , June 12, 2004 from 1pm to 7pm at the Allouez Community Building,
Allouez , Keweenaw County Michigan. Long lost relatives from Canada will be
Phone number and email upon request.

By JoAnne Stefanac, Washington State on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 10:15 am:

God's speed, President Reagan. God's strength be with Mrs. Reagan.

God Bless the USA on this national day of mourning.

By Jim-Downtown Milwaukee on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 11:02 am:

Thanks Dutch...Thanks Gipper!!! I never thought a Hollywood actor could handle being President of our great country... but I was wrong!!! I might not have agreed with all of your political policies, but thats alright now. Lets just say that we "agreed to disagree" on certain political matters. You ended up being a great President and an equally super person. Jelly Beans anyone???

And on this day, I want to wish a Happy Birthday to my sister Louisa. You would be 54 today. Gone for a little over 10 years now, but never forgotten. Anyway, a person never really dies when there is someone left who remembers!!!

May God Bless You Both and the Great Country that we call our homeland!!!

By bsb, sr on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 11:12 am:

Ronald Reagan - thanks for the immeasurable service done to this great country.

"Whatever else history may say about my presidency when I'm gone, I hope it will record that I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears; to your confidence rather than your doubts. My dream is that you will travel the road ahead with liberty's lamp guiding your steps and opportunity's arm steadying your way."

President Ronald Reagan

These were not empty words, I believe in his heart he wished this dream upon every American.

God bless

By Theresa Colorado on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 11:56 am:

Julie,Il. You are so right on Ronald and Charles. They are in God's hands now and forever. God Bless.

By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 12:16 pm:

Condolences to the Russell Hellman family of Dollar Bay. Mr. Hellman served the U.P. community for many years. He and Mrs. Hellman will be greatly missed.

By jb, yooper in Detroit on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 12:22 pm:

I don't think it matters if you agree or disagree with Mr. Reagans politics. He was a good man, a great leader of men, and someone we could all take lessons from when it comes to love for your spouse. On this the day of his funeral, we should all take a moment and be thankful we live where we do, and have the freedoms we have.

By moi on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 12:29 pm:

Well said, jb
Freedoms aren't free, and Reagan was a big force behind freedom. A great president. A well-loved man.

By Jim-Downtown Milwaukee on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 12:33 pm:

Help... Does Ahmeek still have a 4th of July celebration in the park? Thanks!!!

By Keweenaw gal, MI on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 01:20 pm:

To Jim-Downtown Milwaukee

Yes, Ahmeek still has the 4th of July Celebration in the park!!:)

By Connie - Colorado on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 01:31 pm:

What a lovely place to sit and rest or ponder. I love the photo. I enjoy seeing the history in the rock. This is one of those nice places where you can lay on the ground and observe the way the green leaves contrast with the beautiful blue sky. A picnic with bologna salad sandwiches (made with Vollworth's bologna, of coarse) would be perfect right around now.

Have a good day!!

By Jim B-Downtown Milwaukee on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 01:47 pm:

Thanks Keweenaw Gal.

By Brian, IL on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 01:49 pm:

I am at the opposite end of the political spectrum from Ronald Reagan. I disagreed with him on many issues. What I absolutly admire him for is that he did not demonize his political opponents. You could disagree with Ronald Reagan and still be a good patriotic American. Unfortunately, that level of tolerance for opposing views has been lost by both sides. I used to have great political discussions with people who had different views. Now it's safer to just keep quiet rather than try to persuade.

By bsb, sr on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 02:11 pm:

I agree, this is not a day to be considering whether or not you agree with political issues with the former President. I think he is respected and admired because he was a good hearted, decent, moral, and humble man who's greatest wish was that the American people remain free and succeed. Whether you agree with the path he took to try and accomplish that is irrelevant, he did what in his heart he believed was right and just, and did not sway from that course.

By Cousin Jack on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 02:37 pm:

Here's a Lakeview Cemetery scene it would be neat to see spliced in for a moment on screen by the networks at sunset tonight in California:

The Gipper

How different Reagan's personal and political destiny might have been had he never won the small but memorable film role of George Gipp.
From page 212 of Knute Rockne: All American by Harry A. Stuhldreher (first published in 1931, a later hardcover edition became the 1944 Calumet Christmas present to my Dad from his mother before he left on a Navy patrol assignment in China):

"This is the way Gipp did things. He was in the game for the glory of Notre Dame and not for any personal applause. He was indifferent to publicity. He didn't care what was said about him or didn't react to what the public thought of his play. Most players, not through any exaggerated idea of self, but from natural sentimental motives, liked to cut out the clippings about themselves and save them. Gipp was an exception even to this rule. He never read the things printed about himself in the newspapers and never clipped a notice. The only satisfaction he asked was the knowledge that he was accomplishing something when he stepped out on the football field.
Gipp played the 'lone wolf'. He was not given to intimacies. He cultivated a few friends but they never were able to get really close to him. He liked the solitude of his own company. This, too, was the way he liked to play football."

I wouldn't bet the ranch on it, but I would place a gentleman's wager that a young Hollywood actor playing the role of George Gipp once read this passage and really took it heart. From what I've heard this past week by many of those who worked with him over the years, this character portrait could just as easily pass for Ronald Reagan, 40th President of the United States.
By LB, Michigan on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 03:04 pm:

I agree, I seen the ad for "Vollwoth's" on this website and I had some sent to my home and it was GREAT!
So don't be afraid to have it sent to you. I got the variety box.

By danbury; germany on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 03:07 pm:

De mortuis nil nisi bene.
(Apology to all who remember their latin better than me)
Nuff said.

With a consistent editing process, parts of this political excursion would have to be erased. But then, it's part of the pasty.cammers agenda, as it seems. The picture would be incomplete, right?

By wasayooper fl on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 03:24 pm:

Yes, Vollwerth's sounds good about now...

By Daryl Laitila (Daryl) on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 03:28 pm:

Out of respect for President Regan, some of the comments in a
few messages were removed by the editor. Please remember that
there are lots of other discussion boards on the web, if you want
to get into political discussions. We hope to keep this a friendly

By Kerry, Mi on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 04:21 pm:

I'm wondering how many Pistons fans we have here in the U.P.? or you all just Bucks and Timberwolves fans?

By L in LL on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 04:22 pm:

Anyone interested in seeing a humming birds nest should check out this site.


Be sure to scroll to the bottom of each page. You will see the eggs hatch and see the tiny little babies. It is amazing how small their nests are. Enjoy

By Dee on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 04:25 pm:


By SDC, Ferndale, MI on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 05:38 pm:

What Cemetary is the Gipps buried at and are there still relatives living up in the U.P.?

Good news, the gas prices are coming down slowly. In Warren, MI the lowest I saw today was $1.83. I hope it keeps coming down for those traveling to the Yoop this summer.

By Visitor on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 06:12 pm:

George gipp is buried in LakeView Cemetary, just north of Calumet. Section 20 Lot 70

By walter p tampa on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:00 pm:

ronnie we are glad we knew ye

By former local on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:45 pm:

Anyone have a current pic of the Gipp memorial in Laurium to share here?

By former local on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 07:46 pm:

It would of been apropriate today..

By Visitor on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:04 pm:

The Gipp Memorial was recently renovated and looks beautiful with it's flowers in bloom, a fottoball shaped garden and a larger story type plaque depicting the life of George Gipp. the US and State of Michigan flags are near the sidewalk and aare flying at half-mast.
It gives you pause.
Goveornor Granholm ordered the flags to fly at half-mast for 30 days. Through July 5th.

By joeyooper on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:08 pm:

President Reagan was a great man. Entirely opposite in every aspect from the Gipper. Knute Rockne, All American was published in 1931. Every thing in it about the Gipper was false. Read more recent acounts.
I admire the Gipp, he was a •••• raising yooper. But he was not a choir boy, nor did he play football for glory of Norte Dame.

By Rose - Illinois on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:16 pm:

To Carol in Illinois,
You put it so beautifully! That is a comforting thought.

By PFD, MI on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:30 pm:

The pictures of the hummingbird nest are awesome!!!!!

By walter p on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 08:59 pm:

george was great in the sense that he probably made ronnies career or certainly greatly helped and he certainly put laurium on the map and certainly thats great

By CJ on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 09:12 pm:

Joe Yooper:
Therrrre you go again...
Were you a teammate of George Gipp in South Bend in 1920? If not, how would you know why or what he might have played for? Who here said anything about George Gipp being a choir boy? And if Ronald Reagan didn't raise just a little •••• himself while at the age "The Gipper" actually died at then he wasn't really an All American boy now was he?

What's relevant here of course is the portrait of Gipp that Reagan was familiar with. And it's all contained in one chapter of "Knute Rockne: All American", the book upon which the film was based.
In the end, like it or not, it's the myths which really live on and affect future generations. A long-running show business premise that President Reagan, his professional "handlers" and even those who now claim him for their own various political causes fully understand.

By word on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 09:39 pm:


By Ms. Katie on Friday, June 11, 2004 - 09:55 pm:

Those photos of the hummingbirds and nest are awesome! But do they really think the one baby did the other one in? How much the Lord's work is contained in one simple situation. Multiply that for all the wonders seen and unseen each day!

By Julie Barrie The Netherlands, formly Michigan on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 10:04 am:

The book she wrote about his love letters to her was simpley beautiful, I read it last year .. and I also got tears seeing her .We got all the coverage here in Holland , Im glad I got to see it....A really wonderful man...

By The Gippster on Saturday, June 12, 2004 - 12:35 pm:

Reagan's Big Day At Notre Dame

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