Jun 24-04

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2004: June: Jun 24-04
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Photo by Larry Furgason

Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:29 am:

Yes siree, the Portage Bridge interchange is paved and smoothing the way west on M-26 to Ontonagon (or many varied places along the way). Of course you can head south on US-41 along the interchange also, heading back through Houghton. Then again you can head north on either 41 or 26... oh, so many places to see, so little time to see them. You can read more about the opening at the Daily Mining Gazette, do a 'find' for the word LOOP (hit ctrl-f in most browsers).

Oops, I'm red in the face, having forgotten to credit Larry Furgason for the photo, here in the notes. Especially since he's our own Daryl Laitila's brother!

Be sure to take a look at his Slideshow. He's just gone over 8,000 miles on his motorcycle... all the way from Georgia to California's Coastal Highway, to Yellowstone and of course Upper Michigan. It really is his Retirement Dream. He's almost back in Georgia now. (Note added by Daryl)

Sure glad the bridge interchange is open though, so the Pasty Fest 2004 visitors won't be confused. Only 10 days and counting!

By Gliderrider on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:32 am:

Good Morning all pasty cammers. Have a good day!
First Post

By KEN B, MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:32 am:


By Cindy, St. Clair Shores on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:32 am:

Good morning everyone. Orange barrels are everywhere in the state of Michigan, I guess! It's the sign of summer. Have a great day.

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:32 am:

GOOD MORNING FROM SAN JOSE. Do I get my first sticker? Yiippee!!!!!!!

Sorry B, 3 others beat you to the draw. Notice all of your messages were submitted in the same minute.

By Lord Hawhaw on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:37 am:

Your sticker's in the mail, along with your Lakers championship banner. Enjoy.

By julie b., MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:52 am:


You said it! So many places to see, and so little time to see them!!! And the places are so beautiful they are a constant enticement!

Have a blessed day everyone!

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:57 am:

Ahhhhhhhhh, who are the Lakers

By Bthecute1, 49er fan on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 07:01 am:

And how did the tigers and lions do this year? Never here about them?

By Sara on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 07:13 am:

I hear the White House Inn in Mohawk is on fire this morning. Anyone with news on that?

By maijaMI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 07:32 am:

What's happening with all the fires going on up there lately? Have all the causes been discovered or do you have an arsonist at work?

By Carol on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 07:35 am:

I heard that the White House Inn was leveled by the fire - which started in a burning pit, spread to a mobile home and then to the restaurant.

By BWL, mi on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 07:43 am:

Does anyone remember "Burrough's Night" at the White House every July? That was many years ago.

By waiting,MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:12 am:

Where are the thimble berry blossom pictures. Looks like it will be a great year for them.

By Chevysac : working in Detroit on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:20 am:

I here there now is a picture of "Arnold the Guvenator" in a Pistons Champions t-shirt, drinking Vernors, eating his Pasty.net Pasty and Michigan Cherries. I sure hope it gets posted here!!!

By Chevysac on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:21 am:

It's early, wrong "here" should be hear. Time for coffee.

By Carole on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:22 am:

BWL: Sure do remember "Burroughs Nite" at the White House but I was little at the time. I was told that the owner of Burroughs closed the business down for a week and invited his employees up there for a 'Burroughs' nite' since many of them were from the UP.(???) Two weeks ago today we left the Keewenaw and ate breafast at Slims before heading towards home. I happened to comment on the White House and that it needed some renovations, but that we missed their Wednesday steak special. Hope they build.

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:29 am:

Another landmark of Keweenaw County is gone...The White House has indeed burned to the ground....here are some pics.... download keeps timing out...hope it works this time..

By db on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:30 am:

first with news; pasty cam----I vote number one site.---maybe they aught to start a regular news feature site too.

By UP_gal on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:37 am:

We do get the news flashes faster than any other media. I would look here first, I think, for breaking news ! I had a rare day to sleep in late and missed the whole story of the White House. Did this fire start during the night? Any word on the cause? Wasn't there a fire there last summer also? Dave, please get those photos fixed. I must tell the family before they come to visit.

By UP_gal on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:39 am:

Anyone else see Forensic Files last night? I liked it well enough but they left out a lot of detail they could have included and repeated themselves too much. If you read the book, you would find this episode lacking.

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:39 am:

Sorry, I will try to post some pics of the White House later after Charlie or whoever lets me know why the downloads keep timing out. So sad to see the White House go though, I was going there tonite to have their BBQ ribs.

By UP_gal on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:40 am:

If they are timing out, perhaps you should try posting one at a time or make them into smaller files?

By ed Mi on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:45 am:

Many, many people from the Copper Country were employed by Bourroughs Corp in Detroit during the 40's and 50's. This phenomenom usually occured when a Yooper worked his way into the Personnel Department and knew where to get excellent employees in the U. P. Some other examples were Briggs Mfg., Bundy Tubing, Buick Flint, Vickers Corp, Exello Corp all in the Detroit area. I know this as I had sisters and other relatives that worked at these factories.

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:47 am:

UP gal, as you can see I tried several different sizes of downloads, and I know the file sizes were not too big....

By UP_gal on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:56 am:

Sorry...thought that might be the problem. I just woke up ! Could you post them in your album?

By link, a troll on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:07 am:


I did post a link yesterday to Gov. Granholms press release with the photo. I am sorry I don't know how to add photos to this site. Again view the press release and photo. Maybe someone here can capture it.


By Mary Heide, IL on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:10 am:

Hi UpGal. My husband and I watched Forensic files last night and were also a little disappointed. I read the book and loved all of the references to UP places. M. Heide

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:15 am:

Lets try the photos of the fire one more time...If it fails go to my album page...
Dave's gallery

By Jolene, Chassell, MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:18 am:

Dish Network went on the fritz, go figure, at 8:55 p.m. We were unable to see the program but my hubby and I have read the book. I was hoping to read comments on the program; thank you UP_gal and Mary Heide for posting your comments.

By yoop on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:22 am:

http://pasty.com/pcam/Keweenaw-Spring This will take you to the album where the pics of the fire are.....

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:23 am:

Thank you Mary or Charlie or whoever....

You're welcome! :->

By ace,tx on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:23 am:

Morning everyone- Just read the news of the The White House in Mohawk,such sad news. The Keewenaw cann't afford to lose any eating establishments. Back in the late 60's & 70's we use to go there and dance up a storm on sat. nite. Have a great day, see everyone at Pasty Fest.

By camwatcher on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:25 am:

Glad it wasn't only my dish acting up. I had to tape it at 1:00 AM and watch it this morning. I too, read the book and found that the show was like reading a jacket liner.

By Karen, KC on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:27 am:

I was 10 minutes into the show last night when CourtTV went blank (every other channel on Dish was working fine). Can someone tell me the name of the author of the book so I can go get the whole story? Thanks.

By The Z-Man on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:29 am:


By ShawnR, GR MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:31 am:

Cindy mentioned "Orange barrels are everywhere in the state of Michigan". It makes me think of this year's Winter Carnival snow statue for the Michigan Tech ASCE (American Chapter of Civil Engineers) chapter - it was named "Barrels of Fun" and was construction barrels made of snow. They also had t-shirts made, with pictures of construction barrels on the back and that same message, "Barrels of Fun". Pretty cute!

By vaalea on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:31 am:

The White House?!?!

By Mary Lou on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:39 am:

Wasn't the Herman Gunlac building, that burnt to the ground, in Houghton.... and also the attempted fire at the Harbor House the work of an admitted arsonist? .....If I remember correctly it was the Keweenaw County Sheriff who did some excellent police work and caught him at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge.......thank God he was caught!! Could there be another "sicko" out there??..

By Bill and Eloise Haller on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:43 am:

Our condolences to Jim, Brenda, and all the great staff at the White House. In addition to fine food, it was always a pleasure to chat with the staff, who were never too busy for a smile and a few kind words.

It's like losing a family member.

By Marmaduke in Alabama on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:44 am:

Sorry to hear of another landmark destroyed -WHITE HOUSE - great times there in the early 50's and many memories with the two families that ran a great place.

By Marmaduke in Alabama on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:46 am:

Forgot - does any one know if the EAGLE HARBOR FIRE DEPT. made it to Mohawk?

By Cindy in Iowa on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:47 am:

Good morning to all in the UP.

I have been enjoying your site for a week or so now, thanks for all the information and insights I have learned about the UP. I have, as of about 2 minutes ago, changed my home page to www.pasty.com. No more CNN as my home page!!

Take care,

By BOOMER on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:49 am:


Lord HawHaw- Great message to bthecute1. Blow up the Lakers, The Pistons are BEST, YES Sirrrrr!

By troll with connections on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:52 am:

BOB T and CARMA, Thanks for the info on the Portage Canal and Entry yesterday. I'll be looking forward to Looking at the Survey when it comes out.

By Alicia , Mi. on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 10:03 am:

Another landmark gone in Keweenaw county. It will be sorely missed by many. Jim and staff had the best ribs , steaks and White House burgers.
The prime sandwiches were scrumptious.
I remember the bands that played and the dances that I enjoyed as a teen. Many generations enjoyed the lively atmosphere. My husband and I had many dates at this place.
To Jim, Brenda and staff, I am so sorry .

By julie b., MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 10:11 am:

Cindy in Iowa,

You have made a major step up changing from CNN to Pasty.com as your home page! This will start your day off much better!

By Connie, Ft. Belvoir VA on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 10:18 am:

OH NO! Pretty soon there won't be anywhere left to eat around there. How sad. They had the best ribs. Thanks to Dave for the pictures and everyone else for reporting the news so quickly.
I thought Court TV did a good job on the show last night considering it was only 30 minutes. If you haven't read the book, check it out.

By $teve on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 10:28 am:

that's terrible about the white house burning, I've been stopping by too visit Jim for a long time. I hope he'll be able to build again, The sixties and seventies on band nite were great. Remember when "Dodge Street" was playing, you couldn't even find the room to dance. I don't think a news page is needed. When someone hears some news just pass it on to us. thanks for the news flash. $teve

By Kate, CA on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 10:32 am:

I missed the pic of Aaaahnold yesterday, thank you troll, for the link! The Pasty Pillow in the background is a nice touch!! Good job! I'd rather have a gen-u-ine pasty pillow than a silicone one from LA anyday!! Gen-u-ine is best! So sorry to hear about the fire destroying the White House Inn.

By Jim B- Milwaukee on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 10:33 am:

To our dear friends Jim & Brenda... We are so sorry to hear about the loss of the White House. Just last Saturday night Eileen & I had a great Prime Rib dinner. What an enjoyable night we had. Little did we know what the future held!!
Please rebuild if you can. Keweenaw really needs you!!

By M, MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 11:02 am:

I had heard that Jim was in the hospital. Does anyone know if he's ok?

By Matt Pavolich on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 11:59 am:

Dave,Laurium, thanks for the pics, I'll miss the White House the next time I visit home, I sure hope they rebuild. I also noticed on page 3 of your gallery the Gipp memorial and flag at half staff. Thanks for that one too

By Tom Green Bay on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:00 pm:

Sorry to hear that the White House has burned down. Back in the 50s and early 60s we sure had good times going there to dance with all the gals. It was a good place to meet the young set back then who were home on vacation from the Big City.

By $teve on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:02 pm:

JoAnne,thanks for getting back to me. The Church in the Pines sure is a beatiful place to get married, Have a good day. It's cold and windy here today. I've got to down to the city today,Houghton, across thee BIG Bridge, Ich!!

By Connie, Ft. Belvoir VA on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:16 pm:

M in MI the online gazette is up now and states that Jim was treated and released. It also states what Departments responded. Glad to hear everyone is OK!

By Jon, Ypsilanti on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:17 pm:

Here is the link to the story: http://www.mininggazette.com/loclnews.html

By Chipper, Ahmeek on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 12:24 pm:

Hey Hey... The White House was a gathering
place for us. We had alot of great times
there. Shared many stories and laughs and
yes even tears. I know I'm gonna miss the
place cause walkin' thru that front door
put a big smile on my face.

By darrell oinas, st. johns mi on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:09 pm:

Thoses are some awsome pictures you have taken, I left a few comments on some of them, please take plenty more.

By green bay 54302 on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:18 pm:

Gosh I hope the owner would consider buying the HUT.Regardless our hearts go out to you ..

By Dennis, Mohawk, MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:20 pm:

Drove past the White House this morning and it really is to the ground. Perhaps Jim will take over the old Country House. If anyone could make it a success, he sure could...

By Brian G. on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:23 pm:

To bethecute1 from yesterday:
My grandfather (Wilbert Jutila) lived on the property you are talking about in Jacobsville My great grandfather (who died before I was born) originally owned the property. He did farm the property and was know for producing some of the best strawberries in the area during the 50's. As kids during the 60's and 70's we would have big parties on the beach down below the cliffs. Please email me more information about your family if you could. Also, Epi was my great uncle..a true UP oldtimer!

By Paul, Mohawk on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 01:42 pm:

Dave(in Laurium),

Your pics arent accesible. Its a dead link.

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 02:00 pm:

Paul...I just tried, it worked just fine....

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 02:08 pm:

Darrell Oinas.. Thanks, i just added one more photo next to the train depot, Ludd's, at least the new rehabb'ed Ludd's is in the picture... I used to buy a lot of candy from there and the old Tamarack Store when I visited my grand-parents in Yellowjacket..

By Theresa Colorado on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 02:21 pm:

My Hubby took me to the White House for dinner and (drinks) on my 21st birthday... This is a sad for the COPPER COUNTRY. Jim was at the hospital and released says the Daily Press.

By camwatcher on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 02:57 pm:

eddyfitz: I was reading your post and wondered if you are related to an older lady nicknamed "MargieFitz" by her friends at C&H? My Aunt had a friend by this name and I have some old photos that might be of her? I would have emailed you but your full address is not in your posting.

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 03:09 pm:

Hello from soaking wet Houston.

Be in the North this weekend and can't wait!! Hope you guys have better weather than we do here!!!

By Maryann on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 03:31 pm:

maryann - bootjack My dad built the WhiteHouse in 1936 and was in business for 45 yrs, My mom and dad are still living and were devastated by the fire. there are alot of fond memories from that place as we grew up with all our friends. There never was and will never be a place like the White house

By Connie - Colorado on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 03:35 pm:

I must comment on the photo... Do you guys realize that we are standing soooooo near to the Ambassador in Downtown Houghton (probably closer to the Downtowner) but a mere arms reach to a really great sub sandwich or one of their pizzas cut into squares like they serve them? Or my brother's favorite the Taco Pizza. This sign that shows is in almost every childhood memory I have. South, we were heading either home or out to Twin Lakes; North, we were heading to gramma's house. My gramma's house was the pink one you would see coming down Santori's corner. Nice photo, hope the cones are soon out of the way!

By Stuart in Michigan on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 03:38 pm:

Did you hear the White House restuarnt caught on fire. Theres only on wall standing.

By tony on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 04:05 pm:

Gee Stuart ol' pal you haven't been reading before posting Eh .

By Nancy, East Lansing on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 04:07 pm:

Stuart - read all of the postings above for info on the White House.

Laurium Dave - your photo gallery is great. I set one of the pictures as my background, then continued to look and found more pictures that I want to set as my background. I don't have enough computers!!!! Nice work.

By Phillip, Houston, TX on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 04:17 pm:

shelly/Yankee in Texas - Greetings from a fellow Houstonian - are you also a former Yooper? 9.6" was never a whole lot of snow growing up in Houghton, but it's sure a lot of rain in Houston (total so far for June alone!).

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 04:25 pm:


Sadly, I am not a former "Yooper", I was "made" in the Soo, but raised in Gaylord. My family lives in the U.P. though.

I would love to see Houston drivers deal with 9.6" of snow!! That would be a hoot!

By aj-MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 04:52 pm:

"See America if you will, but see the Keweenaw first"

By me in w fl on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 04:59 pm:

Connie...Now my mouth is watering for Ambassador's tostada pizza...

By Hopeful... on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:05 pm:

Just testing to see if I can post a photo..Here's Ahhnold !!!

By hopeful, again on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:06 pm:

Just testing to see if I can post a photo..Here's Ahhnold !!!

By Lori, NH on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:12 pm:

Hello!! Nice to see the traffic moving again... Tried using the HTML that Pasty.net recommends, too bad it's all wrong! I took classes on Web Design and my method works fine.

By Connie - Colorado on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:29 pm:

It's the subs I hanker for! Maybe it's too much mayo but it's good!!!!

Shelly and Philip/Houston:
One time when I was in Houston (August 1983) it hailed out just enough to cover the roads. There were cars overturned in the medians in 40 mph zones!! This was on Westpark Dr. near Richmond. Don't challenge these Houston drivers with anything frozen. It won't work!!

By shelly/Yankee in Texas on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:33 pm:

Oh, I know not to challenge these Houstonians, yesterday it took me an extra 45 minutes to get home because of heavy rain!!!

By walter p tampa on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:36 pm:

m go blue go tampa bay lightening and of course the mighty pistons also i saw on the late national news arnold swartzenneggers picture with a plate full of pasties a hat and a pasty tee shirt very interesting and the lakers started in minnesota hence the name i remain walter p

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:45 pm:

OK that did it. I cry FOUL. I'll come back at you...just wait. If I don't get deleted. Who cares about basketball? All you see is armpits and legs. What kind of a sport is that YOU GUYS ARE BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD!!! Beside, our SHARKS are better than your Redwings!!! And it looks to me as if Arnold is the winner. It's all in the way you play the game.!!!**!*!*!*!*.

By Phillip, Houston, TX on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:46 pm:

You can't even challenge Houstonians with the THREAT of anything frozen - if there's a chance the temps will drop to <40 degrees at night, my neighbors all run their inside faucets and put little sweaters on their outside faucets - these people really don't know what cold is!

By Bthecute1 on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:52 pm:

To: BOOMER AND LORD HAWHAW: I forgot... I'll be back!!!!!!

By uperitcher on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 05:57 pm:

Bthecute1....Chill!!....Take a pill!!....What was that rant about????

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:08 pm:

To anyone interested in the aerial photo of Calumet that NEIL HARRI took: it is on the guest gallery of the June 7, 04 posting here at the Pasty Cam. I had Neil make me a poster size copy of that picture, and I received it today. It is beautiful. It is not everyday you could imagine to have such a picture, or see the house you were born and raised in.

By Troll in Eagle harbor on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:09 pm:

PAUL ,Webberville Troll...Sorry I didn't get back to you...I've had several people refer to me as a hill billy up here...It doesn't bother me.I know what it means and where my roots are.Hope it doesn't bother you....Got involved with that big fire this morning.Big loss there.We hauled (7)2500 gal.loads with our big truck.I have no idea what the total amount of water used was. Hi to all.

By Colleen, Nocona Hills - Tx on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:09 pm:

Howdy y'all.... and G'evening...

Rec'd my Pasty's yesterday and oh my goodness, how can y'all eat the whole thing ---they're soooo big and very tasty the way I remember them. Yummy!!!

Sorry to hear about the White House fire, I pray that all will recover and build over again...

By Victor P., Houston Tx on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:12 pm:

Phillip, I disagree many of us here in Houston know real cold. Been there, done that, got the parka and boots. A lot of us want to forget just how cold delivering newspapers on a bicycle in a blizzard can be. I recall 19 below in Ironwood just a couple of years ago. It served to remind me just why I'm down here. Who out there was at MSU in 1974 when it was closed due to the blizzard. only time in History if I recall right.

By Connie - Colorado on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:13 pm:

My neighbor's hot water heater froze once. That could be because the water heater closet was out on the patio. Only in Houston!!

By Dave H. Smokies TN. on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:38 pm:

This is a list of things that I read so far here on today's post's that are familar to me.ST.Clair Shores,I spent much time in Michigan Harbor Marina on Jefferson,& had a Boston St.address.The White House,& Dodge Street.Burroughs,I started work in 1969 at the Shaffer & Joy Plant,then moved on to Plymouth after a few years.So ED they were still hiring good Copper Country people in the 60's.And of course i'am familar with the west & north signs,along with the great food at the Ambassador.Some pepole who posted here today I have met.Now where else could I get all this stuff in one day,even if I made the long trip to Dollar Bay? Only here on Pasty Central.You Betcha eh?

By Below the Greater on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:46 pm:

Did Dodge St ever put oud a C.D, ERR.. I mean L.P.? I am always looking for music by locals.

By Frank,,,,,,, Milw....... on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:47 pm:

Laurium Dave,, that picture you juat added of Ludd's. Way-back when, wasn't that store called "Bracco's. Not sure of the spelling.

By Dave, Laurium on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:53 pm:

Frank....sorry, don't remember that far back...

By BOOMER on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 06:57 pm:



By flyintroll on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 07:06 pm:

White House............67.....MTU lowlife Toots...I are one........What a great place to dance.......(like a frog in a blender)

By UPgal on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 07:38 pm:

flyintroll, you mean the locals weren't friendly to

By flyintroll on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:06 pm:

•••• I almost married a girl from Hancock...The only reason it didn't work out was that she had too much sense... I had a lot of local friends, because I tried not to be the "Ugly American" or in this case.........a Toot.....Lived from Hurontown to Chassell and made friends at each stop. GREAT PLACE.......See ya on da 4th....
Jacobsville and Gay for me........

By ft on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 08:07 pm:

Nice touch with the red dots Charlie..........

By DINAH on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:13 pm:

NEVER been where ya'll are talking about, BUT, a fire is always sad, especialy for the familes. SO
i have missed out on a great place!!
So sorry for the chance to meet these great people
hope everthing works out.

Sounds like it was a GREAT PLACE, WITH nice partons and owners.THERE ANGELS were watching or'
them, thank goodness!! NO one got hurt bad.

Keep up the good stories and pictures,PLEASE!!


By H from Oklahoma on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:21 pm:

Anybody need anything hauled up there on a big truck? I need a good excuse to come up for a visit. Or hauled out.

By Julie Hanes Londo, MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:25 pm:

My grandpa, Charles Boggio, built the White House in 1936. It is hard to believe that it is gone. My grandma & grandpa were still running the bar & motel when I was very young. I have lots of memories of "Chuckwagon" sandwiches & having a special size bowling ball just for us. The White House will truly be missed by our family.

By EW, Mohawk on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 09:37 pm:

Was at the White House last nite for a few beers. I sure am glad I went now. The food was the best, 2-for-1 steak nite was great. Had some memorable times there, and I sure will miss it. I'm hoping for a rebuild...

By PistolPete on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 10:38 pm:

MANY a good times and drunks at the White House back in the late eighties ? I think it was then. That whole period of my life is still kinda a blur. I do remember a bartender there named "Tommy" though.

By Todd Hanes California on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 11:30 pm:

I am sitting here in Boston after hearing about the White House. I could write a book about the place that my Grandpa and Grandma built. Where I spent MANY days with my Grandpa. Maybe some day i will. I'll share a few here. The White House was on a crawl space. Grandpa had the beer coolers down there. At 10 I was carrying cases of beer up through the trap door in the floor to fill the coolers behind the bar. The bar was huge and could accommodate 4 bartenders. The bottle chute at the bar was used to push empties into. The bottles would end up in a basket under the floor. My job was to empty the basket and fill cases with empties. i did this all in a dimmly lit area under the floor in the crawl space. Grandpa would treat me to a "chuckwagon sandwich" or a game of bowling for my efforts. Of course at the time I had to manually reset the pin machine after every throw. Grandpa might play me in a game of pool on his table or showe me how to take care of a customer. I once jammed the cash register and mixed up all the coins. Grandpa kept the booze up in a room in the attic. The attic ran the entire length of the White House. It was huge to a little kid. I would listen to stories of "Jakko" who used to live in the room up there. Grandpa showed me how to shoot a 22 by shooting empty booze bottles in his dummp just off the NW corner of the building (in the woods). Many a time I swept the floor in front of the bar on a Saturday morning after another packed Friday night. I used to tell Grandpa I would by the place from him but he sold it when I was 13.

The biggest memory I have though is the pride I see in my grandparents eyes as they talk about putting 300 people into the White House on a Friday night listening to the Zippy-Zips. They built that place on a dream and desire with NOTHING and made it into one of the hottest spots in the UP during it's day. Their hard work never got them rich but they built an EMPIRE of repsect as business leaders in their community. No Flames or Charred wood will ever take that away. In my book, they ARE the White House.

Thank you Grandpa and Grandma for pursuing your dreams and teaching us a little bit about what it takes.

By Jessica-Laurium-MI on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 11:37 pm:

i know the owner to the white house as a friend of my mothers.we went there alot and was saddend by the fire early this morning. we stopped by it and saw what was left of it,only a few things left like the railing that led to upper dining room and a wall.i am sure jim will look through after the investigation to see what is entirely left. god bless

By Patti, TN on Thursday, June 24, 2004 - 11:43 pm:

Michigan House, hours...iffy; Evergreen..hours iffy; John's... Closed? Hut...for sale; Patrick's..closed; Shawn's...fire? White House...fire....; Seem to recall another recent fire...

Let's all pray Slim's & Tony's stay safe...; Thank GOD for Pasty Central.

Heading UP in 7 hrs...Night y'all.

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 01:13 am:

My Dear Mr. BOOMER: "Labra lege" (read my lips) I can tell by your boisterous reply, you are a true sports fan. There is always a winner and loser in a sports event. Los Angeles lost, Detroit won. I will state that LA is not the SF Bay Area, never was or will be, we have our own teams that keep us pretty occupied. However, let me state this again. The San Jose Sharks are better than the Detroit Red Wings, as are the San Francisco 49'ers better that the Lions. Mr. Steve Mariucci (The Mooch) could not cut it here in the Bay Area, that is why he is coaching the Detroit Lions. All those other teams do not matter to me. YES SIRRR, YES SIRRR, YES SIRRR???!!! Thanks for the hugs and kisses. :)

By Bthecute1, San Jose on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 04:59 am:

Mr. HEHAW, I mean Hawhaw. All this over a sticker! Tsk! Tsk! Some people like to instigate, and then sit back and wait for the fireworks. Did you enjoy them?

photo by Donn de Yampert

By Kevin K. Lodi, CA. on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 06:20 am:

Talking about snow in Houston,
Back in the early 80's I lived there. I think it was the winter of "82" we got something like 1/4" to 1/2' of snow. It paralized the whole city for the entire day. The way they were preparing for it you would have thought it was a major winter blizzard heading our way. My roommates and I headed out on the roads (even though the emergency broadcast's advised everyone to stay home.)We could not believe the cars and trucks that had skidded off the roads. We did get pulled over by the Houston police for doing donuts in the vacant mall parking lot, and told to go home until the "storm" passed.

By Mary Lou on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 02:15 pm:

The 24th of June went by so fast I completely forgot to wish all Canadian-Frenchmen (& women) a very happy "Saint John de Baptiste Day".......I hope everyone Had a good day!!!.......Viva Le Quebec.

By Still being the cute1, San Jose on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 04:34 pm:

My goodness, I was deleted so many times it made my head spin.

By Pasty.com fan on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 05:20 pm:

Thanks Pasty Central for the editing....someone just recently asked where the intellegent and relevent "conversation" had gone.

By REMEMBER WHEN on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 07:20 pm:

In the good old days of this site did not people used the PASTY E-MAIL BUTTON to post anything not really related to the pictures ?

By Holly on Friday, June 25, 2004 - 09:33 pm:

I worked at The White House for 5 years before I bought The Cliffview Inn in Phoenix and never thought id see the day it would burn to the ground I look out my side window and all I see is the side that still stands up . I wish Jim all the best in the world no matter what he chooses to do rebuild or not .

By A FRIEND ! on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 01:47 pm:

For any of you who want to sign a poster there is one to be signed in show of support for Jim Berryman & THE WHITE HOUSE please do sign if you go there it would mean alot to him !!!!!!

From a very good friend !

By but where on Saturday, June 26, 2004 - 02:38 pm:

is that at the white house site?

By Holly Leskinen on Sunday, June 27, 2004 - 08:14 am:

Yes it is at THE WHITE HOUSE site along the only wall that still stands !

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