Saturday, November 3, 2018

SERVICES IN LONGVIEW, WN...AT SARAH AND PHIL DAHL'S
FRONT: KEVIN DAHL, ANNMARIE AND MARK MORRIS ((WENATCHAEE, WA) , AARON & MIRANDA HARJU (BATTLE GRUND WA)
BACK:  GENE MARTINI, DAVE TAIVALKOSKI, AARON KINNUNEN, KIRK HILL,
(BATTLE GROUND WA), PHIL, NATHAN, SARAH DAHL, JOEL & CAROLINE KANGAS (KLAMATH FALLS, ORE) ROLAND HILL, BARB KANGAS (TRAVEL NURSE FROM THE COPPER COUNTRY, WORKING IN ALTURAS, CA) RITA & WARREN WALKER
2018

I WAS GOLFING WITH MY BOYS AT SANDY PEBBLES THIS SUMMER, WHEN WHO CAME UP BEHIND US BUT TOM HELMINEN AND KEVIN PENNALA...WE LET THE PROS GO THRU!

A MANY HOUR PROJECT...WATERCOLOR AND ACRYLIC PAINTING OF TWO WILDFLOWERS...CHICKORY AND TANSY...22 X 28 MATTED AND FRAMED AND FOR SALE

MY SPECIAL GRAMPA, JOHN KANGAS MANY YEARS AGO..I LOVED HIM WITH ALL MY HEART

GOOD FISHING...THE HELMINEN GUYS...ROGER, STANLEY AND CALVIN...IN ALASKA THIS PAST SUMMER

MARTIN HELMINEN FAMILY, CAME FOR A VISIT LAST SPRING

WENT WITH DAVE TO A VOLLEYBALL GAME AT MICH. TECH.   SURE GOT A KICK OUT OF THE PEP BAND, WITH THEIR MANY ANTICS AND MODE OF DRESS, HATS, ETC.
TECH WAS PLAYING MRQT....DAVE'S DAUGHTER, JANIE,  IS ON MRQT TEAM...TECH WON  BY ONE POINT...VERY CLOSE GAME...FUN FOR A CHANGE IN EVENINGS FOR ME

A "NEIGHBORHOOD BRUNCH" AT PHYLLIS LIMANEN'S THIS SUMMER:  ALL  LAURIUM NEIGHBORHOOD: FRONT, ME,(NEE KANGAS)  JANET (JOHNSON)CURTIS, PHYLLIS (JOHNSON) LIMANEN, BACK: MARY (ANDERSON) LARSON, MARCY (ANDERSON) STUROS, COOKIE (KANGAS) HARJU, PHYLLIS (WICKSTROM) ?, HELEN (ANDERSON) PENNALA
TALK ABOUT MEMORIES, WE WERE ALL TALKING AT ONCE....WHAT A GREAT IDEA AND FUN TIME!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

WEDDING OF ADAM TAIVALKOSKI AND MEGAN KINNUNEN, OCT. 2018

DAVE AND JOANNE TAIVALKOSKI, PARENTS

RON AND LORA KINNUNEN, PARENTS (and sleeping baby)

ENGAGEMENT PIC....JANIE TOROLA AND LEVI ERKKILA...GETTING MARRIED MAY 18
DAVE AND ANN'S DAUGHTER, MARK AND AMY'S SON

ENGAGED...PAUL TOROLA, AND ABBY BJORN
PAUL IS DAVE AND ANN'S SON, ABBY IS JENNIFER AND BJ BJORN'S DAUGHTER
WEDDING FEB. 2

THIS PAST SUMMER AT DONELLE AHO'S CAMP...HER MOM ELLEN YLITALO CAME TO STAY A FEW DAYS AT CEDAR BAY, SO WE WERE TREATED TO TROUT DINNER

I JUST KNEW I'D FORGET NAMES...OUR DINNER HOSTS...DONELLE (FUDDY) AHO, HER THREE KIDS, KAYLEEN (MUKKA) HORSMA, FR MENAHGA, AND OUR NEW RESIDENT RACHEL, WHO JUST MARRIED AN ANDERSON....

AT THIS SUMMER'S CALUMET GOLF TOURNAMENT...REALLY FUN TO GOLF W THESE GIRLS....WE SCORED WELL!!  FIRST FLIGHT.

THREE PEPPY LADIES...LIL KILPELA, INA NORDSTROM, RUTH JURMU
GOING STRONG

HAPPY TUBA PLAYER AT LAST SPRING CONCERT...MARNE ANDERSON

Thursday, October 11, 2018

calumet highschool concert, spring, 2018

kids love this great music teacher...mr. watts, auctioning off a coiuple of pillows  made from the old uniforms....one got $500 for a pillow.

RANDY AND JANINA'S BOYS....THEY TOOK ME IN THE BACK YARD AND PROCEEDED TO TELL ME ABOUT THE YUCKYBERRY TREE THAT THEY WEREN'T ALLOWED TO PICK FROM.
SO CUTE, ENJOYED THE VISIT IN AUGUST

MY GREATGRANDS.....AT MY BIRTHDAY PARTY THIS PAST YEAR...MARCO ANDERSON, VANESSA KINNUNEN, ZYON TOROLA, EMMA HELMINEN....LOVE EM!

OUR FORMER MINISTER BEFORE PETE WAS MINISTER IN THE COPPER COUNTRY...PAUL HEIDEMAN, A GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT

THE IMPOLA'S FROM MINNESOTA, ENJOYING ICE CREAM, THIS PAST SUMMER

ISAAC ANDERSON LANDING HIS PLANE AT THIS AIRPORT

COUPLE OF LOVEBIRDS...JOYCE HELMINEN AND ISAAC ANDERSON

 
                                               JOYCE HELMINEN AND SISTER JULIA AHO IN ISAAC'S PLANE
A VISIT WITH MISSY HYRKAS LUBINSKI WITH LEAH RECENTLY
MORGAN, MISSY AND LEAH

COUPLE MORE LOVE BIRDS...PAUL TOROLA AND ABBY BJORN
(real late to post, is see the xmas tree)

Sunday, September 23, 2018

BRUMMM, BRUMMM, SAYS AL AND REA...(2nd childhood?)
sent by eric pelli..thanks

PATRICK YLITALO (BRITA) AND BABY

HELEN DAAVETTILA (THE UBER DRIVER...JOKE) CAROL HEINONEN, ETHEL HARMALA


TOM STORM, CARL PIETILA, JIM HALONEN, DAVE TOROLA (FATHER OF THE GROOM) AND MATT HALONEN

TAWNA/ BETH RYYNANEN, ANN MARIE PIETILA, ADENA DAAVETTILA
(we were invited to take flowers home with us...)

GINNY PIETILA 

AVIS SHEFFER, DARLENE LEAN, ME

RELLIES AT THE WEDDING...ME WITH KATHLEEN HELPPI, LISA NIEMI,  KAREN KILPELA

(back up north)  KATHRYN AND JOE ESKOLA AND SON

AT LENNIE  AND LAURA HILL'S A FEW YEARS AGO...IN FRONT OF THE  PLAYHOUSE
MANY FAMILIES VISITING....FIND YOUR KIDS....click to enlarge

GIRLS TIME OUT...MARNE ANDERSON, BRITA HAAPALA, CAROL BERG, TESSIE JOHNSO
(thanks, marne)

Sunday, September 16, 2018

i don't know what year this is, but my nephew mike harju, and his cousin art karvonen, and mikko halonen are in this class.

OLDIE...VERNA GRANGROTH, ESTHER TOROLA, LUELLA RUONAVAARA AND EVA WUOLLET WITH THEIR BABIES

THIS WAS AT OUR HOUSE YEARS AGO, LOOKS LIKE A BUSY BEES EVENT...
MOST OF THESE GIRLS ARE MOTHERS, EVEN GRANDMOTHERS AT THIS TIME
TOROLA'S, FRANTTI, HAATAJA'S, KANGAS'S, LARSON'S, PETERSON'S,, ETC

ME AND MY BROTHER PAUL....I BABYSAT HIM TONS, AND LOVED HIM TO PIECES
I WAS 17 WHEN HE WAS BORN, HELPED MY MOM A LOT WITH HIM.

CARL AND DAVID, SKIIG DOWN THE POLE LINE TO TRAPROCK...4 AND 5 YEARS OLD

MORE OLDIES...FRONT: CONNIE ROIKO, LISA TOROLA NIEMI,  KATIE TOLKKINEN LEUKEMA, MARGIE TOROLA HELMINEN, CARRIE TOROLA HYRKAS, SARAH GRANGROTH
PLAYING WITH THEIR DOLLIES IN OAK KNOLL, MN

OUR FAMILY, TAKEN THE NIGHT BEFORE PETE AND I WERE MARRIED:
FRONT: COUSIN SHARON OLSON, MOM, PAUL, DAD, RICHARD OLSON
BK: JERRY, ME, TWIN BRO. EARL, JANE, AND GLORIA (COOKIE)
1957

MY BRO. PAUL IN THE STROLLER...AND FREQUENT VISITORS FROM A FEW HOUSES DOWN:  MARY ANDERSON LARSON, DEAN, AND TOM ANDERSON


PETE, GEORGE HAAPALA, IRVINE PETERSON, WALTER TOROLA, CHESTER YLITALO, ART SKOOG...I THINK IT WAS TAKEN IN MENAHGA

PETE TOOK THIS PIC AT OUR OPENING ST. JOHN'S SERVICES IN OUR NEW CHURCH, CALUMET...(you mean i had brown hair back then?)