Sunday, July 20, 2014

KAI (RUTH) ANDERSON FROM MOHAWK IS TURNING 90 YEARS OLD ON THE 31ST OF JULY. SHE DOESN'T WANT A "SHINDIG", SO IF YOU WANNA MAKE HER DAY, SEND HER A BD CARD! HER ADDRESS IS: RUTH ANDERSON, P O BOX 196, MOHAWK, MI. 49950

ANTTI HELMINEN'S BD PARTY...HE TURNED THE GREAT AGE OF 12

LENNY TOROLA'S BD, HE TURNED 15 ON THE 9TH OF JUNE

SARAH AND RALPH SHEFFER

OUR LOCAL "UPS" MAN DECIDED HE'D LIKE PEELING SPUDS INSTEAD.....JUST KIDDING...PEELING SPUDS FOR ST. JOHN'S SERVICES..KURT ANDERSON

MARTIN AND INA HELMINEN'S STOPPED OVER LAST TIME THEY WERE HERE FROM NO.DAK.

THE "OLDSTERS" FROM ZION, AT THE SUN. SCHOOL PICNIC...:  AL TOROLA, LES LINDRUS AND LEONARD STANG...(thanks yvonne)


first pool swimmers at the casita:  Liz, Maddie and Peter Torola

Saturday, July 12, 2014

MORJAV SWEDEN ......  VISITORS AT CHURCH, JULY 2014

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO MY HEADING, BUT SOMEBODY BETTER FIX IT SOON!

BRUCE PIETILA SMILING BIG

CAROLYN KOVALA AND ME

I CAN'T REMEMBER WHOSE BABY THIS IS, BUT EVERYONE WAS GETTING A KICK OUT OF HIM AND HIS MANY EXPRESSIONS....SO WAS BOB ORTON ON THE RIGHT.

KATHRYN AND DAVIN TOROLA ENJOYING AN ALASKA VACATION

WOODFIRED SAUNA ON WHEELS IN DICKENSON, NO.DAK.....4 X 8

BIG BIRTHDAY BASH EARLY FOR DON DAAVETTILA (80TH)
DON, NANCY, BILL, DOROTHY, SALLY AND LAURA

HYRKAS CLAN...AT GLEN AND SHANNA'S IN MAY

KAI ANDERSON

HELMINEN'S, KIILUNEN'S, KANGAS GANG AT KIILUNEN'S IN MAY
A HAPPY DAY

Monday, July 7, 2014

CASITA COMMERCIAL

BRUCE HELMINEN WITH GIANT RHUBARB AT THE CASITA

DAVE AND ANN WITH MORE RHUBARB






                                  AT THE CASITA....PASSING BLOOMS...FINDING POCKETS OF COLOR WHICH FADE, AND THEN THE NEXT WEEK, SOMETHING ELSE IS BLOOMING!  COME UP FOR A CUPPA,
Y*ALL...I'M THERE MOST DAYS, BUT CALL FIRST.
ONE OF THE FEW PICS TAKEN WITH US TOGETHER THE LAST YEAR OF PETE'S LIFE, NEVER DREAMING THAT GOD HAD HIS OWN PLANS (thanks amy loukus)

GRANDPARENTS DAY IN MAY, 2014...STAN HELMINEN, SVEN TOROLA, ME, WARREN TOROLA...HAD A FUN MORNING, THEN WE WENT TO THE CASITA

Friday, June 27, 2014

Pete, after the baptism of Annie and Ken Helminen's triplets, David, Kathleen and Peter, who were born Sept. 2, 1989

Same triplets after Peter's wedding in Menahga


CHICKWEED AND IRIS BLOOMING AT THE CASITA
COME HAVE COFFEE W. ME!

LIISA AND ANTTI HALONEN WITH THEIR LITTLE ONE

PETE AND HELEN KINNUNEN

FIRST 4 ARE GR/DAUGHTERS, JOYCE HELMINEN, ISIS TOROLA, DARLENE HELMINEN, NINA TOROLA, KATIE (?)HEIKKINEN, AND EMMA TERVO

THREE CRAZY LADIES ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO (REASON I KNOW IS, LOOK AT THE  COLOR OF OUR HAIRS)ME PLAYING THE PIANO, JEANETTE KANGAS  AND EVA STORM SINGING....WOO, WOO, EVEN A MIKE FOR ENHANCEMENT

Saturday, June 14, 2014

FOUR YEARS AGO ON JUNE 4. 2010

AT THE CASITA, LOOKING DOWNHLL...PLANTING ALMOST DONE

TODAY, WE BOUGHT FLOWERS FOR DESIGNOTYPE PRINTERS, AND WE STOPPED TO DROP THEM OFF ON THE WAY HOME.  I GOT A "DO IT NOW" THOUGHT IN MY HEAD, SO BECAUSE IT WAS RAINING, I TORE A PLASTIC BAG AND PUT IT ON MY HEAD.  I WAS ALSO HUNGRY, SO MARGIE PUT A LOLLIPOP IN MY MOUTH, AS YOU CAN SEE, IM SUCKING ON IT,  (CUZ MY HANDS ARE ALL MUDDY)...AND I PLANTED 4 DOZ. PETUNIAS...GOT 'ER DONE.

BIRTHDAY LUNCH FOR DIANE PETERSON RECENTLY.
FIRST R:CAROL JOHNSON, MARIA STUROS, DIANE, VERNA D., JANETTE PETERSON
2ND R: PEARL LOUKUS, JUDY STORM, GRACE TORMANEN, JEANETTE K., ME

I AM NOT SURE WHO THESE BOYS ARE, SO ENJOY (THEY THOUGHT IT WA FUNNY, AS U CAN SEE) COUPLE HALONEN'S, ANDERSON???
SAME WITH THE NEXT PIC.  I WAS SURPRISED WITH THE BOYS BELOW, WHEN I ASK FOR A PIC., HALF OF THEM RUN, BUT THESE NICE BOYS LINED UP RIGHT AWAY.  I THINK THEY ARE FROM HANCOCK, HOUGHTON


HOW ABOUT THOSE "BABY BLUES"...BODIN ANDERSON

MORE KIDS AT CHURCH...MADDIE TOROLA IN WHITE DRESS AND ???

GABBY ANDERSON CAME TO GIVE  GRANDPA JIM RANDELL A HUG