Monday, August 24, 2015

COKATO 2014 GRADUATES

GRAMMAS AT BEKKALA/KANGAS WEDDING
ETHEL ESKOLA, JUNETTA RANTA, BEA BEKKALA, LANA HEINONEN

RON AND BARB KANGAS

CARLA AND DAVID BEKKALA

KATIE AND BRADY BEKKALA 2014

LARISSA AND GARRET RYYNANEN, MPLS., 2014
(THANKS, MIKKO)
MICK AND HEIDI KERANEN AT THE WEDDING OF THEIR CHILDREN

DICK AND LYNN WOODFORD, PARENTS OF THE BRIDE

ERIC AND HEIDI (WOODFORD) KERANEN

STUROS/PENNALA WEDDING IN HOWELL, 2014
(THANKS MARIA STUROS)

Friday, August 14, 2015

ANDREW, AMANDA, JOANNE TAIVALKOSKI (JUNE 2015)

BETSY RAUTIOLA, JULIE JOHSON, TRUDI HAATAJA AND KIDS

PHIL AND DANITA JOHNSON

NOT SURE WHO THESE GIRLS ARE, BUT I THINK THERE'S AN ESKOLA, COUPLE ANDERSONS, A KRIST???

(RON KANGAS LOOKING ON) JOANNE HELTUNEN, ANGIE JUNTTILA, ANNA  PENNALA AND DAUGHTER

BUNCH OF LIL SWEETHEARTS AT HOUGHTON CHURCH

JUDY ROEPKE'S BIRTHDAY GET TOGETHER AFTER LUNCH AT THE HUT IN JUNE 2015:  ETHEL ESKOLA, LANA HEINONEN, BARBARA HEINONEN, CAROL JURMU, JULIE KANGAS, CAROL ESKOLA, PEARL LOUKUS, JUDY, ELAINE WANHALA, KATHY JOHNSON

JUDY, THE BIRTHDAY GIRL, AND I

THOSE WHO HAVE GROWN UP IN THE SOUTH END OF LAURIUM, MICH. SURELY KNEW THESE NEIGHBORS.  THEY ARE THE WICKSTROMS FROM IROQUOIS ST., AND THEIR OLDER BROTHER WAS "PRUNE", OR GALE, WHO WAS PETE'S BUDDY, AND HAS WRITTEN VERY CLEVER AND WITTY STORIES ON PETE'S MEMORIES,  AND GARY GRADUATED WITH ME.  WE MET AT THE EAGLE CAFE BY ACCIDENT (NO. END OF 5TH ST....GO TRY IT).  THEY ARE:
PHILLIS, FAY, MARY AND JUDY.  FUN VISIT.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

2015 CONFO PICS:  ME AND MY GR/SONS:
SVEN TOROLA (WALLY & LYNN'S), STANLEY (MARGIE AND BRIAN'S) AND WARREN (CARL AND BETH'S)

TOROLA RELATIVES AT CONFIRMATION
WARREN, GRACE HAATAJA, ?HYRKAS, KAISA MILLER, STAN, AND SVEN

BIRTHDAY BUDS AT THE HUT:
GINNY KANGAS, EMILY ERKKILA, JOCELYN JOHNSON, HEIDI PATRICK, CELIA PETERSON, EMILY OJA (BD GIRL) AND JOYCE HELMINEN

SHERRIE AND RAY LASANEN HAD ME, CAROL AND JUDY (park ave. ladies)  FOR FISH DINNER AT THEIR NEW HOME ON TORCH LAKE....GREAT MEAL, GREAT VISIT AND GREAT HOUSE.

ANNIE AND IIDALISA HAATAJA AND EVA HARMALA

THREE "YOUNGIES" JEAN TIKKANEN, MY DAU-IN-LAW ANN TOROLA AND  KAREN SKOOG

ONE OF MY FLOWER BEDS AT THE CASITA

COUPLE OF PICS AT FULTON ST. JOHN'S TIME....
(thanks, trudi haataja)


Friday, July 24, 2015

SERVICES IN ALASKA, AT ANNETTE AND DOUG ROIKO'S IN JUNE
CLICK TO ENLARGE....HEARTWARMING TO SEE SO MANY GATHERED SO FAR AWAY
(thanks Annette for the pic)

ALASKA FISHERPEOPLE:  DECK HANDS WERE KYLE TOLKKINEN, AND ROGER HELMINEN
TOP L, LAURA ESKOLA, KYLE, RUSSELL HELMINEN, MARTHA STUROS, ROGER
BOTTOM: ANDREA LESPERANCE, JANA PIETILA,
(thanks Loretta Helminen for pic)

THREE SPECIAL 90 PLUS LADIES AT ST. JOHN'S...TALKING NOSE TO NOSE
EHEL ESKOLA, INA NORDSTROM AND LEMPI ROIKO

ANOTHER FUN DAY WITH MY GR/BOYS AT KEWEENAW GOLF COURSE FOR THE DAY:
LENNIE TOROLA, CALVIN HELMINEN, CADE TOROLA, ME, WARREN, TREVOR, BRANNON AND LOWELL TOROLA

BRANNON COMING IN FOR A PAR...CAL AND TREV

THE GALLERY GOT LAZY...LEN, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

NOT POOL, LENNIE!

AT ST. JOHN'S..NORMA KANGAS IN BACKGROUND, CAROLYN KOVALA AND JUDY STORM

MY G/GR DAUGHTER, ALLIE HYRKAS, DAUGHTER OF TESSA AND WAYNE

"CUBBY" AND JOANNE HYRKAS

Monday, July 13, 2015


HERE ARE THE LIGHTHOUSES I AM GIVING AWAY.  THEY ARE IN MATS HERE, BUT YOURS WOULD BE PLAIN.  IT'S BEST W A MAT AND GLASS....20X 24 FRAMED.  I WILL BRING THEM TO THE TOROLA FAMILY REUNION ALSO, AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE ALL TAKEN.

I HAVE LOTS OF LIGHTHOUSE PRINTS LEFT OVER FROM WHEN I HAD THE GALLERY. I AM GIVING THEM AWAY, SO FEEL FREE TO GO TO DESIGNOTYPE PRINTERS AND GET SOME. IF YOU ARE FROM OUT OF TOWN AND WANT SOME (EAGLE HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE AND COPPER HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE), HAVE ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS GO AND GET ONE.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

WEDDING OF KURT AND LAURA ANDERSON'S SON AND  LUKE AND CRISSY LOUKUS DAUGHTER..David and Sherrie...HOUGHTON CHURCH 

BEAUTIFUL COUPLE, KURT AND LAURA

A GATHERING OF TOROLA CLAN AT DONELLE AND JIM AHO'S HOUSE IN SEDAR BAY

MADELINE TOROLA ANNOUNCING THEIR CLASS SONG AT THE SPRING PROGRAM 2014

MADDIE'S CLASS

LOWELL TOROLA PLAYING THE FLUTE WITH HIS CLASS

LOWELL'S CLASS

LIZZIE TOROLA PLAYING THE FLUTE

LIZZIE'S CLASS (david's head...:)