Saturday, January 14, 2017

MEANWHILE, BACK AT THE RANCH, WE GOT SNOWED IN!

BROTHER JERRY, JULIE KANGAS 

LEAH'S GENTLE GIANT  GREAT DANE..."KLAUS"
LYING ON HIS THRONE

JUST TO SHOW YOU THE SIZE OF OUR SNOWBANKS BY MY FOUR...WHEELED....DRIVE.
WE HAVE SNOWMOBILE RIDERS BY THE HUNDREDS FROM ALL OVER...TO RIDE OUR GROOMED TRAILS, MOTELS ARE LOADED, GAS STNS AND RESTAURANTS  ARE BUSY, SKIING, BOARDING, HOCKEY, AND SKATING ARE IN FULL SWING!  AIN'T WE GOT FUN?

YES, I GOT ROCKS IN MY HEAD!  AFTER I GET THRU PAINTING ON A PICTURE, I HAD THE BRIGHT IDEA TO PAINT ROCKS, TO STICK IN MY FLOWERBEDS, THE SMALLER ONES IN A CLUSTER, THE BIGGER ONES BY THEMSELVES.  SO THEY ARE HANGING OUT IN MY APT. TILL SPRING WHEN I WILL USE SOME, AND GIVE SOME TO THE FAMILY.

THE HUT EXECUTIVES WHERE THEY GET  WEEKLY VIP TREATMENT:
BOB TOROLA, RICK ESKOLA, DON DAAV, BOB HELTUNEN, AARON STORM, JIM RANDELL, RAY HALONEN

THE LASANEN GIRLS XMAS GET TOGETHER
AMY SEEGER, LORETTA LASANEN, TRISHA KLINE, MELISSA ANDERSON, JANEL JURMU, SARAH ANDERSON, CAROL JURMU, CHERIE LASANEN

OH, OH, AND HA HA!  I GOT THE RE-GIFTED ANGEL FROM MARGIE....WE HAVE BEEN REGIFTING THIS ANGEL BETWEEN US FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND WE MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE GET IT, IT IS CLEVERLY DISGUISED.   THE WINGS FINALLY FELL OFF, SO NOW SHE IS A MERE MORTAL, SAYS MARGIE.

WE HAD THANKSGIVING IN MENAHGA, BY CRASHING THE HAVERINEN'S DINNER
I MAY HAVE NAMES IN THE WRONG PLACES...FRONT:
CHERYL, JOAN HOLDING SOPHIA, HEIDI, STEPHANIE HOLDING LINDY AND LEVI, CARRIE HYRKAS
PHILIP, LAYLA, AREN, VANESSA (STANDING), MARIANNE, DEVON HOLDING GAGE, ANDREA, JOYCE, ME,  MARGIE AND JULIA

A MIRACLE HAPPENED:  THE HAVERINEN  MEN POSED FOR A PICTURE!
FRONT: (i think there's a mix`up in the names, cuz loren is second from right in bk)
PHILIP, TREVOR, GRANT, JOE, ISAK, EDRIC (BOY) IAN, WES
BK: KEITH JOSEPHSON, LOREN WAYNE, DALE, KEVIN


WHOOPS!  CAROLYN K. ASKED ME TO POST THIS ON MY BLOG, BUT I GOT ONE OF THOSE THINGS CALLED A "ROUNDTOIT"....SORRY I'M A LITTLE LATE, BUT THERE'S STILL TIME TO SEND A BIRTHDAY CARD TO MY "KUMMI TYTTO", FOR HER 40TH BIRTHDAY ON THE 21ST, OF JAN., NEXT SATURDAY.....SHE IS KRISTINA KOVALA
                                                               30 South 4thAVE.,
                                                                WINNECONNE, WI  54986
                      SEND HER A BD CARD, LET'S GET 40 FOR HER 40TH!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

HAPPY 2017 FROM THE PARK AVENUE BEAUTIES, CALUMET
ARE WE HAPPY, ER WA?

MADE GINGERBREAD HOUSES W HELMINEN KIDS....

I SURE HAVE A BUNCH OF MENAHGA, MINN. PICTURES....I HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH MORE TO PUT ON, BUT FOR NOW, THIS IS THE SUNDAYSCHOOL PRACTICING FOR THEIR PROGRAM...coourtesy, andrea haverinen

WE WERE ON OUR WAY TO NO. DAKOTA FOR CHRISTMAS, BUT THE WEATHER WOULDN'T LET US, SO WE STAYED IN MENAHGA FOR THAT TIME.  THIS IS OUR OFFICIAL 2016 PIC WITH THE HELMINEN CREW...LEO AND SARAH FROM ISHPEMING, ALSO...TAKEN AT ANDREA AND LOREN'S HOUSE. 

ME AND MY GOOD FRIEND, LEMPI ROIKO

THIS IS A BATHROOM STORY:  THESE WEDDING PICTURES ARE AT THE COTTAGE HOUSE CAFE IN MENAHGA, ALL WEDDING PHOTOS OF MANY COUPLES WE KNOW...SEE TOILET PAPER ON THE WALL ALSO.  SO YOU CAN SIT AND "DO YOUR THING" AND STUDY THE PICTURES AT THE SAME TIME. 



NOT ONLY THE PICS ARE HANGING, BUT THIS WEDDING DRESS IS HANGING RIGHT  IN BACK OF THE TOILET.  YOU GOTTA BE CAREFUL YOU DON'T WIPE YOUR HANDS ON IT, IT ISN'T MEANT FOR PAPER TOWEL.

AND THERE IS THE THRONE IN ALL IT'S GLORY, SURROUNDED BY ALL OF THE HAPPY MEMORIES.  IT'S WORTH GOING POTTY AT THE COTTAGE HOUSE EVEN IF YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO "GO"...AND TO TASTE THEIR GOOD FOOD AND HOMEMADE PIE!

THIS IS THE MEN'S JOHN AT THE COTTAGE HOUSE....TONS OF HATS DONATED BY MANY CRAPPERS. brian helminen took this pic.

THERE'S MORE TO THE MENAHGA STORY....AS WE GOT "STRANDED IN MENAHGA", WE HAD NO PLACE TO STAY; HOUSES WERE FULL....SO WE GOT A WONDERFUL INVITE FROM ANDREA'S NEIGHBOR, RANDY AND CHRISTINE (HENDRICKSON) LAKE, TO BUNK OUT AT THEIR HOUSE, WITH THEIR FAMILY OF NINE KIDS and six of us....A BIG HOUSE, AND BIG HOSPITALITY.  WE SO ENJOYED BEING THERE, AND GOT TO KNOW THEM.  THIS PIC IS ONLY PART OF THE FAMILY.  THE "LITTLES", AS CHRISTINE CALLS THEM, JUST GOT THRU SHOWING US THEIR BEARS.
CHRISTMAS DAY, WE CRASHED THE HAVERINEN CHRISTMAS PARTY AT MARIANNE HAVERINEN'S....A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL.  (more Menahga later)

HELMINEN BOYS AND LAKE GIRLS...PLAYED PINGPONG BY THE HOUR!


Friday, December 23, 2016

RUOHONEN/JOHNSON WEDDING CAR

HANNAH (JOHNSON) AND BEN RUOHONEN

HANNAH'S PARENTS, JUDY AND MIKE MATTSON

DOROTHY AND JAY RUOHONEN, BEN'S PARENTS

NOV. SERVICES IN ALASKA (courtesy, loretta helminen....THANKS)

ZION CHRISTMAS PARTY...THIS IS THE "UNDER 50" PIC...CUMMINGS, DAVISON, HILL,  ISAACSON, JOHNSON, JUOPPERI,(VISITING) LESPERANCE, LINNA, PELLI, RANDELL, SCHECK, TOROLA      (courtesy, yvonne lesperance....2nd pic wont download, gotta try again)

FLOWER GIRL, MY GG, WAYNE AND TESSA'S DAUGHTER ALI
AT SHEA ANDERSON'S WEDDING

TWO OF THE BRIDESMAIDS, SISTERS OF SHEA: SHANNA HYRKAS (GLEN), AND TESSA HYRKAS (WAYNE)

SHEA (ANDERSON) AND MAX TERVO
(BECKY & DOUG'S DAUGHTER, ANITA & MARTIN'S SON)

MY CHRISTMAS CARD TO YOU ALL 2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ANOTHER PAINTING:  LARGE, 24 X 36 WRAP 1 1/2 THICK CANVAS
ACRYLIC...EAGLE HARBOR LIGHT HOUSE....$300
(sorry for poor pic...had to take it thru the gallery window)
          
PRAYERS FOR JEFF PIETILA AND HIS FAMILY, HE HAS BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL FOR MANY MONTHS.  IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT I POST HIS ADDRESS ON MY WEBPAGE, SO WE CAN ALL SEND HIM ENCOURAGEMENT, PRAYERS, AND A CHRISTMAS CARD.

UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
JEFF PIETILA
1500 E. MEDICAL CENTER DR.
ANN ARBOR, MI   48109-0076