Friday, August 19, 2016


wild sweet peas and grapes on the fence at the casita...Pete planted them...

baptism in calumet..2016..ryan and laura helminen's baby...
gr/parents, dave and adele liimatta, carl & christine seiter, ryan & Laura, brenda and davin helminen, verna helminen

grandaughter Janie Torola and I at her graduation party
(dave and ann's daughter) 2016

TOOK A STROLL AROUND L'ANSE...TOOK SOME PICS TO GET THE STORM FAMILY NOSTALGIC:  BAY SHORE DRIVE...YOUR HOUSE IS A MILE DOWN THE SHORE...MEMORIES GALORE even for me...spent time with Maria


OUR CHURCH SERVICES ARE HELD HERE IN THE TOWN HALL ON THE MAIN STREET

INTERESTING SIGN ON A RESTAURANT IN TOWN

LEO TOROLA ....AT THE CASITA WITH ESTHER FOR A VISIT

NOW MARY HAS A GRAMMA....AT HER SHOWER

KRISSIE RIUTTA, DAUGHTERS MARY, KRISSIE, BETH
AT MARY'S WEDDING SHOWER

MY FRIEND TARA JURMU FROM THE VALLEY

WEDDING OF MASHA PELTO  (daughter of Mike and Brenda) AND DAVID ANDERSON (son of MaryKay and Tim, of MPLS)
DAVID, MASHA, MARY AND CARJIE...2016


UNCLE WES KANGAS, 95TH BIRTHDAY IN JULY..2016

WEDDING OF GRACE HYRKAS AND EVAN HUHTA, JULY 2016

PARENTS OF GRACE:  LANA AND KEN HYRKAS

PARENTS OF EVAN...TINA AND LEO HUHTA

GR/GRAMMA VIRGINIA HYYNINEN,  GRAMMA CAROL HOKENSON

ANOTHER GR/GRAMMA...DORIS HUHTA

Sunday, August 7, 2016


CARL TOROLA MARRIED MARY RIUTTA JULY 30, 2016
THE WEDDING PARTY (1st two pics credit marisa torola and dylan peterson)
                                          CLICK TO ENLARGE

CARL AND MARY (CARLJR.  IS MINE AND PETER'S GRSON...HIS PARENTS ARE CARL AND BETH TOROLA....MARY'S PARENTS ARE ROGER AND CHRISTINE RIUTTA

ROGER HELMINEN (BEST MAN), ME, BRIAN TOROLA STANDEE
BOTH MY GRSONS

ME WITH MARY AND CARJIE

PAM, ROSEMARY AND MALLORY, SISTERS OF CARJIE

ME WITH CARJIE'S BROTHERS...WARREN, BRANNON AND LOWELL

NAOMI AND ROGER KANGAS (he performed the wedding)

                          GRANT RAASAKKA AND SARA COOPER WEDDING, HOWELL july 2016
(                                         (courtesy Claire Haapala)
JORDAN AND MALLORY ANDERSON (couresy marisa and dylan)

AMY AND BRANDON SUNBLAD (ross and mari ylitalo's daughter)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

LEO AND SARAH'S DAUGHTER MARI...WEARING THE SWEATER I KNITTED FOR HER

RECENT VISITORS AT THE CASITA: HELEN, MARYJEAN, SUE,
DORIS, AND CAROL

GRANDAUGHTER ORIANA WITH ME AFTER CONFO

WALLY, ORIANA, LYNN

I BELIEVE THEY SAID THERE WERE 87?

BACK TO NICARAGUA....BIRDS AT MY WINDOW EACH MORNING



GEORGE AND BRIAN AT THE HOUSTON AIRPORT 

SOUTH PADRE, TX GANG THIS PAST WINTER, 2016

NIECE ANNIE WITH DAUGHTERS

OUT WITH ROGER, LORETTA AND ANASTIINA...THEY CAME TO THE CC FOR A VISIT FROM ALASKA

view the obituary for Steve and Carol Szyszkoski's son David at this website:

http://memorialchapel.net/tribute/details/1109/david-szyszkoski/obituary.html#tribute-start

Saturday, July 23, 2016

ME IN THE 1960'S....ONLY THING THE SAME AS TODAY IS THE GLASSES!  SO HANG ON TO YOUR OLD STUFF, IT ALL COMES BK IN STYLE:  GLASSES, PLATFORM SHOES, CLOTHES, ETC




AT THE CASITA.....COFFEE IS ON...COME FOR A CUP AND VISIT....IM THERE EVERY DAY, CALL TO BE SURE WHAT TIME....BEEN PAINTING PICS AND DUNKING IN THE POOL....PICKED A CUP OF RAZZIES YESTERDAY, CONCENTRATING ON MURDERING THE RABBIT WHO INSISTS ON EATING MY PEAS

MY MOM AND DAD ON THEIR 25TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY....A PARTY AT THEIR HOUSE, MANY YEARS AGO.... (REINO AND HILYA KANGAS)

PAUL (TUDDS) TOROLA IN HIS YOUNGIE DAYS


MARGIE AND BRIAN HELMINEN'S GIRLS...ON BRIAN'S BOAT OUT OF LAC LA BELLE