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?)

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

SERVICES IN FINLAND SWEDEN...HERE IN MORJAV SWEDEN, 2018

AMERICAN GUESTS AT MORJAV:
MARIA GRANGROTH-MARTIN AND HUSBAND, (DON'T KNOW WHO THE YOUNG GIRLS ARE), COKATO (thanks for the pic, maria!) MIKE AND PHYLLIS RAMOS, GORDON AND PEGGY LARSON, LINDA AND DAVE PELLI, DON PENNALA AND GIRLS  

CLEANING BLUES, MARGIE PICKED GALLONS THIS SUMMER, LOVES TO PICK, EVEN THO SHE GOT LOST FOR TWO HOURS...HAPPY TO SAY, HER PHONE AND BRIAN'S LOCATED HER ON THE MAP, AND SHE FOUND HER WAY OUT.  (make sure your phone is fully charged when you go in da bush...lucky hers was, so was able to contact Brian)


A VERY HAPPY WEEKEND IN HOWELL, WHERE MY GRANDSON, BRIAN TOROLA AND AMY HALONEN WERE MARRIED...AUG. 2018

AMY, GRANDMOM ELEANOR HARMALA, BRIAN

AMY, BRIAN AND ME

TWO LITTLE SWEETHEARTS...ROSIE KASTAMO AND JOSIE HELPPI

AARON AND MYRA HALONEN, AMY'S PARENTS

RAY KASTAMO, PHIL RYYNANEN (GRAMPA TO BRIAN), JIM DAAV

ANN (BRIAN'S MOM), CINDY DAAV, CAROL RYYNANEN (GRAMMA TO BRIAN),  KARA DAAV

MORE GRANDPARENTS...AMY'S...RAY AND BETTY HALONEN

MY GRANDSON, CARL TOROLA AND I

MORE GRANDSONS...PAUL, ME, STEVE (LUMP IN CHEEK, AHEM), LENNY

LEVI ERKKILA, AND JANIE TOROLA...(ENGAGED A COUPLE WKS AGO)

CARJE, PAUL, STEVE, LENNIE, TRAVIS (KANGAS) GUYS W FLOWERS STOOD AT THE WEDDING



                               I DIDN'T LOOK BACK IF THIS WAS ALREADY POSTED....BUT THIS IS MY COUSIN DOUG RAUDIO, I'VE LOVED HIM ALWAYS, AND NAMED MY OWN DOUGLAS AFTER HIM. DOUG IS NOW IN MEDICAL CARE IN HANCOCK, MI....

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

WILLIE RAJALA, DAVE JOSEPHSON, DOUG JOHNSON

BILL AND BETTY WITT

PETE HAAPALA, JOHN AND CAROL STUROS WITH DAUGHTER LORETTA BETWEEN THEM

STEVE AND DENISE JOHNSON

AL AND MARYLOU PESOLA

LEO TOROLA

AL, DAVIN TOROLA, DAVID HALONEN

ON THE MONKEYBARS...CUTIES!

JUDY NORDSTROM, ELAINE PARKS

TRUDY HAATAJA AND DAUGHTER, MARGARET HELMINEN, CINDY LASANEN

BUNCH OF GIRLS AT CHURCH


MARY AND HARVEY L'ESPERANCE

CARL AND CHRYSTINE SEITER, CATHY AND PETE HELTUNEN

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

ANTTI HELMINEN IN ALASKA

ISAAC ANDERSON AND MARTIN HELMINEN OFF BETE GRIS
(WHAT'S WITH THE GRINS?)

LES AND PAM TOLKKINEN AND FAMILY....THEY LIVE IN OHIO
I HAVEN'T SEEN LES SINCE HE WAS SINGLE...HAD A FUN TIME VISITING THEM AT LAC LABELLE

ANTTI HELMINEN WAS IN ALASKA THIS SUMMER, WORKING W BROTHER RUSSELL...THEY WERE FLOWN OUT IN THE BUSH TO WORK ON A CLIENT"S HUNTING CAMP

A HELICOPTER DROPPED OFF SUPPLIES

LANDED ON SHORE


DAVE, ANN TOROLA FAMILY AT MT. RUSHMORE RECENTLY

ME AND WALT'S YOUNGEST DAUGHTER, JOSEPHINE, AT CONFIRMATION THIS SUMMER
THERE WERE 94 CONFIRMANTS

ALASKA MUNCHKINS

MARGIE AND I AT THE BOTANICAL GARDENS IN GREEN BAY, WI


SEVERAL DISPLAYS OF LEGO FIGURES...AWESOME



IT WAS SO BEAUTIFUL THERE THAT I COULD ALMOST HEAR THIS STATUE'S VIOLIN PLAYING....THE FLOWERS WERE BREATHTAKING