Wednesday, September 14, 2016

watching the parade in copper harbor..me, lana, carol

our chauffeur, don d.

MY GR/SON, WAYNE HYRKAS AND LIL HOWIE PETER

ANUDDER GR/SON, CADE TOROLA WITH THE SMOKE BUSH AT GLEN AND SHANNA'S NEW HOUSE

LAC LABELLE, AT MARGIE AND BRIAN'S
PEACEFUL EVENING

MY GOOD FRIENDS, LIZ RAMBURG AND EVA STORM

NEW DECKING ON THE PAVILION AT THE CHURCH LOTS

SUPER JOHN WESTERINEN WITH HIS FANCY CIVIL WAR SUIT THAT HE MADE HIMSELF

Friday, September 2, 2016

JUNTTILA SISTERS,  JULIA KOSKELA, WITH ELIAS
GINNY JOHNSON WITH ELMER
GREAT PIC...YOU CAN TELL THEY ARE ALL RELATED!

AT OUR 60TH CLASS REUNION, TOURING THE OLD ASSEMBLY HALL
GOOD THING THERE IS AN ELEVATOR NOW....LOTS OF HOBBLING AND LIMPING AND A FEW CANES.  ME WITH MARK TWAIN, OR WHO EVER HE IS....HE'S BEEN THERE A CENTURY ALREADY.

"ON STAGE" IN THE ASSEMBLY HALL

A FUN DAY WITH MY GB'S...TREVOR, BRANNON, ME AND  LOWELL
KEWEENAW MT. GOLF COURSE

THE SANDHILL CRANES DIDN'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO US AT THE  GOLD COURSE

MY SON REINO'S OLD BUDDY, DAVE (HEAD) HALONEN AND HIS BRUDDER PHIL

BROTHER JERRY KANGAS AND HIS FANCY HOTROD...WITH HIS  GRANDGIRLS, THE  HELPPI GIRLS

ISAAC ANDERSON, (BF OF JOYCE), JOYCE AND DARLENE HELMINEN DOING A BIT OF KAYAKING IN LAC LA BELLE

MARGIE AND THE KIDS RELAXING ON THE SAUNA DECK

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)
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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