Saturday, September 27, 2014

ON MONDAY, SEPT. 29, I AM HAVING SURGERY IN ASPIRUS HOSPITAL. MY FAKE HIP CAVED IN, IN AUGUST, THE LINING OF THE SOCKET BROKE. SO HOPEFULLY (PRAYERFULLY) ALL WILL GO WELL, AND I WILL POST MORE PICTURES IN A COUPLE WEEKS.

WEDDING OF KATHLEEN (STORM) AND KENT DAAVETTILA  AT HOUGHTON CHURCH IN SEPT.

THREE OF THE BRIDESMAIDS:SHANNON KOSKI, BECKY THERRIAN, BECKY ANDERSON

PARENTS, BILL AND LANETTE DAAVETTILA

PARENTS OF KATHLEEN, DAVE AND JUNE STORM

DON'T KNOW IF I POSTED THIS...A QUICK WATERCOLOR OF VAARI

FLOWERS FROM MY CASITA

MY SWEET GR/SON, FELIX JOHNSON

BUNCH OF LADIES AT CHURCH: MARY JO GRANROTH, LYNN BENDA=SHERMAN, JOANNE BEKKALA, RUTH KOSKI, DORIS DAAVETTILA, CAROLYN KOVALA

LIZZIE TOROLA'S BD PYRAMID..SOME NAMES..SAVAYA HENDRICKSON, JANA LOUKUS, MARIBETH HALONEN, LIZZIE, ?

NINA, ORIANA TOROLA, TWO TAIVALKOSKI COUSINS

Sunday, September 21, 2014

RECENT VISITORS...GR/SONS, PAUL TOROLA AND CARJE TOROLA

LASSILA'S AT THE HUT THIS SUMMER:
MARGARET LASSILA, KATIE (ESKOLA) LASSILA, LANETTE (HYRKAS) LASSILA, KAYLIE LASSILA...ENJOYING A LADIES NIGHT OUT

MORE EXECUTIVES...MARC PIETI AND SON DAVE TOROLA

GRANDPARENTS DAY FOR THE 8TH GRADERS...DOING A SELFIE
WARREN TOROLA, ME, STAN HELMINEN AND SVEN TOROLA

HEAVENS, I KEEP FINDING EXECUTIVES:  LEO TOROLA, CHESTER YLITALO, VINCENT YLITALO, JOHN HEINONEN, RAY POYHONEN

MORRIS AND SARAH NIEMELA W. ERICA, CRAIG, KAREN, KATIE, JEFF KILPELA


TWO MORE EXECS...NEPHEWS, AARON KANGAS AND ALLAN TOLKKINEN

Saturday, September 13, 2014

18 x 24 ACRYLIC PAINTING, ROGER AND LORETTA HELMINEN WEDDING GIFT
SCENE FROM ALASKA

LINDA LUOMA AND RUTH HILL'S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT JUDY ROEPKE'S
FRONT: RUTH, LINDA,
MIDDLE: LAURA HILL, KATHY JOHNSON, MARY AND CHRISTINA HILL
BK: JUDY R., JOANNE FRANTTI, JOANNE MOYRYLA

TOOK MY GOLFING BUDDIES TO KEWEENAW MT. GOLF COURSE IN JULY
ALL GRANDKIDS: CALVIN HELMINEN, BRANNON TOROLA, ME, CADE TOROLA, LENNY TOROLA, LOWELL TOROLA, WARREN TOROLA AND TREVOR TOROLA
WE HAD SUCH A FUN DAY  2014

FIRST GROUP OF 4 AHEAD OF US AFTER TEE OFF ON NO. 1 HOLE...4TH GUY WAY ON THE RIGHT, SO HE ISN'T IN THE PIC

AWW. LENNY, YOU WENT IN DA BUSH!!  LOWER LIP!

AFTER 18 HOLES AND ALL BUT ME AND ONE KID WALKED...POOPED OUT AND HAPPY!  NOT ONLY THAT, BUT ON THE WAY HOME, THEY CALLED CALUMET GOLF COURSE, GOT A T TIME, AND THAT'S WHERE I DROPPED THEM OFF!!!  YOUTH!

ME, THE DRIVER....BORROWED DAVE'S VAN SO WE COULD GET ALL 8 GOLF BAGS IN.


WHO'S TALLER, THAT IS THE QUESTION...THEY BOTH CLAIM THEY ARE.
LOOKS EVEN NOW....6 FT. 2 INCHES.  I THINK LENNY WILL KEEP SPROUTING MORE.
JANIE AND LENNY TOROLA, KIDS OF DAVE AND ANN

CARL,   KATHLEEN HELPPI AND DAUGHTERS

ROGER AND LORETTA HELMINEN CAME TO VISIT ME AT THE CASITA THIS SUMMER




Friday, September 5, 2014

WILD FLOWER PAINTING FOR A CUSTOMER
THE CLUSTER OF YELLOW FLOWERS ARE WALTER TOROLA'S(PETE'S DAD)  FAVORITE, IN WHICH HE MADE ST. JOHN'S WORT TEA.  IT WAS PINK AND MILD.

PAUL (TUDDS) TOROLA'S GRAD PIC

FROM A SEWING CLUB WHEN I WAS A TEENIEBOPPER
FRONT:  SIIRI GRANROTH,  ELVIRA MAKI, MARTHA ANDERSON
BACK:  MY MOM, HILJA KANGAS, ME, EDIE ISAACSON, LILLIAN HAAPALA, MAE PARKS AND BERNICE JARVE

AN AFTERNOON AT WIITA'S IN BIG TRAVERSE YEARS AGO
FRONT: SIIRI GRANROTH, IRENE AITTA, IMPI JOHNSON, OLGA ANDERSON, EVA HEIDEMAN
BACK: JOYCE USITALO,  SYLVIA BEKKALA, MRS. WIITA

I WAS JUST CHUCKLING AT THE CLOTHES FOR AN AFTERNOON VISIT...ALL DRESSED UP, HATS, NYLONS AND THE WHOLE BIT!  HOWEVER, EVERYBODY STILL HAULS PURSES AROUND!

WOW, DO THEY LOOK YOUNG!  NOW IN THEIR MID 70'S OR PASSED AWAY
GEORGE (BUDDAA) PETERSON, LEONARD STANG, DAVID DAVISON
BACK:  BILL DAVISON AND DAVE (SHYPOKE) HILLSTROM
LOOKS LIKE PIC WAS AT THE CALUMET CHURCH, POSSIBLY ST. JOHN'S TIME, AS THEY ARE ALL DRESSED UP 

A RECORD NUMBER OF BAPTISMS RECENTLY AT CALUMET CHURCH, 2014
LYNN (MATTHEW) BERG AND BABY TORI
LYNETTE (JUSTIN) AND BABY CULLY HYRKAS,
TRUDY (ROGER) AND BABY ELEANOR
KRISTIN (JOE) HALT AND BABY LILY
ALANA (TONY) HOKENSON AND BABY LARS
TESSA (WAYNE) HYRKAS AND BABY ALLI

12 INCH ROUND ACRYLIC. VIOLET BOUQUET...$50

BUNCH OF GIRLS AT A WEDDING RECENTLY

Saturday, August 16, 2014

16 X 20 WATERCOLOR, HEADWATERS OF MEDORA CREEK....$150, FRAMED

12 X 24 ACRYLIC PAINTING, CHICKORY, DAISIES AND VIOLETS $175

ME, UNCLE WES KANGAS, LENNY TOROLA..(BOTH BIRTHDAYS JULY)

FLOWERS AT THE CASITA


MY FRIEND BETHANY NIEMI WITH BROTHER TOM, AND MARIBETH HALONEN

THE TWO GRAMMA'S OF HELMINEN'S...VERNA AND I

THREE OLD BEAGLE BOYS, I HEAR...
STEVE AND MATTI JOHNSON, AND MY BROTHER PAUL
THE OLDER WE GET THE MORE WE FIND OUT 


LOIS KNUTTILA, EDIE KESTIE, RUTH SALO

STANLEY HELMINEN, ABOUT 3 YEARS OLD "PLAYING" GUITAR AND SINGING

WE HAVE A POLICE BLOTTER IN OUR LOCAL PAPER THESE PAST FEW MONTHS.  SOME POLICE CALLS ARE SERIOUS, BUT THESE KIND TAKE THE CAKE

Saturday, August 9, 2014

RANDY AND JANINA HYRKAS SON TRENT, VISITING THE CASITA THIS SUMMER

BRADLEY AND RANDY HYRKAS (MY GR/SON, AND GR/GR/SON)

UNCLE WES KANGAS, 93RD BIRTHDAY PARTY, JUST AS FEISTY AS EVER
HE WAS CALLED THE "FLYING FINN" WHEN HE WAS YOUNGER, CUZ HE HAD A LEAD FOOT
.                
PIC. TAKEN ABOUT 30 YEARS AGO...

SISTER IN LAW, LINDA KANGAS AND I...ST. JOHN'S

MARYBETH HALONEN, LIZZIE TOROLA (BK), JANA LOUKUS, (FRNT) AND SAVAYA HENDRICKSON

PEGGY AND KYLE JOHNSON

THREE SISTERS...JEANIE PELLI, REA TOROLA, KATIE PENNALA