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

Saturday, August 2, 2014

TYLER AND BEKKA (TIKKANEN)  JUNTTILA
MARRIED JULY, 2014

BEKKA'S DAD, BETTER KNOWN AS TIKKI,
JIM TIKKANEN

DAN (DUDZA) AND CLAUDIA JUNTTILA, PARENTS OF TYLER

BEKKA'S MOM, JEAN TIKKANEN

KAREN AND DAVID KERANEN AND SON

CHESTER YLITALO

HAZEL AND ART SKOOG

ME AND DORIS SVAHN (FROM SWEDEN, KARL, HER HUSBAND AND PETER PASSED AWAY THE SAME SUMMER )

OUT TO LUNCH WITH OUR FOREIGN VISITORS AND TO CAROL JURMU'S FOR COFFEE AND DESSERT AFTER: BK: ELAINE KIILUNEN, CAROL J.,
FRONT: MARIANNE PETERSON, DORIS, AND ?I DIDN'T GET HER NAME..(FROM SWEDEN)

BK: ME, VERNA D., FRONT, ETHEL ESKOLA, MARIE COOPER

Sunday, July 27, 2014

ALL TOROLA RELLIES

FRONT ROW:  KARLIE SCHWER, ? MILLER,  ANNIE TERVO, JOYCE HELMINEN
BK: CADE TOROLA,  ANDREW  TAIVALKOSKI,  LENNY TOROLA, paul KANGAS, TYLER KANGAS, ROBERT HILL