I have written a book. Yes, I did. Took me 2 1/2 years. Now my book will be published this fall so we (my daughter Margaret and Designotype Printers) are trying to get a handle on how many to get printed.
The book is a mixture of history, photos, drawings, letters, and many stories of the Torola's and Kangas's. Pete's family, his dad Walter emigrating to Canada, marriage to his wife Aili, coming to the U.S., family life, interviews from family, Torola kids memories. A little bit of geneology thrown in. Torola humor.
My side of the family, with a lot of the same, photos, chapters of each segment of our life,(camp, pets, casita, etc.) and all of the memories of Pete that are on my blog, memories found on the computer that Pete had written, and much more. More Torola/Kangas humor. A little bit of geneology, but not a lot of dry droning.
The book is over 400 pages, and will cost in the neighborhood of $25 to $30, plus postage if needed. the name of the book is "MOMENTS IN TIME". If u would like to purchase this book, please let me know by calling (906-369-2468) or texting w. your name and phone no., or emailing me. (Torolaea@gmail.com). Spread the word. we/d like to get this book "off the ground and running"....Ellen
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
|RUNEBURG CONSTRUCTION PICS|
IM WAY BEHIND ON TIME HERE....SHIRLEY LASSILA'S BIRTHDAY....WHEN? BUT THE CONE SURE LOOKS GOOD! NICE PIC! BELATED HAPPY BD!
|KYLE LARSON MARRIED MARIA HALONEN 9/16/2017|
pstrnyd mark and nora, nancy and jack
|LIL HELPERS AT RUNEBERG CHURCH CONSTRUCTION|
|JUDY ROEPKE AND NAOMI KANGAS|
|RETIREMENT PARTY FOR ANOTHER "ELDER"...RAY LASANEN|
|THIS IS A TREE HOUSE AT ANDERSON'S IN TRAPROCK.....TO ME, IT'S DR. SEUSS'S HOUSE|
DON'T YA THINK? I LOVE IT!
|WELCOME, NEW GREAT GR/BABY MARCO JUKKA ANDERSON|
ME, MARCO AND MOM MALLORY
|WELCOME, ANOTHER GR/GRAND, VANESSA...WITH MOM GRETA KINNUNEN|
|GOT PERMISSION TO PRINT....I'M PUMPED TO SEE LONG AGO FRIENDS|
THE MOLL SIBLINGS, MARGIE ANDERSON, HELEN STRAND, GINGER LASSILA
JIM MOLL AND LINDA GRANROTH
|NICE CHAT W NIECE, PAULA TOLKKINEN LEPPANEN FROM ISHPEMING|
|KIND OF LATE, BUT SOMEBODY SENT THIS TO ME, CAN'T REMEMBER WHO|
RAY HALONEN AND DON DAAVETTILA.....RAY'S BIRTHDAY
|MY BUDDIES....AFTER ICE CREAM, WE WENT TO SIT AT THE CASITA|
TOM ANDERSON AND UNCLE WES KANGAS
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
|THANKS TO THE POKORNOWSKI'S FOR THESE GREAT PICS OF THE FINN OPEN, 2017|
WOW, WHAT A THRILL, A HOLE IN ONE!!!
|THE YOUNG WINNERS (hope u can read the names)|
|SENIOR CHAMPS....WOW, I NEVER KNEW THEY WERE SENIORS!|
|GREAT HAPPENINGS IN RUNNEBERG (MENAHGA, SEBEKA)....ENLARGING THE CHURCH|
|THANKS, DAVIN TOROLA FOR THE PICS....MORE COMING|
|SO, YEAH, WE GOLF, TOO...WE GOLFED PORTAGE, STOPPED AT SUOMI FOR PANCAKES|
AND THE WAITRESS NOTICED OUR SHIRTS, SHE THOUGHT WE DID IT ON PURPOSE
BUT WE DIDN'T. SHE TOOK OUR PIC ....BRIAN TOROLA (DAVE'S) GOLFED W US...FUN, OF COURSE
|NOW WE ARE AT WYANDOTTE (OMER'S) GOLF COURSE...TWO BOYS HIT THE BARN ON NO. 9, AND BEHIND THE TREE IS TREVOR TOROLA, WHO ACTUALLY HIT THE BALL OUT OF THERE!!!|
|HERE'S THE OTHER BARN DENTER, LOWELL TOROLA, GETTING READY FOR A SHOT|
TREVOR HOLDING HIS GOLF BAG
|THIS IS BRANNON TOROLA, MID-SHOT|
WE SURE DID GOLF OUR BUNS OFF THE PAST MONTH....IM GONNA BE SAD WHEN ALL MY BOYS GET JOBS. WE USED TO HAVE SEVEN, AND IT HAS WHITTLED DOWN TO THREE.....
Thursday, August 31, 2017
|COULD THIS REALLY BE CARJIE TOROLA AND DEAN OR? HONKALA|
A FEW YEARS AGO....FOUND THEM ON THIS COMPUTER, SO PETE TOOK THIS PIC
|WENT TO BLACK CREEK IN CEDAR BAY WITH BRIAN TOROLA (JEAN) IN THIS HERE FANCY SCHMANCY MACHINE|
|A LITTLE DIFFERENT ANGLE OF BLACK CREEK|
|KRISTEN AHO WITH GRAMPA CHESTER YLITALO|
|OUR CALUMET CONFIRMATION CLASS...I THINK 87? 2017|
|ALL TOROLA COUSINS AT CONFO|
CHARLIE KANGAS, BRANNON TOROLA, HANS, EVA, TREVOR TOROLA, WAYLON HYRKAS, ANTTI HELMINEN, NATE HILLSTROM
|FULTON BUDS...DAVE TAIVALKOSKI AND BILL LAHTI|
|LOOKS LIKE DAVISON FAMILY VACATION TIME|
WHATS WITH THE RABBIT IN THE MIDDLE WITH THE CAP ON?
|LENNY (PRE HAIRCUT) JANIE, ME AND BRIAN TOROLA'S (DAVE AND ANN)|
|SURPRISE, DON! FROM FB...DON AND LORRETTA PENNALA FAMILY|
Monday, August 21, 2017
Double wedding reception for Darlene and Tomas Rojas who were married in Nicaragua, and Julia and Jake Aho, who were married last Friday in Lac La Belle. Reception is at Calumet church, next Sunday, August 27, 3pm to 7.. all are welcome.