Tuesday, June 14, 2016

me with Sue Raudio (satterlund) and Mary Lou Pesola...cousins
at the mrqt game this winter

UNCLE WES AND I WENT TO VISIT RUTH (MUKKA) FRANTTI WHEN SHE WAS LIVING AT  HER DAUGHTER SARAH (AND MIKE) HALT'S:
WES, LIBBY HALT, RUTH, MIKE AND SARAH

LENNY TOROLA AND BUDDIES  MARK ANDERSON AND GRANT JOHNSON

LUKE FRANTTI AND ELEANOR HAATAJA (TRUDI AND ROGER)

ME WITH SARAH SHEFFER

JUNETTA RANTA, MARIE COOPER, ANGIE JUNTTILA

CALUMET B/BALL GAME IN MRQT THIS PAST WINTER

THEY WON BY ONE POINT!  WILD!

MET THIS LITTLE SWEETIE WHILE AT THE GAME:  KENDALL PEARL RAJALA
DAUGHTER OF WILLIE AND MARGARET RAJALA...DIG THE SHIRT!

ONE OF MY FAVORITE PICS OF PETE....WALLY'S DAUGHTER JOSEPHINE USED TO COME TO THE CASITA EVERY DAY TO "HELP" HER PAPA.  HE WOULD ALSO READ STORIES TO HER, AND TELL A FEW YARNS, ETC.  I AM ALMOST FINISHED MAKING A PAINTING OF THIS PICTURE.  THEY ARE WATERING THE RASPBERRIES. (JOSIE IS NOW 12 YEARS OLD)

Friday, June 10, 2016

Brian Helminen's Book is published!



Brian's book will be released Monday, just in time for Father's Day gifting! Take advantage of FREE shipping by reserving your copy now, and it will ship Monday.
ORDER LINK: https://gum.co/dyTfE

You can read some excerpts at
www.effectiveparenting.com

Order an extra one for your hubby or sons.
www.raiseahappyfamily.com

Saturday, June 4, 2016

TAKEN OFF THE WEBSITE OF CLK SCHOOLS....JANIE TOROLA IN MIDDLE, TO HER RIGHT IS  
LOUKUS AND KIILUNEN....RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIPS

ROSEMARY TOROLA, MY GR/D, GIVING HER SALUTATORY SPEECH

DAVE, JANIE AND ANN TOROLA

GRADUATION SERVICE AFTER THE CEREMONIES AT SCHOOL....ALL CALUMET KIDS.

FOUR CRAZY GOLFERS A YEAR AGO AT KEWEENAW....WE ARE BUNDLED TO THE TEETH, LONG JOHNS  AND CHUCKS, MITTS, AND ALL...EVEN SAW A FEW FLAKES IN THE AIR.
SARAH BARATONO, MOLLY KOSKELA, ME, SARAH SHEFFER

GORDON AND AMANDA HELMINEN'S KIDS...VISITING ME LAST SUMMER
(ALL THE WAY FROM ALASKA)

SHY LOOKING TARA JURMU, DOUG AND JANELLE'S GIRL


2016 TOROLA RELATIVE GRADUATES
JACK HYRKAS, SAUL TOLKKINEN, CHET HILLSTROM,
ROSEMARY TOROLA, KRISTINA HILL, JANIE TOROLA....MISSING IS CALVIN HELMINEN.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

RECENT PIC OF ALASKA LITTLE ONES...HELMINEN'S (GORDON, ROGER, RUSSELL) AND ASIALA GIRLS  2016

IS IT MORE FUN IN ALASKA, OR WHAT?  BABYSHOWER FOR KATRINA AND EMILY...WEAR A HAT, HAVE FUN!

NOT TOO GOOD A PIC....OUR KIDS, PETE, STEVE ROZICH,  AND NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS MAKING HAY YEARS AGO....THOSE WERE THE DAYS! (click to enlarge)

PETE AND ELLEN TOROLA (8TH BIRTHDAY AT THE HUT)

SUNDAY SCHOOL PHOTO, PROBABLY WHEN I WAS IN 4TH GRADE...I HAPPENED TO BE SICK ON THIS DAY SO IM NOT IN IT.  BUT YOU WILL KNOW MANY HERE.....THE OLDER ONES ARE ALL PASSED AWAY, AND US YOUNGIES ARE GRANDMA AND GRANDPA'S.  SEVERAL OUR AGE HAVE ALSO PASSED AWAY.  MANY STILL IN FAITH, AND SOME NO LONGER. PETE IS  THIRD ROW, RIGHT STRIPED SWEATER, SECOND FROM END..  (click to enlarge)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

THIS IS RAY BJORKLAND FROM BRIGHTON, MI.  HE IS ONE OF THE "COFFEE BUNCH".  HE WILL BE 90 YEARS OLD ON MAY 24.  MAKE HIS DAY AND SEND HIM A BIRTHDAY CARD AT THIS ADD:  963 WOODRIDGE HILL DR., BRIGHTON, MI 48116

MALLORY TOROLA AND JORDAN ANDERSON GOT MARRIED LAST WEEKEND IN BETSY AT THE PAUL ANDERSON CAMP.  PARENTS SHOWN ARE MY SON CARL AND BETH TOROLA WITH THE NEWLY MARRIEDS.  JORDAN'S PARENTS WERE THERE, TOO...BECKY AND DOUG ANDERSON. (MAY, 2016)

WEDDING OF STEVEN PINONIEMI TO LAURA RANDALL, 4/23/2016 IN MPLS.
PARENTS MARTHA AND DEAN RANDALL. STEVEN'S PARENTS ARE MARTHA AND GERALD PINONIEMI.

WEDDING OF EMILY PARKS TO BOBBY DAAVETTILA
(PARENTS BETH AND WARREN PARKS, BOB AND LISA DAAVETTILA)

WARREN AND BETH PARKS...HOWELL CHURCH 2016

BRITA PIETILA MARRIED PATRICK YLITALO RECENTLY IN HOWELL
PARENTS DAVID & ? PIETILA AND MARI AND ROSS YLITALO

ELINA HILL, HEIDI HARMALA, EMILY ANDERSON, KRISTINA HILL

ALIE BJORN, SIENNA ANDERSON, JOELYN GOULETTE, MADDIE TOROLA