Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Charlie Kangas, Saul Tolkkinen, Cade Torola

MAMMA HEN SAT ON 16 EGGS AT CARL AND BETH TOROLA'S.....IT TURNS OUT THAT ALL THE EGGS WERE DUDS....POOR MAMMA, SHE IS STILL SITTING THERE!

OUR CEMETERY EACH SPRING IS AWESOME WITH ALL THE CREEPING PHLOX BLOOMING

BROTHER JERRY'S GRANDKIDS...TOM AND JULIE HELPPI'S TRIBE

LEARNING TO KNIT AT MY HOUSE....MADDIE AND LIZZIE TOROLA (DAVE AND ANN'S)

LONG OVER-DUE VISIT WITH LEAH'S GIRLS
ASHLEY, KARLI AND RACHEL, IN KENOSHA, WI. 2014

MORE LONG OVER-DUE VISIT IN KENOSHA WITH LEAH AND MORE OF THE KIDS:
BENJAMIN AND BABY KENNEDY, ABRAM, SETH, ME, LEAH 2014

FREQUENT VISITORS AT JUDY ROEPKE'S APT:
MARY HILL, TRINA ESKOLA, LEONA TOLKKINEN, SUSIE HILL

Sunday, June 14, 2015

CARRIE AND CORINNA, ANDREA'S DAUGHTER

CORINA HAVERINEN
                                           (CLICK ON PICTURE TO ENLARGE)
DAVISON BUNCH
BACK:  AL TOROLA, STEVE, BOB PELLI, DAN, BECKY, MARY (STEVE)
FRONT:  RUTH (BILL), KATIE (RICHIE P), MARGARET (DAVE), MARIA (AL) JEANNE (BOB PELLI)  (thanks, bob pelli )

BIG 80TH BIRTHDAY BASH FOR HELEN KINNUNEN
(IN PURPLE, SITTING ON THE ROCKING CHAIR) CLICK ON PIC. TO ENLARGE.
THANKS FOR PIC, MARY ANDERSON

MY GARDEN GNOME AT THE CASITA

MY GRANDKIDS TELL ME THAT "DUCKLIPS" ARE "IN"!
SO QUACK QUACK:  ME, ROSEMARY, MARISA AND SELENA 

I SAT NEXT TO RYAN LASSILA IN CHURCH, AND HIS LITTLE BOY, TREYTON, HANDED ME A 5 INCH SQUARE ETCH-A-SKETCH.  I ENDED UP DRAWING HIM A BUNCH OF ANIMALS FOR HALF THE SERMON.  I SPOSE THAT'S OK ONCE IN A WHILE TO DO ARTWORK IN CHURCH?

OUR CALUMET CEMETERY IS BEAUTIFUL EVERY JUNE WITH THE BLANKET OF PINK AND WHITE CREEPING PHLOX.  PETE TRIED A FEW TIMES TO PLANT SOME ON OUR GRAVESITE, BUT SOMEHOW THEY DIDN'T GROW.  I HAVE TRIED A FEW TIMES SINCE PETE DIED, AND AT LAST I HAVE A SMALL PATCH GROWING.  THEY SHOULD BLOOM NEXT YEAR.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

MORE GOLFERS...BEN, RODNEY, BRYCE, JARED
ALEX HEINONEN, DALTON PETERS, LUCAS LAHNALA
(PHOTO FR KEVIN JOHNSON)

GOLFERS...LOWELL, ME, BRANNON, TREVOR...MY BUDS

CLAY LARSON, REBECCA STUROS, BREA JOHNSON...MORE GOLFERS

CALVIN HELMINEN, CADE TOROLA, WARREN, LOWELL, BRANNON TOROLA

                                               STEVEN ESKOLA,  JOE'S SON...FUN GOLFING
JANA ESKOLA, ABBY, NINA ANDERSON, LEAH BJORN, BROOKE KARINIEMI, AND AMBER JOHNSON

GRADUATES: ETHAN LARSON, JOEY CURTIS, EVAN BILLECK, ALLEN JOHNSON, NICK OJA

JANIE TOROLA...IN BAND AND CHOIR...SPRING PROGRAM AT THE GYM

CHOIR, CALUMET HIGH SCHOOL
MR. VEENSTRA, CONDUCTOR

CHS BAND

Monday, May 25, 2015

are we having fun yet???  took several buses the first day in florida
pics below of results!

SELFIE ON THE SHIP...BASKING IN THE SUN

AT LEO AND SARAH'S RENTAL HOUSE IN FLORIDA...EVERYBODY POOPING OUT AFTER NO SLEEP ALL NIGHT OF TRAVELING

WE GATHERED UP OUR STUFF AND STARTED WALKING TO SEVERAL BUS STOPS IN FLORIDA THE FIRST DAY....CREATED QUITE A STIR AT INTERSECTIONS.....THE SECOND DAY WE RENTED A 15 PASSENGER VAN.  WHEW, I SAY!

OUR "SUITCASE TRAIN"

HELMINEN'S LOVING THE WAVES IN THE BAHAMAS

BACK TO CALUMET.....TAKING PICTURES OF WHAT???

CALUMET GRADUATES...2015
AT CALUMET CHURCH AFTER SERVICES

ABBY BJORN, SOPHIA BERG...GRADUATES

FRIENDS: JOYCE HELMINEN, STEPHANIE OJA (GRAD), ISIS TOROLA (GRAD) AND DARLENE HELMINEN, MAKING A FACE FOR MY PICTURE AGAIN!!!  :)

Sunday, May 17, 2015

MORE BAHAMA VACATION PICS WITH MARGIE AND BRIAN HELMINEN AND FAMILY, MAY, 2015

HARBOR

BOYS IN ONE OF THE MANY WINDING POOLS

HELMINEN'S, POOLSIDE

THIS CAFE HAD AN EGYPTIAN MOTIF, WITH THE CURTAIN BOOTHS, AND  HUGE COLUMNS AND STONE WALL IN PLACES.  FOOD WAS GOOD, TOO....

WATCHING THE BOYS PLAY CHESS


OUR HOTEL

BACK TO THE SHIP AFTER TWO DAYS IN THE BAHAMA'S

                                         HARBOR PIC FROM THE SHIP