Thursday, October 5, 2017

NEED TO KNOW IF U WANT TO BUY A BOOK WITHIN TEN DAYS, PLEASE


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

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)

                                                   (click to enlarge)
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.