Friday, July 24, 2015

SERVICES IN ALASKA, AT ANNETTE AND DOUG ROIKO'S IN JUNE
CLICK TO ENLARGE....HEARTWARMING TO SEE SO MANY GATHERED SO FAR AWAY
(thanks Annette for the pic)

ALASKA FISHERPEOPLE:  DECK HANDS WERE KYLE TOLKKINEN, AND ROGER HELMINEN
TOP L, LAURA ESKOLA, KYLE, RUSSELL HELMINEN, MARTHA STUROS, ROGER
BOTTOM: ANDREA LESPERANCE, JANA PIETILA,
(thanks Loretta Helminen for pic)

THREE SPECIAL 90 PLUS LADIES AT ST. JOHN'S...TALKING NOSE TO NOSE
EHEL ESKOLA, INA NORDSTROM AND LEMPI ROIKO

ANOTHER FUN DAY WITH MY GR/BOYS AT KEWEENAW GOLF COURSE FOR THE DAY:
LENNIE TOROLA, CALVIN HELMINEN, CADE TOROLA, ME, WARREN, TREVOR, BRANNON AND LOWELL TOROLA

BRANNON COMING IN FOR A PAR...CAL AND TREV

THE GALLERY GOT LAZY...LEN, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?

NOT POOL, LENNIE!

AT ST. JOHN'S..NORMA KANGAS IN BACKGROUND, CAROLYN KOVALA AND JUDY STORM

MY G/GR DAUGHTER, ALLIE HYRKAS, DAUGHTER OF TESSA AND WAYNE

"CUBBY" AND JOANNE HYRKAS

Monday, July 13, 2015


HERE ARE THE LIGHTHOUSES I AM GIVING AWAY.  THEY ARE IN MATS HERE, BUT YOURS WOULD BE PLAIN.  IT'S BEST W A MAT AND GLASS....20X 24 FRAMED.  I WILL BRING THEM TO THE TOROLA FAMILY REUNION ALSO, AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL BE ALL TAKEN.

I HAVE LOTS OF LIGHTHOUSE PRINTS LEFT OVER FROM WHEN I HAD THE GALLERY. I AM GIVING THEM AWAY, SO FEEL FREE TO GO TO DESIGNOTYPE PRINTERS AND GET SOME. IF YOU ARE FROM OUT OF TOWN AND WANT SOME (EAGLE HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE AND COPPER HARBOR LIGHTHOUSE), HAVE ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS GO AND GET ONE.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

WEDDING OF KURT AND LAURA ANDERSON'S SON AND  LUKE AND CRISSY LOUKUS DAUGHTER...HOUGHTON CHURCH (sorry, lost the names)

BEAUTIFUL COUPLE, KURT AND LAURA

A GATHERING OF TOROLA CLAN AT DONELLE AND JIM AHO'S HOUSE IN SEDAR BAY

MADELINE TOROLA ANNOUNCING THEIR CLASS SONG AT THE SPRING PROGRAM 2014

MADDIE'S CLASS

LOWELL TOROLA PLAYING THE FLUTE WITH HIS CLASS

LOWELL'S CLASS

LIZZIE TOROLA PLAYING THE FLUTE

LIZZIE'S CLASS (david's head...:)

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)