Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
purchase this one today $1500.00
doors going on this weekend
roger helminen or carl torola
337-2784 or 337-0144
Do you think that storage buildings are just for storing old couches, tables and mattresses? Well, think again. There are a plethora of other uses for storage buildings whether they are the solid, stationary ones, or the portable kind that can be transported across the country.
1. Store your old vinyl record collection. Keep Jimi, Janis and the rest of your 60s favorites safe and snug in a climate controlled facility.
2. Store all of your personal belongings and set off on a once in a lifetime backpacking excursion spanning two continents.
3. Pack away all of your obsolete electronics so that one day you can make a giant art deco sculpture out of them.
4. Use the space as a workshop where you create amazing giant sculptures made out of old electronics.
5. Temporary housing if you get caught up in an argument with your wife and lose, which you will.
6. Woodworking shop and tool keeping.
7. Build a robot.
8. Store your children’s toys. You know, the ones that they cried over for weeks and when they finally got them never once played with them?
9. Second garage for all of Dads playthings. You know, the ones that he cried over for weeks and once he got them never once played with them?
10. Sleeping quarters for the mother-in-law.
11. Sleeping quarters for the brother-in-law.
12. Store your parents collection of salt and pepper shakers from every place that they have ever been.
13 Store your swimming pool noodles, your floaties, your blow up islands, your rafts and your paddling flotation devices during the cold winter months.
14. Store your snow chains, snow tires, salt spreader, snow shovels, bags of gloves, thermal socks and snow suits in the hot summer months.
15. Now that you have finally admitted that you are not going to be a rock star, but you can not bring yourself to sell your equipment, go ahead and pack up your guitars, your amplifiers, your mixing board, your pedals, your mic, your drum set and all of the cables and wires that go with them and store them away until your son or daughter wants to be a rock star. They will be just like new!
16. Remember that giant stuffed gorilla that you won your son at the amusement park? Oh yeah.
17. It is a perfect place to put that pesky home gym that you keep tripping over on your way to the kitchen every morning.
18. It is an extra closet for your wifes crazy and uncontrollable purse addiction.
19. Maybe storage buildings are where all of the unmatched socks are.
20. Store the gold velvet couch here until your wife finally relents and lets you put it in the basement.
21. Use it as a meditation room and find your true purpose by looking within.
22. Store all of the kitchen gadgets you saw on TV that you absolutely had to have, such as the pancake pastry maker, the knives that cut through solid gold, and the one minute radioactive meat cooker.
23 Put away that creepy garden gnome collection, for crying out loud.
24. Books? Who needs books in there house when you have the Internet? Store those books and make room for a big screen plasma TV!
25. And of course, storage buildings are the perfect place to store your old baby items because inevitably someone, sometime, will appreciate that odorless diaper pail.
Ok, ok. Maybe some of these uses are silly and meant to be taken with tongue planted firmly in cheek, but you get the idea. Storage buildings are versatile and functional, affordable and easily accessible. Use storage buildings ! It will make your life easier
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
The Old Gang
Ken “Lily Lully” Ollila Slim Ala responsible for this one
Walter “Slim” Ala Was actually slim as a kid
Bob “Hobby” Johnson A fast potato picker: my cousin
Daniel “Shadow Johnson Ate 28 pancakes prepared by Irene Lasanen, one sitting
Roy “Cow” Mukka CHS Ass’y: David Oja from Mohawk asked him “What do you say, Cow? “Moo” he said
Gordy “Jukka” Mukka Not really a nickname, middle name must have been “Jack”
Ken “Nipple” Holland May have taken him a long time to wean
Marianne “Squirt” nee Sturos Goes way back
Jim “ Jebba” Peterson At least for a short time, heard Pete refer to him as this once
George “Buddha” Peterson More permanent
Helen “Lana” Torola Permanent
Bob “Bubba” Torola A tough but kind man
Allen/Ullen “Stinky” Torola Best forgotten, but truly a classic
Dave “Diggy” Jokela Smart mathematician
Lyman “Button” Oja Grandma must have thought he was cute
Fred “Joffee” Juopperi I’m responsible. Called him “Choppy Molace” after a character in a children’s story while playing street hockey under the street light @ corner of Iroquois & 7th in winter of ‘46/47. Johnny Aalto heard it as “Joffee” and it stuck.
John Paul “Dumpa” Kastelic “Who’s coming at Christmas?” “Tan-ta-ta is coming,” he said when he was about two years old
Gerry “Moonabuck” Murtonen A good one
Eldred “Junior” Mugford After more than 70 yrs, still holding down the fort @ Iroquois St.
Lawrence “Honey” Hamm A big kid, could really clobber a soft ball. Broke my bat one time, fixed it with nails and electrical tape. Broke again with 1st swing
Others from Around Town/Florida Location
Bob “Agates” Makolin
Roy “Oozie” Makolin
Don “Donuts” Laurie
Jack “Sprat” Solmonson Somewhat hackneyed but good enough
Delmar “Yummo” Phelps
Ken “Prune” Luke Thanks to me. Head shaped more like a prune than my own, natural color to boot
Gary “Porky” Brusso
Les “Lungy” Randell
Paul “Pallo” Randell
Kenny “Beggar” Ruonavaara
William “Pikku” Karien
? Snooky Korvonen Unafraid of heights
Paul “Kirby” Frantti Steady as a rock
Jim “Jimbo” Kargela Same class ’53 in high school as Pete, Lana, Ellen and I
George “Yuffo” Kargela Jimbo’s younger brother
Gene “Puggie” Baroni Referred to by Elmer Harmala as “The flying Tackler”. We skunked Rambaultown in sandlot football with Ullen calling the plays (Can still see that front tooth peg with round knob at end, tooth missing.) Puggie made up for it on the Copper Kings
Edwin “Hybo” Harmala Youngest of six, “E’s, 3 girls and three boys in that order
Norman “Bubbles Niemi A good guy, good natured and tough. His looks belied it.
? “Aahpoo” Niemi Bubbles’ older brother
? “Yawgo” Staricha
? “Submariner” Suppelsa A kid from Detroit in our Miss Inch 4th grade, Chas. Briggs. He had a pointed chin, making him look just like “The Submariner” in the comic book, at least according to Pete and myself
James “Cuba” Crevola In Pete and my Art Nobles (I’ll box your ears off if I catch you running down the hall again) ’49 ancient history class. Pete called him this once to me; probably the one and only one time referred to as “Cuba”
“Uusii”, “Heikki”, “Kalla”, “Ikky”,etc., are too generic to even mention. But some guys are unique in that they were for the most part only recognized by their nicknames. The bicycle-riding “Hollywood” is one such example. Another is “Heinie” the German who you’d see wearing an old army uniform. You never knew if he had a load in his pants when he got on the bus. All you could do was stand back.