Wednesday, April 28, 2010

the following are a bunch of smiling people

Front, Dan and Heidi's cassie and amie (our great gr)
Calvin and Joyce, Margie and Brian's

Trevor, PETER TOROLA, Lizzie and Maddie

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Triple A man and his family (Melanie and Norman) minus #10, Ruthie
Joanne Taivalkoski, Brenda Helminen, Karen Johnson

Cassie and Amie Helminen singing and playing piano
(dan and heidi's girls)
Tom at grandma eskola's 90th bd party

Sunday, April 25, 2010

rambling at random

cap't of strikeout, dond and walt maki
julie and kinnunen

jerry moe and moe benda

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Russell and Katrina Helminen...with his hunting trophy
shot this grizzley bear in Alaska....more pics. and story coming

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Story time...24 x 30 colored pencil/acrylic
Ethel's two girls, Barb
and Carol
Ethel Eskola's BIG NINE-O birthday party...

John (in his father's chair, by the way...he didn't bust a leg...russ and ruth koski

A visit with the Albert Koski's, Keweenaw Bay

John and Mary Westerinen

Armeda Maki
Allan Larson (chairman) and Pete

Marion Helppi and youngest daughter...who rang the church bell after services

Edna and Elroy Leskila

Pete with Judy & Larry Hansen, Painesville

eating dinner after painesville church..Betty Johnson (Bert)

three grands, sven warren and lowell

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

hockey tournament in virginia

gramma niska gave us special dispensation to have the game in the living room instead of the basement

Monday, April 12, 2010

Roger & Trudy Haataja's new little sweetheart, Annie Lynn
Jesse & Rhonda Niska and kids

Niska & Murray (sorry, forgot first names!, old age)

Dan, Steven & Jon Niska, Jake & Brita Darland, Kirsten Haapala

A great lady, Melba Niska
Jeanette, Matti, Sue Johnson, son

Corey, Heather & Heather's brother (lassila)
Ellen, Lila Johnson and Joe Johnson

Julie Heltunen and baby

Brita (haapala) Darland & son Jacob
A story here: she and husband Jake visited with us at trina and butch's sat. aft. She was overdue for the baby. When we left, I told her, I don't wanna see you in church in the morning.....and she wasn't!! She had the baby. Boy, was that magic, or what?

Pete Heltunen, Calvin Peterson, Pete

Julie H. and Kay J.

Eunice and Frank Korpi

Duane and Judy Niska

Heidi Niska and Ellen

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Darryl Brian

Great-grand child born to Andrea and Loren Haverinen of Menahga on Easter Sunday, April 4. Darryl was 8 lb. 6 oz. and 20 1/2 inches long.
Big brother Rodney is not quite excited, but willing to help with dirty diapers.
Mom and baby are home and both doing fine.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

jennie (cal's wife) and kids
merry old st. nickolas and calvin

butch & trina niska


Pete Larson grandchildren saying CHEESE

Bekkala/Larson gang, virginia, mn.

derek,keith, jerome auel, virginia, mn. recently