Sunday, August 29, 2010

A beautiful day for a trip to Manitou Island with this crew

Martin doing "the pose", ready to go to Manitou Island
Ina and Rebecca

Docking at Manitou Island

Leo, Rebecca, Darlene, Martin, Ina on the dock

Darlene and Ellen

Verna, Brian, Margie, Darlene, Martin, Ina

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The following are old pics. taken at Calumet church prior to Schlatters....they are all dads now

Some of the kids who hung out at our house when they were young
Torola's, Hyrkas, Kangas, Eskola, Halonen, Bezotte, ????

Back row, Margie Helminen, Marcia Frantti, Carrie Hyrkas
Front row, Ruthann Morris, Janel Peterson, Cheryl Jaryl

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The following pics. are Shirley Lassila's 75th birthday party, Sunday

Edie and Shirley went to Jim's for dinner after church, and Edie told Shirley, "let's go to Albert Anderson's birthday party i Allouez" So they did, and she was totally surprised it was for her! (Albert's bd is actually in Nov.)
at shirley's bd party
Hyrkas, Kesti and Hyrkas and kids

Bill Kero

Florence Anderson, Louise Raasakka (sisters)

Myrt Keranen

Eva, Edie, Junsie, Carole, Ethel and Lana at the BD Party

Sherrie and Wayne Anderson's

Trudy Haataja, her mom, Mrs. Leukema and ???

Lineup of a bunch of handsome young men (who?)

Bagpipers on parade in the arena

Taivalkoski's waiting for the parade Sat.

Ross Ylitalo, Janet & Rick Mattson from Sebeka
They had to lift an 18 ft. log, run w. it, and throw it forward so it would flip end over end. If you lost control, you dropped it and ran out of the way...only about 3 made the complete flip.

Scottish-Highland games...the players all had kilts, and (blush) black undies they were throwing a chain and ball (heavy) after twirling a couple times.

Scottish drummers at Heritage Days, Calumet, Sat.
There were bagpipes also

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sara Daavettila, Olivia Anderson, Lilly Lasanen

Elaine and bob Lean

Lela, Rhea and Rea Torola

Monday, August 16, 2010

Back, brother Paul, so Eric, Janie, Ann, Dave Front..Linda, Paul, me, lynn and Walt at dave's and ann's house sat. after the wedding,,,oh, yeah, I am holding Sophie
Kalle, Doris and Ellen
Pete, Karl and Doris Svahn

Saturday, August 14, 2010

August 14, 2010 wedding

Greta & Dave Helminen, newlyweds tonight

Bunch of girls at the wedding

Jenny and Dave Luoma at the wedding

Bruce Kangs, Paul Kangas & son Eric...not related. I think Bruce is hiding a cigar! Heh!

Ellen Torola's brother Paul Kangas, son Eric and wife Linda from Hartland, MI

Three girls at the wedding...i was told the middle one is a Heinonen, and I don't know the other ones!

Arne & Marianne Peterson, my new neighbors upstairs

Friday, August 13, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. (Carroll) Reino Torola

Thursday, August 12, 2010

If you want to send a sympathy card to Doris Svahn, her address is
Alvvagen 267 (two dots over the A's)
95795 Hedenaset

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This is the pic. of pete with his ma's story in memories

There he is with "the hat"...cigarette, and what our grandgirls noticed were the hi-cut tennis shoes!
Vaari (Walter Torola) liked to sit up close where he could hear. He used a
magnifying glass to see the words of songs.
Vaari died in 1995.
Walter Torola (Pete's dad and former minister..for you young ones info)
He is cutting the "weed", st. john's wort. He dried it, chopped it small
and made tea from it. It was sweet, mild and light pink. He said it
helped his cough. (notice, his legs aren't even bent...can we do that, us old
ones....hint: he has short legs)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Kalle Svahn passed away last night in Sweden. So now there is no more ministers there. We pray God will provide someone, and I am sure He will!

Enjoy the "oldie moldies"

Paul Granroth, Quentin Ruonavaara, Frans Heideman, Kirby Frantti
Arne Peterson, Richie Granroth, Pete Torola
Al and Ellen hamming it up

Bill Hillstrom, Earl Kangas, Pete, Jack Haataja
Dave Liimatta, Bob Sturos?, Wayne Maki