Saturday, October 30, 2010


I am really happy that my goulish friends remembered to come and visit me this night before halloween.  It made my day.  I haven't a clue who they are, and the masks and outfits seem to get more outlandish each year!  I spose they are looking at this page and laughing.  Anybody got a clue who they are?????

Friday, October 29, 2010

At the alluvian fan, which you'll read about below

Margie on the bridge

Me and Glen at the Alluvian Fan, read below

Enlarge by clicking...very interesting. The rocks for a mile or more are as large as cars and busses. The result of the dam bursting made a huge crevice between the mountains, but in it's place is a beautiful waterfalls and scenery.
Spotted some bighorn sheep!

Christi, Decker and Randy, like mt. goats going up about 1/4 of a mile more. I felt dizzy at that altitude, so Tyler and I stayed in the car.

Mr and Christi Warner (Hyrkas)

Decker and gr/gr/son Tyler near the top of the mt.

Randy Hyrkas (gr/son), me, son-in-law "Decker" Hyrkas nearing the top

Coming down from Loveland Pass

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

happy halloween! Boo!

Dave and Ann Torola's family's pumpkin carving session

Monday, October 25, 2010


Photos of Tina (hrykas) and Bob Zegel wedding in the mts. in Colorado

Sarah, Hannah, Judy and Laura at the wedding

Pictures of Tina Hyrkas wedding in the mts. of Estes Park, Colorado

Sarah (Johnson) & Brett Pieti (Pat & Dave's son)

Sisters, Carrie and Margie

Carrie & Deck

Hyrkas Hunks, Glen, Wayne, Randy (Bucko) & Greg

Missy, Tyler and Mike Lupinski

Me, Tina and bob

Carrie & Deck's family with tina and bob
Tina (Hyrkas) & Bob Zegel married Oct. 23, in Estes Park, Colorado
Margie, me, and Carrie & Deck's whole family went

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

whoops, I am ONLY 72, not 73, as I previously typed!

going to Tina Hyrkas wedding in Colorado, home Sun. night...

I know one is Trina, one is Brooke, and ????

Joyce Helminen on the right (my gr/dau) and ???
Ya gotta remember, I'm 73, and even tho' they tell me their names, I forget them by the time I get home! Solly!

Joanne Heltunen & Donna Larson

Helminen, Anderson and ????

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Emma & Liisa Ylitalo, wearing the beautiful sweaters that their grandma Ellen Ylitalo knitted for them. (Mari and Ross's daughters)

My gr/grandaughter Kiera and some cousins, I think?

Sturos andHyrkas girls

Mary Peterson and me at fall services in Calumet

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mary & Bob Anderson and son
Margie & Brian Helminen grandkids

Grandson Warren Torola, My golfing partner

Tessie & Kenny's granddaughter, waiting in line for juice and a bun

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Me, Ethel Eskola, Carol Eskola, Carol Jurmu, Marie Cooper

Lexie and Morrie Kangas (Laura & Roger's)

My brother Jerry Kangas, Tom and Joe Helppi and?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New parents, Gordon & Amanda Helminen & Kylie
My newest great/grandchild, Kylie Helminen, baby of Gordon & Amanda

Brian & Margie Helminen w. grandkids (MY greats)
Kylie, Cassie, Amie, Rodney & Darryl

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tom Sturos and girls, and empty baby carrier....???? Where's the baby?

Doug, Becky anderson and youngest

Marc And Bette Pieti from Oikarinen rd...

One more of gr/grandbaby, Darryl Haverinen

Bond Falls trip couple wkends ago...torola's, helminen's, and a bunch more

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Trevor Torola's 8th birthday party

Scavenger hunt for Trevor's present from his parents. After 5 different places, they found his new bike in the boat. How exciting!

I remember doing this about55 years ago, so i had trevor do it....can you??

This is a collapsed pyramid...they tried 3 x's but it didn't work. this is the closest they could get. Then Petey decided to jump on, too.There are kangas's, randell, anderson, helminen, and I forget who else.

Steve & Ellen, two right-handed decrepits