Saturday, July 22, 2017

AWESOME....(CLICK TO ENLARGE)

CAN'T FIND MY NOTES FROM MIKKO H....THIS LIL GUY IS FISHING IN A PAIL
I KNOW HIS MOM IS EMILY....(SEND ME NAMES, I'LL FIX)

MY SON DAVE'S BIRTHDAY....(front: brian, dave, berg boy, paul
middle.pete, maddie,, bk row..trevor, lenny, ann, cade (wally's)

DAVE LEPPA, PHIL KIVISTO

DARLENE L., CAROLYN K, AGGIE K, JOYCE H.
(thanks maria s. for pic)

EVA AND CARL HELMINEN GANG (thanks, brita haapala)

ONCE IN A WHILE, WE HAVE A HOT DAY IN THE C.C., SO WE GOTTA GO AND COOL OFF IN AHMEEK WITH ICE CREAM....JOYCE HELMINEN WITH ME.

CALVIN HELMINEN, RODNEY HAVERINEN, ANTTI AND STAN HELMINEN

CADE TOROLA AND ME


MATT AND ELAINE KIILUNEN GANG...KIDS WERE DRESSED AFTER THE  PARENTS "HOUSE DRESS"......HOUSECOAT FOR THE GIRLS, TSHIRT AND JEANS FOR THE GUYS...(if i got it right, it is a wedding anniversary party at Traverse)
(thanks again, brita)

LUNCH AT THE HUT:  MARIANNE PETERSON, MARIA STUROS, DIANE PETERSON, ME, ESTHER TOROLA, LORRAINE TOROLA, JUDY HAATAJA

Friday, June 30, 2017

REED (PETE AND SUE'S) AND SHANNON (TIM & CINDY'S) STUROS
WEDDING, MPLS., MAY 6, 2017

MARIA STUROS, REED & SHANNON, PETE & SUE STUROS

MARIA STUROS WITH ALL OF HER KIDS
[photos, from Maria, thanks!

MADDIE TOROLA WITH HER FRIENDS, DUNKING IN SUPERIOR  THE BEGINNING OF MAY!

VISITING NODAK:  LEAH, ISIS, JOSIE, ME, NINA AND ORIANA

LATEST PAINTING...24 X 36, ACRYLIC, TYPICAL LAKE SUPERIOR SHORE
(for sale...$400}

SPECIAL PIC OF THE TWO HAROLD'S
GRAMPA HAROLD LEINO AND GR/SON HAROLD BRANSON
(looks like a pete kind of hat, harold!)

MY THREE COUSINS...DAVE, DOUG, AND BRUCE RAUDIO
(doesn't doug look like uncle Wes Kangas?}

My HANDSOME GR/SON, STEVEN (works in Nodak)

UNCLE WES AND SON DAVID

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ETHEL ESKOLA'S LAST BIRTHDAY PARTY AT MED. CARE
THE GIRLS
                                                    
THE GUYS

THE HYRKAS CREW IN ALABAMA, 2017
RANDY, JANINA, TESSA AND WAYNE, GLEN AND SHANNA

THREE LITTLE RIDING HOODS.....FROM ALASKA
JOSIE ASIALA, ANASTIINA, AND LILY

THIS IS THE CUTEST ALASKA PICTURE I EVER DID SEE!

ALASKA SERVICES, JUNE, WITH ROGER KANGAS 2017

ALASKA SERVICES, MAY, WITH JIM HEIKKINEN 2017

NADIA HELMINEN'S  BAPTISM:  FROM LEFT:  GORDON AND AMANDA HELMINEN,
ROGER, ANASTIINA, LORETTA HELMINEN,  LISA (HOLDING NADIA) AND  DAN LASANEN'S, JIM AND BEV HEIKKINEN

ANDERSON FAMILY:  PRISCILLA, CLIFFORD, GINNY, KATHY,  PHYLLIS, LARRY, SHIRLEY

Monday, June 5, 2017

calumet valedictorians



FRED AND ANNIE H. DAUGHTER AND SON
GRADUATE...HOWELL

KANTOLA'S WITH THEIR GRADUATE, AUSTIN

MENAHGA GRADUATES...ON LEFT IS A HORSMA, ?, ?, ISAAC ANDERSON

SELENA FRANTTI WITH HER PARENTS...HOWELL

CALUMET, END OF CEREMONY...THE BALLOONS CAME DOWN FROM THE CEILING WHEN
THE KIDS THREW THEIR HATS IN THE AIR

SOME OF THE CALUMET GRADUATES...ALL FROM OUR CHURCH


THE CAPTIONS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES; TAKEN OFF THE INTERNET.
I MISSED THE PIC OF ONE OF  OUR VALEDICTORIAN'S SPEECH, WHO WAS JESSE HELMINEN







                        THERE WERE MANY OTHERS OF OUR FRIENDS KIDS, BUT THE PICS SOMETIMES WERENT VERY CLEAR

Sunday, May 28, 2017

GRADUATION TIME...ANYGROUP PICS OF OUR KIDS FROM AWAY, SEND THEM TO ME FOR POSTING

CADE AND I...NO. DAKOTA, 2017
VALEDICTORIAN

WALLY AND LYNN'S FAMILY:  SVEN, WALT, CADE, (nine students in his class), JOSIE (graduated from 8th grade the same time), ORIANA, ISIS, LYNN, NINA

THE NUMBERS ON THE MOUNTAINS IN THIS AREA ARE MADE BY THE SENIORS...IT'S THE YEAR THEY GRADUATED....YOU CAN SEE CADE'S "17" MADE BY THE CLASS, WITH STONES. MANY OTHER NUMBERS BEING OVERGROWN W WEEDS.  NEAT, HEY?

ME, CADE AND LEAH

ME, LEAH, WALLY

TONI AND ALANA (TERVO) HOKENSON

DAN AND HEIDI HELMINEN

DALE AND BEV SALMEN, MIKE AND JOCELYN LUNDEEN (she is bev's daughter, all from Cokato, now in Nodak)

ME AND GR/GRAND, CASSIE HELMINEN

LAST MO. PHOTO OF CHURCH SERVICES W MIKKO HALONEN

CALUMET GRADS, AT OUR CHURCH GATHERING AFTER COMMENCEMENT: NAMES NOT IN ORDER:  Jesse, Joyce Helminen's, Will Hyrkas, Anna, Brianne, Grant, Jocelyn, Karissa, all Johnsons, Damon Kangas, Ginny, Paul, Trevor, all Kangas's, Hannah Kariniemi, Rachael Keranen, Maija Kilpela, Daylen, Rory, Reese, all  Anderson's, Russ Bjorn, Emily Erkkila, Wyatt Loukus, McKenna Monticello, Emily/Jesse, both Oja's, Celia Peterson, Brock Poyhonen, Jack Sturos, Andrew Taivalkoski, Kelsey Tikkanen, Lenny Torola (click to enlarge)

ME AND JOYCE (HELMINEN)

LENNY (TOROLA) AND ME