Saturday, July 31, 2010
The top picture is of a small singing group. The program was very nice. One song by
staff, one song by the confo class and I think there are 41 students from 15 congregations and with staff, 17 congregations are represented. We will go back to
Stony tomorrow morning for the confirmation exercises.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, we are in Duluth w/ Grangroths on our ride to see the 8 tall ships come into the Duluth harbor
Bottom one is the Europa which sails the seas of the world including expeditions to Antarctica, Tall Ships' races and long ocean crossings.
They have never been to Esko so returned on the North Cloquet Rd. past my old
elementary school and then into the Himango yard. Went to the door to say who was
in her yard and was invited in. The cabinets Bill made are still up, hard wood floor is
visible. She said she has her sewing machine in same spot Ida had hers. Walked to
look into the living room and there is still a drape on the door into my old bedroom. She said they have lived here 20 years. Ida moved to Superior when 75, so she'd be
95 now, 20 years my senior.
Then past the old church. Someone had been living there, don't know if they still do but the bldg. is showing neglect. Then to the Apostolic church to show where we were
married and past the Himango graves. Through Esko and pointed out the former
Kinnunen lumber. Stopped to eat in Cromwell, the restaurant owned by my classmate
Carol Trevena's daughter. We left at 6 a.m., returned at 8 p.m. and have some sunburn.
Monday, July 26, 2010
The latch hook was made by Jade and Cole!Heidi was able to enjoy the Red Velvet cupcakes, and her face gave it away!
There will be some more pictures from the day posted on my facebook page. Thanks to everyone for helping out to make it a special day for Mom! And I have to agree with Mom about how happy I was that Leona and Liz were able to make it! AZ Kuoppalas and Marjanens, even though you weren't able to make it, we felt you there in thought and spirit!
that brought tears to my eyes. We have lots of video footage but perhaps pics can be
posted from Heather and Becky and Jen's cameras.
Sunday, July 25, 2010
effort with good food, etc. Am glad David brought the bean bag toss. We all had a
chance to do a round or two. Leona had to work until 4:30 so she and Liz came later;
am glad they were invited. They were at my 60th, as was Cyndi. Sunday I read the
green book; some things you recalled that I had forgotten. I was surprised that Becky
remembered that the reverse band had gone on the van the day before we left for Stony.
You all do such an awesome job of writing. Brought tears as I read the comments.
Those of you who took pictures and have speedy e-mail, I hope you post some pictures. Thank you again, Love, Mom
Monday, July 19, 2010
They've been missing this summer.
They know when to disappear ...
anytime someone is looking to see a moose ...
then she's gone.
Freshly cut trees are an invitation for these folks.
She tromped through my garden (at least she didn't tromp through the greenhouse!).
She isn't a fan of carrots or green beans, tho', so all was well.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Charles Sarkela brought from Finland as he didn't think he would ever be going back.
I guess Linda has been the holder of the vial. They sprinkled a little on the casket and
said it would be fitting for the oldest Sarkela grandchild to be the holder of the vial so
it was precented to Robert Maki. In picture Kenneth Sarkela is holding the vial and
Robert Maki is holding the bag, tho Bob will have them both. He will pass them on to
his off spring.
Front row: Sharon Luoma Olivares, Joyce Maki Wodahl, Irene Zupan Kok, Nancy Luoma Nettleton.