Monday, March 26, 2012

Mamma's Memoirs Part 3 on Author Memories

This is the 3rd post of the memoirs of Tyyne Henrekson:

Part 1 - Mamma's early years in Finland
Part 2 - Meeting and marrying Pappa and emigrating to Canada
Part 3 - Early Years in Canada until 1950

These memoirs are taken from Mamma's hand-written booklet, Grandma Henrekson (Kakkonen) Memoirs--in English (1992).

However, because Mamma's Memoirs contains mostly photos of Pappa and Mamma's life in Northern Ontario during this 3rd part, I'm letting their eldest daughter, Taimi DisCala, whom we met in Part 2, tell you what it was like back then.

Aimo and Tyyne Kakkonen/Henrekson in front of their new Ryland home, 1950

This was supposed to be the final part, but Taimi sent so much valuable information that I felt should be posted for everyone to read.

Hence, the 4th part will take us through the 50's and 60's and will include the tragic accident - in Mamma's own words - that claimed the life of Billy, the only child of Pappa and Mamma who preceded them to heaven.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mamma's Memoirs at Author Memories

Since I don't have a guest blogger on my Author Memories blog this week, I posted the second part of the memoirs of Mamma, Tyyne Henrekson. You can find the parts here:

Part 1 - Mamma's early years in Finland

Part 2 - Meeting and marrying Pappa and emigrating to Canada

Since posting Part 1, I received a long email from Aunt Taimi DisCala (nee Henrekson) who is Mamma and Pappa's eldest daughter. She added some neat details which I've included in the post. This helps explain some of the things Mamma shared as we were growing up, but she didn't mention in her memoirs when she wrote them at the age of 84 in 1992.

If anyone has photos they'd like share about Mamma and Pappa, please let me know. I'm especially looking for a photo of the original log building they first moved into. When I was little, Pappa used it as the garage/workshop with all his nuts and bolts. It was beside the house and in front of the woodshed. The only photo I have of it is the one I used in Mamma's Memoirs Part 2 with Taimi and her kids, but I'd like to have a photo with more of the building to add earlier in the post.

Also, if anyone has photos of any of the farm whether it's buildings, yard, garden. People and animals are fine, too. :)

Once the 3rd and final part of Mamma and Pappa's history is posted on Author Memories, I'd like to copy them to a blog specifically for the genealogy of the Kakkonen history here in Canada including references and info about Finland. Anyone with info and/or photos can write a post for the blog to share with the family and our descendents.