Most of the family, save Nonni and Dane, joined us at Thanksgiving. … Continue reading →
NK skis (Click on link to open picture) If only we were all still up to skiing again! Here’s Niilo skiing across the driveway some 30+ years ago. Now although there is currently enough snow the next generation very rarely … Continue reading →
In 1962, when Niilo got accepted to graduate school 4500+ miles away, Koponens had a rousing driveway auction, then loaded up the TravelAll and trailer with horse Kijafa, dogs Maya and AbiYoYo, the 7 family members, and lots of stuff. … Continue reading →
The robin was totally convinced that Niilo’s office would be the most desirable place to nest, so for a week it kept trying to get in the window. It would fly up to the window and scratch to get in, … Continue reading →
Joan has “no idea” what this curiosity -found in the basement – is. Niilo knows what it is! But he’s keeping his memories and wisdom to himself.
Rob knew immediately, and could point out what happens at each point in the contraption: a steam trap, possibly from a train, possibly from some other application.
Per wiki: A steam trap is a device used to discharge condensate and non condensable gases with a negligible consumption or loss of live steam.
Do any of you readers recognize what application this particular steam trap belonged to?
Sunshine and warmth on the beautiful white soft snow…but no pussywillow buds yet! All 5 Niilo & Joan children, plus 2 grandkids, were at Chena Ridge the week of Niilo’s 84th birthday, March 6th. We enjoyed lunch with Niilo, reminiscing … Continue reading →
For the past 2-3 years Joan has been going bowling twice a week, usually with Alex, sometimes with Dane, Heather and even Chena. Today she got another 99 score! The big news for next week is all Joan & Niilo’s … Continue reading →
The past month has included holidays, many cold days (down to -38 F on the ridge…not much inversion), visitors, continued activities and wildlife. It was great to have visits from long-moved-away friend Ezra – to both Joan and Niilo – … Continue reading →
Greetings from Koponens. Niilo this week very clearly said, “Hello,” looking with interest at each member of Chena Ridge Friends Meeting who visited and shared in silent worship with him in the Pioneers Home library. They now join him every … Continue reading →
Home Start: Submitted on 2011/08/17 at 2:22 pm I was honored to become a Home Start Visitor 1971-72? The Home Start office was at Alaskaland in one of the old log cabins. Niilo was the Director. One of my fondest … Continue reading →