The 5 kids (now grown-ups) of Niilo and Joan gathered at the homestead for a couple weeks earlier in March to go over the 1000 or so books and journals that Niilo had collected over the years. They selected some each for themselves, Joan kept some for the house and most of the rest went to the Ester Library storage, to hopefully be constructed in the next few years. It was a daunting task.
They also completed the necessary work involved to settle Niilo’s estate, a mere 15 or so months since he died on Dec. 3, 2013. Chena has worked very hard during this time as the personal representative for the estate, but all siblings and Joan played a part. Also a daunting task.
Now as Niilo would have said, “Onward”.
I’m glad the tradition has carried on.