FinnFest USA 2013
FinNALA Members and Friends Presenting
FinnFest USA 2013
“Genealogist in the Footsteps of Finnish Immigrants”
“Finnish American Hall of Fame”
"Sharing You Family History"
10:00 a.m. MTU Fisher 113
Marlene Wisure, Faith Fjeld, and Cari Mayo--Presentation and Panel Discussion
"The North American Sami Reawakening from FinnFest 92 to FinnFest 12"
12:00 p.m. MTU Fisher 127
“Finnish American Landmarks”
Authors – Sell Your Book(s) at FinnFest 2013!
Volunteers are needed to staff the FinNALA table in the Tori for FinnFest 2013. If you can give us an hour or two just once or, hopefully, several shifts of an hour or two it would be greatly appreciated. Responsibilities include telling people what FinNALA’s all about, keeping track of books displayed and sold at our table, being really nice and meeting just a whole bunch of people and possibly running into someone you haven’t seen in years. If you can give us some help on this please contact Beth at blvirtanen at gmail dot com. We’ll work out the schedule. Thanks!!
Sirpa Kaukinen named Assistant Editor
to FinNALA Newsletter
Traditional Rowboat, Soutuvene
Flying to Marquette
A Finnish Grandfather Remembered
By Hazel Lauttamus Birt
2013 is the Chinese Year of the Snake, which reminds me of the nice sunny day my family and I were visiting the cemetery in our home place New Finland, Saskatchewan.
Homeless In My Own Country
A Pause before Parting
Admiral (Plymouth, England, Winter 1982)
sentries and take out fish and chips;
my tongue. Along a row of pubs
asks of storms I’ve weathered. We pause,
regard our countries legacies
before I’m taken on a tour.
past traffic and modern sprawl, which
FinNALA Newsletter Editorial Team:
Thanks to all of you for your contributions!