Posts Tagged ‘Services’

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Hail and Farewell

FINNISH INDEPENDENCE 6 December 1917 ARI J. ANTTILA 1925-2014 This column is dedicated to the memory of my dear Veteran father, Ari Anttila. He heard me give this speech at the 95th Independence Day Gala. Independence Day Gala 2012 Speech by Ava Anttila: Welcome everyone (Tervetuloa kaikille) Thank you for being here!! As we begin […]

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Finnish Root Touch Up

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Finnish Root Touch Up November signals the start of the Holiday Season.  Are you ready? Now is the time to take inventory, make lists, set up calendars, plan events, figure out where the appropriate decorations were stored last year, and do the necessary ‘touch-ups’ so our homes, offices, and we, ourselves, […]

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: An LA Autumn

The Unrelenting Heat In Finland and in much of the rest of America, Fall has arrived. There is a snap in the air. Take a deep breath and the crisp ozone fills your head—it puts a bounce in your step and sends you out looking for properly colored Pom Poms to take to a football […]

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Let Them Eat Cake

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Let Them Eat Cake Happily, life and its stages involve celebrations.  Virtually all cultures celebrate with a cake of some kind.  Each of us has childhood memories of cakes as part of celebrations that can bring a smile on reflection.  Cakes mark a passage of time, a milestone in life, a […]

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Manors and Manners

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Manors and Manners Most little girls go through their ‘Princess’ stage; pretending they live in a castle where everything is just as it should be. Finnish Manors There are lovely historic old Manor Houses in Finland –mostly in the southern areas.  The logic of location by population concentration is amplified by […]

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Flower Power

AROUND LA WITH AVA®: Flower Power Coachella Bound The road trip to the Concert venue was complete with psychedelic vans, “magic buses”, cars with signs, RVs side-by-side with stretch limousines –all caravanning out toward the desert for the Easter weekend session of the Coachella Music Festival.  It was like Berkeley and the days of Woodstock, […]

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