I had the honor of driving my father to his last two evenings in his deer blind, ending over seventy years of deer hunting for him. Hunting and fishing were his passion in life, which resulted in my brother and I spending countless weekends and summers at our hunting camp (Dick Carter's Birch Hill Lodge). He would have been elated to see me buy Rauhallinen Farm and if alive, would be a resident here. They lived in the U.P. after I graduated from High School, with my younger brother graduating in St. Ignace. My brother has a five year plan to move here to the Western U.P. and run his insurance and investment business from here. The old white Jeep Cherokee is still alive and running well. I gave it to my friends, Tom and Sharon, after I bought the Toyota RAV4 a couple of years back. They use it on their property where they are building their log home. My father would have been fond of them both, as Tom as is talented mechanically as he was.
"People will walk in and out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out."
Michael Bassey Johnson