Beside an account of one growing up in The Great Depression and The Big War, Les Niemi's story is a spiritual autobiography, including his calling to become a Christian pastor to a unique audience in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. This dual ministry to parish and higher education began with a Finnish immigrant population. The memoir is enlivened by stories, many humorous, and an abundance of photographs. Readers of faith will be eager to relate to it, as it may also be their story. Niemi loved the sauna so much that the final church which he served on the shores of the southernmost tip of Lake Superior, also had a sauna, possibly the only such church in the country. These memoirs are real page-turners that you might enjoy. They might help to totally change your life. Les E. Niemi is an ordained Lutheran pastor. For forty years he served three parishes in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and helped save the only college in America founded by Finnish immigrants, Suomi College (now Finlandia University). Growing up in the geographical bull's-eye of the peninsula during The Great Depression and World War Two, he was a graduate of Suomi College and Suomi Theological Lutheran Seminary of Hancock. Following a sense of God's call on his life, his bilingual ministry in the north country encompassed the communities of Munising, Newberry, Ishpeming, Republic, Champion, Michigamme, Trout Creek, Ewen, Bruce Crossing and Paynesville. He and his wife Marcia live in Au Train, Michigan, and Lake Havasu City, Arizona and are the parents of five grown children. Memories....of Les Niemi is his spiritual autobiography, and his only published book. This is how it was.