“MOM’s Birthday is Just Around the Corner”

   “Mother” Grand and Great!

“Mother”  equals Miracles!  Let’s start at the beginning. Without  “Mother,”  there would  be no  “New Little Creations of Life.”   The way,  our Almighty   created His  world to continue,  was to give  “Mothers”  the “Blessings of Life.” And the “word” for life,  is:  “It’s a  Miracle!”

Are those not the exact words you hear, by everyone at  and in the  “maternity-ward?”

Whatever  road  –  your journey in “Life”  is taking you  –  remember always,  your “Mother” was the first one to “Love You”  –  no matter what else happens on the way. 

We, all are not born with “Silver Spoons”  and  in the “Land of Plenty!”   As  there are some that entered on this “Road of Life”  with the most meager amount of substance, and as in  this great game of life,   You  work,  on your own plan to success,  and with that plan  to enter into Eternity  –   into those arms of,  Your Creator!

Today, Mom!   It  is almost your  “Birthday” to celebrate and  be remembered,  “for all you did,”  for  all of your family!    I know, what a rough road you were on for awhile.    Some families,  get  side tracked and do  not  remember their  own families with  honour and respect,     because, they  have let their eyes,   become blinded. 

   They have  forgotten   their  first    “Love”    Mother, but forever,  I will always remember  “YOU as the best MOM”  that ever lived on this earth!      “Happy Birthday!”

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“If You Did Not KNOW – Listen NOW”

The movie, The Bodyguard,  with Kevin Costner, and Whitney Houston is one movie that I could watch several times – and still watch even more – just something about the movie that,  when you listen to Kevin Costner give details about the two – you will feel like watching the movie – right now and again – as there is real LOVE coming across, meaning that our Creator put all of us – here on EARTH, for a purpose, and if we find that which we need to do here –  and do it NOW, we will have accomplished  all that we were directed to do here – on this our on private  journey.

“Our CREATOR and Eternity  are waiting for those of us – that have completed their Mission, here on Earth.”

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Course: Snack

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 294 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 2 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 5 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 15 oz pumpkin puree


  1. Start by greasing two loaf pans (about 9” x 5”) with butter or cooking spray.
  2. Add the brown rice flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, baking soda, and xanthan gum to the bowl of your stand mixer.

  3. Stir until the dry ingredients are well mixed.

  4. With your mixer on low speed, add the eggs, vegetable oil, brown sugar, white sugar, lemon juice, and pumpkin puree one at a time.
  5. Increase to high speed and continue mixing for 2 to 3 minutes.

  6. Divide the batter between the greased loaf pans.

  7. Bake at 300°F for about 1 hour 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

    “Call me,  when you take these from the oven – I will bring something good to enjoy with you –  as we all enjoy having “seconds” of  this delicious  Pumpkin Bread!”

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“Some Old Time Memories are Still Terrific”

      “Mary Ellen models “Poodle Skirt”Poodle skirt 001Do you remember the correct year – 1946 or 1947 – when “Poodle skirts”  first  became  “the skirt”  for your little girl?

                “All three pose on slide!”3 on slide 001Mary Ellen with  the “Poodle Skirt”  and  with brothers Denny and Tommy  sitting on slide,  which is on  “girls-side” of   playground.

           “First-Communion Day”1st communion 001“1946”  Mary Ellen, Denny and Tommy  in our  First-Communion outfits, and in front of the  Lovely Replica  of  Our Blessed Mother and within the  Shadow of the Home!

         “Beautiful Little Angels!”2nd Pose 001Three  “Angels”  – Denny Jr., Tommy and Mary Ellen. It is amazing that some of these pictures survived since 1946, especially when you think of the camera used and the poor care taken with all the moves we made!

These Photos went to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and then back to Saint Louis, Missouri and several places in the County – so with packing and not really knowing way back then – that there would come a day – when the “Old” stuff is just what,  the world needs to see today!

Thanks to our Almighty,  for taking  good care of all the memories that go with  these PHOTOS – and  that a time and place would be available to post these treasures  – for all  of the generations to follow – they will have most of their questions answered,  by just  checking out  “Grandma’s Stories”  – and if they like – just adding on,  something that I may have forgotten!   D.V.

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The Air Force Birthday on September 18th commemorates the establishment of The United States Air Force.

Almost from the moment the Wright brothers found a way to soar with the birds, the military incorporated aeronautical pursuits into their missions. However, the Air Force did not become a separate branch of the Armed Forces until September 18, 1947.

The military established the Signal Corps as the first aeronautical force in the United States. During the Civil War, the first missions provided visional communications via flags and torchlight from aerial balloons. Even so, the Signal Corps didn’t become an official branch of the Army until 1863. Its creation made way for more aeronautical training and study.

Since then, military air service has gone through many names and commands. A few examples are Air Service of the US Army to the Air Corps and Army Air Force. Finally, in 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act establishing the United States Air Force as a separate branch of the military.

As a result of pursuing advanced technology and superior airmen, the US Air Force emerged as the swiftest tactical force ready to deploy anywhere at a moment’s notice. On September 18, celebrate the airmen and women who are on watch every day.

HOW TO OBSERVE #AirForceBirthday

Recognize the military personnel in the Air Force. Give shout out and share your experiences as part of the Air Force. Use #AirForceBirthday to post on social media.


The 1947 National Security Act restructured The United States military and intelligence agencies in the aftermath of World War II.  On September 18, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act establishing the U.S. Airforce on board the first Air Force One, a VC 54C.

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“Make a WISH TIME”

After you blow out the candles on the “Birthday Cake”  someone asks the question, “Did you make a WISH?”

How in the world could I think, just so much to think about –  what am I doing, where should I stand, do I have enough extra “AIR” just to throw-out, so that all   of the candles will be out – can not have one of those that you can never get completely blown out? 

And then, on top of everything else – did I remember to make a WISH?  “WOW”  “I know that I am now, in my second  “child-hood” – but I sure do not remember LIFE being so complicated,  back then, when I was only TEN?”

This next PHOTO is of my GREAT Grandson,Lex, himself and he is just eighteen months old. Little LEX may not know the words for this game, but he found this spot by the drapes, and gives us the biggest of smiles and laughs, when he pulls back the drape – after he thinks he has been hidden from us, and hears all of  us sing out “PEEK-a-boo” “We see you, LEX” and just as fast,  “Little Lex” grabs that leading edge of drape material, swings it around himself,  just like “Superman” would do, and the game goes on, for as long as LittleLex, wants to play!

That is the cutest and best smile to see, when you know everyone is having FUN, playing a terrific game with “Superman, LEX!”

This is a retake of the first PHOTO, and by the time we get “ME” all charged  up  and  a “raren to go”  – with the main thought – blow out all the candles – and then make a “WISH” – that just maybe,  someday – may come true??

Well, all of this silly stuff for grown-ups, was not what little LEX had on his mind to do. Looking at this PHOTO, it looks like to me, that “LITTLE LEX” said to himself, “I’ll just catch a nice “forty winks” – see if they even notice?

So, when you take the time to start having FUN in your second “Childhood” – the best part is to include all of the youngsters in the FAMILY – They will have FUN watching  you do all the silly things that you used to do a hundred years ago – and will say. “I Just did that, because I was not allowed to do that back then – we all had to,  toe the mark, or else – and you do not want to find out, what the  “Or Else” is, never!”

“I can still hear everyone singing “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” – that is some real music – when you are in your second child-hood and you are enjoying cake and ice-cream!”          D.V.

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