“Serious Is, as Serious Does”

The other day,  when I was posting this PHOTO of   Great Grand-Son, “LEX” – I knew, as I was caught  by that  stare of  little “LEX”  that,  I had seen this very same look,  somewhere  but,  just could not remember where,  and only after looking over some of the other POSTS – ran across the matching PHOTO.

… NOW,    check out this face… and the face of  big Sister, “Alyssa”, watching over her new  little baby sister, “JAIME” – see if there isn’t something similar,  there being a  likeness or very strong  resemblance in the face.

http://fourgrandmas.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/img155.jpgThere is defiantly something in those eyes  – that is thinking  about the time and situation – and only in their eyes and in and on their mind are the words – but, because they are too young – just can not express in words for us to hear and or to know.

People go to  “Museums” for all sorts of reasons, but some just to study  our cultural heritage, and or to preserve and promote   the source  of cultural heritage, – but I think – there are some people that just like to sit and gaze at the faces of different people and try to figure out – just by looking at the face – “What in the world was on the mind of this person” as they  are sitting for hours,  just to have their portrait made for millions of people to just come  later in time of years, and stare at the “Portrait faces”  for hours on ends.

Everyone that looks long at a  “PHOTO” has some idea of what they are seeking – maybe a “re-union”  in their minds of what could have been – or maybe,  what would we be doing, “If we were still together” or maybe, “Did you really do all that  they  say and is now  printed in the  “History Books” or is, all of  that  just a lot of  “malarkey?”

“Come to think about it – there are a million questions that one can ask  and wonder about – while just looking at old Photos,  and even the new ones – just taken days ago?”   D.V.

“For generations to come – the  top Photo  of  little  baby, “LEX” is the son of   “Alyssa, my Grand-daughter” – and “Little Master LEX, is my  “Great Grand-son” and,  I am so grateful and Thankful to the Almighty Yahweh, for all of the most wonderful gifts – that He only,  can  provide for  us, His children!”

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“Continue TAP Dancing – All Day”

If you are in Saint Louis – you will like this – – and –  if only I could move like  this – “WOW”  –  What terrific shape,  I would  NOW be in!”

In the TIME,  we can find to do this dancing – we will see tremendous  and wonderful changes in our HEALTH – and,  all for the “GOOD” – we might even shave off,  ten to twenty of those older years – and  will start being our good ole  “YOUNG”  self –  feeling so much better,  than  yesterday!    D.V.

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“Start TAP DANCING Today”







National Tap Dance Day is observed each year on May 25.  This day is a celebration of tap dancing as an American art form.  

A percussive dance dating back to the early 1800s developed primarily from African and Irish influences.

Incorporating complex rhythmic step combinations performers often expressed enormous amounts of character through sound and bodily movement. From clogging to buck and wing styles, soft-shoe to the sand step and a little bit of jazz, tap dancing evolved from a stiff Irish jig to the bodily Cakewalk and vocal Ring-shout.

The popular Shim Sham of the vaudeville era became a line dance in the 1980s.


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The brainchild of Carol Vaughn, Nicola Daval and Linda Christensen, National Tap Dance Day was first presented to U.S. Congress on February 7, 1989, and was signed into American Law by President George. H.W. Bush on November 8, 1989.  The one-time official observance was on May 25, 1989.   May 25 is the birthday of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, a significant contributor to tap dance born in 1878.  National Tap Dance Day has continued to be celebrated each year on May 25.

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“Let’s all have FUN and start to DANCE again – just like those good ole days,  when we were so young –  and so full of excess energy –  that no matter what we did – we still had even more time and energy to do more!”
Dancing is so much FUN  – that we can do this  by our self – and  then,  for more FUN –  have  our Family and FRIENDS  – just join in and see  all of our DAYS  –  filled with even more terrific memories and  extra GOOD TIMES!  D.V.

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“Best Wishes to MY BROTHERS on Brothers Day”



Observed every year on May 24, Brother’s Day honors the brothers in our lives.  Whether we have one or many, our brothers hold a special place in our hearts.  Even if for those who don’t have brothers, someone in their life is usually like a brother to them.  Brothers from other mothers are found in a best friend, a brother-in-law or a cousin.  They are the men in our lives we count on even when we don’t talk very often.  We share memories, challenges that frequently began with the phrase, “What’s this!” soon followed by a few stitches.

They are the men in our lives we count on even when we don’t talk very often.  We share memories, challenges that frequently began with the phrase, “What’s this!” soon followed by a few stitches. While minding their own business, they are also prepared to step in when necessary.  That’s what brothers do.

Of course, they’ve been known to put toads on your head or gum in your hair.  They may have been too cool for you once, too.  Brothers come in many shapes and sizes and so do their relationships.  Whatever yours is, take the time to celebrate your brother on Brother’s Day.


Enjoy time with brothers and reminisce.  Find time for new brother siblings to spend some fun, enjoyable time together.  Use #BrothersDay to share on social media.


C. Daniel Rhodes of Alabama founded Brothers Day.

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Sure am glad that I have some old PHOTOS – which include both of my brothers and myself!

So,  this is my message for TODAY, “Happy BROTHERS DAY”  to brothers, DENNY, Jr. and Tommy –  and as you can see –  Denny has his shirt on,  and brother, Tommy does not have his shirt on – due to,  having taken a high dive off that BRIDGE in the back ground.

With brothers, I’m betting that we all have lots of good stories to tell – that is what  we call, “Making LIFE Exciting” – otherwise we would have nothing to laugh about – and no real exciting stories that  will last, for  a LIFE time  and or more.

“Hold your glass high and WISH – “GOOD LUCK to OUR BROTHERS, One and ALL”  –  where ever you all are!”   D.V.

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“Mom’s Chocolate Chip Cookies”


“Chocolate chip cookie made with instant vanilla pudding.”



  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Add pudding mix, eggs and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

“Try adding  some  NUTS – soooo good!”

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“Card game, Solitaire – PLAY It Today”

National Solitaire Day - May 22


On May 22, National Solitaire Day recognizes a card game that has been around for more than 200 years.

Also known as Klondike, the classic version of the game uses a standard deck of 52 playing cards. The object of the game is to clear the board by creating a stack of cards from low to high in each suit. If the player completes each suit, the game of Solitaire is won.

It wasn’t until 1990 when Microsoft included Solitaire in Windows 3.0 that the game truly went viral. Microsoft Solitaire successfully helped teach computer users how to use a mouse and, in the process, ended up becoming one of the most played video games in history.

“Over the past 28 years, Microsoft Solitaire has been providing great entertainment to hundreds of millions of players in every corner of the world, and we’re happy to announce that May 22 of each calendar year will officially be designated as National Solitaire Day, recognizing the day Microsoft first included Solitaire in Windows,” says Paul Jensen, Studio Manager for Microsoft Casual Games.

In 2012, Microsoft evolved Solitaire into the Microsoft Solitaire Collection, which features five of the top Solitaire games in one app. Since then, the game has been played by over 242 million people and has become so popular that each year 33 billion games are played with over 3.2 trillion cards dealt!

Microsoft Solitaire Collection is available as a free download from the WindowsiPhone, and Android App Stores.



There’s no need to be particularly productive today on National Solitaire Day – just play someSolitaire! Either on a computer, laptop, tablet, phone, or “go retro” and play using real cards. And use #NationalSolitaireDay to post on social media to share in the fun of this classic card game.


Microsoft founded National Solitaire Day on May 22, 2018, to celebrate one of the most played computer games. In 2015,Microsoft Solitairecelebrated its 25th anniversary. National Solitaire Day continues that celebration with an annual event recognizing the contributionsMicrosoft Solitairehas provided in the computer age of the game.The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Solitaire Day to be observed annually in 201

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