“Coming up -NATIONAL RETRO DAY -On February 27”

Just have to post an old PHOTO that could be sixty years ago,  when  it was taken – at the bowling alley – do people still go BOWLING?

That terrific little bowler is my sister “KAREN” – and the Photographer is  my youngest brother, “Tommy” –  and the people back then – may or may not have wanted someone taking PHOTOS – while some  “BOWLERS” were there – just may cause them to not get that ball to land where they want it – or just blind them – and cause them not to be able to see too well – with bright lights flashing?

This was one of those evenings when we also went to the “Ice  skating rink one block south of Delmar   on   DeBaliviere Avenue” – as this area had so much to do and see – and we were there – just for a real good time!

It just seems to me – that back in those days – we had so much more FUN – no one had those hand-held  items in their hands – that,  they have to keep looking at – and do not have real time to talk and have FUN – since they just may miss some “very unimportant” message!

We had more FUN to talk and enjoy being with “LIVE” People and Friends –  and the TIME did not fly by – so fast – that the day was over before we wanted – as with  today  – TIME fly’s by – and before you know it – it is the next day – you do not feel like you have  accomplished,  all that you should,   and or had intended to do – like we did  in the good old days!

“Three Cheers for yesterday” at least we have good memories  – and that is what adds up – to having even better times in the future – as we remember and   try to do more faster – just to keep up  with all of  our “LOVE to Do THINGS”  just making  many  more  of those good times and memories  – for future reference!    D.V.


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“Start the day off – with GOOD THOUGHTS”

Some days when you are just getting  your own “MOTOR”  up and running into  a new and bright  day  – a middle of the  “WEEK”  day started – it is so early in the morning –  YOU have had your shower and you  now, have no idea at all –  since you did not plan,  that which you will wear  – just kind of  thought it will be warmer  – a maybe – – and guess we will wait and see – just what the “WEATHER MAN” is bringing us,   for the  twenty-first day in February?

So there I am – into the drawers – pulling out this and that – and just setting aside – thinking – maybe – or well, let’s see what else is available in another drawer?

Next drawer  – something purple – is this the bottom or the top? Sure enough top and matching bottom in purple and have not worn in years – but I did find a long sleeve white  sweater in the above drawer,  that could be worn under this purple top – white  turtle neck and white sleeves to  make this purple outfit look – good – keener  and or terrific – and with the two long sleeves – surely,  I will be warn – no matter,  what the “Weather Man” has decided to send to us today!

Well, there I am all dressed – and looking in the mirror, and what first came to mind – I remember that our little “Jamie”  herself – wore a purple outfit in  the lobby of our “AIRPORT”  – standing there by the front doors – and she looked so beautiful – and just so that I would have this wonderful memory forever – someone took her Picture – and today – that PHOTO is above – for all to see and admire – as she looks like she is just arriving or even maybe,  she  could be ready to take off and FLY with her DADDY  – as  “JAMIE”  does have  a nice “bag” of stuff –   so that  which ever  way – no matter – in her coming and or  of her going,   “Jamie”  is  all ready  to go  where ever, and looking beautiful, all  the day long.

Just thought, that I should add this  special PHOTO of  little,  “MISS Jamie”  our  very own,   “Miss Congeniality” since she has that special  gift of getting along with everyone – always  so sweet and friendly – always there to help every one,  with whatever she can – just to help make everyone  feel real good and happy –  and to think,  that we are  all  able to have  many  wonderful times,  being  all  together  yesterday – today,  and forever!

“I just LOVE this PHOTO and grateful to who ever took this PHOTO,  and gave it  – to me –  “treasures like this”  – are the best kind of memories to have –  and that is forever!”      D.V.


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“NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY – February 20”

“Just made two Cherry Pies and they are delicious – if I say so myself!”

Cherry Pie

NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY

Some pie lovers will be eating their favorite pie on February 20 during National Cherry Pie Day. Whether they eat it for breakfast, lunch or supper or a slice at every meal depends on just how much they love cherry pie!

It seems only right that we celebrate the cherry pie so close to Presidents Day as we all know the story (albeit untrue) of President George Washington and the cherry tree.  Cherries were, however, one of his favorite foods.

According to the American Pie Council, the pie came to America with the first English settlers.  The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffyns” like the crust in England.  As in the Roman times, the early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but just designed to hold the filling during baking.  It was during the American Revolution that the term crust was used instead of “coffyn.”

In the United States, cherry pie is often referred to as a “great American dish”.  Recipe books have many different versions of recipes for cherry pie.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Try making your own cherry pie using  this  delicious recipe.

NATIONAL CHERRY PIE DAY

Some pie lovers will be eating their favorite pie on February 20 during National Cherry Pie Day. Whether they eat it for breakfast, lunch or supper or a slice at every meal depends on just how much they love cherry pie!

It seems only right that we celebrate the cherry pie so close to Presidents Day as we all know the story (albeit untrue) of President George Washington and the cherry tree.  Cherries were, however, one of his favorite foods.

According to the American Pie Council, the pie came to America with the first English settlers.  The early colonists cooked their pies in long narrow pans calling them “coffyns” like the crust in England.  As in the Roman times, the early American pie crusts often were not eaten, but just designed to hold the filling during baking.  It was during the American Revolution that the term crust was used instead of “coffyn.”

In the United States, cherry pie is often referred to as a “great American dish”.  Recipe books have many different versions of recipes for cherry pie.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Try making your own cherry pie using  this  delicious recipe:

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 1 (8-inch) pie

Ingredients

4 cups fresh or frozen tart cherries

1 to 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

4 tablespoons cornstarch

1/8 tablespoon almond extract (optional)

Your favorite pie crust or pie dough recipe for 2 crust pie

1 1/2 tablespoons butter, to dot

1 tablespoon granulated sugar, to sprinkle

Directions

  1. Place cherries in medium saucepan and place over heat. Cover. After the cherries lose considerable juice, which may take a few minutes, remove from heat. In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cornstarch together. Pour this mixture into the hot cherries and mix well. Add the almond extract, if desired, and mix. Return the mixture to the stove and cook over low heat until thickened, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and let cool. If the filling is too thick, add a little water, too thin, add a little more cornstarch.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. Use your favorite pie dough recipe. Prepare your crust. Divide in half. Roll out each piece large enough to fit into an 8 to 9-inch pan. Pour cooled cherry mixture into the crust. Dot with butter. Moisten edge of bottom crust. Place top crust on and flute the edge of the pie. Make a slit in the middle of the crust for steam to escape. Sprinkle with sugar.
  4. Bake for about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and place on a rack to cool.

This was easy and delicious!


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“More of National LOVE Your Pet Day on 02/20/2019”

Sure glad that,  I did not cut off , the DATE of  June 1960 –  from this PHOTO –  as you can see this  is our “Easter Gift Chicken”  and,  is NOW sharing the food dish  of  our elder boy, “TOM’s”  favorite dog, “MISSY” –  – – (and, I just can not remember the dog;s name.  Some where is a previous story – where,  we will read more about this PHOTO!)

This next PHOTO is a clipping,  from  a “Facebook” article – that I feel is the way so many of our young people feel – that have enlisted in the Service for AMERICA – as in the last PHOTO on this page, we have our “TOM Aldrich”  with his  “War Dog, Shane”  – when he enlisted – and the black dog in the above PHOTO  was “TOM;s” before he joined the Army at the age of eighteen.  This next PHOTO  is that same “CHICKEN” – the “EASTER GIFT”  – while still a member of the household – living inside – and  “Little Lee” trying to get the poor scared chicken to eat – by bringing food to her  – even if  it meant  –  trying to catch the chicken  under  the television – a  nice  and small  space of safety,  for the chicken.  

This next PHOTO is “TOM Aldrich” while he was stationed in Korea and with his “WAR DOG, SHANE” – as  “TOM” was  so good at the working and training of dogs – before and even after leaving the service – as some people just have those extra special communication skills with  the living and working with the animals, that they LOVE! 

So, on the –  20th of February, 2019 – be sure to enjoy all of the activities taking place in Saint Louis, Missouri – the NATIONAL – LOVE YOUR PET DAY!  D.V.   


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“NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY”

 

 

National Love Your Pet Day - February 20

NATIONAL LOVE YOUR PET DAY

On February 20th, pet lovers everywhere observe National Love Your Pet Day.  This holiday is a day set aside to give extra attention to and pamper your pets.  This is a good day to focus on the special relationship that you have with your pets.

Did you know that most households in the United States have at least one pet?  While there are more cats than dogs in the United States, more households have dogs than cats, but not by much. Pets are not limited to the canine and feline categories.  There are quite a few who prefer the companionship of birds, reptiles, fish or rats.  Whoever your pet companion is, we are sure you will enjoy spending a little extra time with them on National Love Your Pet Day and reap the benefits, as well such as stress relief and lower blood pressure.  So on February 20 (and every day) show your appreciation to your pets!

HOW TO OBSERVE

Bring your pet a special treat, take an extra long walk or give them more attention on National Love Your Pet Day.  Whatever you decide to do, spoil and appreciate your pets!  Use #NationalLoveYourPetDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to identify the creator of National Love Your Pet Day.

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“If you really  “LOVE and CARE” for the “BEST FRIEND” that your “FAMILY” has… the very “BEST FRIEND” –  the “ONE and ONLY” – that accepts YOU – no matter how  and WHAT  you do in the treatment  –  that you show  and bestow upon your  “FAMILY FRIEND” – Since “TODAY” is “LOVE YOUR PET DAY” – do check out these “VITAMINS” that are on SALE –  and of great benefit for… “MAN’s BEST FRIEND and PET!”

“Al with pet  – dogs – on Cherbourg Drive”

 

 

 


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“Mary Maxwell”

As we are  all,  “getting older”  – we do need to remember – too –   that in our getting  “older” – we do not have a TIME to practice – as “the getting older thing” – just seems to sneak up,  on us all.

Just remember to share this  post,  with your friends and those that you know, that  have some of the  “getting older”  family members – that just may  need,  a good word to cheer them along their way!

“Belated  –  BIRTHDAY GREETING –  TOM McClarren”

 


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