“My GIRL – ALL LOVE – Here SHE is”


“I give up… if you all really and truly want for me to wake up… right NOW… I will!

BUT… I really  would…  just love hearing that piece of music that you are playing just for me… again and again!

Guess… that … I will have to start paying more attention to what is going on… on  the BIG EARTH … and what is going  on in my  very own… new HOME… seems that … that there are  so many new ways of doing things… looks like… I will be having so much more FUN … NOW … with all of  the new people that keep  singing and  smiling and sending to me… some  real big juicy KISSES!        D.V.


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“Am I Still in Heaven or Earth”

This “DREAM” is soooooooo GOOD……..

this… “dream” IS SO GOOD”…  I have very happy feelings…  I just hope everyone will see that I am fine and  that they… may  just  keep on going on to the next “NEW” baby that decided to  arrive at the  same or almost same time… that I would make my extra special entrance… into this whole and big  new world!

Was just wondering if everyone knows… that a newborn baby will continue growing in size and weight and from that which I was programed to know… is that newborn babies have a brand new brain that is starting to record  all that I hear… even when it looks like I am sleeping… the voices that I hear are recording information for me to use some time in the future.

Seems that I have a good ear for “MUSIC”… it comes in so nice and clear and some of the words that I am hearing… just  seem to be singing my name, “RUBY”… so I am guessing that my new home will include others… that will like MUSIC… as much as I do~

Have to just post “RUBY” – – the favorite song of those that like my name “RUBY”… to sing along with… listen to… and just  get those feet moving fast  and at least a foot up and off the ground!

Have FUN with me in your arms… listen to the music and dance around… singing my name,  “RUBY”… be sure that I can see  your smiling eyes  and that your sweet voice is the music to my ears… that DREAMS are made of!     D.V.

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“Ruby is thinking… I Like that Song”

Just received a call from Lee,Jr. – told him earlier in the day that the new baby’s name is “RUBY”… and guess what… his wife “Darlene” has been singing that old song about “RUBY” all day… just can’t get it out of mind!

 and… while talking on the phone… looked the song  up and started playing… – Darlene got on the phone… said that’s it!  Guess we have a new baby girl and a song from the past – everybody is singing all about “RUBY” and so…  we are all  so happy to have a new  baby girl,  just the sweetest and best  of all  new additions to our family!

“If ever…I saw a picture of a new born baby… and in looking at the picture… could tell immediately…what was going on with the baby… no words spoken – just a very easy observation on my part…

Our two-day old little “Miss Ruby, herself” … with no words spoken… is telling me… loud and clear… “I am thinking”” about all of this big fuss and attention that I am receiving… the QUEEN of ENGLAND, herself…  and on …the best of days in all of her LIFE…does not get this … A# 1 –  FIRST CLASS attention!”

Just have to be extra THANKFUL and GRATEFUL to the Almighty CREATOR… for sending… this first class GIFT as only HE knows of our dreams and desires… and in reading Psalm 139… the WORD describes the full message about our most precious GIFTS that we receive… just by asking and following HIS word!        D.V.

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“Ask DENNY and TOMMY – If They Remember”

Sometimes… in the “SUMMER TIME” You are ask to be a MODEL?

“A model is a person with a role either to promote, display or advertise commercial products (notably fashion clothing in fashion shows), or to serve as a visual aid for people who are creating works of art or to pose for photography.”

and…. So this is young  Tom, himself… he said he would put this dress on for me… so that I could get an idea  of what it looks like… as it is … or should I dye it a different color?

and… since Tom is so good looking and willing to give me  some ideas of what this dress will do for me… should I  like to change the color… so as to not be  seen in a white dress… when the Season calls for something somewhat  in a  more adaptable  and wearable fashion, not to remind you that you did  graduate in this dress.

and… so  NOW with the sleeves removed  and the next step to dye this dress… guess it will be an extra dress… just waiting for some occasion to wear and see… if anyone will remember that it once was a graduation dress for me … which was made by my Aunt Irene Brady Riley.

Standing on the left is our brother, Denny,Jr. and he would  have FUN with the “HAT”… just gave him the incentive to do some “dancing” … and he did not need any music… we had more Fun with the getting ready for this dressing up stuff… you would have thought, that we were getting ready for Halloween or some special “Dress-Up” party… as we could think of the silliest things to do… anyone around watching…would just die laughing!

“Just have to  have some  good MUSIC… the kind that makes you just dance – like you know what you are doing?

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“Just the WAY I Like a Sandwich”

“When I was much younger… this is the way that I would fix a sandwich… check this out… the best of  all terrific ingredients …  and  “OH” so good for YOU!”

Recipe of the Day

Baby Swiss And Tomato Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Prep:  5 mins
Cook:  5 mins
Total Prep: 10 minutes
Servings:  1


Slice 4 pieces of Baby Swiss, and 3 or 4 slices of ripened tomato.

Spread one side of each piece of bread with softened butter.

Heating medium fry pan and place 1 piece of bread buttered side down in pan.

Cover bread in layers with two pieces of cheese, sliced tomato, and finally second two pieces of cheese. Place second slice of bread buttered side up.

Turn sandwich occasionally with spatula until bread is toasted and cheese is melted.

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“CLASSROOM – Letter Writing”

National Day Calendar Classroom - January 2020 - LettersIn the classroom, letter writing is the focus this week. However, during Universal Letter Writing Week, we take a look at composing a variety of letters to friends, family, and classmates.

By writing a letter or short note, you can express your gratitude for a gift or their kind words. You can also let someone know you’ve been thinking about them. You might be surprised to know how a written note can lift someone’s spirits or make them feel appreciated.


Engage your classroom in the practice of letter writing. Gather your students together to write letters to friends and family. Take a field trip to the post office to deliver the letters – properly addressed with postage affixed – and allow them the pleasure of dropping the letters into the mail.

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Ask parents, grandparents, and guardians to donate stamps, envelopes, and notecards for this project. Many of us collect miscellaneous envelopes and cards. They end up laying around the house and never get used.

  • Each student needs to bring the address for each person they are sending letters to and their return address
  • On the board write the correct format for addressing the envelope
  • Also, place an example on the board to provide a proper composition for the letter. For example:Letter Writing Week Letter
    • Cards can be less formal, too. But the students must write clearly and sign their notes.
  • Get well cards can brighten someone’s day. It can also be a lesson about tact, too.
  • Students may also send a letter just because they’re thinking of someone they miss.
  • The upper classes may want to focus on a more formal letter design aimed toward college admissions or careers. These more professional letters require more finesse. You will find more further information at www.literacyideas.com to help guide students.
  • Have students write to National Day Calendar and tell us…well, tell us just about anything. We would love to hear your students’ success stories, about their hometowns or their favorite person. If they would like to write, we just might write back, too. Our address is:
    • National Day Calendar
      712 West Main Street
      Mandan, ND 58554

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