When we were living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – sometimes we would all go somewhere and try our hand at “FISHING” – this is something that “bogs like to do” and I was along for the ride – the “guy” that takes the PHOTOS – and has something ready to eat, for everyone – and then will clean up afterwards – just the morale support to keep the rain away, and the good fishing in a very good and quiet time – what a wonderful job, just made for me to do – and even to like doing it – just for the FUN!
L to R – – – Lee, Jr., and Lee, Sr., and youngster AL, keeping his eye on “ME” wondering around – not talking – as that would scare the fish away – if they are even out there – waiting for their dinner – so that we could maybe catch them – and then, have them for our dinner!
“What a game we all play – while we are thinking, that we are all having lots of FUN!”
NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY –
NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY
National Go Fishing Day is observed annually on June 18th. This is a day to take time from your daily routine to find a stream, pond, lake or river, bait your hook, cast your line and catch a fish or two.
In addition to providing food, fishing is a recreational pastime of many.
Recreational fishing includes conventions, rules, licensing restrictions and laws that limit the way in which fish may be caught. A rod, reel, line and hooks with any one of the different forms of bait or lures, are the most common form of recreational fishing.
The practice of catching (or attempting to catch) fish with a hook is known as angling. Catch and release (returning the fish to the water to continue its life) is sometimes expected or required by law. For others, this is a preferred form of fishing.
Hobbyists with knowledge of habitat, foraging behavior and migration hone their fishing techniques for a successful fishing adventure. Some fishermen still follow fishing folklore, which claims that fish feeding patterns are influenced by the position of the sun and the moon.
The earliest known English essay on recreational fishing was published in 1496.
During the 16th and 17th centuries, recreational fishing began to gain popularity. In 1653, Izaak Walton published a book titled, The Compleat Angler or Contemplative Man’s Recreation. Walton’s book is the definitive work championing the position of the angler who loves fishing just for the sake of it.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate National Go Fishing Day with a few friends or the whole family.
Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National Go Fishing Day.
“While living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.”
“While we are on the beach, one very terrific day – and when we got too tired of getting our body tanned by the wonderful “Florida Sunshine” – we decided that, we can take our “fishing rod” all nicely baited up – and wade out into a nice spot in that great big “Ocean” that you see, behind me, – just inviting us to sit, on our very own – over-blown tire tubes – and “just wait” for that extra big fish to find us, and tie its-self onto the very well baited hook – and maybe we will have a real nice “fish-dinner” tonight, but, and or even – maybe just a real silly fishing story – to sit around a nice fire, and just laugh about – because we all just had so much “FUN” — TODAY – – GONE-FISHING!”
“Where, in the world would the “Brady Boys” be without a wonderful “Mother and Father” that took a chance, with a new start in a very “NEW AMERICA” coming over the “OCEAN by SHIP” and so very over crowded, with all the hardships to be endured, as this was happening in the “1850” era, and each with their own parents, and in different years, eventually selected to migrate to the “MISSOURI STATE” area, and that is where they would live, and one day meet, by the hand of the Almighty, to start a NEW and wonderful FAMILY in the middle of AMERICA.”
Isn’t it just wonderful to be able to have these very old PHOTOS of “Anne E. Smart and Thomas F. Brady” something now very old, and also to know, that these were held in their very own hands, and then my “MOTHER’s hands” terrific old PHOTOS of my GRAND-PARENTS. These old PHOTOS are a real treasure to me, just to have and hold, to see for myself, and now to share with everyone that is “new” in our growing FAMILY – from yesterday, today, and going forever – forward.
After Mr. Brady died, and only Marie and her MOTHER were living together, her one sister, “Irene married to Mr. Wm. B. Riley” and all of the Brady brothers married and living as far away as TEXAS and CHICAGO, it was getting time for MARIE to start looking around, to see if perhaps there was a suitable person, that her MOTHER would approve of.
If you have read some of these posts, you have some of the story already but, I do not believe I had taken the time to mention, that “Grandma Brady” was still living when I was born, and as a baby, I do not remember her, but she did get to see me and even to care for me.
I remember my MOTHER, telling me that since “GRANDMA BRADY” lived with us, that there were times when my Mother would have need of a “baby-sitter” and that she was not sure, if her own “Mother” my “Grand-mother” was strong enough to pick me up, and or even be aware of me crying, and or in need of something.
“Grandma Brady” was in her eighties and now my DAD would do most of the cooking, as he was a CHEF and was trained for cooking, while serving in the ARMY. So the story goes, that after “Grandma BRADY” was baby-sitting me several times, she complained to my MOTHER saying, “All Mary Ellen does is sleep, when you are gone, and I thought, that I would get to do something with her?”
My Mother had told me, that she was glad, that I like to sleep, because she did not think, that her MOTHER could lift a heavy “eight pound” baby, too much, and was afraid of my being dropped, accidentally? So, My “GRANDMA BRADY ” was there for me, but I was so satisfied with everything, that I did not take the time to cry for someone, so my eyes may have seen you, “GRANDMA BRADY” but, my memory box was not as yet programmed for the re- memory of the first few months of LIFE!
“May the Almighty Yahweh Bless my Grand-parents, as I am anxious to see them in Eternity – when all of the FAMILY will be meeting together, to share LOVE and STORIES with wonderful endings for all of us!” D.V.
This is a PHOTO that reminds me, that we should take more “TIME OUT” just to take photos of “DADDY” and the small children, since these precious play times, last but, a few moments in the brain, and without a PHOTO, gone forever!
When this PHOTO was taken, I would have taken more pictures of “DADDY” Lee, Sr., stretched out on the floor with our “newborn baby, AL” and his big brother, “Lee Jr.,” if only there was some advanced warning in our LIFE, that “Daddy” would be needing surgery, within four short years from mow, and so suddenly, not able to make it, as everything that could go wrong that fatal night – was so unbelievable!
TODAY, my feeling is to take more PHOTOS of the FAMILY , and learn to enjoy each and every moment, because those few precious moments, they are over in seconds, never ever to return, and once gone, never again remembered, since the brain only received such short “snippets” just not enough to store in the “MEMORY” bank for years to come. So, and unless there are more “PHOTOS” taken and saved of all of the extra special celebrations of LIFE, just to bring to mind, all of the “LOVE of YOUR LIFE” of YOU and those You LOVE, those wonderful memories that would have been “Keepsakes” will just be gone forever!
Old PHOTOS bring to LIFE, at least in our mind, reminders of those few moments that, we all have and have shared a special zest for Living with the true “LOVES of our LIFE time” – here on Earth!
There are TIMES when we think that our LIVES are a piece of “HEAVEN on EARTH” but, being young and in LOVE, our minds are not strong enough to let us really know, that these few fleeting moments, if not fully enjoyed in the “here and now” will have only been a vague and passing dream of a time in our LIFE, you may have wished for “IT” to be forever, but, there is only the right NOW, then it is “TIME” forever “all gone!”
This is when we were living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and only a mile from the ocean, and the “FLORIDA SUNSHINE” would wake us all up so early, no late sleepers, “Mr. SUNSHINE” would pour himself, into the window with a “TIME to WAKE-Up and SMILE” as there was no need for an “Alarm Clock” so lucky for us, that we all were “early birds” always ready, for the NEW day to expect “FUN!”
“Happy FATHER’s Day to Lee Aldrich, Sr., only the Best of the BEST – I said so! D.V.
Father’s Day is observed annually on the third Sunday in June. This day is set aside to honor the role that fathers play in the family structure and society.
After the success of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day observances began to appear. The road to this national observance was not easy.
The first recorded celebration of Father’s Day happened after the Monograph Mining Disaster, which killed 361 men and left around 1,000 children fatherless in December 1907. Grace Golden Clayton suggested to her pastor Robert Thomas Webb a day honoring all those fathers. On July 5th, 1908, a gathering in honor of these men took place at Williams Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South, now known as Central United Methodist Church, in Fairmont, West Virginia.
In 1910, the YMCA in Spokane, Washington recruited several clergymen with the help of Sonora Smart Dodd to honor fathers throughout the city. The date was set for June 5th but was later changed to June 19th (the 3rd Sunday in June) as many clergymen needed more time to prepare.
Harry C. Meek, a member of Lions Clubs International, claimed that he first had the idea for Father’s Day in 1915. Meek argued that the third Sunday of June was chosen because it was his birthday. The Lions Club has named him “Originator of Father’s Day.” Meek made many efforts to promote Father’s Day and make it an official holiday.
After a visit to Spokane in 1916 to speak at a Father’s Day celebration, President Woodrow Wilson wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted fearing that the observance would become too commercialized.
President Calvin Coolidge stopped short of issuing a national proclamation in 1924
Sonora Smart Dodd continued to work to make Father’s Day a national observance. In 1938, she collaborated with the Father’s Day Council, a group of New York Men’s Wear Retailers for the commercial promotion of the observance. Many Americans resisted the holiday for decades because of these attempts to commercialize the day.
In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers on the third Sunday in June.
President Richard Nixon signed into law a permanent national holiday in 1972 over 50 years after Mother’s Day came into existence.
How To Observe
Father’s Day is now celebrated in many countries around the world. Share on social media images of your day together with your kids, and be sure to use #FathersDay too
Nothing like celebrating “FATHER’S DAY” one more SUNDAY in JUNE, especially and since it means that you are going to be with your “Grand-Son, Lex” the “A #1 GRAND-SON” and winner of the “BEST OF BABIES’ ever, extra special Award!
When it comes to holding a baby, you want some strong arms that can rock baby gently and with a song that makes baby feel like he is floating on a cloud, “Cloud 9” with no cares and no worries, since “Big Daddy Gramps” is on full time duty, as “BABY, Lex” get his resting time!
“To My DADDY…from Alyssa”
When I ran across this “Father’s Day Card” and from “little Alyssa” some years ago, everyone knows that if something lands in my “hands” it will be saved, forever!
For “Father’s DAY” this JUNE 15th, 2019, I am posting for “FATHERS” everywhere, if you did not receive a card, consider this card ; as a just for YOU, too!
When I read these words on this card, when I found it among lots of old mail and cards, just thought that these words were so nice for a “FATHER” to read and know, that his child “LOVES him” and also thinks that these words apply to him and his children, today!
… Left inside of card message….
and “Right” on the inside of card, with real words of LOVE – written straight from the heart…
The best part of a card, for whatever the occasion, is the personal message that is added, and in the sender’s own handwriting, that really tells the story of LOVE, better than any “store” printed words, even if they come from the best of the “card companies” … It is the message from the “HEART of the SENDER” that makes the card, worth millions!
“And of course, these messages and writings are from ME, and as I say, in “MY BOOK” which means to the world, if YOU do not agree, that is your prerogative!”
“May the Almighty Yahweh, Creator that gave to us, “FATHERS and Mothers” the good children that they receive, continue always, to BLESS each of HIS creations, on this special “FATHERS’ DAY” with extra special BLESSINGS!” D.V.
This is a terrific song, for a “Daddy’s Girl” to hear – and to remember way back into the 1940’s – what it was like to be as a little GIRL! – “That is Daddy’s Little Girl!”
… and just a memory – of “Daddy and me” –
“I just LOVE this profile shot of “DADDY” – and that “HAT” – it gets a big “WOW” – – just does wonders for the profile.”
“Daddy had just completed three (3) – two (2) year stints in the Army stationed in the “Philippines” – as he is in terrific shape, even after having been wounded.” Seems that I remembered, my Mother saying that “DADDY” reminded her of a Movie Star that she liked – I am guessing that the Movie Star’s name was, “George Raft.” *** “What do you think?”
And, this PHOTO of “DADDY” and “ME” maybe at two years of age – taken with “DADDY” is in the back yard of my “Aunt Irene Brady Riley” in North Saint Louis on Ashland near the “Fair Grounds Park” – everybody and every thing, that one would need, all so close and sometimes even in walking distance!
Nothing like the good old days, to remember all of the good times we all had, as a FAMILY – no matter where we were – only NOW wishing that, that those days and years, “wishfully thinking” they could have lasted, just a little longer – and maybe even a day lasting, forever! D.V
“Happy “Father’s Day DADDY” – from your little GIRL, ME!” “Me Ellen” xoxo