“Little Marie Brady… BIRTHDAY…TODAY”

Number… 13… is LUCKY – – for some people?

Would   “YOU” consider being LUCKY – – if you were the    – – “13th”   child to be born in an IRISH FAMILY?

Here sits “Little Marie” with a very surprised look  – – probably wondering – – “What in the world is all of this   commotion  for?” “I’m sitting here… all dressed up like (Lady/Mrs.) Astor’s pet horse”  – – being the second girl in the BRADY FAMILY and fifteen years younger – – than older sister, Irene- – – what a LIFE – – has already been mapped out.

Two of “Little Marie’s” older brothers were already married – – and when  a FAMILY with lots of cousins – – so many were thinking that surely … this  ‘new baby’  has to be one  of the older sons’ – – surely …Mrs. T.F. BRADY is ‘too old’  to still be having more children? But in those days – – lots of children – – meant wealth – – and you may have to be wealthy – – since…  that is a lot of mouths to be fed.

With all the history of the “SMART-BRADY” Family – – no one really knows  exactly why we all  are a part of a much bigger “plan” that was destined  for our LIFE here on  Earth – – but –  it is our duty – – to find…  seek and search out the “TRUTH” in this LIFE – – and what is the ultimate  “PLAN” for believers… to follow.

When one stops to think … about LIFE – – “Your very OWN LIFE” – – there are lots of roads – – leading to places that seem so right… but- – one must “STOP in their tracks”  – – take some time to investigate – – where does all of this lead me – – to what end will I find  in TIME – – is that the “reward” that was promised by our CREATOR – – am I  on that narrow path that may be difficult at times – – hard times – – here and there – – but with the TRUTH – – just must continue on with the WORD.

“Happy Birthday to the best  “MOM”  – – I know YOU are in Heaven”

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“MOM will be celebrating another BIRTHDAY”



“Remembering “MAMA” reading to us”

When we … children in the 1940’s were “LUCKY” – – to have a “MAMA”  – – that would take the time to read   – – as in those days – – there was no “TV” to park your children.

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WE had in our Living Room… a “Davenport” – – that is a sofa  that would open up – – into a very large bed – – but during the day and no company that would spend a week or so with us – – we would sit in a row – – with MOM in the middle and she would start to read to us.

One special thing about my MOM – – was that she would   change her voice to indicate a child speaking or whatever the story would require. Another thing when reading – – there was no word that she could not say – – and every story would come to LIFE in our minds – – as we could see exactly  what the “author” of that book wanted us to see – – to really understand fully the story.

The one story that – I  really  remember more so than any other is  of little “Hiawatha” – – – especially  when MOM would be reading… 

 A much-anthologized excerpt begins:      “On the shores of Gitche Gumee, / Of the shining Big Sea Water, / Stood Nokomis, the old woman, / Pointing with her finger westward, / O’er the water pointing westward, / To the purple clouds of sunset.”

  and as this was coming to LIFE  –  these poems of “LONGFELLOW” – – just  found a permanent place in my brain – – so that when I had my children and they were very young – – I also bought the  same book… “HIAWATHA”  – – and my MOTHER also read the same story – – just the way she read it to me – – and to this day – – I still have the book – – as worn out as it is – – it is a real treasure to me!

For those that want an idea of this great story of little “HIAWATHA” – – have it added for you … listen if you like?



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With out  – – looking for my old copy of  “HIAWATHA”  – – this sure looks like the cover of my   old 50 years   or more  … keep “safe”  and a  keepsake  book.

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“Children learn MUSIC – as early as a “ONE YEAR” old”

“What if… Instead of a “TV” in every HOME – – there was a PIANO – – for the children to play with – – and just see  – – what a marvelous new generation – –  – –  would develop!” 




“Staring young – – is wonderful”

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“Mama’s BIRTHDAY is almost here”

“Remembering Mama’s Favorite Music”

This week is for remembering … MARIE BRADY – – this PHOTO is one that I liked – – but my MOTHER  did  not like – – she never said exactly why – –  and NOW … I never will  find out – –  so … if someone knows what I do not – – let me know??


When thinking back about some of the music that “MAMA” liked – – I have found that I have enjoyed as well. In fact when my sons were taking music lessons –  – some of the songs that  we  LOVE – – my sons have also decided to learn to play on the piano – –  some MUSIC is on the difficult side to learn – – but with practice and determination to please the ones you LOVE – – by playing what they enjoy – – it makes for  much practice till perfection is reached.

To be able to hear – –  “Clair de Lune” – – for yourself… is worth a thousand words – –  of which…  I could not do the music justice… so listen and let me know what you think???

“Let’s hear it again – – – “

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“September 23rd – 2017

Everyone  is aware  of what “TODAY” is – – and… or what we have been hearing – – from all of the “NEWS” sources – – around the world – – so what are you…  “YOU”  doing  “NOW”  in your home… work place… in your traveling to whatever  it is so very important to be  – – and to  do…what?


Strange Heavenly Signs Occurring Around Israel and Jerusalem

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“Marie Brady still can do the Charleston”


“Marie Brady in the 1920’s”

This is the 1920’s and  my “MOM” to be is here with girl friends – – and ready to have FUN!

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“MARIE BRADY” is sitting in the middle of the three girls on the upper step – – and has that longer Pearl necklace – – and I think…  the best looking of the five girls.

In those days… most of the girls were tall and slim – – long skirts – – black stockings – – and their hair style was just “so so” – – just the latest and always looking like they just stepped out of a “BAND BOX” – – that is  the “word” – – which…  I remember my Mother  saying – – when she would refer back to her younger days.

In the 1920’s… the “Charleston Dance” was the   hottest    dance – – and to be  any kind of a “DANCER” – – you would know…  how to do the “CHARLESTON” dance! So… just in case you want to see and hear the music… this is just for you.



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