“Everyone wants to be “82” some DAY”

“Something to plan on doing when I hit “82” – – just to see if this  is good  enough to promote for all of  the Senior Citizens of America!”


When I saw this group of young  “SENIORS” – –  will have to check  around and see which “Nursing Home”  keeps you feeling  young  forever… with DANCING lessons – – and  then you get to go out on the “ROAD” to perform?


“Most probably – – will have to start  eating my “SPINACH” – –  just to build up my muscles!”     D.V.

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“JULY – FIX everything ** starting with the BODY”

“It is never too late – – to LEARN”  *****  “I’m Still Learning”

So, when I read to keep your  body in shape and young looking like a million,  and your  brain alert, with  up to-date marbles floating on deck, learn to do something new! Well, that’s just  what I started to do, and I do believe I’m  in  “1st grade”   again.

My brain thought “it”  knew everything , but with me trying to write about all the stuff I talk about – I think my report card will not have too many  “gold stars” on it. The one important thing I’m learning is to keep my mouth shut and try to take more notes.  Do you know how hard it is to learn something new, when at my age everything in the BRAIN  is turning to mush?

But, I am looking at the positive side of this situation, it is good to see young people today knowing so much more than I ever did, and in such a short time. I’ll bet it is because they have been taking “cod liver oil” and all the wheels and whistles, are so well oiled, everything moves smoothly! 

Since it is “JULY” I feel that it is time to take care of the health – – starting with the mouth – namely the teeth – – as when there are problems else where in the body – – just could be that there  is a serious problem in the mouth – – the teeth need HELP and have no way to say so – – other than to cause aches and pains where you never thought of  – – before – – and NOW still can not make the connection.

So… if you are SMART – – you will see your DENTIST and in a hurry. I waited too long – – as I just hate to go and pay someone to hurt me – – but a little bit of a hurt today – – keeps you from a real    BIG  hurt  – – in that it will be so very costly to fix a small hurt – – that was left to turn into a MONSTER…today!

Just a little reminder to the WISE – – and may our Almighty CREATOR send blessings to all… that take good care of that wonderful body – – that HE has given us to use  – -to the best of our ability – – and to give HIM praise and glory!    D.V.

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“Food for Thought”

Received these notes from a friend – – so… NOW will have to think   about – – and see what changes… I should think about making in my LIFE – – and if  “YOU”  the reader think about these notes – – maybe  – – that is just a big may be – they could apply to you, too!




On this day of your life,

Mary Ellen, I believe God wants you to know…

…that you are not your ‘story.’ Who You Are is so much
bigger than that. It’s okay to give up your past now.
Most of us have a story about how we got to be the way
we are, about what it’s like to be ‘us,’ and about why it
is so difficult sometimes to get through life. All of this
is stuff that has nothing to do with who we are now.
How often do you ‘come from’ your ‘story’ when you
experience life. Are you ready to let go of that now?
What if you could create ‘you’ the way you want to be,
rather than the way you think you are?
Wouldn’t that be great? Well, you can.
All you have to do is let go of your story.


On this day of your life

Mary Ellen, I believe God wants you to know…

…that that the day of your birth was a wonderful day for
all who now know you — and even for all of humanity.


Why? Because you are so incredibly special. Because
you are Love, personified. Wisdom, expressed. Caring
and Compassion, demonstrated.  Courage, revealed.
Because you are Humanity At Its Best. They don’t get
any better than you. Truly. And if you do not know this,
then you do not know Who and What You Are.
So today, create a way to know that.
(By creating a way to show that…)
“Let me know what you think” – – sometimes an out-side opinion helps one to see what is there – – and just is over-looking an important fact!    D.V.

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Since I have to go to the DENTIST – this afternoon – just thought that I should have something ready to feel good about – – maybe even get a laugh or two – – that is if I  can or will be able to crack my face into a laugh or even a smile – – the one place that I hate to go – – is to the DENTIST – -because I have to pay – – to receive PAIN!



I just hate to be put into PAIN – – so…  I will see how this  works  for me today… “Wish me LUCK”  – – and Blessings from our CREATOR – – it sure would be nice… if we could just  send the parts of our body to the  appropriate place for repairs – – and then…  just have them inserted correctly – – we would  not  be suffering  any  PAIN in the transaction?    D.V.

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This YOU will enjoy – with LAUGHTER”

This  is something that I heard several times – – and then… when I went back to copy it – – could not find it – – but as LUCK would have it – – good LUCK  TODAY – – just accidentally  caught sight of it – and feel  that if you are getting up in the years – – you may just want to pass this on, too!


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“Into every LIFE some “RAIN” must fall!”  Just by writing that – – you know that I am old enough to remember hearing that song – – so long ago – – and just in case you never heard it before – – this  will give something to think about as you read this short story – – about some rain falling on me – – way back and when!  


*****“January – VACATION – Florida”*****


This is my brother-in-law Al – – with the lady in the center , his wife and small child next to her and on her right , their son and on the left of the photo – – Grandma to their baby, – that is the wife’s mother. (It is a shame that I do not remember their names  – as this photo was taken in January 1968! – Looks like I will have to do some checking out of old information.)

Every photo has a special “story”… “why else take a picture …if there was no  good reason… for taking it!”

Just the year before in “JANUARY”  – –  my husband, Lee died. Al in this picture is Lee’s younger brother – and invited me and the boys to come down and visit – ANY TIME??? – 

Well… when Lee died – it was too much for me to continue working in the nursing home as bookkeeper – too many people reminded me of Lee and how sick he was just before dying. I could not just quit working  – Social Security was not enough – and I was young enough to still work.

So… I called the telephone company and talked with my last supervisor – told her all that had happened – and ask her if they could use ..  me ….again??? I had worked for the   telephone   company four (4) other times – and this would be the fifth (5) time – if they would hire me???

Lucky for me – the best friend  you can have – is a good “Supervisor” –  – she knew that I had a terrific record – always there – work any hours  – overtime – and any shift  – never take a day off – just because I might feel sick – once you start to get ready for work – it’s a miracle – how fast you can be cured of whatever you thought  – you had! She made all the arrangements – all I had to do was to show up!

I was surprised… when the clerk came around  – this is several months  – after having been back – – and asking  “me” – when in JANUARY 1968 – do you want your one week “VACATION?” I even asked her  –  “are you sure –  that I would be entitled???”

So… there you are – if ever  you  are in need a job – this is my review – I enjoyed working every day – and probably would … do it again – check it out – I have friends that stayed and retired – my problem – just needed to move on  and try out other things – but… if  “steady” good work and  very good pay – where else would you ever find and want  first class training  on the job while being PAID – – and automatic “PAY” increase – – that you never have to ask for – -the best of people to work for and with – – and one benefit way back then – – your home phone was almost free and you can transfer to another STATE – – as I did  – worked in Missouri – Miami and Fort Lauderdale, Florida – – let me know if there is a better  place for a very young person to start their working career? 

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