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This is just the best Photo…if ever I saw one… in my BOOK… this wins “First Prize and receives a Blue Ribbon!”

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“Looks like You have the Biggest Turkey”

“Did – You – get too much – TURKEY?”

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The day after “THANKSGIVING”  … will you be  asking yourself…  “Did we get too much Turkey … since we had to go to several homes for dinner, and we were expected to eat as if … we were really… ready for a full- course   feast???”

That’s  the way it goes each year… 

Sometimes…  you are invited for a “SUNDAY Thanksgiving Dinner” … and  then on   “Thursday… Thanksgiving Day” … you are expected to be at three (3) more homes !  

You have to put on  your “HAPPY”  ready to eat lots  more of “TURKEY” face…  and all the time… you are  now feeling so “STUFFED”  … “You are almost feeling like… you are turning into a “Turkey” and being stuff…

You just don’t know …  “where  in the world,  do I, or can I even put  another …  Turkey dinner???

Here’s the solution,  the month before…    YOU start doing without  “LUNCH”  and see if  you  lose a pound or two… and if you  are not losing a pound or two… try a few liquid meals! 

Need to do something faster,   just eat an “APPLE” cut in very thin slices for one meal !  Next day  make  it two  apple meals… you cut-up and start  eating very thin slices of apple!  

 An “APPLE” a day keeps the “DOCTOR” away and you will be regular, too !!!  

It will be, just  for a couple of weeks  and then,  you will start looking so good and  terrific,  that you may want to do the “APPLE” a meal thing,  even  after   “Thanksgiving”  just so you can look and really begin to feel, like that  highly active and creative  person you know you can be… but, only if you  really want???

 The main idea is  to be the “LIFE” of the party at each dinner, enjoy  what you are doing,  take part in everything, everyone will love your company, and  guess what…  they will ask you,  to come back… next year!

“The name of the  – GAME  – is  to  have  “FUN” and share  all  of your past good times …with  more wonderful ideas for all  of the  guests…  hanging on to all those  future plans to have many more Happy days of celebrating Thanksgiving  in future years… 

So…as  this “Thanksgiving”   will also be stored away with all of our most enjoyable days and times for sharing LOVE … one to another and as we are finishing this year,  with just one  more month to go, so…  we will be  adding  more HAPPY OCCASIONS…  to  all  of our HAPPY TIMES….  making that which… we will all call … “HAPPY MEMORIES!”     D.V.

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“Getting Ready to Go to Grandma’s House”

“and… you thought – that I forgot…”

Every “FAMILY” has their favorites at this time of the year – and – we can remember way back when…

At this time of the year “FAMILIES” do a lot of traveling – “To Grandmother’s  House” – how else could we all celebrate … all  of the best of times?

“Grandmothers” have a way of making the best “Turkey  Dinner”…and  also the very best Pumpkin Pie and she always has new  side dishes… that we just don’t know how to stop tasting … here and there… with a little of this and that… and before you know it… we put on at least “ten pounds” of  all those extra goodies … and we just continue  giving in and  our fingers continue  dipping in … with  more sampling… of everything!

Well, we  just have to get  going to Grandmother’s… and it usually is a long ride… and  then… with the little children … all you hear  at least every “FIVE” minutes is… “Are we there yet?”

So, in our family…  my husband would play the harmonica… as I would then be  doing the driving… and we would  all be singing… all the songs that the kids like, hoping… that they would  be singing and  forget to  keep asking… if we will be there… if not …  it is time… to sing their favorite song, and when and how soon … will it be… to start our special song.. which is so much “FUN”… as it helps to forgot  our long drive???

Well, the “DRIVER” that would be me – got a “brainy idea”  – to have just a little more singing excitement – all along the way! As I was driving and could see a bridge that we were going to have to cross – soon – was ready! As – the car was about a car length or two before crossing over – let out with… “Over the river to Grandmother’s house we go – the horse knows the way to carry the sleigh – through the white and drifting snow… ” And just as soon as we crossed over the bridge – I would stop singing!

The first time – everyone thought that I did not remember the rest of the words – and we all just started to laugh.  So, I said, “It’s more fun to do something different as we travel and whenever we come to a “Bridge” – it is time to start our “Grandma Song” and start singing just as fast – even though we can’t even finish the word – so, we will all stop differently and it will sound silly – just for us?”  Now, as we traveled – the kids were on the “LOOK OUT” for a “Bridge” and would now – start our “Grandmother’s Song” – trying to be the very first and start to laugh and  giggle having more  fun all the way – to “GRANDMOTHER’s House!”

There were a couple more lines that we, all  like to sing, – “Hear the bells ring, “Ting-a-ling-ding” – Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!”

And cannot forget… that my “Grand-daughters”  like “Rice Pudding”… so we had to include, “Hurrah for all the “FUN” … Is the “PUDDING” ready?”  – “Hurrah for the “PUMPKIN PIES” …  we are almost there!”

Sure hope that this reminds  everyone… let’s all have “FUN” going to “GRANDMOTHER’s House” especially with the children, and maybe… someday they will also… let you know…  just how much “FUN” they had traveling to and from “GRANDMOTHER’ House!”

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“Did you ever find a GOOD LUCK FAIRY”



When You… are out on HALLOWEEN night… and YOU are going …door to door… be sure to check  and see if YOU can find…the “GOOD LUCK” – HALLOWEEN FAIRY … because, if so… it will be  very LUCKY for …YOU!

Only those …special people …going out into the dark… will have the “LUCK” to get their HALLOWEEN bags filled with all kinds of good goodies…

… and remember to not be too afraid to ask for the extra special “GOODIES” that  we all know… will also bring good “LUCK” to YOU…just for the asking!!!

“HAPPY HALLOWEEN” … to one and all!

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“Are YOU…Getting Dressed for Halloween Party”

“Are YOU getting ready to celebrate HALLOWEEN?”

Now is the time to prepare and make your own “outfits” from garments that you may have in the “ATTIC”  and  or from a costume pattern, maybe one,  that is  very nice and easy… as these usually only get the  ‘one-time’ wear, but…  they  could  be used for the next generation and, or  even passed on to friends!

     “Halloween Outfits” – “I Want to WEAR…”–


This “PHOTO” is really two Photos… taken in the same room…just  close enough… for  that  healthy plant… to be a connector…so that I could place together…and now it looks like one  “TERRIFIC  PHOTO”  of my “GRAND-Daughters” dressed so cute… that I  also wish that I could dress as the little mouse on the left – – which is  “MISS  Jaime Aldrich” … and if ever again… that I could have a chance to wear a “Bride’s Gown” – –  I only wish that I could look as sweet as a our little “BRIDE” as  “MISS  Alyssa   Aldrich” – – and these are “HOME-MADE” out-fits… which are  always rated  with an “A  PLUS”  in my book!


 “For  this and  the up and coming HALLOWEEN…  which will  be  next  “Saturday” …

“How would you like  these two special  and very well dressed “Halloweeners”  show up at your front door to receive a very special  treat ??”

To all of those that can remember,  that old MOVIE, “Meet Me in St. Louis” – you will see how  “Halloween” was celebrated at the turn of the CENTURY – and all of the preparation for the children – and the FUN that they all had – just for ideas!


“Sit back and enjoy!”

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“October brings Good Changes for the World”

“Beautiful Day – – to LOVE YOU…”

This day in OCTOBER… is just  the most spectacular ever. 

Just enjoying the colors of everything as they are just  making  magical changs… into some wondrous  colors of  each and  every beautiful color that is  possible.

All that we can see  is just a  blowing in to the  wind…  since tis the “SEASON”  doing that once a year … dropping  the wonders of Summer to go into  a change mode,  one that will make you  – – STOP – – and THINK about how wonderful our CREATOR  is!

Only our Creator  can  give to us… this beautiful “SEASON of CHANGE” … just  each and every day so beautiful, and when one… takes the time  to stop and to admire the WONDERS … will have to think  – –  “WOW”  and…when that day will come  along … which could be soon…

All of those “DREAMS” we had and did hope for to come… when we get to HEAVEN … it will be almost unbelievable  for us to even think possible … as everything in Heaven …  all will be so spectacular!

No matter  what we may be thinking now … we can not even envision the  big surprise  that will be in store for those of us… who will get to be  in HEAVEN with all of our Family and Friends and  since it will be so  very wonderful …  so very many  of us… will be wanting  to  be the  first to enjoy Heaven…forever!

Just The Way You Are

Don’t go changing to try and please me
You never let me down before
Don’t imagine you’re too familiar
And I don’t see you anymore
I wouldn’t leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
I took the good times; I’ll take the bad times
I’ll take you just the way you are
Don’t go trying some new fashion
Don’t change the color of your hair
You always have my unspoken passion
Although I might not seem to care
I don’t want clever conversation
I never want to work that hard
I just want someone that I can talk to
I want you just the way you are
I need to know that you…


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