“Watch and Share this IMPORTANT Message – TODAY”

If you are  an American… living in America, and are PROUD  to be an AMERICAN… then this message will answer all of  those  questions that  you may or may not have had.. so  be a very  good AMERICAN Ambassador… you will know  just exactly to whom … the above message needs to be sent to! 

I feel that when you are living in a Country that you will either LOVE it… or Leave  it… therefore…listen and watch the above… pass this message on to others… as you will want all your neighbors to also LOVE the Land of our FATHERS and you will then pass this important message on  of our great AMERICA on to all of our generations that will be following!

Do it NOW… with Pride… knowing that… we all live in this GREAT AMERICA… the LAND of the FREE and  HOME of the BRAVE!    D.V.

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“Remember about TIME and the TIDE”

When you have a few minutes to just sit back and think about the good ole days… do some of the things you think about bring you back to when you were in grade school?

Just the other day I was talking to someone about writing stories in the seventh and eighth grades and in our classroom… the  eighth grade class sat in the seats on the left side of the room where the windows were facing the side of the classroom, the side that you could look from your seat, and  would be able  to view that which  was happening on the road in front of the building…. “Causing you to daydream at various times of the day”

At various times and for different subjects of study, we were requested to write a story regarding the subject to see if we did retain some of what we were to learn. This was very easy for me to do… as I did like to make up a story about the way I felt things should go  and could write lots of words that made sense to me, but… sometimes I  would not be too sure that someone else would see things …the same way I would.

My Mother would tell us kids about  the work that DADDY would do  and sometimes… she added some line  like, “The MAIL must go through…neither Snow nor Rain will keep this carrier  from getting the MAIL delivered!”  That is not exactly the correct way that line goes, but at my age I do not remember it correctly, but you get the idea! That story that I wrote… way back then… I did get a high grade… I was satisfied, as I did know what I was talking about then.

Another line that I heard so often and maybe it was meant for me personally to get a move on and get something done. The “NUNS” also had  a full list of  suitable phrases that were meant to  do something… just in case you did not understand “ENGLISH” you would understand when your ears were “boxed”  around a couple of times and you heard… “LOUD and CLEAR”…  “Time and Tide wait for no Man”  and followed with… get a move on and in a hurry!

So now… just this message today… which made me think back about hearing this at least a million times so far… and was remembering that… when I was in “HIGH SCHOOL”  and in my classes there… also received a high grade for using this phrase and putting a good story with it!

When children hear words and phrases that may make sense or that have a special “ring” to their ears…  these little tidbits just find a special place in the brain… always ready to be pulled up at a moment in time and spotted off… just as they did … the first time, that they were introduced to them!

Everyone will remember the first time… that they were  introduced to a word  and or a special way to learn how to remember the correct way to spell that word – as that is what is happening in my brain right now!    ***** “Just so  that I do not forget… the word is  “business” and that was  way back in the third and fourth grades, Sister Florence was that teacher.”

Now … for a final word  about “TIME and TIDE” just ran across this  little message  regarding “TIME” as it seems there are so many people today… that have no idea that there is no “TIME” to be wasted! Once a day goes by… it is gone, just no redoing until you get it done correctly… as the saying…  “TIME FLIES” and you are getting older and never ever to have that spent time to re-use!

Never to forget that “TIME” is worth millions … but only if you use it well… something like that verse in the BIBLE… “WELL done good and faithful  friend… you exceeded that which was given to you… and now those TEN shares will be doubled for you.”  “Must always use the gifts we are given  to the fullest” … for that time in the future… we will understand about having done  the best we can… with the “TIME” allotted for each of us!     D.V.

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“Thy Will Be Done…Prayer”

“Worth While Words”

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We were taught the prayer  from the BIBLE… The “Our Father” and through the many years said it just as we were taught. 

 But for some reason or the other… as I was saying it slowly and carefully thinking about the words as I was thinking…  it just dawn on me… that one line that makes all the difference in the world… as to WHY … we do not receive…  all that we put on  our PRAYER List of personal WANTS…

Of which so many are not right for the times – and we have too many  personal selfish requests… that are not right for  TODAY TIMES… and there is no way that … OUR FATHER  … who is in HEAVEN … would ever dream of sending the crazy  list  of stuff that we think… that we need!     “JUST NO WAY!”

Start to say the “Our FATHER” slowly… think about the words as this is a Prayer of wants and needs and  a petition for others that we LOVE and want help for their needs, too!

Our earnest request is for something important, but if it is not  to be in the “wlil of  our CREATOR”  because this is HIS CREATION … the earth where we are living… and if that which we are requesting is not for the  everlasting good and a  most favorable request… it will never ever be answered.

So… I feel that we think about the words we use in our PRAYERS… and when we say… Thy KIngdom Come…  Thy WILL be Done… while thinking of the request that I am praying for and thinking…is this really the best thing this person needs…I will request that part of the Prayer… several times!

What I am asking our CREATOR… is  only and if this request that I am making is for the true good of the situation and… if it is for sure… in line with the times to come about… only then  Almighty Yahweh.. do I want this request, because YOU may have a much better answer to this situation, one  that in  and on the present horizon – and since I do not know that far into  the advancing  TIME  – You have the final say… to work this request or just cancel it… YOUR WILL Be DONE!

Just so glad that at some times in my busy LIFE… I stop and take a time-out… with a little more of some very  slow  and thoughtful thinking about the situations of today.. and only  can ask… but… You already know… what is best for me and the whole wide world… and no sense in my request throwing a “clinker” into the situation!     D.V.

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Ratification Day on January 14th annually recognizes the act the officially ended the American Revolution. This day is in commemoration of the ratification of the Treaty of Paris on January 14, 1784, at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Maryland by the Confederation Congress and established the United States as a sovereign entity.

  • The Confederation Congress issued a proclamation on April 11, 1783, “Declaring the cessation of arms” against Great Britain.
  • Congress approved the preliminary articles of peace on April 15, 1783.
  • The Treaty of Paris was ratified on January 14, 1784.

The following is an excerpt from the proclamation of ratification:

“By the United States in Congress assembled, a proclamation: Whereas definitive articles of peace and friendship, between the United States of America and His Britannic Majesty, were concluded and signed at Paris, on the 3rd day of September 1783 … we have thought proper by these presents, to notify the premises to all the good citizens of these United States …
Given under the seal of the United States, witness His Excellency Thomas Mifflin, our president, at Annapolis, this fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four … ” ~ Definitive Articles of the Peace of Paris – Signed by representatives of Britain and The United States on September 3, 1783.

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Ratification Day recognizes the anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Paris. In Annapolis Maryland at the State House, a ceremony takes place where officials signed the treaty. The Old Senate Chamber has been renovated and preserved just as it was at the signing. Every January 14, a flag in the design that was displayed at the time of the signing of the Treaty of Paris flies over the State House; twelve stars forming a circle with one star in the center. 

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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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“Me…With Inquiring Eyes Wants to Know”

For as long as I can remember… this Photo taken of me…was hanging in place where everyone could see everyday. The wall outside  and on the right  of my bedroom is where this PHOTO  was hanging with little ole “ME” just  looking up and wondering… because what else does it look like I am doing  or thinking of doing?

Looks like all I was doing… is growing older and with the years going by… I was gradually turning brown with age in the frame… just hate to see what would happen if I opened up this frame… would I just fall out and into a hundred old pieces?

In LIFE… you might say that we are young and vibrant… full of energy and enthusiasm, but when we are left alone in and  on a small high and elevated  space … doing nothing at all exciting, just minding our own business, going nowhere, just maybe existing a stagnant life style… it seems that then… you are forever just looking up and maybe toward something that you might like… but just never comes a knocking at your door!

BUT… On the other hand… when the Photographer said, “LOOK THIS WAY”  and then snaps  “YOU” with full attention to getting that expression of the “gift of gab” in motion – he snapped a “PRIZE WINNER” photograph… if ever I saw one!

Here’s the story… from wherever my DADDY had been… re rushes  home  tells my MOM that he is taking my a place  for a PHOTO  CONTEST of babies… and grabs “ME” from the playpen!

My Mother wants to clean me up…maybe put some nice clothes on and whatever it would take to make me look more presentable for a PHOTO!

No time for such foolishness, and I am now  in DADDY’s arm and out the door and into the automobile and  in the 1930’s there were  no laws about children being put into a seatbelt or any other restriction as to how fast to drive … when a small child is in the front seat… and the driver is going way past all posted speed limits… because he wants his child to be entered into a “BABY PHOTO CONTEST” right NOW!

Beside the “BLUE RIBBON” and my PHOTO being in Color and in a frame that hung over the FIREPLACE for everyone and anyone to see… that is the full results of being a first place blue ribbon award winner. More than that I do not know… the PHOTO  hung … and I do believe that when you are in a house for years and years… you really have no idea of what is on the wall… no one  sees it and no one cares… there is never any conversation  about  what no one sees… any more!

After all is said and done… it good to think about the old pictures  that hang on the walls… that no one even gives a second thought about and never thinks to ask anyone a question regarding?

Just have to gives THANKS for my “Fifteen Minutes” of  public recognition… today everyone is doing something and some times for the wrong reasons – but this Photo of ME – is a terrific feeling that I had at a young age – come to think of it – I did not even know and or understand any thing about it at the time!    D.V.

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