“Lucky Lee enjoys the DREAMS of LIFE”

I remember  just as if –  it where yesterday, we would go to watch “LEE”  play “Football” – every parent thinking that their son was the best and greatest,  at which  ever position he would be playing, but, when everyone would start standing up and screaming for “LEE” – as we could hear over the loud speaker, “ALDRICH running with the ball” – and all the jumping up and down – I was just so proud that “LEE was my SON” – and he was so fast at running with the ball – OUR TEAM would always WIN! 

“Hip – HIP – Hooray  for Lee and good ole number 34!”

These are just a few,  of the RIBBONS,  that I  had already posted –  but, some time,  I would like to find and collect all of the different ribbons that LEE has – from the very earliest young days of his LIFE.

When I was a little girl, I remember my  DAD saying that he would get me a “PONY” – and I am still waiting – so I guess, that NOW,  I can stop wishing for that PONY – since I   also received that same request from my son, LEE – and fortunately, I was able to get one for him!

Looks like it was also snowing in that DECEMBER  for Lee’s BIRTHDAY – just as it is doing TODAY, snowing – but we are not buying a PONY, today.  As cold as it was, LEE got outside and enjoyed his “BIRTHDAY ” present – and I sure am glad, that I was able to take a few PHOTOS.

Later on, we moved from here,  to another area – where you could have HORSES!

So, from EARTH to the great big blue yonder – we do like to FLY!

 And so,  here we are, little “brother, Al”  is taking this PHOTO  of “BIRTHDAY BOY, LEE” – and  then – off to see the “STARS”  – and whether they will be out tonight? Nothing like flying when you can see the “CITY” all  aglow with the CHRISTMAS”  lights on – making for so much more FUN and enjoyment  – for brothers that enjoy doing things together!

“Come FLY with ME” – we will have so much FUN –  to see all the CITY and surrounding areas – trying to out do  their their selves – with more  beautiful lites  – than at any other times of the year!

May the Almighty bless all those –  that are celebrating their Birthdays this month  – with all the SNOW and excitement of the CHRISTMAS Lights – only wish more happy people could enjoy with us!   D.V.

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“From – this to that – TIME – HAPPY BIRTHDAY- LEE”

“From being just a little “TYKE” to a natural born “SEAMAN” in  AMERICA’s best NAVY – traveling around the world  – and loving every minute  of everything you are doing –  – take TIME to enjoy your BIRTHDAY – TODAY!

 These were the days,  that you had so much FUN swimming and enjoying each bright sunny day in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

   This is the best smile – when you came HOME for the HOLIDAY LEAVE – that each man in the SERVICE for AMERICA – just loves – that special TIME,  to be HOME with all the FAMILY – with all of your favorite  foods and  things to do – since it is HOLIDAY TIME and also your “BIRTHDAY” – what a great combination to have, the   best of LIFE’s DREAMS  – and a very young and good looking man in the NAVY! – So, I am calling you, “Mr. Lucky” – himself – and all wrapped up in one!

  Just had to bake the  biggest and sweetest of “BIRTHDAY CAKES” – and knowing that we will all be dancing around the dining room – with the  biggest and best of cakes – with enough “candles” that will make it look like a big “Fire-Cracker” ready to take off , and  then, ready to land  into outer  “SPACE”  –  just to let the whole wide world know that “TODAY”  is “LEE ALDRICH  – BIG – BIRTHDAY DAY ” and everyone is invited to help celebrate with us,  all!

May our Almighty Creator,  send to you,  “LEE” all of  HIS best of best  BLESSINGS – today and for ever more!   D.V. 

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“Your ANGEL is waiting for your CALL for HELP”

“Today is one of those DAYS’ – that you may need expert HELP –  So… do what I had to do!”


     “Icy Roads” require  “Angel”  Service!

Do you remember when you were in need of emergency help,  when  YOU  were  driving in freezing cold weather, and all roads were thick ice skating rinks?  Some years back, while I was at work – it started to rain – temperatures started to drop – roads took on a nice shinny glaze – icing up – too dangerous to be on –  for any reason at all!

Do you think this “BOSS” would let anyone go home early to avoid  – this worst of all storms?  “NO!” I think he was hoping that some of his employees would have accidents – he liked when bad things happened to people. You know there are some people in this world just like that! You can see it in their face,  when they hear,  of some catastrophe happening to someone  that they know!  They are just enjoying every word about what some poor soul must endure.

Anyway, the streets were frozen, and now it is 5:00 p.m. – and the few of us employees “slide”  out to our cars. It takes quite a bit of time to break up the ice,  from the wind shield – also, have  the motor running to warm up the inside,  and help with the melting of the ice. Also, those were the days, when I was still wearing dresses  and or skirts,  and some type of tops for work, just to look like a LADY!  That “freezing cold wind” was whistling “DIXIE” up my skirt – just making me colder than necessary!

Looks like,  I can now see out of the windows, so I start to move the car slowly. I’m keeping an eye on the other employees and what they are doing, to determine just exactly how safe,  will this trip be?   So, we all  have  to go –  to different directions and now,  I am by myself on Hwy. 141 and there just isn’t anyone else,  out  and or about. Going westerly – all lanes to myself – slower than slow – and would you believe the light is changing and I am going to have to stop – why? – Not a soul,  but crazy me – no one with any sense would be out on a night like this?

Sitting at the “STOP LIGHT” with my foot on the break – the car is very slowly sliding – the rear of the car is pulling me into  a slow do-not turn,  and toward the ditch   of which,  to me –  I look like I  just might end up in this ditch,  for the night?  “OH  Almighty Yahweh, send me some help – help to know what to do – looks like I’m going to freeze out here – no way,  for me to walk home from here – no traffic – no houses nearby – what can I do? Please help! I am almost in tears.

While I am  trying to figure this out,  the “light has turned green”  – and my eyes are ready to open the flood gates! All of  a sudden some man,  is knocking on the “driver” side window! I don’t know what to do – open my  window some –  then,  he ask me, “Do –  YOU –  know how to drive on ice?” “NO!”  – “Well get you r foot off the break,  and when you are on ice,  keep the car in “NEUTRAL” and,  when you are at the “STOP SIGNS” – so  that,  you  do NOT  slide all over!”  “Aim your car,  as I tell you – I am going to be behind you,  and, will  push you some,  so you can get on your way!”

I was still praying to myself, and doing  exactly – what I was told, the car window was still open some – so that  –  I could hear,  and do just exactly,  what I was being told,  to do,  to get out of this mess.  Started moving slowly back on to the highway –  NOW,  turned my head to holler out the window,  to say “THANK YOU”  – but,  no one was there? It must have been an  “ANGEL” – “Almighty  Yahweh” sends His  “Angels” –  if we pray often,  and all of the time!

This kind of weather requires a  “direct” connection  with the best “FRIEND” you have – if only you keep in direct touch – each and every day of your LIFE! You just can not call on your “BEST FRIEND”  – only when you have a problem –  HE LOVES hearing from you – all the time – to know that you are HIS – and,  that HE is yours!    D.V.


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“Best Birthday People that I know of for this month”


December Birthdays

Would like to wish  Family and Friends a very Happy Birthday, in the month of December. Sometimes  you can not be with those who have a  Birthday  which would be  an occasion to “Celebrate,”   –  that is why I like to spread the word  –  any occasion worth while celebrating,  needs at least a whole week for  contacting “Love ones” and then plan a big CELEBRATION!

Today, everyone has  a work schedule  or an  assigned place  to be,  conflicting days and or hours,  with our own schedule and good connections on certain days and times, are not always available? We just  have to make changes in our schedules and   are always  trying to  make  just the right choice,  to which  we will  be making  some extra special time  just  to  show  – “Our Love,  for another!”

Happy Birthday: 5th Lee Aldrich,Jr  –  13th Tom Aldrich  –  16th Mary Jane Ludwig Greco  –   23rd Carolyn Jean Ludwig Caito  –  20th  Thomas Brady  –  20th Oliver Brady  – 24th William B. Riley  –   28th Phyllis Ferris!

I receive more Joy, just because  all of our Family and Friends  take the time to share  more “Love” in a way that helps all of us – together  doing our most to promote healthy living,   fulfilling   all of our  ‘Dreams’   – one for another –  that which  making  DREAMS  come true,  is all about!

The  “Love for Life”  knits us  so close together,  that we  can grow stronger in our  sharing  Love   and Happiness  – just being here and  there,  wherever  and when ever needed.   OUR Almighty Yahweh  gives to us all  an   abundant  amount of   Love  and Blessings and in our sharing – we will  always be receiving  more to share, to and     for us all – when we remember we are making LOVE MEMORIES – forever!  D.V.


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“Reading something good…TONIGHT”

What is the name of that book  – you are reading?

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Some Short Stories to Inspire and Tantalize Your MIND”

Some one sent this to me –  it has a good message for all of us! Enjoy!


1. Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m   working on for my Psychology class.  When I asked her to define success in   her own words, she said;
 “Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.”
 2.  Today, I asked my mentor – a very successful business man in his 70′ s  what his top 3 tips are for success.  He smiled and said; 
“Read something no one else is reading, think something no one else is thinking, and do  something no one else is doing.”
 3.   Today, after my 72-hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me  at the grocery store and gave me a hug.  When I tensed up, she realized I  didn’t recognize her.   She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most  sincere smile and said;
 “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade  Center .”
 4.  Today, after I watched my dog get run over by a car, I sat on the side  of the road holding him and crying.    And just before he died;

He licked the tears off my face.

 5.  Today at 7 AM, I woke up feeling ill, but decided I needed the money, so I went into work.   At 3 PM I got laid off. On my drive home I got a flat tire.    When I went into the trunk for the spare, it was flat too.
A man in   a BMW pulled over, gave me a ride, we chatted, and then he offered me a job.
 I start tomorrow.
 6.  Today, as my father, three brothers, and two sisters stood around my  mother’s hospital bed, my mother uttered her last coherent words before she died.  

She simply said, “I feel so loved right now.   We should have gotten together like this more often.”

 7. Today, I kissed my dad on the forehead as he passed away in a small  hospital bed.   About 5 seconds after he passed,
 I realized it was the first   time I had given him a kiss since I was a little boy.
8.  Today, in the cutest voice, my 8-year-old daughter asked me to start  recycling.   I chuckled and asked, “Why?” She replied, “So you can help me  save the planet.” I chuckled again and asked, “And why do you want to save   the planet?”
 Because that’s where I keep all my stuff,” she said.
 9. Today, when I witnessed a 27-year-old breast cancer patient laughing  hysterically at her 2-year-old daughter’s antics, I suddenly realized that,
 I need to stop complaining about my life and start celebrating it again.
 10.  Today, a boy in a wheelchair  saw me desperately struggling on crutches  with my broken leg and offered to carry my backpack and books for me.    He  helped me all the  way across campus to my class and as he was leaving he said,
 “I hope you feel better soon.”
 11.  Today, I was feeling down because the results of a biopsy came back   malignant.   When I got home, I opened an e-mail that said, “Thinking of you   today.   If you need me, I’m a phone call away.”
 It was from a high school   friend I hadn’t seen in 10 years.
 12.   Today, I was traveling in Kenya and I met a refugee from Zimbabwe .    He  said he hadn’t eaten anything in over 3 days and looked extremely skinny and  unhealthy.    Then my friend offered him the rest of the sandwich he was eating.
 The first thing the man said was, “We can share it.”

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