“Happy Easter to one and all!”

This little girl photo is the best  – – that I could find – – looks like she is wishing everyone the best of     2016 EASTER GREETINGS – – – from all of us ………. “Share the LOVE of the Season!”

 

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Remember – EASTER – 04/14/1963

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Easter Sunday and an “EASTER BUNNY” – is all  foreign    information…  for a fifteenth month old baby – –  and we can see – – that baby Al – – sitting in the “high-chair” just has no real idea of what all that stuff is doing on the dining room table – – – and so early in the morning?

The table is set up … for four boys – – Tom in high school gets the smallest basket – – and the baby Al – – the youngest boy gets the largest basket – – – but it is not the size of the basket that makes you feel good – – it is all of the sweet treats that are spread out on the table  … that   being  bigger –  you  know – – there is   more your hand can reach and grab – – – all   without any help – – it is all there to  just share and enjoy!

“The early bird gets the worm”  – – he who gets up early – – can start to try out some of those colorful and fancy wrapped candies – – mostly chocolate – – who wants any thing else – -but who will get the  big “Chocolate Bunny” – – some of the larger size…  are now made hollow inside – such a  big disappointment – – I always enjoyed the solid “Chocolate Bunny” as you would have more of the good stuff – – – and the longer it lasts – – the more you think that you are enjoying “EASTER!”

That’s big brother, Lee  serving baby brother, Al   with some  of the “EASTER” treats … the ones he knows he can give to  baby Al – – but … he is big enough – and knows  what he likes – – as  Lee has been around  a little longer – – and NOW  – – can tell the little baby – – the way – –  that things happen on “EASTER” – – – so nice to be the bigger brother – – the one who  NOW has all the answers –  – just knows so much  – – for being  the big … four years old.


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“Remember – EASTER SUNDAY CHURCH”

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“EASTER SUNDAY” –  No problem for all of us to get up and ready early for  the special  “EASTER SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES” – 

Thinking back …  when we were living in Florida – – it must have been the terrific weather – – that we were always able to get up early –  – that is all of us – – my husband, Lee needed to be at the  Drive-In  Restaurant – –   before six in the morning to open and  and get the coffee pots going – – one of those double barrel type coffee  makers – one side on and ready and the other side ready to go as soon as the crowd determined more coffee needed.

Those coffee pots required a big cloth type basket for the grounds – – we must have used lots of coffee…and whatever the brand we used – –  it was always the best tasting coffee  – that I have ever had. One thing that we did do…  is to offer the police officers at anytime of the day – free coffee and there were some items from the menu that were also offered free  for them. At the “DRIVE-In”  – – there  was always extra  parking room for the Police in their cars  – – so that they could  be ready to fly in any direction – in an emergency situation.

Lee’s brother Al  would run the “Chat ‘n Nibble” and of course he also had to be there early  – – as that restaurant was in a “SEARS  SHOPPING MALL” – and all of those stores would have employees that would come in for meals and coffee all through the day  – as our working  hours   there would  start  before and lasted longer for the clean up crew.

Even with our restaurants – – whenever there would be an occasion for us to take the whole  FAMILY out – – and some other activity  at the same time  to do – we would stop by some of our friends’ restaurant – – just as a courtesy  to them  – – as they would also stop by our restaurants – – and that was the name of the game – – help promote  your friends business…  as they help to do the same for you.


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“Remembering EASTER – in FLORIDA”

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How would you like to see a great big “BUNNY RABBIT” as big or even bigger than anyone in your FAMILY? That is baby Al…who is slow to recognize the big  and wild looking “BUNNY” from outer-space? Holding Al’s hand is Donald Lee Aldrich a big brother and  standing in the grass – – and taking in …all of this wild stuff is a big brother to AL – – – Lee Aldrich  – – and we are all getting ready to enjoy our EASTER BRUNCH – – at this “PANCAKE HOUSE” in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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“SURPRISE” – – when we got home after a big  meal at the “PANCAKE HOUSE” – – – the boys all find big “EASTER BASKETS” filled by the real “BUNNY” – – and you all know who that would be…!  The baskets have the big selection of all the best …   including real dyed colored eggs with special messages – – – and on the dining room table is even more – – games and chicks and bunnies – – – all so nice and soft  – the kind of toys that remind you  of EASTER – – till they get lost or  – – well who knows where stuff goes  – – when that day comes – – that we have grown out of the need for “JUNK!”


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“Remembering some early times…”

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This is now in the back yard – – 

Since this is the week before EASTER – – have to remember the things   and times of what was going on – – as in  the  above  photos  – –  there were areas where  – – the three of  us…DENNY is  on the swing – – and by holding on and standing – – he was able to have FUN – – just swinging himself – – back and forth. He could have the swing – – and swing and or  not swing – – and with no one else – to want to do something else – – we all  played in peace.

That is  “ME”  sitting on DENNY’s  favorite chair… but since we are having our picture taken…I am in the area …where it looks as if I am in charge of everything – – by yelling at whoever is taking the pictures – – just to sure that I am not left out of the FUN!   As the eldest – – I  am guessing that I could let everyone know what I was thinking – – – as I still have a strong tendency…  to let everyone know – – the way to do some thing and of course the right way – – which would be my way!  (Going MY WAY – – is the RIGHT WAY!)

Can not forget our baby, TOMMY… and if you are looking  closely and into the back ground – you can see a “play pen”  where little TOMMY would spend a lot of time – especially when the adults would be occupied doing something – – as TOMMY would have a way of wandering off – – and as young as he was – – did not want  him  getting into the street – – not that  there  was a “whole”  lot of traffic – – back in those days – – and of course there was a wooded area – – that we could go into – when no one was looking – – and of course if we got caught – – that would mean we were in big trouble – – especially  “ME” – – because I was always suppose to be keeping an “eagle eye” on my brothers – – just in case???

“JUST in CASE” – – back then – – there was always the possibility of something happening – – and of course – I was the one “who”  would have been the “one” to catch the  “trouble”  for it – – since being older – – I should have known better!  Aren’t  you  glad – – that you were not ME – – as the “fall guy” for  – – – any and all unexpected   mysterical   happening???


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“As early as – I can remember?”

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Since “EASTER” will be this coming SUNDAY…just had to check through my PHOTOS – – –  just to get an idea of  all of the  many    EASTER PHOTOS – – that  would  be available for me to post and tell  everybody – – all about the many EASTER’s  – that were a part of my LIFE!

When there are small children in the FAMILY – – my feelings are to let the young children enjoy the many occasions that we as FAMILIES  celebrate together,  and always with as many of our   FAMILY members – – that are still living and are near enough to  come and  join in with  their  FAMILY CELEBRATION!

In the above PHOTO,  is my youngest brother, Tommy and myself hanging on – so as to not rock the swing that we received for this Easter. This “SWING” was moved to the back yard – – as my DADDY also dunged an area of the yard…so that he could build a small  in the ground swim-pool – all concrete and we had  another type of “SWING” – – so that we had plenty to play on. If you look at the lawn – you can see this is a new house –  just built  in a new    subdivision – and  lots of landscaping was needed – as you can see from the photos.

In those days…my MOTHER  had told me… later – my FATHER would fix the basement up – –  with several of those large galvanized containers – so that they had lots of beer and soda for all the people to drink – – with all the food that my DAD would make – – almost as if we  were feeding an army – – tables  – chairs and benches – and they had music – so  that everyone could stay  for  a long time  with lots of  enjoyment – – for all!

 


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