READER… Copy these tips and pass on to those you LOVE!


I am particularly interested in the part about the wasp spray…
1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste… and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it..

5. If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house.. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door – understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)
10. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.
1. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms. 
12. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it athttp://www.faketv/.com/%29


1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

3. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.

4. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

5. I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.

6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.

7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.

8. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.
Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina , Oregon , California , and Kentucky ; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runshttp://www.crimedoctor.com/ and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars on the Job.

Protection for you and your home:
If you don’t have a gun, here’s a more humane way to wreck someone’s evil plans for you.
A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead.

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

On the heels of a break-in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self-defense experts have a tip that could save your life.

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says, “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades. It’s also one he wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray.

“That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.” Maybe even save a life.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr.’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn’t hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she’ll know there’s a problem.

Please pass this on even IF you’ve read it before. It’s a reminder.

Please share this with all the people in your life.

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“Is Everyone … Back in School?”

This Photo has one of my very  favorite teachers’ – – that is “Sister Mary Alvira” – – and this is her class of students at German St. Vincent Orphanage.


This Photo may have been taken in the 1980’s – – as Sister Alvira in wearing the newer type of  style of Nun’s Habit as it was called – –  and if you ever get to see some of the older styles of “HABIT” – – the Nuns would wear – – were just so heavy and full of layers  – – and the head gear  so cover so much of the face – – that all you could see of the Nuns face… was eyes,nose and mouth.

With this newer style of garments to wear – – must be  easier to  get ready for the day’s work.

“Sister ALVIRA” was the 5th and 6th grade teacher   – – when I was in her classes and I did enjoy having her as a teacher and friend. Sister Alvira had been an orphan and she with her sisters and brother were also in the same Orphanage as children. Four of the girls…  decided to enter the same convent  and as the youngest of the family “Veronica” became Sister Mary Alvira  an a teacher – – and  – – she was a very good teacher.

In the days when I was there – – we would gather into the 7th and 8th grade class room to rehearse the music and singing of the songs that we would be singing in Church. Sister Alvira had a very distinctive voice – – she was an alto and there were very few of the Orphans with the same Alto Voice and they with Sister Alvira…  would be together in Sister Gilbert’s class room  for better harmony –  – – and Sister Gilbert was the one to play the organ  – – so that we would have the music – – so that she would know we were all singing in the “key” to make the best of the songs. They both had a very good “ear” to hear which of us were singing off “key” –  – and who would want to do that?

Just thinking about that organ  that Sister Gilbert played – – she must have  really had strong legs – – since that was an organ that you had to pump with your feet … just to get the beautiful music to come out  – – a real worker of leg exercise.

Back in those days – – we did receive a very good education – – in fact if you were really paying attention – – you would fly through your   first    year  of  HIGH SCHOOL – – and the teachers had us learn enough to carry us well beyond – – – we spent more hours daily in school and if you did not have work to do on SATURDAY – – you were  also in SCHOOL … all morning – –  so there was  no way for you to do poorly – –  come to think about it – – “No one complained about going to SCHOOL!”

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“SOME WORDS…mean more than you THINK”

When you are in the world  – – and are able to travel  – – where you do not quite know – – what someone is trying to tell you   – – check out the list of words  below – –  see if you were ever confused about something – – that you may not have understood – –  that which… you were suppose to – – this list will just help to keep you in the KNOW!


A cook that leaves Arbys to work at McDonald’s
The act of torching a mortgage

What a crook sees through
What a bullfighter tries to do

Clumsy ophthalmologist

6.     CONTROL
A short, ugly inmate

Workers who put together kitchen cabinets
8.     ECLIPSE
What an English barber does for a living

9.     LEFT BANK
What the bank robbers did when their bag was full of money
10.    HEROES
What a man in a boat does

What you see from the Eiffel Tower
12.    PARADOX
Two physicians

A helper on a farm


    What penguins see through

    15.    PRIMATE
    Remove your spouse from in front of TV
    16.    RELIEF
    What trees do in the spring

    17.    RUBBERNECK
    What you do to relax your wife
    18.    SELFISH
    What the owner of a seafood store does

    19.    SUDAFED
    Brought litigation against a government official




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“Call on DENNY at CLOUD #9”


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Denny H. McClarren

Died: August 09, 2015

U.S. VeteranDenny H. McClarren, 76, Holmes Beach, died August 9, 2015. Born in St. Louis, MO he moved to Holmes Beach in 2001 from Wheaton, IL, was a member of St. Bernards Catholic Church and was a Veteran of the US Army. Survived by wife, Judy of Holmes Beach, FL; sons, Tim (Sharon Vosmek) McClarren of San Francisco, CA and Mike (Desiree) McClarren of Porterfield, WI; daughter, Kelly Schultz of Winfield, MO; brother, Tom (Rose) McClarren of St. Louis, MO; sister, Mary Ellen Aldrich of Florissant, MO; grandchildren, Ashley, Kristina, David, Elizabeth, Kayla, Brandon and Jesse; great grandchildren, Ayden and Adisyn. Memorial Services will be at a later date. Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org. Condolences to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.

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This is for those who are not in Florida – – but, for those that… would like to get in touch with my brother, Denny;s   wife, Judy and  their  family – as we all know – that sometime in this LIFE – our road and path closes –  and we find that – –  we  have  become “citizens” of HEAVEN.

DENNY  – – as I remember  did not like to FLY  the Commercial  Airways – – but  – – NOW that he is in HEAVEN – – DENNY enjoys FLYING on CLOUD #9!



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Remembering DENNY Jr.,




Ellen Aldrich

Michael’s voice is a true gift…from his CREATOR – – this song was sung at my brother’s funeral service – – my brother, Denny H. McClarren’s favorite song… may all your HOPES and Dreams be carried on EAGLE WINGS, too….
Just thought everyone would like to hear and remember DENNY!
Looks like DENNY is having lots of FUN in  the HEAVENS  – – at his new address  – – NOW on Cloud 9…

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