“Remembering a Good Friend on her BIRTHDAY”



“Happy Birthday… Violet Lessor…. and many MORE…”


Violet is the lady on the left  – and a good friend of the Aldrich Family, Lee, Al, Jill, Alyssa and Jaime – and you know who is in the middle, ME!

This picture was taken as we  were leaving Church  – –  as there is a bulletin board on the wall in the foyer or entrance area – and just so you  and or visitors can get to know what some of the people look like and their names  – you will find photos  as well as the above photo  “ours” on display  – that makes it easier for you to have the name of the person or family that you would want to  meet and talk to   – makes for an easy introduction  – – while all the members meet and usually enjoy a breakfast or lurch – depending on the times and what is going on.

This was a very friendly Church  – with members taking part in a lot of the different programs and or teachings which were  made available in the evening hours.  Always lots of activities to keep you active in the Church – and I knew that this was not Violet’s regular Church – but I thought that she would enjoy going with our family and  – if there was ever a time that she would like for us to pick her up – and bring her – that was something that we enjoyed doing.

When  you are going to Church on a regular time frame – I just feel that it is a good idea to check with “Neighbors”  – just to see if there is someone in or around the neighborhood that would also like to attend. So many of our friends and neighbors are senior citizens and no longer drive – and sometimes have no way to attend a Church  – but so very much would like to be included – –  – but are embarrassed to ask for the opportunity to go with you –  – but  would say   “yes”  – – – so fast  – – if ever someone would just  take the time  – to ask them??

When you are talking with friends – – include in the conversation  – some things that you are doing – activity and or Church attending – when and where and how you feel about what you are doing  – then ask the person  that you are talking to – “Would you like to go, sometime??  Then follow up with – “I’d like to take you along with us and if you need – we will pick you up on the way and bring you home?”  Tell them to just think about the Church or  whatever they are interested in – and add. – “If you are not ready right now,  just think about it, here is my phone number – just call me anytime  – the offer  still stands  – for as long as  you want to think about it?”  “OKAY?”    “OKAY!”

*******An Idea for you – – but an old MEMORY for ME!”*******

  – Violet M. Lessor – a very good friend that I knew way back in the 1980s – and one of the things I remember…  surprising her with  – was – having requested … that  the  “WHITE HOUSE”   send to  her an “80th Birthday”  greeting  from the President of the United States!   She was so surprised – – –  that I would take the time to write to the “WHITE HOUSE” – –  – – and then,  when she had called me – – just to let me know – – when this letter came to her – – and from the “PRESIDENT” – –  – it is just a better memory to me… just for having taken the time – she could hardly believe that I  or that  anyone …  WOULD TAKE THE TIME!   How often do we know of someone … making it to their “80’s” – – and that someone should  still remember their BIRTHDAY? – –  just doing something a little different – -but so wonderful– –   just makes living longer – so worthwhile after all is said and done!                                                                                                               (Little acts of random kindness – really make the day for the recipient!)

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