“August is almost over and…”

Must take some last minute   “sight-seeing”  Trips with friends!”

                   “Belle of St. Louis” – Day Trip!

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My neighbor, Jackie Jansen and I took a “Day Trip” on the “Belle of St. Louis” and  we really enjoyed the whole trip,  which included a  delicious meal. I can not remember now,  the name of one of the St.Louis Radio stations, personalities’  name – who with his family were also enjoying a terrific  “Summer”  trip up and down the Mississippi River – –  and lots of the fellow travelers would stop him and talk for long periods of time – – but… and  since “Jackie and I” were so close by – – we were able to hear and enjoy the conversations going on – – all without disturbing anyone.

Jackie and I, would try going somewhere each weekend  – a weekend that we were free to do something that  – we maybe had not done before. Several of our trips were with regular scheduled  groups and took up almost the whole day and due to the length of time –  even included two (2) meals. We sure did our fair share or more   of visiting everything and everywhere  – in and around the Saint Louis area!

 

 Just thought that I would add this PHOTO – – only because the  “dress”  is that  very same  dress as  in the above – – but there is a difference of maybe thirty  (30)  years of wearing it. Sometimes  –  some dresses are very nice – – look nice and feel good to wear – but just seem to be too far back in the closet – and just do not seem to be the kind of dress to wear too often – – could just  be the “BIG DOTS” – – and the dress would be remembered by everyone – – if worn too many times – – with the same crowd.

This PHOTO was taken when “we”  from left…ME , grandson, Alan and my son, Al were visiting German St. Vincent’s for an  “old class mates reunion”  – – and we were taking a tour of the HOME – – and of course this is the “Sacred Heart Chapel” – – where we  were at Mass at six o’clock every morning – – lots of memories – – and so many “PRAYERS” said that were not answered, then  – – but are in the “Bank of PRAYERS”  – – which… when needed, later  – – over the many years of my LIFE – – have brought Blessings  – – that I can now give THANKS for – – as they were “LIFE” saver “BLESSINGS” – – now that I think back over the  many years.    D.V.


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