Breakfast After Church!
After Church on Easter Sunday we took the children to eat at the Pancake House and meet the “Easter Bunny” — left to right – Donald – Al – Lee Aldrich.
This picture was taken at least “50” years ago. Looks like “little Al” has his doubts about getting too close to this “Big Bunny” – something just isn’t right – this “Bunny” is bigger than anything “real” that, I’ve seen and, this BIG BUNNY, takes the cake! I’m only guessing that maybe little,Al is thinking this – what would a little Kid think, when he sees something so out of the normal order of things, and so over sized and, when you think about it – that does not look like a very real “BUNNY” – nothing at all like the little “bunnies” you can hold in your arms!
The next PHOTO is two PHOTOS, spliced together in the front of the Church, on the left side is DONALD holding LEE’s right hand and ME holding the other hand, and if you will observe carefully, you will notice that the dress that I am wearing, is the very same dress that my “AUNT IRENE RILEY” had made for me, to graduate in, from the “eighth grade” I took the sleeves off, and used a light cream color of dye, so that, the dress would be suitable for SUMMER wear.
On the right side of the above PHOTO, that is still DONALD holding baby Lee’s hands, and TOM the oldest brother is standing with the dark color trousers, and since I am taking this PHOTO, and not in this one, do have my husband, Lee standing to the right of his son, TOM, since LEE is tall and thin, you may not be able to clearly see or notice that, that is him.
“HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT???” “We are early for CHURCH, sometimes not an easy thing to pull off, and one other thing, BACK then living in FLORIDA, we never locked the doors of our house, some years later when we were all going to be together, for a long trip to ST.LOUIS, we had to have a “KEY MAKER” make keys for us, but then, when we arrived back HOME, and after the month away from home, we could not find the new “KEYS” to get into the house, so LEE, then had to use his magic “KNOW HOW” to get a door open.”
“HOW the “TIMES” do change – HOMES today have LOCKS and bolts and even cameras surveying the front doors all the way out to the street and even in other places around the old homestead – just to see who is trying to break in – so that we now need more “keys” to lock ourselves in.
Talking about “KEYS” to open your doors to your HOME around “1900” – my Mother told me, that they had “Skeleton Keys” – that would open almost every door in your neighborhood. Most families thought, that they were safe, locked in their homes – but, someone with one of these keys, well could just come into a HOME just as if they owned the place – and who would know the difference – I am guessing, that they are illegal, today? D.V.
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