“Enjoy BREAKFAST after CHURCH on this SUNDAY”

Breakfast After Church!

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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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