This is one photo of MOM… that I took as little brother Tommy was taking a turn at playing something on the piano… that required two extra hands … that could complement the other piano player… and have FUN … all at the same time!
Those sure were the days when we would have FUN doing things that required that you ‘DO’ …want to have Fun… and you must be sure to do your part… that will eventually get some real good laughter going… and with a Photo or two… you know that… always and forever and a day… later on… you will once again, remember just how much Fun you did have… and will want to do it all over again!
This is one of those days when little TOMMY… hit bottom.
On this particular Sunday… the Orphanage had a PICNIC going on and Tommy wanted to go, so that he could meet up with some of his old Classmates… and ride my bike ( it was a boys bike) which was okay with me.
It is a good distance from Saint Louis… straight out Natural Bridge and to the Normandy area… but the weather was terrific and Tommy was full of vim and vigor… so much so, that when he did get to Orphanage… he did just like he usually will do… performs a show for his friends.
Maybe just a little too much ‘show’ … as on some of the gravel road area… that he was doing these fine maneuvers … Tommy did a high flying crash down on an incline of the road area…sliding down on his bare arms… and lots of the loose gravel became embedded and he is now … not about to let anybody know just how much pain and how bad he feels… as all he can think of…how do I get home?
When little Tommy finally got home on the bike… all scratched up and the bike looking like it went through a WAR… of some kind… he was very quiet and went to his room to rest… and did not want me to say anything to our MOTHER. His pain got so bad toward evening… I just had to tell MOM about his problems.
We had to take Tommy to the City Hospital Emergency Room… where they did fixed him up.
The above photo shows all of us the next day… all tired out from long hours the previous evening in the hospital… and TOMMY all stretched out resting from the drugs and medicine to heal him… and we are all just taking it easy on a nice Summer Sunny Day… with very little conversation going on… about the terrific-o-o “BIKE” trip!
Big Denny and little Denny Jr., with MOM and we are in the backyard of Mom’s sister, Irene Riley… as everyone in the family wants to see the new addition to our family… this is back in 1940… and little Denny looks like he is just waiting to be able to get up and go… on those legs that he is exercising just getting strong and ready!
Some families multiply… as you see above… MOM holding one of the twins, Eve Karen… and now as the oldest… I am holding MOM’s purse and on the left side of this photo is Tommy and Deeny Jr., is on the right side… and we are starting to grow in size and in new members… just doing what a good family is supposed to do… besides having too much FUN!
“Just have to remember some of the good ole days and what we did and believe that we all did walk down that good road… as it is stated in Psalm 139… as some of the family are no longer here on Earth… but I’m guessing in Heaven… enjoying the rewards of a good and faithful servant… that which… we all want to be and do!”
“LOVE and still miss all of the family, that are no longer here… so have a tremendously good and Happy Birthday Party in Heaven!” D.V. xoxoxo
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