Remembering the Messiah – the ONE and only to pay for our SIN DEBT – now marked, “PAID in FULL” per HIS death on the Cross!
“Happy Easter to one and to all!” D.V.
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“Just start doing it – you will be better with the fresh outdoor clean air – and exercise, that makes you feel young agin!”
NATIONAL HANGING OUT DAY
Each year on April 19, Project Laundry List works with hundreds of other organizations to sponsor National Hanging Out Day. This day was set aside as a day to encourage communities to learn about the benefits, both financially and environmentally, of using a clothesline for drying laundry. According to Project Laundry Lists’ website, clothes dryers account for an astonishing six to ten percent of residential energy consumption. Hanging your clothes out has several benefits:
- Good for the environment.
- Saves you money
- It is therapeutic because being outdoors in the fresh air has benefits to your health.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Celebrate National Hanging Out Day by hanging out your clothes to dry and sharing your pictures on social media using #NationalHangingOutDay.
National Hanging Out Day has been sponsored by Project Laundry List along with other organizations since 1995. Project Laundry List is a New Hampshire-based group that wants to encourage outdoor drying of clothes, “making air-drying laundry and cold-water washing acceptable and desirable as simple and effective ways to save energy,” as quoted from their mission statement. (http://laundrylist.org/about/history/)
Sure am glad, that the date is on this old PHOTO of “me” and baby “LEE” in our back yard – where I, would hang out our wash – and at the same time, keep my eye on our baby “LEE” – as he would like to go where ever, he wanted – and when ever he felt like going some where, no mater who would be in charge of watching him – even the “Day Care Nursery” – had no idea how he could wander off from their facility?
To be able to hang the wash out side on the lines is some of the best exercise one gets – the heavy wet wash – shaking the wet item out and getting it to hang just so-so, and with the clothes-pins, to hang the item up on the line – so that when you take down each item – you shake and fold the item just so correctly, that, you can place on the shelf and or in to drawers – so that when you what that item, it smells fresh and is so nicely folded – half of the time, you never need to use an iron.
The above PHOTO is when we lived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and we did not have a basement as we did here in Saint Louis, and had to carry each load of wash up the steps and then into the back yard. So that right there – you can see that you are walking and going up and down steps, with a heavy load of wash, building up the muscles in the arms and legs and as a bonus the fresh out-doors smell of freshness with wonderful SUNSHINE, where else or what could you do and still receive all of that wonderful workout – always feeling better each time you decide to wash clothes.
Sometimes there were seven or eight lines hanging from tree to tree and each line full of clothes. In and out the door from the basement downstairs and smelling all of that nice clean load of clothes blowing in the wind, WOW! The best part is putting all of those nice clean sheets and pillow cases back on the beds – sure does make for a real good night’s sleep and ready to do it all the next week again!
“It is a shame that so many areas where people live today – the hanging out of the “WASH” has been disallowed.” My thought – they prefer everyone to stay in the house and get fat sitting in front of the TV.
“Still today, I hang my wash on the lines in the basement – – just can not break the habit!” D.V.
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“EASTER TIME for CHILDREN”
How do you celebrate, EASTER?
When you have “Grand-Children” EASTER is like CHRISTMAS, go to CHURCH as a FAMILY , and stop by a RESTAURANT for BREAKFAST and make that a great big BREAKFAST, since for and during all of LENT, everyone was on a low food intake and did without a lot of the regular “FAST FOODS” while just trying to be ever mindful of the season and trying to do with less food, make that, a whole lot more of doing without than at any other time of the year!
So, in the PHOTO below, we see “ALYSSA” and as you can see, she is not being disturbed by the number of relatives, coming in and bringing “EASTER GIFTS” for her and her sister, “JAIME”. Whatever she is doing, nothing is stopping her from this very important task, that she is working on, so that it will be done ‘right’ because, I know “ALYSSA”, and she is very thorough in completing, that which is most important, as it must be done with precision.
This next PHOTO is of “JAIME” and she is a year younger, and has all the qualities as “ALYSSA,” as she learns by watching what others do, and usually ends up doing a much faster job, since both girls work together on so many projects, in my book, it is so wonderful to have a sister so close in age, that you both can do things much better, since there is something in that old saying, “two heads are better than one” and I believe that my two “GRAND-DAUGHTERS” are “A # 1” in all that they do together.
“HAPPY EASTER” to everyone , and do remember that the “ALMIGHTY YAHWEH” is the LIFE of this world and “YAHSHUA the Messiah,” is the real reason for celebrating with, HIS VICTORY over DEATH! D.V.
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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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When it comes to EASTER – what can one say that would be better, than anything ever said, before?
Everyone does go to Church for EASTER and CHRISTMAS -but, do they go to Church any other time of the year?
These are two days that, when you have small children, you just have to surprise them, with all kinds of good things, candy, treats, and even toys that relate to that day, and since there, just is not enough time in one day to do everything that, would come as a great big surprise for your children – you do have to do all of these surprising things, in two or three days – just so that all basses are covered, and everyone feels that they have shared the FUN and RESPECT for the day – in a way, that all FAMILY members feel very good about doing even more, for next year!
Now this PHOTO, above – is “TOP DRAWER” stuff! All these many years of getting things ready and set up for EASTER or even any other HOLIDAY – I just think that the above set-up, for EASTER takes a “Blue Ribbon Award” – if, I say so myself!
That is my “Great Grand-son, LEX, himself – just the best looking “EASTER BASKET” filled with the best of all the best of gifts for a FAMILY to have on display – in his very own basket, surrounded with such wonderful gifts, that, when he is older and looks at these PHOTOS – “LEX” will certainly know forever – that, from day “ONE” that, he was always wanted – and in this PHOTO, it just shows, how very much he was LOVED and WANTED – just tops everything else in this world!
and now… for a Yesterday’s Easter…
Easter Sunday and an “EASTER BUNNY” is all foreign information, for a fifteenth month old baby, and we can see that, “baby Al” sitting in the “high-chair” just has no real idea of what all that stuff is doing on the dining room table, and so early in the morning?
The table is set up, for four boys, “Tom” in high school gets the smallest basket, and for “baby Al” the youngest boy, gets the largest basket, but it is not the size of the basket that makes you feel good, it is all of the sweet treats that are spread out on the table, that, when being bigger and older, you already know , there is more that your hand can reach for and grab, “all” without any help as every thing on the table is there for a variety of tastes, for each boy to enjoy what they like, while they just share and even enjoy sharing with their class mates, when they will be coming over!
“The early bird gets the worm” he who gets up early, can start to try out some of those colorful and fancy wrapped candies, mostly chocolate, who wants any thing else, but, who will get the big “Chocolate Bunny” some of the larger size bunnies are now made hollow inside, such a big disappointment, I always enjoyed the solid “Chocolate Bunny” as you would have more of the good stuff, and the longer it will last, the more you think about “EASTER” and all those goodies, I can see that you, and your friends are enjoying “EASTER” too!”
That’s big brother, “Lee” serving baby brother, “Al” with some of the “EASTER” treats, the ones he knows he can give to “baby Al” but, he is big enough and knows what he likes, as Lee has been around a little longer, and NOW can tell, his little baby brother, “Al” all about the way, that things happen on “EASTER” so nice to be the bigger brother, the one who NOW knows and has all of the answers and just knows so much for being a, “so” big four years old.
“PHOTOS” taken along time ago always, have a good story, and do help one to remember the “GOOD” old days!” *** ******* D.V.
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“Did You Prepare and Reflect this LENT – for EASTER”
40 Days from Ash Wednesday till Easter – so we are ‘almost there’ starting on March 6th, which was also the day for you to receive your “ashes” on the forehead, remembering from dust to dust – that is what happens – so we then, should try to make some good changes in our LIFE – if at all possible. This is what we did learn in the Orphanage, as that was the case in Grade School, the NUNS were very strict, ” we were to be seen and not heard from” but, at long last when “Easter SUNDAY” would arrive, we knew it, there were two hard boiled eggs in our cereal bowl – the only eggs that we would ever receive, and if, this was also a 2nd or 4th SUNDAY of the MONTH – that would be a “VISITING SUNDAY” meaning my PARENTS would be there to see me and my brothers – and that, was worth more than all the “TEA” in China!
Also, when I was a kid – we were taught to reflect on our lives’ thus far, and start making some changes for the Resurrection of “Yahshua the Messiah” beginning with a plan, just for me to work on making myself a much better person. I was to “want to do” all these new things that were suggested by the NUNS – changes that by implementing, while still a small child – would become second nature, and also, throughout all of my LIFE , I would then, know the right things to follow and do them forever.
In the environment that I was in as a child, my Aunt Irene Riley, had the NUNS and everyone she knew, including members at her Church –Our Lady of Sorrows, to pray for me, that I would become a Nun. Lots of prayers and meditation and living at the Orphanage, I almost thought that to be a “NUN” would be the LIFE for me. There was a “Brady relative in Dublin, Ireland” a close relative to my Mother, and her sister, Irene Brady Riley, and he was a very good Priest and I am guessing that several of my uncles were also prayed for enough , so as to hope, for more to enter the “Priesthood.”
Just because there might be some “HISTORY” in the family, for a vocation into the Religious Life, it is something that you just cannot force. So, now with the LENTEN season, it would really be a good time to pray for everyone , for those who may be preachers and teachers, for those in the world in areas that are in war-zones, that do not allow their citizens to go to Church, and for those in areas where they are killing people, just because of their FAITH.
“PAY-IT- Forward” with our Prayers and our Charities that we can do for those around the World, those who are hurting and their very LIFE, is at a total risk – just trying to survive under the “dictator type” run countries, where lives are consider worthless.
Let us remember our fellow-man, our neighbor, with LOVE, during this Lent Season, just as “Yahshua the Messiah” directed us, to do in the New Testament.
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