“The GIFT to FLY is so Marvelous”

“Flying is something Special for Every ONE”


“You too, Will Want to FLY Today”

Life is…  kind of funny…

When you first start out in LIFE… as a very small baby… you just have no idea of what you will  end up doing… where you will live… and what kind of a family… will you end up with.


Baby Al 001

Just so LUCKY for  our  little Al Aldrich… “Photo above” that he was born in Florida… a mile from the Ocean, and his older brother, Lee was born up in the north part of America… Saint Louis, where it is so cold at some times in the year… that those folk that can… will visit Florida during those cold months,  just to have some extra FUN… swimming in that great big  and warm Ocean!

Sometimes in Life,  there will be things that happen and they may not be for the best… but at that same time… you are in that family, and that just could be an extra special and very good thing for you… as this  very special experience,  for you… is something  that… just does not happen for everyone!

Little Al’s father had been shot while working on the Saint Louis Police Department, and now needed more medical treatments in that Hospital  up there,  and right away.

Well now, this family has lots of changes and arrangements to make and fast.

The most important  and first concern was baby Al at the age of eighteen months of age.

DADDY… Lee Sr.,  will now be in a Hospital for several months, and MOMMY will need to go  to Saint LOUIS, too! 

So right NOW… we will need to find someone to care for our little  “baby Al” for maybe a month or so, till we find a place to rent on a temporary basis, while we will be living  there , in Saint Louis… which will also… be as near as we can get to the hospital.

This story is about our dear Al… as seen in the Airplane below.

How does one get that thought to “FLY”  when….  there are no Pilots in the family?

This came to me while thinking about  our  “KING AL”… as he  has books published… and he is “KING” in every way possible.

We did find a family which would care for our son, AL and one of the questions that she did ask of  me was, “Is he “Potty trained”? 

Of course, he is as we do have a “POTTY chair” for him, but at the age of eighteen months… nothing is ever perfect?

So Al stayed with this family almost a month… as his Dad, Lee, Sr.  was now in the Hospital and I have found for us a rental place and… it is pretty close to the Hospital.

The family in Florida makes all the arrangements with Eastern Airlines for our 18 month old son, AL  to Fly, and all alone… as I will be at the Lambert Airport in Saint Louis, to receive him… when he arrives.

It was so wonderful to see our little AL, all dressed so nicely and standing so nice and tall… and I took pictures of him in the brown suit of clothes he had on… I do have photos of him at the Airport… if only …I could find  those photos  and in a hurry to also post … right now.

Since this “Airplane” trip took place so early in LIFE for “AL”… I  just feel that it made a forever and  lasting  impression on him … in  that he just had to take up “FLYING”… at the tender age of seventeen … and he continued to Fly and purchase the plane you see him sitting in.

There are so many and very good things, that I can tell you about “FLYING”… that I do believe, that you too… all readers of his story… will also, just want to start to FLY right NOW…  TODAY!

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“Stopping by on the 7th… for YOU”

Looks like the “Seventh”  still comes around every thirty days or so… just like regular old clock work… here on Earth and also on  the planets above and beyond.

The weather is not as nice as that day …  when I had to leave in my “SPIRIT PLANE”  for it is faster and goes anywhere on one tank of happiness and joy … remembering  all of you.


………this picture  of  my plane and me…     looks just like my SPIRIIT  PLANE and I…  as I talk with all of you now……..

Everyone does have a word or two about the weather and so many have  made comments…  as to what they could and or would like to do about the weather…. here on EARTH… but as for as I can figure out…  as to that which is going on here and or any where on this EARTH or even elsewhere…. they do not know…  even  on the very best of days, set before them… as to what to do on a terrific and perfectly  good day…. and some times some people just think too highly of themselves… and  then want to make changes on those days that are not exactly like they would have ordered them to be…  just as if…  someone died and left them in charge of things here on EARTH?


So today and on the “Seventh”… I am flying back and forth … as I always like to fly by and let you all know, that I am always so very close to you… as you all remember … that a simple little thought of   each of us… is sent just so fast to each one,  and then to another…  and can continue to  travel so far beyond  all of  EARTH and outer SPACE.

When You are born and learn early  in your LIFE process on EARTH…  that in your BRAIN…  you have the capacity to use that terrific brain to keep In Touch with all of those that mean a lot to you today and  forever…  and that in that brain are  the connections, that you will need to make  memories to continue thinking and commuting to one another… which  can be done right NOW…  forever and always.

Just have to add a special note to all of you… and I know that you know  of whom… I am sending this message, as it is vey especial .

Not a day goes by… that I do not notice that little right hand wave and salute… and always with a few words and a big smile… and then sometimes you will sit near by and tell me all that you think…  that I did not hear and or do not know that which may be of some real importance to you and also to me~

In the evenings… I do know that it is difficult for you  to close up shop…. with all of the many little things that you have had to do… just so that this day makes some kind of sense to you…  and to others and that… now you will finish the day with a few final words to the Almighty to Bless me and all of  my family 

Also… just have to make mention of those many requests  you would like for  the Creator of everything to know about  in the world… and HE does know and there is a timetable for all those things… to be taken care of.

 Many Blessings to all!


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“A Couple of Good Ideas Makes Money”

High School Days

Sometimes in your Lifetime… you just might want to think back…  about those very busy days you had in High School.

As I am now giving some time  to remembering those “FUN” days at School…  and then also thinking about having a job to go to…  after School, and also on Saturday and Sunday.

It is FUN…   to be able to remember friends at School and also some of the stuff that I did… like having a job, that I really did like, and always made it my business to be there on time and every day as  scheduled.

Just Thinking  about  those good ole  Beaumont High School days in the early 1950’s! 

Two girls, that   I  really remember  – Gloria Starr and Linda Evans, as they, both worked in the school lunch room  and talked me into working  there too…  stating that …  you will get your lunch free and get to see everyone … as they pick up their food to eat,  each  and everyday . 

Gloria Starr  was that gal about and  all around school… as  she just knew everyone!

Those were the days of “high energy” – with a good lunch …”FREE”  and then  making it possible for ME to also have a job after School… as,  I was able to work almost every day after school at  the … 5 & 10 STORE  on the corner of Grand and Olive. 

That was a very busy area with the  Fox Theatre  just down the block. 

Anyway, I was working in the  “Toy Department” on the second floor,  till 9;30pm  and on Saturdays  and really enjoyed working there.

After working there for awhile, and sizing up the area…  that I was put in charge  of … and observing  most of the customers…   that is most people  coming into the store  to buy … did not notice nor see that merchandise  was above eve level in different departments…  and also above those counters with standard items.

  Also, those large items hanging from the ceiling areas  in different areas… some very special items that most all  kids would really  like to have,  if  only they were in plain view for the children and their parents to see and ask about?

If only…  they could see and get their hands on???

  So, one day… when the Floor Manager and Big Boss were walking around  AND IN…  my area …  I just stepped out from behind he counter…  took a breath of air and  thought…  I will put in my 2-cents  worth of ideas…  for all there  worth!

I just ask them if they could see everything  in and around in my area… and if they notice those items up high out of sight?

Also, said that those larger items could be sold if anybody could see them?  

The answer that I got back was – the customers will ask for what they want… and or can not find?

But… then… my answer was,  “why make it difficult to sell?”

Saturday came, and  then… there   were extra people in my work area…  and just like that –   “eye level” merchandise made all the difference…  and…  I was immediately busier!

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“2023: When to see the next full moon”

January full moon 2023: The ‘Wolf Moon’ joins the Gemini twins

Silhouette of a wolf watching the full moon rise

The January full moon is often called the Wolf Moon, a name which may date back to when wolves would howl outside villages. (Image credit: Daniel Garrido/Getty Images)

The full moon of January, called the Wolf Moon, will occur in the U.S. at 6:08 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 6, according to the U.S. Naval Observatory(opens in new tab). Moonrise in New York City is at 4:17 p.m.(opens in new tab) The moon will be in the constellation Gemini, and rises about 26 minutes before sunset, which is at 4:43 p.m. Eastern Time.

Full moons happen when the moon is exactly on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. The moon looks illuminated because we see the sun’s light reflected from it, and because the moon’s rotation period is the same as its orbital period, we always see the same face of our satellite world.

Timing of lunar phases is the same everywhere, since it is determined by where the moon is relative to the Earth rather than its apparent position in the sky, which differs slightly depending on one’s location. Time zone generally determines the hour; observers in the British Isles and Portugal will see the moon become full at 11:08 p.m., while those in western continental Europe will see it at 12:08 a.m. Jan. 7. Pacific Time observers will see the moon become full at 3:08 p.m. – so the moment occurs well before moonrise – while those in eastern Asia and Western Australia (Seoul and Perth, for example) will see the moon officially full at 7:08 a.m. local time.

Related: Full moon calendar 2023: When to see the next full moon

Since the full moon is on the opposite side of the sky as the sun, Northern Hemisphere observers will see it relatively high in the sky – essentially the moon is in the position the sun would be in the summer months. From New York City (and similar latitudes) this means the moon hits a maximum altitude of about 76 degrees; observers just a bit further south in Miami, Florida, will see it reach 89 degrees – nearly at the zenith at 12:42 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7. In the Southern Hemisphere the reverse is true, as it is summer there. In Melbourne, Australia, the full moon will reach a maximum altitude of only 24 degrees at 1:10 a.m. local time on Jan. 7.

The moon moves quickly against the background stars, because it is so close to Earth (relatively speaking), only 239,000 miles (384,000 km) on average – compared to tens of millions of miles for the nearest exoplanet. Approximately every hour the moon appears to move eastward by one of its own diameters, or about half a degree. One effect of this is that the moon takes longer than 24 hours to make a full circuit around the sky and reach its previous position. This means that on one day in each lunation (lunar month), the moon never crosses the local meridian, the line drawn through the zenith from north to south. Which day it is depends on one’s longitude, though it is always within a day or two of the full moon. In New York, it happens to be on the night of the full moon (Jan. 6), whereas in Melbourne (where the full moon happens at 10:08 a.m. Jan. 7) it is on Jan. 5.

An illustration of the full Wolf Moon on Jan. 6. (Image credit: Starry Night Software)

Visible planets

On the night of the full moon, Mercury will be lost in the sun’s glare, and won’t come out again as a morning star for a few days (it starts to become visible for mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere sky watchers on about Jan 12).

Venus, however, will be just above the western horizon; at sunset it will be about 12 degrees high in the southwest in mid-northern latitudes. From New York City, it will become more easily visible about a half hour after sunset, when it is at an altitude of about nine degrees, though it will still be a challenge as the sky is still a bit light in the west. Observers further south will have an easier time of it; from San Juan, Puerto Rico, the sun sets at 6:02 p.m. on Jan. 6 and Venus is about 17 degrees above the horizon; by 6:30 p.m. it is still about 11 degrees high; offering a better chance to see it. The planet’s highest altitudes are near the equator; from Quito, Venus is 18 degrees high at sunset (which is at 6:23 p.m. local time on Jan. 6) and is still 11 degrees above the horizon a half hour later. As one gets below the equator Venus appears lower in the sky; at the latitude of Buenos Aires viewing is little different from New York.

An illustration of Venus in the January 2023 night sky. (Image credit: Starry Night Software)

After sunset on Jan. 6, as the sky gets dark, Saturn, Jupiter and Mars will all be visible from mid-northern latitudes across the southern sky. Saturn will be in the west, about 16 degrees above the horizon in the southwest. Looking left (eastward) one will see Jupiter, distinct because of its brightness, about 46 degrees high in the south-southwest direction. Further east, one will spot Mars, also about 46 degrees high and just south of east in the constellation Taurus.

Southern Hemisphere observers will see a similar sight, though later at night as it is summer there and the sun sets later. For example, if you live in Cape Town, where the sun sets at 8:01 p.m. on Jan. 7, about an hour later (9 p.m. local time) you’ll see Saturn in the west about 13 degrees high, with Jupiter to the northwest, about 34 degrees above the horizon. Mars will be almost due north, about 30 degrees in altitude as the moon rises in the northeast.

An illustration of Mars in the January 2023 night sky. (Image credit: Starry Night Software)


Northern Hemisphere skies are full of bright stars – Orion, Taurus, Gemini and Canis Major are all in roughly the same patch of sky. Each is made up of enough first- and second-magnitude stars that they are visible even from light-polluted locations; the three stars marking Orion’s belt are obvious even in cities like New York, Paris or Chicago. By 6 p.m. on Jan. 6 the full moon is rising in the east, and to the south of it (on the right) one can see Orion’s Belt, which will be almost vertical. Looking almost straight up from the moon (and after allowing one’s eyes to adjust, as the moon is very bright) one can see Capella, the brightest star in Auriga, the Charioteer. To the right will be Mars (recognizable because of its reddish color) and right below and to its right is Aldebaran, the brightest star in Taurus. Since the moon will be in Gemini, the constellation’s two brightest stars, Castor and Pollux, will be just to its right (and above it later in the evening as the moon gets higher).

An illustration of the night sky on Jan. 7 showing the full Wolf Moon joining the twins of the Gemini constellation. (Image credit: Starry Night Software)

In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer stars are high in the early evening; in mid-southern latitudes (as in, for example, Santiago, Chile, Melbourne, or Cape Town) the constellations that make up the legendary ship of Jason, the Argo, are high in the southeastern sky by 10 p.m. local time. The three constellations are Carina, the keel, Puppis, the deck, and Vela, the sail. The brightest star among them is Canopus, which will be to the right of Sirius as one faces roughly south. Further west (right) one can see Achernar, the star that marks the end of the River, Eridanus, and if one follows the trail of stars that makes up the river’s course one ends up near an “upside down” Orion.

The January full moon is often called the Wolf Moon, according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, which may date back to Native American tribes and early Colonial times when wolves would howl outside villages.


According to the Ontario Native Literacy Project, the Ojibwe, whose traditional territory stretches across what is now southern Canada from Quebec to from what is now Quebec to Saskatchewan and in the U.S. across North Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin, called the January lunation was called “Mniido Giizis,” or “Spirit Moon,” and it was a time for spiritual reflection.

In the Southern Hemisphere, the Māori of New Zealand have names for the day of each lunation. The day of the full moon is called Rākau-nui and it is described as “the moon is filled out, produce from the sea is staple food” per the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Lunar months were counted from new moon to new moon, which puts the January full moon in the middle of the December-January lunar month, called Kohi-tātea, when fruits ripen and people eat the new foods of the season.

In China, the traditional lunar calendar(opens in new tab) calls this full moon lunation the 12th month, Làyuè, or Preserved Month, named for the practice of preserving meats during the winter. The Chinese lunar new year is on Jan. 22, so most of January marks the end of the year rather than the beginning.

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“Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Rabbit”

 Lucky Things for People Born in a Year of the Rabbit

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“2023 is a good year to give birth”

Is year of the Rabbit 2023 Good for Having a baby?

Year of the Rabbit

2023 is a good year to give birth. It is a Water Rabbit year. In Chinese astrology, water means longevity and peace, and the Rabbit is a symbol of vigilance, wittiness, cautiousness, deftness, and self-protection. People born in the year of the Water Rabbit year are predicted to enjoy good fortune and have a peaceful mind throughout their lives. (Check out 150 Popular Chinese Names for Boys and Girls: Meanings and Culture)

In Chinese mythology, the Rabbit is the only zodiac animal to live together with the Goddess Chang’e in the Moon. China named its first robotic lunar rover Jade Rabbit, which roved the moon’s surface in late 2013.

Being closely related to the Goddess of the Moon, the Rabbit is one of the most favored zodiac signs in Chinese astrology.

What’re the Best-Suited Careers for Rabbits?

Year of the Rabbit 2023 Predictions

Intellectual, scholarly, and learned, Rabbits are more likelyto enjoy a good career as well as wealth.

With a pair of dexterous hands, Rabbits have a gift for calligraphy and painting as well as tailoring and cooking.

The best careers for Rabbits are in the fields of cultivation, breeding, education, religion, health care, medicine, culture, police/judiciary work, and politics.

Why is the Rabbit Ranked Fourth in Chinese Zodiac?

Legend has it that in ancient times, the zodiac Rabbit had a long, furry tail. Every day, he liked to curl his tail round himself and sleep comfortably in his hole. When hungry, he would stick his head out and lazily eat the green grass at the entrance of his hole.

It didn’t take long for the grass on the entire hillside to be eaten up by Rabbit, revealing a bare hole. One day, a wolf noticed the bare grassy slope and found the place where the rabbit lived. It was quietly lurking in the grass not far from the entrance of the hole, preparing to ambush Rabbit.

When the sun was up, Rabbit woke up hungry and ate the grass beside the hole as usual. The wolf bit into Rabbit’s long tail , and only then, Rabbit reacted and kicked his hind legs vigorously. When the wolf was kicked in the face, its sharp teeth bit off Rabbit’s tail with its own forceful reaction. After the wolf was knocked unconscious for a few seconds, it immediately gave chase in the direction of Rabbit.

At this moment, a roar came from the sky and a little white dragon stepped between Rabbit and the wolf. He stopped the wolf who was chasing the Rabbit. Rabbit’s instincts made him not stop to think about it, and just use his last ounce of strength to escape.

Eventually Rabbit could barely run any more. Just as he was about to rest under a tree for a while, he seemed to see Ox standing behind the line, Rat on Ox’s head, and Tiger behind the Ox… It turned out that Rabbit had accidentally crossed the finish line of the zodiac sign race. When he woke up, he found 11 animals surrounding him, as well as the little white dragon who helped Rabbit escape the wolf’s mouth. Therefore, in the ranking of the zodiac, Rabbit comes fourth and Dragon ranks fifth.

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