Happy 85th Birthday Grandma!

You are the absolute A#1 greatest of all time! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

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“A Picture is worth a Thousand Words”

Just have to post this series of pictures … for all of those, that will be celebrating their  BIG “BIRTHDAYS” in this  very special month of SEPTEMBER  in the year of 2022!

First of all … someone does have to do all of the planning of this very  special occasion… the … BIRTHDAY PARTY…

Must have a list of the guests… you know all the family and special friends that like  and do enjoy a special party …

 A party that will have… just the best of  “BIRTHDAY CAKES” and some very  delicious  “Ice Cream” … because we all know, that  in every family that there is always a  “someone”  that just lives on cake and ice cream … and that person will usually sneak some seconds… when no one is looking and  also when the  “coast” is clear… for them to just help themselves… “you know who”… right on!

“Okay… the candles are nicely placed  on the top of the  cake … and it looks like we just  may have to call the “Fire Department” … we are getting  entirely too much smoke  and fire …by putting  such  a great number  of candles  on that most delicious  cake, too much fire  can really cause problems  sitting on the top of a very delicious Birthday Cake!


Start singing NOW… we want everybody to hear all of us… all the way down on “GRAND AVENUE”     as we all know who lives down there… and hope he can come over for the party!


“Hurry up… and start to blow out all of those candles… we do not  like to eat  melted candle on the wonderfully made cake!”

Just in case … we need a little help with the “Birthday” song… just had to add some expert help … a little of that most famous of songs with singers to help make us all sound like we know how to sing along! 

“Just terrific… if…  I say so myself!”

“Almost looks like… we will have to all give  of some of our “WIND”… we need to get in and help put that big “FIRE” out… and save the “CAKE” … before we end up  calling  the “Fire Department!”

“You know…  that the “FIRE DEPARTMENT”   will want to take the whole cake for themselves… only because they saved it… from burning up!”



This is the best part of the “Birthday PARTY”… now we can get some  of delicious Ice Cream and Birthday cake, and  then… we can now… just sit back and watch the  “BIRTHDAY PERSON” start working … opening up all of the wonderful gifts and cards … and making stacks of all those goodies… and somewhere along the way,  try to remember whose card goes with what gift… because this part of the party… lets you know just exactly how old you have just become!

It just came to me … that I just have to make one more remark about “Birthday Parties”.

By our having a “Birthday Party” every year… we are making  sure that we are getting older… just like regular old clock work!

So… what if we were to skip this yearly “Birthday Party”  stuff … and just live LIFE without getting older… because,  if  we stop counting up years as they go by… we could always be just so young and nice looking … for our very good and young age… maybe we could just  live forever and a day longer than the next guy!

“What’s the good word on that?”


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“A #1 Memory Clip, from Daughter Alyssa”

Dad – my A #1 guy – I’ve never cried so many tears in my life, and I don’t forsee ever stopping because I miss you so deeply and always will.

You were a phenomenal human who accomplished so much and truly made the world a better place thanks to your unique contributions.

I slept right next to you in your bed on your final night, just you and me, and I played relaxing piano music for you. Grammy, Alan, Jaime and I gathered by your side as you took your final breath at 12:12pm. Now we are left to cope with this incredible loss.

We are having a Celebration of Life party for you today at my house. We’ll serve your favorite foods – roast beef sandwiches, pork steaks… We’ll eat like kings! We have a 4-hour, carefully-curated playlist of all the best classic rock songs, photos throughout the decades on display, gifts to giveaway, prizes to win, and even ALottery game so one lucky winner can go home with a pot of gold! All your friends and family will be there to honor you and share favorite stories of the good times we’ve shared. Words cannot explain how much you are loved.

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A Letter From Heaven

To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say,
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I’m writing this from heaven.
Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there are no more tears of sadness;
Here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I am out of sight.
Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through.
God picked me up and hugged me and he said, “I welcome you.
It’s good to have you back again,
You were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family,
They’ll be here later on.
I need you here so badly, you are part of my plan.
There is so much that we can do, to help our mortal man”
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the days chores are put to flight
God and I are closest to you… in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years.
Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over
I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
But together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too;
That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who is in sorrow and pain;
Then you can say to God at night… My day was not in vain.
And now I am content… that my life was worthwhile.
Knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low;
Just lend a hand to pick them up, as on your way you go.
When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind;
I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it’s time for you to go… from that body to be free
Remember you’re not going… you’re coming here to me


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“Today and everyday we say our PRAYERS”

“Now I lay ‘ME’ Down to Sleep”

“Little Miss Bebee… praying for peace on earth and good will to every human she knows and loves;

and we start with…especially the ones she loves to bark at, Donny Crangle, Melissa Crangle (Meme), Alan, and those she hears coming thru the door everyday, Amen.

Oh, and she forgot to mention “Grandma Mary Ellen Aldrich,” who visited  all of those  mentioned above  at Thanksgiving TIME and also  Alan… on Alan’s birthday!

She loves everyone who wants to hold her, like Ryder, Donald Crangle (Papa),Owen and his mommy Taylor Nicole Dalton.

Little Miss Bebee goes everywhere with Mary Quinn Crangle whenever she can.

She misses seeing her friend, Daisy, but hopes to visit her soon at Donny’s house, where she spent most of the summer with Mary Quinn Crangle.

She loves her family of friends who she runs with, especially her true love, “Turbo,” who always comes home to her, after his busy days in the back yard, and  in the woods, with Bedee and Zecee, guarding us.

God bless us here and there and everywhere


and  this is from…

Mary Ellen Aldrich – 

 I think that  our little  “Miss Bebee BABY”  is the sweetest of all … looks like she knows how to pray for all of her friends  – D.V.



“Miss Bebee said her prayers today, and will forever more… always remembering her wonderful family of  so very  many  friends!”

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“Our Irish Ancestors… In the Beginning”

What are ancestors?
An ancestor, also known as a forefather, fore-elder or a forebear, is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an antecedent (i.e., a grandparent, great-grandparent, great-great-grandparent and so forth). Ancestor is “any person from whom one is descended.

“Mr.  and Mrs. Thomas F. Brady”



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MOM 13 001


Uncle Phil 001




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Some the Brady boys in front of the “Brady Pub” on North Broadway, Saint Luis Missouri… around 1900.



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