“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.


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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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“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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“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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“Bible Verses Just For the New Year”

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“Sing to the Lord a new song because he has done wonderful things! His own strong hand and his own holy arm have won the victory!”

The Good News: While it’s important to look forward to the exciting new things to come and our goals in 2023, don’t forget to praise God for giving to us the gift of life and the opportunity to thrive in this new year.


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“People plan their path, but the Lord secures their steps.”

The Good News: While we may think of big picture goals for 2023, God is already thinking how we’re going to get there. He’s two steps ahead of us at all times to make sure we do not fail.


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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; don’t rely on your own intelligence. Know him in all your paths, and he will keep your ways straight.”

The Good News: We may think we have it all together, but at times we need to give it all up to God and trust on him to lead us to salvation. In times of trouble, God will lead us in the right direction. In times that we least expect it, he will send a message to put us on the right path.


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“The prudent all act intelligently, but fools display their stupidity.”

The Good News: Don’t enter 2023 without a plan! Pray on your expectations, goals, and whatever you need to make this new year as fruitful as possible. You will be rewarded.

PSALM 96: 1-3

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“Sing to the Lord a new song! Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Sing to the Lord! Bless his name! Share the news of his saving work every single day! Declare God’s glory among the nations; declare his wondrous works among all people.”

The Good News: This year, spread your thankfulness of the Lord to everyone around you — don’t keep your faith to yourself. The word of God deserves to be spread to all, as does his love.

PSALM 100:4

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“Enter his gates with thanks; enter his courtyards with praise! Thank him! Bless his name!”

The Good News: Even though we passed over Thanksgiving in November, finish off the year by looking back at what you’re most grateful for. We owe all of this to the Lord! Make sure to give him thanks as we hop into January.

1 PETER 5:6-7

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“Therefore, humble yourselves under God’s power so that he may raise you up in the last day. Throw all your anxiety onto him, because he cares about you.”

The Good News: If you’re entering 2023 with hesitation or fear, pray on God for strength and hope. He’ll answer and lead you where you need to go. The Holy Spirit walks beside us every single day, guiding us from above, and we are never alone.

JAMES 1:17

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“Every good gift, every perfect gift, comes from above. These gifts come down from the Father, the creator of the heavenly lights, in whose character there is no change at all.”

The Good News: God is a constant in our life, no matter what. He isn’t going anywhere, and we’re reminded of that especially during the special times in our lives. As the new year arrives, take time to give thanks!

PSALM 20:4

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“Let God grant what is in your heart and fulfill all your plans.”

The Good News: By praying to God and following His commands, He will reward us in heaven and truly give us what we need in our lifetimes, including our deepest of desires if that is what he calls for.

ISAIAH 40:31

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“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength; they will fly up on wings like eagles; they will run and not be tired; they will walk and not be weary.”

The Good News: This year may have been hard, but the Lord is here to reignite our lust for life in 2023. Go into this new year with the power of God behind you, and you’ll come out even stronger at the end.


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New Year’s Eve…

This is what I used to do, just like you!

AND… when that “MUSIC” is on, that which… I really like … THEN…all that I start to wish for…  and if only “OUR”  wishes could really happen …. just when you really want them too… because we would all be so happy…  if that number one wish…  that we all make … to be nice and  young  just as we  were … when we were “Sweet Sixteen”… and now only you know… how long ago that was…  but think how “HAPPY” we all could be… to be able to “DANCE” like we did … way back then!

My second choice … If only I was  “18”… again… and the music was turned on for all of  us “youngsters”… that are given that wonderful chance in LIFE…  to be able to do all of that…  which we could way back and when!

If you are going to  DANCE…this is how you do it…

As I remember…  when I was DANCING… those extra pounds…  that so many  of us…  do take the time to collect…sitting in front of  that  “BOOB BOX” – – I  do have to thank the Almighty…that we did not have …that new invention… back then… that makes you waste so much of your good  time… just doing nothing!

If you are in the MOOD… to have FUN…tonight…  on  “New Years’ EVE” … grab for yourself… only  the very best “Partner” you can find… then click the LINK… below …watch…  how fast you start to enjoy …  how your body moves…and you now  feel like a MILLION!

There  is nothing better… than this music and dancing… as it is the very best of  medicine… to cure everything and anything!








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