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Mid mornings … when the skies look like, what you are looking at … in this PHOTO below… just take a good look at these skies… so that when you see them in the future … you will let your eyes start searching those skies above … and you will open your ears, to hear from me… always that one and only PILOT… that said … he will be flying back to EARTH… just to see and watch over his favorite people!
Just to be able to FLY on EARTH … for all of those years… that I have been a PILOT and always did enjoy flying with all of my family… as they took to flying just like I did, at an early age… when you feel just like a young “bird” that knows, that it is just so wonderful to fly … as we were told so many times, and also we all know that flying will get you to your destination so much faster, than to have to drive in such slow and heavy traffic day after day… everywhere and everyday and getting no where fast!
To be able to FLY… when and whenever I want to too… is just so much more FUN for me NOW!
I remember back to those early High School days, when some of my class mates were just a little on the “scaredy-cat” side of the fence… when I told them… that they could go flying with me … and to… just to let me know when… the date and hours that they had in mind to go flying… as I did have to pre-arrange those dates and times… as those small planes, only have so much room.
If you remember back to when and where you were flying with me… all those years … long gone and almost forgotten… check in with my MOM… as she most probably can find some of our old PHOTOS, and then… she can post those good old memories of those great flying days… that we remember enjoying and having so much FUN… and as we all had flying together!
To ail of my Flying Buddies… that do, still get up nice and early… especially this week …I am guessing,, that you did hear us flying around, so very nice and high above all of you… but to attract attention and so that so many would take a small pittance of their time to step outside their homes, and take a look high up and view the skies above… looking for all of that noise that they were hearing and was flying by… just to attract attention and let you all know… that I and my friends… would like to give you all a wake up call… just letting you all know… that we are also always thinking about you all … down there…too!
JUST ONE MORE IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO PASS ON… TO ALL OF MY FAMILY FRIENDS…
I do enjoy thinking about you as… you all are also thinking about me, each and everyday!
Your Blessings are being received by me… as all of my Blessings are being sent each day to each and everyone of you… that I LOVE!
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“Grandson LEX, reading Grandpa’s Book, AEROS”
- When it comes to having a PICNIC… nothing like having some of your published books on hand… to hand out to ALL … those attending…to see what they like?
Nothing to do but to give to young Grandson LEX, a copy for his very own…
…. as he wanted what everyone else was receiving… a “Hot Off the Press” latest addition of the adventure of “AEROS” and… to be signed to him, from his Grandpa Al… himself!
and… So glad that some guests were watching and grab their cell phones and began to snap photos.
Just looking at this photo… it seems that our little LEX has found something of high interest… as his looks indicate… that he is very interested in what he has found in the book of “AEROS”… and, as I look at this photo … I see a very young child highly interested in reading and learning… he holds the book so well… that he can read and observe that which is of interest to him… and most importantly… his posture is so good… sitting up straight and book resting on tabletop securely… and with all of us so interested in what LEX is doing… Little LEX is not distracted… at all… by all of us!
and… Then, the loud sound of many automobiles on the street… suddenly attracted all of us, to leave the back yard and go to the front of the house… to see, what in the world was going on?
Seems that a parade of highly decorated vehicles… decided to parade in celebration of one of the neighbors… “65th” Birthday…
… since we can not celebrate with large get-to-gathers… due to “coronavirus” that is keeping all citizens homebound… so now… we see many cars having balloons flying all over… in seconds a few balloons left their hands and headed to the sky… so high above… seeing all of these balloons just flying away, Little Lex wanted one, too.
and… We all started going back to the picnic patio and little LEX went back to the arms of his favorite of all the guests… up and into the arms of his “Uncle Alan”… the one and only with nice strong arms to hold and rock little LEX… for long periods of time.
“Low and Behold” one of our guests evidently went over to where that big “Birthday Party” was going on… to see if… he could get a couple of Balloons for Little LEX.
“Coming through the backyard gate… everyone could see… two very nice and extra large gas-filled balloons… flying just so nice and high… this way and that… and they were handed to our Little LEX.”
This was just one of the very best things, that could have taken place… as this gift to LEX, made this to be… just the happiest part of the whole day… for little LEX.
Just to make sure that these balloons did not also fly into that high sky above… each Balloon had a very long ribbon… and on to that end … was added a weight… heavy enough that LEX could hold it… but if … he let go… the Balloon would stay right here on Earth… where ever LITTLE LEX set it.
Nothing like having a very nice afternoon with family… one that we will all remember and remember forever… and all of us, had so much fun and with good eats… with lots of very good things happening for all of us to remember … so that we will all get together soon again. D.V.
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“A VERY Expensive Lesson”
This is one time, that I did hope, that the pictures that were being taken, would at least be taken correctly.
On Visiting Sundays, of which this is one of those special days, but also, an extra special day!
Just because this was so special of a day – we had to take a
Posted on this right side is, all of the three overlapping pictures so that you can see why the only single picture is still not of the best of quality – but the reason for that one picture a little larger, is to see that “sparkle” on my left arm! And when this picture was taken – this was a real beauty to see, but that did not last long.
I sure did think that I would know, that this bracelet was on my arm at all times, but evidently someone else in my class may have had another idea, just waiting for me.
On Saturdays, after we had our chores done, some of us girls would go down beyond those buildings you see in the background, to play “Volleyball” on the Tennis Court, which was not in a well kept area – but we could still play sometimes, and this one time – just was not the time for me to be there.
In our playing – it did get rough and as tall as I was, there were a couple of other girls just as tall. We were really playing hard and using all of our power to WIN with each of us trying to keep that ball up in the air and then over the NET – I was not conscious of that bracelet being pulled from my arm, as we were trying our hardest to WIN!
Can not remember how long we were playing, but when the game was over and we started to walk back up to the GIRLS’ side playground – I did noticed that the bracelet was gone!
Immediately, we all ran back and everyone was looking to see where it was – thinking it fell to the ground as we were playing. It could not be found, not alongside the Tennis Court, not in any tall grass around the edges – I ran to the “Maintenance Shop” – where the grounds’ worker would be and told them what happened. Ask them to keep an eye out for it – but it was never ever, to be found.
Since it was not found – I figured that, that there was one person playing, that knew the value of that bracelet and could have so easily grabbed it from my arm, as we were playing, as we were bumping into each other so much with such roughness as per usual – that I did not think it would fall off, nor did I give it a thought, that someone would take it.
Sometimes in LIFE – it is better to not give your children things that are not really appropriate for the times – wait till they are older – and I should have known, not to mix beauty with rough game playing – the two do not mix well! D.V.
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“An amazing 2 letter English word”
”It will be UP to you to get UP for this!!”
A reminder that one word in the English language that can be a noun, verb, adjective, adverb and preposition.
Read until the end ….. you’ll laugh.
This two-letter word in English has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that word is ‘UP.’
It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv], [prep], [adj], [n] or [v].
It’s easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP?
At a meeting, why does a topic come UP?
Why do we speak UP, and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?
We call UP our friends, brighten UP a room, polish UP the silver, warm UP the leftovers and clean UP the kitchen.
We lock UP the house and fix UP the old car.
At other times, this little word has real special meaning.
People stir UP trouble, line UP for tickets, work UP an appetite, and think UPexcuses.
To be dressed is one thing but to be dressed UP is special.
And this UP is confusing: A drain must be opened UP because it is stopped UP.
We open UP a store in the morning but we close it UP at night.
We seem to be pretty mixed UP about UP!
To be knowledgeable about the proper uses of UP, look UP the word UP in the dictionary.
In a desk-sized dictionary, it takes UP almost 1/4 of the page and can add UP to about thirty definitions.
If you are UP to it, you might try building UPa list of the many ways UP is used.
It will take UP a lot of your time, but if you don’t give UP, you may wind UP with a hundred or more.
When it threatens to rain, we say it is clouding UP.
When the sun comes out, we say it is clearing UP.
When it rains, the earth soaks itUP.
When it does not rain for awhile, things dry UP.
One could go on and on, but I’ll wrap it UP, for now . . . my time is UP!
Oh . . . one more thing:
What is the first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night?
Did that one crack you UP?
“Give full credit for this article to Little TOMMY” D.V.
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“The COOKS are Warming Up the Kitchen”
“If ever there was a time in the year… for all “COOKS” to come to the aid of their household – NOW – these weeks before Thanksgiving and CHRISTMAS are those extra special times to do, that which, only “YOU” extra special “COOKS” know how to do this and that… to make for all of us, just to sit up and beg for more wonderful treats, “You” are that that extra special and very best person, in the whole wide world!”
The above “Special COOK” is the front of a wonderful “HOLIDAY” card… that I had received in 1980… for the Holidays from my Uncle Bill and Aunt Iola McClarren with a very nice two page letter.
I have always saved the mail that I received, especially when it also includes a very nice long letter, to fill me in, with all of the news of that part of the family, and all that they were doing, also including how they were getting on – and all of their plans for the Holidays.
They were getting up in the years with many medical needs, that did need to be taken care of – and like most of us… as we all do get older over over the years, and then… we are not always able to do all of those many things, like they used to do.
When… and this is so very many years ago… we were little, my brothers, Denny and Tommy and Mom and myself, my Dad would drive us, up to Ohio…
These trips to OHIO were taken at least two times a year… for us to visit and stay with the family and spend some time, seeing how they did, all of their farming and taking care of animals, and we did enjoy lots of very good meals.
In fact one year, they even made a “Pumpkin Pie” from scratch in a very special pie dish, that my Mother used for so very many years, and then, when she passed on, I was lucky to get that very same “Pie Dish” and I still have it.
This is a very special pie dish, I have always made “Pumpkin Pies” in it, and they were always top of the line pies, very seldom ever having a slice of leftover “Pumpkin PIE!~”
Something special about this time of the year, with everyone getting all of their cookbooks out to check on prize winning recipes and every baking pie pan and cookie sheet out and preparing the KITCHEN for making memories, that will last for a Lifetime, for all of those invited guests!
Just a thought, to go along with all of the good memories — and that is – this time of the year is so WONDERFUL because, every good COOK and Baker is saying extra special prayers, that everything that they have planned for the “HOLIDAY Menu” will be so very delicious – that all of their friends and family will enjoy these special occasions, with many Prayers for those that provided these wonderful meals at their family get together, and that they will always be invited – because they did enjoy the family get together to the fullest – all these gifts and those gifts that our “Almighty Yahweh” provides for each of us… each and every day… and most importantly for all of us…. and that is…. for all year long! D.V.
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