“Brother Denny was a World Wide Traveler”

Brother Denny …    will be celebrating his BIRTHDAY January 24th, and since he is now in Heaven… just thought that this would be a good Photo of our younger brother, since this was taken a few years ago.

When one is traveling around the world… there is the need to take a bath.

Well… when you are going to a new city and or country… one should check the accommodations …

In Alaska…do they really think… that this size of a bathtub is adequate for all sizes of men?

Denny is posing in the bathtub in our hotel room in Anchorage.  Tom just had to take the photo.  

A good laugh was had by all.

Looks like the best LAUGHING was done by brother, Denny, himself

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“Denny’s Birthday will be HERE…real soon”

“Greetings and BIRTHDAY Wishes to…

DENNY McClarren, Jr.”

When you take time to remember someone – WHAT is the “one” the “one” most remarkable…  “thing”  –  that,  you will always remember with LOVE?

DEN & ME 001

         “Just the best smile ever!”

Just looking at this PHOTO… reminds me to let everyone  –   focus on taking as many PHOTOS as is possible  –  and at all stages of LIFE.  

You may be  young and ask, “Why take so many PHOTOS?”  “Why would someone want too!?

There will come a day… when,  you are older and grey – and   you  would like to show your children and grand-children  what you looked like,  when you were young.

 When you are seen older looking  – with  some white and or grey hair  –  maybe even a little on the “bent over on the back  side”  due to operations – and you no longer move in a hurry –  and all  that you can say,  “There will come a day when you, too  –  will look and feel like I do, NOW!”

“BUT”…WHEN,  you can sit down with the youngsters –  and pull out a couple of boxes, and or  maybe an  old “PHOTO Albums” –   NOW,  just take the time for a real,  “Show and Tell” session –  telling all about  you, “yourself”  and all of the wonders in your world, that you were doing. The questions will be many…what was the occasion… who is that and is it someone we should know… where are they now… is it possible that we can visit them???

Something even better…  leave a “legacy” of these old and remarkable  PHOTOS adding  the best of  all, a story that they never heard before, because it is your “True Life” … who is in the photo and what they are doing and if at all possible – if there is a way to get in touch with them  – with  all of the latest of information  –  you never know – you just may have an eager historian in the FAMILY.

In the above PHOTO… my brother DENNY McClarren  came home for “Thanksgiving Holiday leave” – I had just  brought home…  a large ham – and,  just to see if it was  the very best of  hams – straight from “Krey Packing Company”  in North Saint Louis – as I was working there, then –  just had to try a couple of slices – and that,  is what I have in my hands.

But… with the excitement of the HOLIDAY SEASON – just had to give DENNY a complete up-date,  of so much  good news –  and  as I  could talk and eat  – DENNY must be thinking –  that with all of this chatter – he is not  getting a chance,  to put a word in –  so the best thing to do,  is just “SMILE” and  his “SMILE” with his beautiful red hair… looking so good –  just lets me carry on and on!

So, this is another  PHOTO –  that I am so happy to have… as it always brings back the good ole days – when the whole wide  world was on track.

LOVE DENNY –  up and on his favorite “CLOUD 9!” 


NOW, when you leave EARTH – be sure to pick a nice fluffy “CLOUD” – and travel the easy street way – just sit back and enjoy all the LOVE and FUN of being in HEAVEN!    D.V.

 Just have the very best… “HAPPY BIRTHDAY , ever and forever…to my younger brother,  “DENNY”  himself!” 

xoxo  xoxo   xoxo



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“Celebrating Birthdays in JANUARY is So Wonderful”

Rejoice and Be Glad!

So far in  this …  January, 2022… we have been “Rejoicing and being  so very Glad” …  just to be alive and to be all  together celebrating the extra special   “Birthdays” of  our family members who  are  so “LUCKY” to celebrate a “BIRTHDAY” on the very same day … the ninth of January  … daughter and father… Alyssa  and Al Aldrich!

Every day, that  we have – to be  alive  and with our families and “Loved Ones” – is a definite gift from our Almighty Yahweh,  and we need to give HIM  “Thanks” for these wonderful blessings!

From reading the “Bible” – I had seen and understand that it is most important,  to be grateful and remember to give thanks, which means so very much –  where in reading in the Bible… that which even “Yahshua” had to point out to those living then, only because…  it is so easy to take the gifts… and never ever think to return a “Thank you” to the gift-giver.

Each day,  that I can get out of bed, is truly a blessing. I give thanks that – this is that day…  for me to ask the “Almighty” to show me His will, that which…  I should be doing with those gifts, that He has given to me…  to use for His greater glory!

Everything is His and so as…  I have been paying more attention to all the beauty and wonderful things – that He has given me to share with others, who are more in need and need to be remembered, is truly a Blessing!

I do not know if everyone has noticed that around the “Birth Date” of a family member or friend, that if I can find some pictures, from the date of their “Birth” and any occasion in which they can be seen, those are the pictures, that I try to post – and that’s just … so we can all re-enjoy those “Good Times” we all enjoyed –  so many times before!

All of the silly stuff, which I think of, now, is because when I was in the “ORPHAN HOME” – very few “Orphans” celebrated a birthday.

Some kids had parents, but the parents never, ever showed up for a visit with their own kids. They did not even send a “Birthday Card” … and no gifts were  sent!

I personally think that – that is really  very hard for any kid to take, “Orphan” or a child living at home… with their very own parents!

I was old enough to remember  all the birthday parties we had at our home  with  our parents  and relatives and what fun they were.

My Aunt Irene Riley was a terrific baker, and she would usually do the honors with a home baked cake. She would also  come  out to the “Orphan HOME” on our birthdays  and or bring the cake to us on “Visiting Sunday” and my parents would also  be along to enjoy.


So,  on this coming January 24th,  it … is my brother, above photo… Denny McClarren’s – 83rd birthday – and I sure do hope, that …  I  will find something  very exciting for “DENNY’S  SHOW and Tell”  day!        D.V.

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“On the JOB from 9 to 5”


Working 9 to 5, what a way to make a living

Barely gettin’ by, it’s all taking and no giving

They just use your mind and they never give you credit

It’s enough to drive you crazy if you let it 

  9 to 5, for service and devotion

You would think that I would deserve a fair promotion

Want to move ahead but the boss won’t seem to let me

I swear sometimes that man is out to get me



You can do it… If you will… but try to do what you can….

Here is a real LIFE story … of rags to riches…

“We… all, just got… to do it”

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“Coach Joe Kennedy Behind the Scenes Special | First Liberty Live!”

Supreme Court To Review Case Of High School Football Coach Fired For Postgame Prayers

As First Liberty gets ready to return to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in defense of Coach Joe Kennedy, we take a look back on the story of this historic case in the first episode of our Coach Kennedy Oral Argument Special.

Hear Coach Joe’s own words as he reflects what the last 5 years have been like since he last stepped on the high school football field in Bremerton, WA where a mere 15-second, silent prayer on the 50 yard-line sparked the fight of his life.

Learn how important his time as a coach was to him, the impact it made on his student’s lives – and why he’s not giving up on this fight.

➞ SIGN the letter of support to STAND WITH JOE as he fights for his right to pray on the football field: https://firstliberty.org/teamkennedy/

➞ LEARN Coach Kennedy’s game plan for success as he presses on through the judicial swamp: https://firstliberty.org/kennedy-play…

➞ GIVE to help Coach Joe win victory by keeping the foremost legal experts in the nation on his side: https://firstliberty.org/donation/tea…

Learn more at https://firstliberty.org/coach-joe


This man saved my life, great mentor, great coach


We lack too many good, male role models.
Please continue to fight for him.
We need more of God in our lives.
He is fighting ONCE AGAIN for our freedoms!


Thank You Sir!!🙋‍♀️💜✝️🙏
Get this man back on the field.
This is the kind of positive influence kids need so badly!
Another 1st Amendment battle,
Lord willing you and America win.
Where else but Western Washington??!!
Where this guy can’t pray in the middle of a football field at the end of a game but drug addicts can move about downtown Seattle, and if they are arrested, are back out on the street the same day.
Or, if you want to start a fire in a dumpster in the middle of the city, go for it. Want to go on a full night of rioting? No problem!!
If you want to take over a 6 block area and create your own country, why not?!!
But praying in the middle of a football field, not during school hours, and after the game….. No dice, man. Not in this town.
And we wonder why our country is in the current state it is in……. It’s not rocket surgery.
People are only worried about their rights with zero attention to responsibility.
And our fine government is all but too happy to help them out in that manner……

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“Full moon names for 2022”

Full moon names for 2022

A plane flies in front of the full moon on July 31, 2015.

A plane flies in front of the full moon on July 31, 2015. (Image credit: NASA/Joel Kowsky)

English translations of full moon names date back a few hundred years to Native Americans living in what is now the northern and eastern United States. Those tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full moon

There were some variations in moon names between groups, but, in general, the same ones were used throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior. European settlers followed their own customs and created some of their own names. 


Here is a listing of some commonly used full moon names, as well as their dates and times for 2022.


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6:48 p.m. EST (2348 GMT)

Amid the zero-degree cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howled hungrily outside villages. It was also known as the Old Moon or the Moon after Yule. In some tribes this was the Full Snow Moon; most applied that name to the next moon.

Since the moon arrives at apogee about 3.5 days earlier, this will also be the smallest full moon of 2022. In apparent size, it will appear about 10.8% smaller than the full moon of July 13.  


The Full Snow Moon rises behind snow-covered mountains in Hakkari province of Turkey, on Jan. 20, 2019. (Image credit: Ozkan Bilgin/Anadolu Agency/Getty)

11:56 a.m. EST (1656 GMT)

Usually, the heaviest snows fall in this month. Hunting becomes very difficult, and hence to some tribes this was the Full Hunger Moon.


3:18 a.m. EDT (0718 GMT)

In this month the ground softens and earthworm casts reappear, inviting the return of the robins. Some more northern tribes knew this as the Full Crow Moon, when the cawing of crows signals the end of winter, or the Full Crust Moon because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night. The Full Sap Moon, marking the time of tapping maple trees, is another variation. 


Lady Liberty watches as the full Egg Moon rises over New York City on April 11, 2017. Astrophotographer Gowrishankhar L. captured this shot from Liberty State Park in New Jersey. He told Space.com that although overcast skies blocked his view of the moon at first, the clouds ultimately parted just enough to make out the moon's features while the moonlight illuminated the wispy layers of remaining cloud cover

Lady Liberty watches as the full Egg Moon rises over New York City on April 11, 2017. Astrophotographer Gowrishankhar L. captured this shot from Liberty State Park in New Jersey. He told Space.com that although overcast skies blocked his view of the moon at first, the clouds ultimately parted just enough to make out the moon’s features while the moonlight illuminated the wispy layers of remaining cloud cover (Image credit: Gowrishankar L. )

2:55 p.m. EDT (1855 GMT)

The grass pink or wild ground phlox is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring. Other names were the Full Sprouting Grass Moon, the Egg Moon, and — among some tribes on the east coast — the Full Fish Moon, when the shad come upstream to spawn. 

In 2022 this is also the Paschal Full Moon; the first full moon after the spring equinox on March 20. The first Sunday following the Paschal Moon is Easter Sunday, which indeed will be observed the very next day on Sunday, April 17. 



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12:14 a.m. EDT (0414 GMT)

Flowers are abundant everywhere by this time of year. This moon was also known as the Full Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon. 

This full moon will also undergo a Blood Moon total lunar eclipse. North America will have a ringside seat for it, as totality will occur between the late evening hours of May 15 and the after-midnight hours of May 16 depending on your location. Totality will last 85 minutes.


The full moon of June, also known as the Strawberry Moon, looms above Earth's horizon in this photo taken by an astronaut at the International Space Station. The image was captured on June 17 as the space station was orbiting 254 miles (409 kilometers) above the Pacific Ocean northeast of Guam.

The full moon of June, also known as the Strawberry Moon, looms above Earth’s horizon in this photo taken by an astronaut at the International Space Station. The image was captured on June 17 as the space station was orbiting 254 miles (409 kilometers) above the Pacific Ocean northeast of Guam.  (Image credit: NASA)

7:52 a.m. EDT (1152 GMT)

Strawberry picking season peaks during this month; Europeans called this the Rose Moon.


2:38 p.m. EDT (1838 GMT)

Named for when the new antlers of buck deer push out from their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, thunderstorms being now most frequent. Sometimes it’s also called the Full Hay Moon.  

The moon will also arrive at perigee about 9.5 hours earlier, at 5 a.m. EDT (0900 GMT) at a distance of 221,993 miles (357,264 kilometers) from Earth. So, this will be the biggest full moon of 2022. Very high ocean tides can be expected during the next two or three days, thanks to the coincidence of perigee with full moon.  


9:36 p.m. EDT (Aug. 12 at 0136 GMT)

This moon honors when this large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water like Lake Champlain is most readily caught. A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because when the moon rises it looks reddish through sultry haze, or as the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon. 

The occurrence of this full moon on this particular date is rather poor timing for those who enjoy the annual performance of the Perseid meteor shower; this display will peak less than 24 hours later and the brilliant light of that nearly full moon will likely wash out all but the very brightest of these swift streaks of light. 


Astrophotographer Anthony Lynch sent in this photo of the Harvest Moon, September 2013, taken at Phoenix Park in Dublin, Ireland. (Image credit: Anthony Lynch)

5:59 a.m. EDT (0959 GMT)

Traditionally, this designation goes to the full moon that occurs closest to the autumnal (fall) equinox, which falls this year on Sept. 22. This year’s Harvest Moon comes unusually early. 

At the peak of the harvest, farmers can work into the night by the light of this moon. Usually, the moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night, but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon, the moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night: just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U.S., and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe. Corn, pumpkins, squash, beans, and wild rice — indigenous staples in North America — are now ready for gathering. 


4:55 p.m. EDT (2055 GMT)

With the leaves falling and the deer fattened, it’s now time to hunt. Since the fields have been reaped, hunters can ride over the stubble, and can more easily see the fox and other animals.   


6:02 a.m. EST (1102 GMT)

At this point of the year, it’s time to set beaver traps before the swamps freeze to ensure a supply of warm winter furs. Another interpretation suggests that the name Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now active in their preparation for winter.  It’s also called the Frosty Moon. 

The year’s second total lunar eclipse occurs with this full moon. The eclipse will be visible in its entirety over western North America; in central and eastern regions, moonset will intervene during the latter part of the umbral stages and the moon will set as the total phase begins along the Atlantic seaboard. As was the case in May, totality will last 85 minutes. 


(Image credit: Miguel Claro)

11:08 p.m. EST (Dec. 8 at 0408 GMT)

December is usually considered the month that the winter cold fastens its grip on the Northern Hemisphere. Sometimes this moon is referred to as the Long Nights Moon, and the nights are indeed at their longest. The moon is above the horizon a long time. On occasion, this moon was also called the Moon before Yule. 

This particular full moon makes its highest arc across the sky because it is opposite to the low sun. And on this very same night, another celestial object will also be opposite to the sun: Mars, which arrives at opposition 87 minutes after the moon turns full.  Depending on your location, you will see Mars shining like a brilliant yellow-orange star, either hovering very close below the moon, or you will see the moon actually pass in front of Mars, producing an occultation. 

Joe Rao serves as an instructor and guest lecturer at New York’s Hayden Planetarium. He writes about astronomy for Natural History magazine, the Farmers’ Almanac and other publications. Follow us on Twitter @Spacedotcom and on Facebook.

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