“Happy Birthday DENNY Jr., – – “
This PHOTO of DENNY Jr., is in the back yard of Irene Brady Riley, who is sister to “MOMMY” and our Aunt – – who lived on Ashland Avenue, North Saint Louis, Missouri…just on the other side of “Fairgrounds Park” from where we lived. In those days if you did not have an automobile…you could easily walk…and it did mot take you forever to get….where ever you wanted to be.
In all of the PHOTOS…that I have…the above PHOTO is the only PHOTO where one of us children is taken with …MOMMY and DADDY. I am a year older than DENNY… and have PHOTOS with of myself with either my DAD or Aunt Irene in her back yard …but none of two adults or MOMMY and DADDY together with me?
Denny was very LUCKY…He was the first boy…and a “JUNIOR” and called “JUNIOR” by the Grand-parents and most of the relatives. What I always LOVED…was the beautiful RED HAIR…and FRECKLES…everybody thought he always looked good as he always… took care to put his best foot forward . Denny was always there with a HELPING HAND…he was not afraid to get his hands dirty – he could take a vehicle apart and put it together… NOW …working better than ever.
We all miss little DENNY Jr. – – but we know he is enjoying HEAVEN…and we will all meet again…in eternity!
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Here we are in Circleville, OHIO… maybe 1940…and this is GRANDMA McClarren’s.. Farm.
From the left…Mary Ellen…DENNY,Jr…TOMMY…and DENNY, Sr. – – back then…most men wore white shoes and those flat-top white straw hats in the Summer months. As… YOU CAN SEE…MY FATHER… ALWAYS HAD HIS WHITE SHOES AND WHITE HATS… he was always good looking…at any age… For a “seventy” something PHOTO…looks like we can still have good “MEMORIES” of our trips to OHIO!
One memory that …I remember …is on the long trips to OHIO…as long as the vehicle was moving…it had to be moving…I would sleep and sleep and never a word from me – – but let the vehicle stop…the motor turned off at the gas stations…you could hear me …louder than the whole gang… of us. “WHY” – – “NO ONE could figure it out?” “The vehicle had to be moving.”
NOW…that I am thinking about it…whenever I would be driving …especially the long trips that my husband and the family would take… to FLORIDA or some FAMILY get-to-gather trip…I would drive and drive…and I would not stop…for anything – we were going to get where ever…and… unless I needed to visit the rest room or the vehicle needed gas…we made no STOPS!
Well…today is little DENNY’s BIRTHDAY…and I know that he is having more FUN…since he is NOW…in a far greater place to be…than all of us…put to gather…HAPPY BIRTHDAY…DENNY!
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January and February…are the two months that my FAVORITE BROTHERS…DENNY and TOMMY have their BIRTHDAYS…and there are only twenty-one days between their BIRTHDAYS. So…that also gives them… the very same ZODIAC SIGN.
Half way between their BIRTHDAYS…on “GROUND’s HOG DAY” is our FATHER’s BIRTHDAY… and…just in case that is not enough BIRTHDAY CELEBRATING… we were LUCKY to have identical twin SISTERS…KATHLEEN and EVE KAREN – – who have their BIRTHDAY only three days after little TOMMY’S BIRTHDAY!
As I am looking at this PHOTO… just trying to figure out if it is a warm day or a cold day??? DENNY has his hat and coat on…and little TOMMY…a year younger …and the one who always had bronchial breathing problems …and if any one should have the hat and coat on – – you would think that TOMMY would for sure be dressed warmer??? Just goes to show…that if you tell the children to get their hats and coats on…before going outside…some will do what they are told…and others … well….just disregard what they are told. That is a subject that needs to be studied.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY…DENNY AND TOMMY!”
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My brother, DENNY, Jr. receiving visitors.
This PHOTO of DENNY and FAMILY…Freedom Village, Florida.
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DENNY with a terrific smile….A small dog in the arms of DENNY…showing
so much LOVE… Just to see this little baby dog…with such a warm kiss..
will heal the future owner and help guide the new owner…forever.
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Denny and Tom, taken in 2012 on the grounds of Freedom Village. I think it was the last time Tom saw him.
Two very good people…my brothers DENNY, Jr., and TOMMY… and just one year apart in age. I am one year older than DENNY Jr., and if you look back at some of our younger photos…you will find one that I titled… “TOM – 73 and DEN 74 and ME 75″…and that was in the “Fairground Park, Saint Louis, Missouri – – and look at us NOW!!!
Just so everybody remembers…DENNY Jr., has a BIRTHDAY… coming up on the 24th of January
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