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“The rest of the STORY…. from February of 1946…”
My younger brothers… DENNY and TOMMY and myself were in the German St. Vincent’s Orphan Home…because my Mother needed a place for us to stay – – while she went to the hospital – – to give birth to our sisters …which were twins… KATHLEEN and EVE KAREN McClarren.
Since we each are a year apart in age – – each of us was in a different grade in school. I was in the third grade – DENNY was in the second grade – – and TOMMY was in the first grade. Also… in those days – – the MOTHER – Superior of the Orphanage would visit each class-room – – when the report cards were to be given out and there was a “REWARD SYSTEM” attached to the grades that you received.
Still…today – – when someone does something – which to me seems to be superior to that which is expected…I always say…”You deserve a “GOLD STAR” on your report card, because – – back in the day – when I was a kid – we received fifteen cents for each GOLD STAR!” So the “GOLD STAR” was given for grades 95 to 100 – – and a “SILVER STAR” worth ten cents was given for grades 90 to 94 – – and the STARS… RED and BLUE were worth five cents and for the grades 80 to 89. So…if you could – – you did put forth the extra effort to earn a few nickles and dimes.
Another occasion…from time to time…”MOTHER ERENTTRUDE ALTHOEFER” (Sister of Christian Charity) would make the rounds to the classrooms and she would enter the classroom with someone at her side that would set up a table with “PRIZES” – – and these were for special recognition. So this is the rest of the “STORY” about the picture frame and picture of the little girl on her knees and the two ANGELS – titled “HER PRAYER” – which when I saw that on display – – wanted it for my baby sister.
During the HOLIDAYS – – my little brother, TOMMY – – was taken to each classroom to recite…”Twas the NIGHT before CHRISTMAS” – and part of his make-up and that is from the day he was born – – – is that of being an “ENTERTAINER” – in that he knows the words of everything and if singing or reciting something… he is on “STAGE” – – hands and face and every movement is full of joy with added flair.
AT that time he had been entertaining everyone and in those days it was like seeing a “LIVE STAGE SHOW” – so TOMMY was allowed to have first pick of all these items that were to be given out as trophies. Since… I had spited the “HER PRAYER” – – knew TOMMY could pick that as his “PRIZE” – I ask him to select that “PRIZE” – and who received prizes after that … who remembers – — I was just so happy that we had the best of gifts – that we could give to our MOTHER when she would come out to see us on “VISITING SUNDAY” – a special gift to hang on the wall above the baby’s crib!
To have a “Guardian ANGEL” is what I grew up with and we always said the “GUARDIAN ANGEL” prayer – – in our morning and night time prayers and I feel it is very important to remember – – that as we go through LIFE – – we need guidance and the ALMIGHTY will send that guidance if we will… but – – only “Ask.” Just today was reading “MATT 18:10” – “for I say unto you – that in heaven their ANGELS do always behold the face of my FATHER, who is in heaven.”
So… with that verse from the BIBLE – I believe that the Almighty is sending us HELP – – if only we will ask? D.V.
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This Photo…could be at least – 140 years old…so and if… I did not get to post this PHOTO – – NOW – – just got to thinking …that it – – just after more time… pass on to the WORLD of no return – – well… and then… you just would miss out … not ever getting to see this “prize” photo … of one of the little “BRADY” boys!
In the “Thomas F. Brady” family…my MOTHER was the thirteenth child and the “lucky last one” to survive for some seventy years. The brothers were the first to be born – then one girl came along… our Aunt IRENE BRADY- RILEY… and then another boy PHILL – – then the last… my MOTHER.
The reason for the order of births – – is that the “BRADY BOYS” married and moved out of the FAMILY HOME – so… some things that were left behind after their leaving HOME… were saved by the parents and as my MOTHER grew older – – some of the left behind items were boxed up and saved even longer – – and no one seem to want them – but they continued to be saved.
So…after all of the saving of stuff… “memorabilia” – – I did come along… and did look through a lot of these saved items – especially…when we were moving. At different times… I did ask my MOTHER about all these PHOTOS and as to “who” they were and what they did…and how they were all related – – and never wrote any of this important information down. Just thought that I would be able to remember… every thing… forever???
No one …has a perfect memory – – as we are all making NEW memories as TIME fly’s by – and all the old stuff …about the old people …that we never ever did get to meet – they all pass away so nicely – and no one KNOWS … and – – who cares??? I do care… and often wish that “IF” my MOTHER would have married sooner – – I would have been here – and maybe would have been able to meet all of the BRADY FAMILY.
But…that is LIFE… we get here…when it is so ordained and not before – – so I am making the best of this “old PHOTOS” situation – and what I can remember – – well… that is all that I can pass on – just in case… there are some others – – who might think that they are related – – as there were lots and lots of cousins and married related people that – – due to the distance in years – – in some members of the FAMILY – -starting their FAMILY too late to find all those other ancestors – that are OUT there…but who can find them???
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Front and back side of an old 1910 POST CARD.
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Mary Ellen, I believe God wants you to know…
The answers will come to you of their own accord.
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When it “SNOWS” – what do you do???
Make sure the kids…and BIG KIDS – bundle up in the warmest of warm wear – – and let them go. When they… have had enough – they will soon be in – and asking for some “HOT CHOCOLATE” – and sit by the warm FIRE PLACE – and tell all about the FUN…that were were doing in their SNOW-mobile – – – doing ‘DO-NUTS’ – – and if you were inside by the window looking out – you could hear them yelling to the high heavens – – that they were having so much FUN!
Well… with the terrific SNOW fall last night – – all the kids that could…were at SUNSET PARK. Parents were pulling some small kids up the hill on their sled – – and lots of other children were getting ready for a very fast …fun full sled ride done…and yelling all the way – – I think that the yelling louder… than anyone else… means you are having more FUN…than the rest of your friends!
Well… it is afternoon – – and the early birds – all have… had their FUN – and with their parents – got a warm ride home. There may still be some SNOW and ICE out there – – but you have more FUN early in the day – – as the early bird – up and did it – – NOW is on their phone… to call the good friends – the ones who missed out …on TODAY’s SNOW DAY off from school – but were able to make it to SUNSET PARK…for FUN and GAMES.
Sorry for those who missed a good FUN in the SNOW DAY – – but one never… knows – another – one – may be just around the corner. SEE you all soon – then!
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