“Congratulations and Best Wishes Alan”

“Time seems to FLY through the YEARS”

  “WOW”…   “What a wonderful day it was … when little baby, Alan decided to come to EARTH … as in HEAVEN … all of the “BABIES” that will soon become a part of a FAMILY  enjoy being in a Heavenly realm … where there is a choice given to each… is it to be… this FAMILY for me. to become a part of, or shall I wait… and see what other choices will come along and before all choices are taken… and I must leave and  will I like it or not!”

July 1st… came upon the calendar on EARTH… and … as I was looking over this one particular  “FAMILY ”…   I could faintly see a resemblance of  “Al and Mary”   and just thought that… this is … for sure the  “FAMILY”  made for me!

  “HOW do you like my choice?”…  “That’s my DAD… big “AL” and I am little “AL” and just maybe a week old … here on EARTH!”

On EARTH… there is this thing with “TIME” …  at first when you arrive … “TIME” runs very slow.

This PHOTO is of  “DADDY and me”   and I am just a few years older than the previous PHOTO above…  because when on EARTH…  the people eat more than we did in HEAVEN …  and as you eat, you do get to be somewhat taller and grow more and are always learning new things.

This “TIME”  thing is precious…  in that  “DAD and SON” get to share alone in the first years here on EARTH and is so very important, at least… I think so and feel that everyone needs more “FAMILY  TIME”   spent being together … as LIFE is so much more FUN  that way! 

 This PHOTO  above… has the  “TITLE”…  that I will call – – “Boys NIGHT OUT” – – what do you think?

This is a  real top favorite PHlOTO – “DAD and SON” –  this is the best of the SUMMERTIME … and it is also an extra special day for all of our FAMILY.

There is just something about the “SUMMER” and when all of the FAMILY can get together just for the sake of having FUN … you might call this a real “RED LETTER DAY” for us …  and for us …  this whole week was so terrific…just getting all of the plans set in red ink and mark the calendar.

Well then …  as I sit back and start remembering… those are the days that are  “for sure”…  to be put into the old “MEMORY BOOK”  and never ever forgotten!

“It sure is getting close… so “HAPPY BIRTHDAY  ALAN” and many more wonderful BIRTHDAYS  will be on the calendar…to follow!”

“May the Almighty Yahweh  richly bless you and all of the FAMILY!”   D.V.

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“Like I said…It is a GOOD DAY to FLY”

Just have to ask a question…”What is the first thing a PILOT wants to do… after getting his Pilot’s License?”

“WOW”…”What a Photo!”

When you see an Airplane like… YOU see …  in the above PHOTO… you just feel something inside saying, “You need to buy this PLANE!… and NOW!”

That is exactly what Al and Mary decided to do… fly down to Florida… that is where this extra special Airplane was posted …”FOR SAIE”… and just as soon as they could… they made arrangements to see and take a test flight!

So… If I remember correctly… Al was in the plane and told where and what and how to do everything and the owner was in the back seat. You did notice that this is… only a two-seater. It is now or never!

Al does as all PILOTS will do…start the plane rolling and taxi over to the runway… calling in to the tower their intentions… and they will be flying out to SEA… the Atlantic!

This is the good part… Al never flew this type of plane and there are so many things  that are to be done with this type of plane … that you do not learn to do… on some of the other types of planes. The owner is in the back seat and I guess…  if Al would make a mistake…he would be able to corrct that mistake  in time… so that they would not land… in that big beautiful OCEAN!

“I do not think that I could do that”   but…  “Al did it so well… this was the Airplane he bought!”

After several days flying over the OCEAN… so that he felt that he could fly this new plane from Florida to Missouri…safely… that is exactly what  AL and Mary did.

When you stop to think about what a man can do…that is… if he really wants to do something new and different… just thinking that “Columbus” must have had that same thought… he sailed and sailed so often…he just figured… there is more water in this world…and the best thing for me to do.. is to get the “QUEEN’  to give her “Okay ” for some extra funds … ships and men.. and I will travel around this globe… till I get tired or that…  there is no more water to be sailed!

So … If and when there is a way…  and with a strong will to follow your DREAM… so it seems it was with our young  Al and Mary… the Airplane works… we know what we are doing… let us… just get back up into those beautiful baby blue skies and FLY… till we are back home in Missouri.


“Nothing to it… If at first you fail… try… try and try again… your just  bound to succeed…if you just put your mind to doing it  all correctly!”

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“Brother Tommy sent this for those that need to know”

Male Logic…… Flawless
This is a conversation between a man & his wife.
Please note that she asks 5 or 6 questions which he answered quite simply, but then she is speechless after being asked just one question.

Critical Thinking
At Its Best!

Do you drink beer?

Man: Yes

How many beers a day?

Usually about 3

How much do you pay per beer?
Man: $5.00 which includes a tip (This is where it gets scary !)

And how long have you been drinking?

About 20 years, I suppose

So a beer costs $5.00 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450.00. In one year, it would be approximately $5400.00 correct?


If in 1 year you spend $5400.00, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108,000.00 correct?


Do you know that if you didn’t drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari?

Do you drink beer?


Where’s your Ferrari?


“Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” — Gen. George S. Patton

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“It is a REAL GOOD DAY to FLY”

“Nothing like learning how to Fly … in an Airplane… than when you start learning from the very low ground… as you  can see here… by future PILOTS!

“There  is nothing like hanging on… and having your very own  backseat to sit on… while you carry a nice  big stick!”



This is a very early date for  our little Alan to be at the Airport… but if you are to get the habit of  “FLYING”  in  your bones… one must strat  very early… to get that extra special want to be up high in that … Sky so Blue… with all of  your favorite flying  friends and birds!

“When Daddy has you  up in his strong arms… and he moves you from down  here to  way up there… and  so very fast… you really do feel like… you are in that extra special Airplane… that my Daddy has.

From day one… I was always right there… to be the big helper to my Daddy… and  as you can see in this PHOTO… that is me… right there within an ear shout… to hear everything Daddy is saying to me… and any other person… that just wants to know … whatever are we  doing.

“On a good day like it is today… everyone should be up in the Airplane that they like best… and Fly all around the area…just to feel good and have FUN with the FAMILY!”


I know what we will be doing in just a couple of days… we will be Flying on my BIRTHDAY!    So… see you all there… in those nice big blue skies…UP and ABOVE!       D.V.

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“I’m READY to have My Back WASHED”

“Some like it cold and some like it hot… but I like it just RIGHT!”

and…      When you are taking a BATH…it sure is nice to have a nice big bathtub

  for a  few of my favorite toys to play with.

             This is the best of all the services… when you call for your backside to be                             washed and…

Bid DADDY comes to help play and also wash the back… and then comes the

 Big Bath Towel  routine….getting all fluffed up and dried… and even a few of                    those “High Flying Dives on Broadway”…. that is what you get to do when you                   are  getting dressed… “YOU” get to do some “HIGH JUMPS” on the                                        mattress…it is sorta like …

               when your pretend to be Flying like an Airplane…. and you jump up …                                  real nice and HIGH… and make a first class landing onto a nice higher 

  PILE -UP of Pillows…feels like im Heaven!

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“Gemma’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies”

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Chef-tested and approved, I will show you how to make my Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe and why it will give you perfect chocolate chip cookies!
Author: Gemma Stafford


  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter
  •  cups (7 1/2oz/212g) light brown sugar
  • ¾ cup (6oz/170g) white granulated/caster sugar
  •  cups (12 1/2oz/354g) all-purpose flour/plain flour
  •  teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 large eggs*
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract , optional
  • 2 cups (12oz/340g) bittersweet chocolate chunks


  • Whisk the flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • In a separate bowl melt the butter. Add in both white and brown sugars and whisk vigorously for about 1 minute.
  • Whisk in one egg to the sugar-butter mixture, stirring until it’s fully mixed in. Scrape the sides of the bowl with your spatula.
  • Whisk in the second egg and the vanilla and then scrape the sides of the bowl again.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir with the spatula to fully combine. Make sure you’ve scraped the bottom of the bowl and there are no streaks of dry ingredients left. Stir in the chocolate chips. The dough will be soft but DON’T add more flour. It needs to be chilled now to firm up.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Chill the dough for a minimum of 1 hour. This will make it easier to scoop and your cookies will keep their shape better while baking. (This dough can be made and kept in the fridge for 7 days. The dough also freezes really well)
  • Scoop 14-15 balls of cookie dough (1/4 cup/100g each) and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Leave some space between the cookies as they spread out during baking.
  • Bake the cookies at 375°F (190°C) for about 12-15 minutes roughly, or until the edges are set and the cookie is beginning to turn golden brown throughout, but still doughie in the middle. It is really important you don’t over bake these cookies otherwise they won’t be soft in the middle. 
  • Once out of the oven bang the hot pan on the counter a few times to create crinkles on top of the cookie (see tips). Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

How to store raw cookie dough?

  • Keep in the fridge for up to 7 days (see notes above about ‘aging’) or freeze pre-scoop balls of dough for up to 8 weeks.

Recipe Notes

If you want to replace the eggs use any of the replacements for cookies on my egg substitutes chart. Just note your results will not be exactly the same as mine.

If you don’t have Brown Sugar you can easily make it at home.

Bittersweet chocolate is about 70% cocoa solids. You will find this information on the label of a good chocolate bar.

*Aging the dough: Make and store the dough in the fridge for up to 7 days. The flavor and texture will just get better over time.

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