” Big Birthday Party for Lee, Sr. in Heaven”

“Happy Birthday Lee Aldrich Sr., with Blessings from Heaven”



When this PHOTO was taken, I would have taken more pictures of  “DADDY”   Lee, Sr.,   stretched out on the floor with our  “newborn baby, AL” and  his big brother, “Lee Jr.,”  if only there was some advanced warning in  our LIFE, that “Daddy” would be needing surgery,  within four  short years… from mow,  and so suddenly, not  able to make it, as everything that could go wrong, that fatal night, it was  all … so unbelievable!

TODAY, my feeling is to take more PHOTOS of the FAMILY,  and learn to enjoy each and every moment, because  those  few precious moments,  they  are over in seconds, never ever to return,  and once gone,  never again  remembered, since the brain only received such  short  “snippets”  just not enough to store in the “MEMORY”  bank  for years to come. 

So,  and  unless there are   more  “PHOTOS”  taken and saved of all of the extra special celebrations of LIFE,  just to bring to mind,  all of the “LOVE of  YOUR  LIFE”  of YOU and those You LOVE,  those wonderful memories… that would have been “Keepsakes”   will just  be gone,  forever!

Old PHOTOS bring to LIFE,  at least in  our  mind,  reminders of  those few moments  that,  we all have  and  had shared  a special zest for Living with the true  “LOVES of our LIFE time” – here on Earth! 

There are TIMES when we think that  our LIVES are a piece of “HEAVEN on EARTH”… but,   being young and in LOVE,  our minds are not strong enough to let us really know,  that these few  fleeting moments,  if not  fully enjoyed in the  “here and now”  will have only been  a vague and passing  dream of a time in  our LIFE,  and…  you may have  wished for  “IT” to be forever…   but, there  is  only the  right “NOW”  then it is  “TIME”  forever …  and  “all gone!”

This is when we were living in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,  and only a mile from the ocean, and when living in Florida… we were regulars, after working hours to plan  on picking up the children … and with all of our gear put the “auto” in that special heading … for our spot  at the  “Beach”  as there is nothing more refreshing than to just relax and rest  in that wonderful sand and  then as clock work … run every so often … just race to see who gets into  that “OCEAN” for that extra special dip… in that “Ocean’s Blue” for an extra special “Tan”  which is so wonderful and free!

 That “FLORIDA SUNSHINE”  would  wake  us all up so early,  no late sleepers, “Mr.  SUNSHINE” would pour himself,   into the  windows  with a  “TIME  to WAKE-Up…  and  SMILE” … as there was no need for an “Alarm Clock”  …  so  Lucky for us, that we all  were “early birds”  always ready,  for that NEW day  alarm with great expectations each and every day to  expect  our LIVES … to include that  full day of …“FUN!”

“Happy … HAPPY… BIRTHDAY …  to Lee Aldrich, Sr., “

and… only the Best of the BEST …  I said so!          D.V.

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“Ammunition is Needed” for “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”

“Formula for FIXING TODAY”


Something so old – –

but does have a very “GOOD” Message!  

SO… thought that I would copy the above article – –

so… that everyone will have  a   – –

   “FORMULA for fixing the PROBLEMS”  – –

of TODAY! – –

Should call this … “FOOD FOR THOUGHT”


                    JUST     P.U.S.H.

When everything seems to go wrong,     just push

When the job gets you doubt,     just push

When people don’t react the way you think they should,      just push

When your money looks funny and the bills are due,     just push

When you want to curse them out for whatever reason,     just push

When you ask the question, when is my ship coming in?     just push

When people just don’t understand you,     just push



P – ray


U – ntil


S – omething


H – appens 



If your LIFE is going well and you have nothing going wrong,

 just remember …

YOU are truly  BLESSED  and YOU too should continue…

 to  PUSH…

  for even better BLESSINGS.

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“Try Reading a Really Good Book Today”

A “Blue Bird” with a Message!

The other day I started reading – The Prayer of Jabez  Devotional Book.

 I first received this book as a gift with another book written by   Bruce Wilkinson in July  of 2006.

Good books are like good movies, that you can read and  watch  more times than you can count. 

Like they say about movies  – the first time you watch a movie   – you just do not see half of what you thought you saw   –  and half of the movie did  not make sense and you need to see it again and again. 

That is  so   – with  our life – just as each and every day will go by and by… you have many questions… about all that is taking place and  NOW…  you really want to  know  – what it was –  all  that which  you  have enjoyed… so well and so far … as you are travelling on your  very own path in this LIFE… time!

The same goes for  the really good books,  with me. 

Some books, that I  just have to have  – are in  some special and near by places  – so that, when that moment  in time will come…  I will also know, just when I need  a special uplifting and encouragement… a mental uplifting   –  just to be  mentally refreshed  –  I will have that  just right   book  – right there  –always just  the  best  reading material  –  as handy as it can be!

Today  – as I was reading   “Day  18”   – Power with Purpose   –  that line…

If you want to see the promise in action,  right then a  “blue bird”   hit the picture window with a dull thud  –   going down – but for a moment  –  maybe unconscious   –  regained momentum  – landing on the near by porch rail! 

She looked at me, and  had such a look  –  as if  she asking me…    “why  in the world  is it… that I can’t  be with …  maybe  in there with YOU – can…  I come inside there with you?” 

This was one of those times… when I had to talk to her… as I was actually  asking “her”  –  “are you alright?” 

When  “she”  the bird – was  getting confident of flying, getting a feeling  NOW…  that she could  “FLY”    – off  “she” went.

 Such an earth shaking  mood  to put me in –  as  I was reading   “If you want to see…”    –  “is that an immediate answer  to something   or not?”

Anyway  – I now have plenty of food for thought.

I just love getting so “inspired ” as I read.

Try reading this book if you have  it, again  –   and if not,  the library will have a copy. 

But,  I like to have my  very own books… as I have to write in them as I go along,  and  that’s  for the next generation… to read and   think about what I was thinking about…  at that point in time about the material.

Good books are the best of companions and always so close by  and  best of all  –  so  inspiring!

In these TIMES that we live in TODAY… each and everyday… there are terrific changes in all parts of the world… and wherever we are living… none of us are all knowing …just exactly what the changes in LIFE are… and will be for the future!

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“You need this pain!!”… from Brother Tom

Dad, are we pyromaniacs?  Yes, we arson.


She was only a moonshiner’s daughter, but I miss her still.


What do you call a pig with laryngitis? Disgruntled.


Why do bees stay in their hives during winter? Swarm.


Just so everyone is clear, I’m going to put my glasses on.


A commander walks into a bar and orders everyone around.


I lost my job as a stage designer. I left without making a scene.


Never buy flowers from a monk. Only you can prevent florist friars.


How much did the pirate pay to get his ears pierced? A buccaneer.


I once worked at a cheap pizza shop to get by. I kneaded the dough.


My friends and I have named our band ‘Duvet’. It’s a cover band.


I lost my girlfriend’s audiobook, and now I’ll never hear the end of it.


Why is ‘dark’ spelled with a k and not c? Because you can’t “c” in the dark.


Why is it unwise to share your secrets with a clock? Well, time will tell.


When I told my contractor I didn’t want carpeted steps, they gave me a blank stare.


Bono and The Edge walk into a Dublin bar and the bartender says, “Oh no, not U2 again.


Scientists got together to study the effects of alcohol on a person’s walk, and the result was staggering.


I’m trying to organize a hide and seek tournament, but good players are really hard to find.


I got over my addiction to chocolate, marshmallows, and nuts. I won’t lie, it was a rocky road.


What do you say to comfort a friend who’s struggling with grammar? There, their, they’re.


I went to the toy store and asked the assistant where the Schwarzenegger dolls are and he replied, “Aisle B, back.”


What did the surgeon say to the patient who insisted on closing up their own incision? Suture self.


I’ve started telling everyone about the benefits of eating dried grapes. ‘It’s all about raisin awareness.

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“Wicked Game by Chris Isaac”

Larry Beavens
I’m 76, and if I were confined to isolation and could take 5 songs with me, this one would be at the top of the list.
I said that 30 years ago, and I still feel that way today.
It’s haunting, it’s beautiful, it’s calming…thank you, Chris, for my all-time favorite song.


Walk into Dad’s room and say here’s a song from Alyssa: Alexa, play Wicked Game by Chris Isaac


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READER… Copy these tips and pass on to those you LOVE!

I am particularly interested in the part about the wasp spray…
1. Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.

3. Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste… and taste means there are nice things inside. Those yard toys your kids leave out always make me wonder what type of gaming system they have.

4. Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway. And I might leave a pizza flyer in your front door to see how long it takes you to remove it..

5. If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house.. Virgin drifts in the driveway are a dead giveaway.

6. If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set. That makes it too easy.

7. A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom – and your jewelry. It’s not a bad idea to put motion detectors up there too.

8. It’s raining, you’re fumbling with your umbrella, and you forget to lock your door – understandable. But understand this: I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.

9. I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters. (Don’t take me up on it.)
10. Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer? I always check dresser drawers, the bedside table, and the medicine cabinet.
1. Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms. 
12. You’re right: I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me. 

13. A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system. If you’re reluctant to leave your TV on while you’re out of town, you can buy a $35 device that works on a timer and simulates the flickering glow of a real television. (Find it athttp://www.faketv/.com/%29


1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a lawn guy and carry a rake. I do my best to never, ever look like a crook. 

2. The two things I hate most: loud dogs and nosy neighbors.

3. I’ll break a window to get in, even if it makes a little noise. If your neighbor hears one loud sound, he’ll stop what he’s doing and wait to hear it again. If he doesn’t hear it again, he’ll just go back to what he was doing. It’s human nature.

4. I’m not complaining, but why would you pay all that money for a fancy alarm system and leave your house without setting it?

5. I love looking in your windows. I’m looking for signs that you’re home, and for flat screen TVs or gaming systems I’d like. I’ll drive or walk through your neighborhood at night, before you close the blinds, just to pick my targets.

6. Avoid announcing your vacation on your Facebook page. It’s easier than you think to look up your address.

7. To you, leaving that window open just a crack during the day is a way to let in a little fresh air. To me, it’s an invitation.

8. If you don’t answer when I knock, I try the door. Occasionally, I hit the jackpot and walk right in.
Sources: Convicted burglars in North Carolina , Oregon , California , and Kentucky ; security consultant Chris McGoey, who runshttp://www.crimedoctor.com/ and Richard T. Wright, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who interviewed 105 burglars for his book Burglars on the Job.

Protection for you and your home:
If you don’t have a gun, here’s a more humane way to wreck someone’s evil plans for you.
A friend who is a receptionist in a church in a high risk area was concerned about someone coming into the office on Monday to rob them when they were counting the collection. She asked the local police department about using pepper spray and they recommended to her that she get a can of wasp spray instead. 

The wasp spray, they told her, can shoot up to twenty feet away and is a lot more accurate, while with the pepper spray, they have to get too close to you and could overpower you. The wasp spray temporarily blinds an attacker until they get to the hospital for an antidote. She keeps a can on her desk in the office and it doesn’t attract attention from people like a can of pepper spray would. She also keeps one nearby at home for home protection.. Thought this was interesting and might be of use.

On the heels of a break-in and beating that left an elderly woman in Toledo dead, self-defense experts have a tip that could save your life. 

Val Glinka teaches self-defense to students at Sylvania Southview High School . For decades, he’s suggested putting a can of wasp and hornet spray near your door or bed.
Glinka says, “This is better than anything I can teach them.”
Glinka considers it inexpensive, easy to find, and more effective than mace or pepper spray. The cans typically shoot 20 to 30 feet; so if someone tries to break into your home, Glinka says, “spray the culprit in the eyes”. It’s a tip he’s given to students for decades. It’s also one he wants everyone to hear. If you’re looking for protection, Glinka says look to the spray.

“That’s going to give you a chance to call the police; maybe get out.” Maybe even save a life.

Put your car keys beside your bed at night.
Tell your spouse, your children, your neighbors, your parents, your Dr.’s office, the check-out girl at the market, everyone you run across. Put your car keys beside your bed at night.

If you hear a noise outside your home or someone trying to get in your house, just press the panic button for your car. The alarm will be set off, and the horn will continue to sound until either you turn it off or the car battery dies. This tip came from a neighborhood watch coordinator. Next time you come home for the night and you start to put your keys away, think of this: It’s a security alarm system that you probably already have and requires no installation. Test it. It will go off from most everywhere inside your house and will keep honking until your battery runs down or until you reset it with the button on the key fob chain. It works if you park in your driveway or garage. If your car alarm goes off when someone is trying to break into your house, odds are the burglar/rapist won’t stick around. After a few seconds all the neighbors will be looking out their windows to see who is out there and sure enough the criminal won’t want that. And remember to carry your keys while walking to your car in a parking lot. The alarm can work the same way there. This is something that should really be shared with everyone. Maybe it could save a life or a sexual abuse crime.

I am sending this to everyone I know because I think it is fantastic. Would also be useful for any emergency, such as a heart attack, where you can’t reach a phone. My Mom has suggested to my Dad that he carry his car keys with him in case he falls outside and she doesn’t hear him. He can activate the car alarm and then she’ll know there’s a problem. 

Please pass this on even IF you’ve read it before.

It’s a reminder.

Please share this with all the people in your life.

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