“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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