“Memorial Day” – remembers Family Vets…


When there was a WAR  .. 1940s    – America  did call  several   members in the same  FAMILY – – –  and this is Al E. Aldrich from Saint Louis, Missouri  – – lived in Birmingham, Alabama  – – and later moved wife, Thelma and son  to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Al and his wife, Thelma operated the “Dobbs House” Snack Bar in Birmingham, Alabama  and were doing a very job  – – so much so that there was the possibility of opening up of the “Snack Bar”   market in Florida. Al communicated with his brother Lee, my husband – that –  the  “Dobbs” people were looking for someone to  open and run a new place in the southern part of Florida. This was just a terrific opportunity for my husband – – since he had been shot and was thinking of taking an early retirement from    the Saint Louis  Police Department  –  so we took a  “pre-view” trip to Florida and everything sure did look  “real” good to us!

Sometimes… we miss the boat – when we fail to communicate with our Family  – – -opportunities are  sometimes missed and also the relationship of brothers and  their  Families  – – – so that is  NOW – why I have to Thank the Almighty Yahweh – that there was good  – very good feelings between Al ‘s Family and my husband Lee  and all of us  – all together and forever! 

Thank you – Almighty Yahweh – you knew that Lee, my husband did not have many years  left here – after having been shot  – – but you worked special behind the scene  activities – so that Lee could have some very good years in Florida  – – with his brother Al and all of us. Thank you – – – for the best “Army Veteran  and brother-in-law, Al –  for giving so much thought to  the special needs  of his brother Lee and FAMILY!

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