“Happy Birthday… MARIE – she is the one with Baker’s Cap on…” and only thirteen – – standing on the right side of the photo.
This photo could be in the back yard of Marie’s older brother, Jim Brady, and Jim’s wife is in the center of the photo. On the left of the photo and to the right of Jim’s wife looks like Irene Brady – that would be Marie’s older sister – and not married as yet.
The children sitting in front… the little girl on the left of the photo and more in front of Irene Brady – – is the adopted “daughter… that they called Little Jimmie” – – and of course and this would be many years… later when we were living in Florida… we had Jimmie Brady Shilling and her husband come to our house. That was around Halloween – as I think – that I have posted some photos of their visit.
Some time after their visit – we with all of the family were invited to visit them – – at their home in ” Cape Canaveral” and that was very close to the Air Base – there are photos of our visit ing the “Space Station – and our enjoying Jimmie’s in-ground swimming pool – just such a wonderful place and so close to the Ocean!
Getting back to the above photo – – the little boy sitting next to little Jimmie – – is probably just a little play mate that she knows – as no names are available …for him.
Back in those days… when there was company – – there was lots of cooking and baking going on… My Mother told me about all of the food and especially the the baking of fresh bread – – as Mr. Thomas BRADY – the FATHER of this large family – would never eat “store” bought bread – – and that her Mother, my “GRANDMOTHER” to be was the best at all of these domestic duties – – and my Mother and Irene – – had to learn how and what had to be done on each day of the week – and every week – as they had a large family – – and there was always something to be done – – just to keep everything …. “sailing so smoothly!”
“Happy BIRTHDAY…MARIE – the best MOTHER…that I could ever have had!” “YOU are my – “SPECIAL ANGEL” – watching over me – till I can be with you for all eternity!” DV
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