“Marie Brady… age 13…”

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“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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