Dear Nice Supportive People: Thank you all. However, permit me to correct a couple of inaccurate assumptions.
First, I'm a she, not a he. Second, I don't know what I'm doing, but I'm working hard to learn and know more.
Whistler2020, I would love to try taking the images out ... if only I knew how.
kmessinger, I did the Markup Validation Service. I was pretty much stopped in my tracks when it returned *This page is NOT Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional!* and spanked me like a naughty girl for being presumptuous enough to submit my inferior work to their evaluation site. Maybe I misunderstood ...
drewactual, I so appreciate you helping me. Unfortunately the sheer magnitude of my coding ignorance rendered your advice a big fat whoosh. It went completely over my head.
I need to get this issue resolved! I need my site to show on IE7. If you have any advice for the slightly code-retarded, please share it. If not, I hope you found this amusing. Thanks everyone!