Fear Is The Hunter

Richard Bach, an avid aviator and writer, once wrote of fear.  He had halfway completed flying a loop when his plane for some inexplicable reason instead of completing the maneuver, began falling from the sky.   He described the fear that welled up and bubbled forth in the question, “What am I...
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A to Z Word Potpourri

A to Z Word Potpourri
On the road…again! Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A to Z Word Potpourri   The Chronicles of a Footloose Forester were compiled over a number of years, one story at a time. Events, observations, encounters, and episodes were the ingredients in the mix that got filed into...
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Trail Mix

Trail Mix
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Trail Mix Remembering the name of one of his favorite snacks proved to be task that would not be completed until early the next morning, upon waking from sleep. Going to bed trying...
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The Green Bottle

Travel, we are told, is a broadening experience.  Exposing ourselves to exotic foods, exciting or calming new landscapes, dipping our toes into both pleasant and dangerous waters, ascending the heights and plumbing the depths of our world exalts us above the mundane and breathes life into what would otherwise be mere...
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The Boys in the Hood

The Boys in the Hood
  We lived on the sixth, and highest floor in a new housing project on Glenwood Road in Brooklyn. I remember the bird's eye view of the edge of civilization across Ralph Avenue, where beyond Krasne's Supermarket and the odd selection of shops that lined the avenue there stretched out weedy...
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Arguing With Sheila

Arguing With Sheila
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Arguing With Sheila   It took a long, 5,500 mile trip with GPS guidance to finally convince us that it is not a good idea to trust the GPS for all the answers.  Although our superior...
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Nedra Hanks

Nedra Hanks
A long-time resident of Salem is Nedra Hanks.  She was born in the family home in Payson on March 21, 1936.  She smiled when she said her birth certificate didn’t list her weight but read “Born alive”.  She was the first child born to Ned and Edna Taylor.  Her Grandmother Rebecca...
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Re-Gift Dad's Father's Day Gift

Re-Gift Dad's Father's Day Gift
I'm not a 're-gifter' by nature but an idea came to me this morning when thinking about what I wanted to give my Dad on Fathers Day. Like most Dads, he taught his children valuable life lessons, priceless gifts we still use today. My sons learned many of these lessons because...
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Elliott and Ann Nielsen

Elliott and Ann Nielsen
            Elliott and Ann Nielsen  A couple who would help you with anything is Elliott and Ann Nielsen.  Both of their families lived in Orem, but Elliott was born at Utah Valley Hospital and Ann was born at Payson Hospital.  Elliott was the son of Leland O....
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Grass Clippings, Mulch, Green Manure

Grass Clippings, Mulch, Green Manure
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Grass Clippings, Fertilizer, Green Manure Tis now the season when homeowners around the country get out the lawn mowers, fertilizer spreaders, and weed whackers in their yearly quest to make their lawns more...
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Remember the Families on Memorial Day

Remember the Families on Memorial Day
On Memorial Day we'll show our respect and appreciation to military heroes who gave life and limb for our freedom. While we remember these incredible men and women, their families are often forgotten. It is impossible to measure the degree of sacrifice and pain these families have suffered. Many provide constant...
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The Life & Legacy of Jeff Rogers

I was born at a very young age :).  Seriously, I was born on November 12, 1961 at Concord Hospital in Concord, N.H.  My Dad is Paul Edward Rogers and my Mom was Maureen (McCarthy) Rogers.  I have 2 siblings, my older sister Elaine May Sherburne and my younger brother, Brian...
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Drs. and Doctorandus

Drs. and Doctorandus
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Drs. and Doctorandus Titles, degrees, and honorifics are important in some circles to distinguish the achiever by the achievement, the apparent status of the individual by the designator before the name, or the...
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Gadabout and Gadfly

Gadabout and Gadfly
Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Gadabout and Gadfly   When the Footloose Forester was finally ready to fill in the biographical content for the cover of his third memoir: Acer rubrum to Zyzphus jujuba: Volume II in early...
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Vanita Ward

Vanita Ward
Ninety-six and loving life!!  Vanita Ward was born in Delta, Utah in her parents’ home on December 11, 1919.  Her parents were William Sanders Jenkins and Betsy Luceen Cook Jenkins.  There were 12 children in her family and she was number seven.  Her father owned a grocery business, and during the...
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Who is your favorite ancestor and why?

This week's legacy question is, "Who is your favorite ancestor and why?"   I don't actually have a "favorite ancestor", but I have chosen to write about my great, great, great, great grandfather, Burrell Price. Burrell Price was born in 1810 in what is now called Mecklinburg County, North Carolina.  Imagine...
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Bon Jour, Mes Amis

On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Talk Story to a 2 nd Grade Spanish Class   Sharing ideas with children is an important part of their formative education.  So is showing them things that are all around us; and teaching...
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Paul and Karen Hair

Paul and Karen Hair
Salem is home for Paul and Karen Hair.  Paul was born in Salem to Delamar B. and Zelma Johnson Hair on November 9, 1936.  Karen was born in Spanish Fork (625 North 100 West) to Joseph Ford and Lily May Stebbins Lucas on September 6, 1939.  When Paul was 7 years...
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For Want Of A Letter

“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And...
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Littering for a Cause

Littering for a Cause
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Littering for a Cause Some people overtly proclaim their concerns about conservation, environmental awareness, and anti-littering. Others practice low key conservation and likely are just as effective, or ineffective, as the circumstances permit.  The Footloose Forester...
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