Serendipity: Finding a Birth Mother

Serendipity: Finding a Birth Mother
It is a chilly summer evening in San Francisco, California. It is the evening of my husband's birthday. We had just returned from dinner and are sitting on our back porch, talking. "Do you think your birth mother is thinking about you today?" My husband, Paul, was adopted, back in Pittsburgh,...
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Little Red and The Blue Feather

Little Red and The Blue Feather
One of the gloomy realities that came with my retirement was the economic necessity to give up my beloved little red airplane. Most people knew her (Like ships, all airplanes are of the feminine persuasion) as an AA1A Grumman Trainer - Not me. Once I got to know her and understood...
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Where The Deer And The Etcetera Play

On the road…. again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Where The Deer And The Etcetera Play   When he looked out the back window this morning he spotted the waving tail of a grey squirrel. Nothing unusual about that; except that the squirrel in...
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Even In Bad Weather, The Clams Are There

Even In Bad Weather, The Clams Are There
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Even In Bad Weather, The Clams Are There As time passes and we become more competent at harvesting clams from Chincoteague Bay, news of our successes has spread to other family members. That means more visits,...
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Kabul Was Not A Tourist Haven

Kabul Was Not A Tourist Haven
  On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A is for Afghanistan His urge to visit Afghanistan was precisely as James Michener described in his book "Caravans."  That was many years ago and he has forgotten just what Michener  said in the...
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Camping At An Abandoned Gold Mine

Camping At An Abandoned Gold Mine
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Canyon on the Feather River     Of several trips to the large property on the Feather River, one of them turned into a real adventure.  A land owner wanted his square mile of land...
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The Golden Oysters Of Chincoteague Bay

The Golden Oysters Of Chincoteague Bay
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Discovering Chincoteague Bay February 2012 The future excites us and stirs our thoughts about what the next adventures will bring.  While many of the older Chronicles of a Footloose Forester were about memories captured from a distant...
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Obelisk in Shadow

Obelisk in Shadow
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Obelisk in Shadow Some people look at a rock outcrop and just see rocks. Others look and don’t see anything, and they say so. Yet others look and see the manifestations of natural history; they...
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The Pearl Earring

The Pearl Earring The gold engraved invitation stood propped on the sitting room mantelpiece for several weeks and Dame Roma's secretary had been very gracious when I had accepted her request for my husband and I to dine with her at Government House at a black tie dinner. After much agonising...
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