The Healthcare Lifeboat

The Healthcare Lifeboat
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Healthcare Lifeboat   When does a chronicle belong in the Ancestors portfolio?  Where does a story about Education belong?  Who should be the general audience for a personal legacy tale about Growing Up Years?  Obvious humor...
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Virtual Immortality

Along the Elizabeth River waterfront on the southwest corner of Town Point Park in Norfolk, Virginia, is the Armed Forces Memorial that features 20 letters written home by U.S. soldiers and sailors who died serving their country from the Revolutionary War up to and including the Gulf wars.  The letters appear...
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The Brothers Kingdom Band- My Crazy Life in the 70s

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After returning from Viet Nam in 1970, my only skills were shooting people and playing music. With those limitations, combined with the humiliation of returning to an unsupportive America, it was impossible to find work to support my wife, Christine, and newborn son, Justin. So, I got together with two of...
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Chapter 6 - What do you remember about your childhood home?

From my birth until I was 18 I always lived next door to my mothers parents and brother and sister.  Starting in Bronx, NY and including our move out to Tucson, AZ I always had a large family looking after me.
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What Goes Around, Came Around Again

What Goes Around, Came Around Again
­Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     What Goes Around Came Around, Again   The passing phases of our lives are marked by words and phrases that come into vogue out of the blue, are repeated often by trendsetters and hipsters, and eventually disappear...
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Chapter 5 - What do you know about the day you were born?

Get ready to hear some very interesting facts about little Raymond.
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Chapter 4 - What do you know about your parents' upbringing?

Chapter 4 -   What do you know about your parents' upbringing?
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The Wisdom of Charles Schultz and Peanuts

Famous people get all the adoration and recognition. But Peanuts creator, Charles Schultz, helps us recognize the real heroes in our lives, whose story should be part of our own legacy. The questions below should inspire you to share a legacy story! Just read the questions to this quiz. You don't...
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Stephen and Linda Rees

Stephen and Linda Rees
-- By Jane W. Topham            This month we are spotlighting a very prominent couple of Salem, Stephen M. and Linda B. Rees.  Stephen’s parents, Spencer and Luzenia Rees, lived in Loa, Utah and he was born in Salina where the nearest hospital was located.  Linda’s parents,...
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Countdown to More Sweat

Countdown to More Sweat
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Countdown to More Sweat Getting started on a job that will likely promote sweat involves a short span of personal contemplation.  The upcoming job may be one of short or long duration, but when real sweat is in...
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Keep your Elderly Parents Safe by Hiring Home Care Services!

It is needless to mention that; our parents are our assets. They are someone that had given enough care, attention and compassion to us in all our situations. But, when they grow elder, they do expect the same from us. Of course, you can give your all attention, care and love...
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Chapter 2 - What physical or personality traits can you attribute to one of your ancestors?

Chapter 2 - What physical or personality traits can you attribute to one of your ancestors?
Great question about traits that can be attributed to the next generation.    Without a doubt, it happened to my fathers 1st brother Bill (Boleslaw) Zukowski.   He was a muscian all of his life and retired with honors from playing with the Air Force Symphony based out of Washington, DC....
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JJ Ryder and the 106

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I don’t know if JJ Ryder is still alive and I’m not sure he ever made it back from Viet Nam. I hardly knew him except for being thrown into a situation where he needed me to be the A-gunner for his 106 recoilless rifle for about 15 terrifying minutes. It...
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If You've Never Had a Course That's Taken Your Measure

Thirty-nine years old, long-married, father of five children and there I stood, tears welling up in my eyes.  No, it wasn’t a family tragedy.  My wife loved me, our children were all healthy, our parents were still alive and doing well.  But not me.   My world was crashing around me. I had...
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Always Remember This

Always Remember This
I received an incredible email that was so emotionally powerful I thought I'd recreate it here in by story blog. Hopefully, others will share this because it says it all.  REMEMBER THIS! It is the   VETERAN ,    not the preacher,     who has given us freedom of religion. ...
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Chapter 1 Who was your favorite ancestor and why?

Chapter 1 Who was your favorite ancestor and why?
Uncle John Zukowski, my fathers younger brother who was also my God Father.  Uncle John was better know to his fans as Johnny Zeke.  Here is his story: Johnny Zeke was a race car driver, promoter, starter, driving instructor, crew chief and a member of the Air Corps during World War...
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Ultimate MEMCOM

Ultimate MEMCOM
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester   Communicating on Social Media   When I review the number of friends or subscribers that traffic counters on social media sites tell me that I have, it is a bit dismaying to think that my sphere of influence...
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Richard and LaNay McGoffin

Richard and LaNay McGoffin
Richard and LaNay Magoffin – By Jane Topham She was still there when he returned from his LDS mission.  Richard was born in San Diego, California on October 30, 1939.  His parents were Garold A. and Areletta C. Magoffin.  He had 2 older brothers and an older sister who died when...
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Google Earth Comes Of Age

Google Earth Comes Of Age
  On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Google Earth Comes Of Age   Storytelling skills evolve with the storyteller. Not that the story changes, if the storyteller is honest and sincere, but the details that were forgotten or...
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It's Not Rocket Science

It's Not Rocket Science
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Sometimes I Just Want To Spell It Out   With all the fake news coming out of the White House these days, I sometimes want to drop my self-imposed injunction about writing snarky political editorials. ...
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