In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow

In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    In Flanders Fields the Poppies Grow  Of the many poems that haunted his imagination from grammar school, the one about a field of poppies in Ypres, Belgium had enough staying power to remain as a...
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Mavis Nybo

Mavis Nybo
            “I love to teach” was the response from Mavis Nybo.  Mavis was born in a hospital in Salt Lake on January 27, 1930 to Rulon Stromberg and Dorothy Banks Stromberg.  Her father was from Sweden and her mother was from Australia.  Her parents lived in...
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We Took the TukTuk

We Took the TukTuk
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    We Took the TukTuk When you are thinking of taking a cruise you can readily imagine what the major mode of conveyance is going to be and perhaps even know in advance what it will look...
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Racing A Thunderstorm

Racing A Thunderstorm
It was the trip of a lifetime, the fulfillment of a long-held dream  I was flying from St. Louis to California in my small plane exulting as I watched the West Texas pastureland unfold below me.  I had a chart across my lap to keep track of my progress but I’d been so enthralled with...
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A Gift Returned . . . With Interest

A Gift Returned . . . With Interest
Life is made up of achievement, failure, frustration, fulfillment, ecstasy and agony: and in my 84 years I have both sampled and sometimes dwelled too long in every one of them.  That is as it should be. I would find it impossible to say which among the thousands of joyful moments,...
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Lost Bag in Lisbon

Lost Bag in Lisbon
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Lost Bag in Lisbon Long known as the poor man of Europe, Portugal has consistently had an economy that lagged behind other movers and shakers in modern European society. And that is perhaps the secret in...
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For The Love of Wings

    Why is it that some people, when the conversation turns to flying, enter into an almost rapturous state, their eyes a’gleam like an Old Testament prophet?   Why will they spend fifty dollars to fly a hundred miles or more to eat a hamburger served in a little café alongside...
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A Test Pilot's grandson

I've been interested in aviation all my life. My dad was a pilot, and I grew up in a house with a basement full of airplane parts, since he also restored one airplane and built another. We had books and magazines about flying and took annual trips to Oshkosh to the...
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Maxine Andrews

Maxine Andrews
What a charming lady Maxine Andrews is.  Maxine was born on September 18, 1927, to Ivan and Mabel Reid Dyreng.  She was born in her parent’s home in Manti, Utah.  She was the fifth child of three girls and five boys.  Maxine’s father was a Forest Ranger so they moved around...
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Una Familia Mas Noble y Antigua, A Preliminary Study of the Asturian Ancestry of Capitan Francisco Montes Vigil of New Mexico

Brent Alexander Cruz, Ph.D. has recently published “Una Familia Mas Noble y Antigua, A Preliminary Study of the Asturian Ancestry of Capitan Francisco Montes Vigil of New Mexico”. This is what the newsletter of the GSHA is saying about this book: “This work starts with an explanation of the significance to...
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The Many Legacies of Ginkgo biloba

The Many Legacies of Ginkgo biloba
The Many Legacies of Ginkgo biloba   Storytellers and family historians who aspire to share legacy stories of those they love sometimes find themselves searching for material that people will remember warmly and treasure deeply.  Indeed, the popular website LegacyStories.org is dedicated to hosting the authors of legacy stories and invites...
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2017 President's message and welcome

Greetings, SCCAPG Members. Thank you for renewing your membership in one of the various ways. We are looking forward to our next gathering at the SCCAPG mini-PMC on 25 February 2017 at the So. Calif. Genealogical Society Library, 417 Irving, Burbank, 9:00am-3:00pm. The last portion of our program that day will...
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How to Pass Down a Magical Oral History

History is a chorus of voices and everyone deserves a chance for their voice to be heard by future generations. The human voice is an amazing thing with a full range of subtleties that give us our unique identity.  When listening to an audio recording of a loved one something magical...
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Barbara Wilson

Barbara Wilson
We’d like to spotlight a volunteer, Barbara Wilson.   Barbara was born in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngtown, Ohio on April 22, 1943 to Aloysius Michael and Emma Alvey Balog.  She has lived in Salem for 40 years.  She met her husband, Jay Lee Wilson, while dragging Payson Main Street.  They were...
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Google Earth Gets Better and Better

Google Earth Gets Better and Better
Afghanistan to Zambia Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Google Earth Gets Better And Better   This chronicle is a revised version of an earlier story about how important Google Earth has been in not only finding things like a car in a driveway...
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Sand, Silt, and Clay

Sand, Silt, and Clay
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Sand, Silt, and Clay At one time or another in our everyday lives, everyone is guilty of using the improper or imprecise word or words to describe things around us.  Some of us do it thoughtlessly and...
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A LEGACY CONVERSATION ADVISORS MUST HAVE TO SUCCEED

A LEGACY CONVERSATION ADVISORS MUST HAVE TO SUCCEED
  OPPORTUNITY LOST AND FOUND     The financial planning and services industries are at a crossroads and never before has the future been less certain for Advisors. Eroding trust is one of many challenges that make it all the more difficult for Advisors to gain assets under management and maintain...
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Maybe I Didn't Make Myself Clear

Maybe I Didn't Make Myself Clear
A to Z Word Potpourri Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Maybe I Didn’t Make Myself Clear     As the months and years fly by, some of us think back to those times when we were in heated discussion about things that are important.  Sometimes the topics...
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Gary and Becky Warner

Gary and Becky Warner
          We’re going to start 2017 with Becky and Gary Warner.  Becky is the daughter of Harold and Ruth Lawrence.  She was born on March 31, 1955 in Springville.  Her parents lived in Salem at the time.  Becky was the youngest of ten children and the doctor...
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The French Connection

The French Connection
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The French Connection Just this morning as he arose from sleep and from a dream that would be the basis for a new chronicle entry, the Footloose Forester mentioned to his soulmate, the Bengal Tiger, that...
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