Tell Your Life Story in Episodes

Tell Your Life Story in Episodes
If you've ever binge-watched a show on Netflix or any of the other platforms, you know how the first episode compels us to watch the next until the end of Season 1. When it comes to telling your life story, why not conceptualize in the same way? After all, you certainly...
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Paul and Mary Jo Tervort

Paul and Mary Jo Tervort
This month we would like to spotlight Paul and Mary Jo Tervort.  Paul was born on June 20, 1935, in Spring Lake, Utah in his parents' home.  He said at that time their home was the closest one in location to where the Payson Temple is.  It is still standing and...
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All We Can Do Is Cry

Saturday, September 10th, 2016: I'm consumed by the various TV specials about the 9/11 tragedy. I'm drawn to switch channels back and forth to watch the docudramas about the attack on the twin towers and flight 93. Christine arrives from her errands and quietly sits on the couch next to me....
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Why So Passionate?

Do you want to know why some people,when the conversation turns to flying,enter into an almost rapturous state;their eyes a’gleam like an Old Testament prophet and begin saying such things as “Reached out my hand and touched the face of God?   Why will they spend fifty dollars to fly a hundred...
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Incoming Tide

Incoming Tide
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Incoming Tide   There is no telling by looking around you whether or not the tides matter to most people you talk to in the tiny enclaves surrounding Chincoteague Bay, Virginia. To be sure, the watermen...
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Hank and Phyllis Thiessens Addendum

Hank and Phyllis Thiessens Addendum
Herman Henry (Hank) Thiessens By Golden V. Adams, Emeritus AG R Note: In the last HTFA Heritage Matters , many of the challenges Hank faced in his early years were revealed.  He triumphed over them in the remaining years of his life and, as one of his nephews, Daniel Sheldon, expressed...
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Lorraine Underwood

Lorraine Underwood
A lady who has given many hours to Salem Days is Lorraine Underwood.  Lorraine was born in her parent’s home in Payson, Utah on March 30, 1935.  She just turned 81.  Her parents were Byron and Edna Hill Gale.  She was the second child born to them; the first was a...
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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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