She Slept Under a Tree: My Foremother's Post Natal Self Care

She Slept Under a Tree: My Foremother's Post Natal Self Care
Background: In the year 2000, my mother gifted me a priceless and unforgettable experience. Through her generosity I was able to spend 4 months in the warm and wise embrace of my grandmother, great grandmother, great aunts and loving extended family.   I arrived in Las Marias, Yuquayquin, the village where...
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Googling Pyramid Peak

Googling Pyramid Peak
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Googling Pyramid Peak   Another day, another dream, and another chronicle about nagging problems.  The long-festering issue about which screen capture photos from the Internet are free of copyright restrictions welled up again in last night’s...
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Siberia From The Air

Siberia From The Air
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Siberia From the Air You can’t see much from the small oval window of a jetliner but if you don’t look out you won’t see anything of the world below.  There is much you can learn...
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W 7.4.18 clear sky, wan g rested   menu: p shake, steak n onions, butter bread, yerba mate   I'm exploring digital journals today. Generous fireworks will take place at the park across the street so we get to lay out in the back yard. How fortunate!    todo: knit basket,...
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My New Hero

As I pedaled up I saw her sprawled out on the ground.  She had lost her balance and fallen off her bicycle.  Her knee was skinned very badly and her arm was cut.  We asked her to let us call someone to come pick her up.  She steadfastly refused.  She had...
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Ezekiel Was a Prophet, Not a Horticulturist

Ezekiel Was a Prophet, Not a Horticulturist
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Ezekiel Was a Prophet, Not a Horticulturist   Show me the person who thinks that every single word in the Bible is literally true, and I will show you a person who will be hard-pressed to explain...
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Moss and Mumblety-peg

Moss and Mumblety-peg
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Moss and Mumblety-peg The game of mumblety-peg is so old that even Mark Twain mentioned it as one of the favorites enjoyed by young boys.  It was outdoors, in the summer, and played in the grass.  To do...
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Tick-tock-tick!

As my younger son Ed, his wife Anna, and our granddaughters prepare for a cross-country move from New Jersey to Chicago, my mind goes back to 1974, the year our family also moved from the East to the Midwest. Husband John had accepted a position with Battelle Columbus Labs and begun...
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Pani Pulau

Pani Pulau
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Pani Pulau Snippets of memory, the stuff of legacy stories…  That was the theme of a recent chronicle by the Footloose Forester .  Today another snippet of a distant memory was jarred loose during a period...
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Rosewood By Any Other Name

Rosewood By Any Other Name
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Rosewood By Any Other Name   Most everyone agrees that truth in advertising is a policy that should be followed simply because everyone wants to know what they are getting and to get what they are paying for. ...
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Street Trees and Village Shade

Street Trees and Village Shade
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Street Trees and Village Shade There is little doubt that trees beautify the landscape in any large city or small town.  Street trees are aesthetic treasures that may be ignored at times but gain attention when they are...
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Ways To Learn Quick

Ways To Learn Quick
In the era of tough competition and with a burden of books more than your actual weight. It is very hard to learn things rapidly as you have so much to read and learn within a short span of time. There must be some remedy or tip to learn fast? Well,...
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Double Trouble - Video Production featuring Christian (7th Grade)

Double Trouble - Video Production featuring Christian (7th Grade)
It was fun seeing Christian on the Big Screen at Brenden Theatres towards the end of his 7th grade year (Spring of 2016) as the teams of kids in Video Production at Diablo View Middle School Showcased their year of hard work.  Great ingenuity and so much fun to watch.  Double...
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Potatoes, Corn, Wheat, and Rice

Potatoes, Corn, Wheat, and Rice
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Potatoes,  Corn, Wheat, and Rice   You probably know as much about rice as you do about potatoes, corn, or wheat.  Your consumption of french fries, baked potatoes, potato chips, and mashed potatoes probably puts the common...
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On Common Sense

On Common Sense
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Common Sense   Many people who opine about common sense probably don’t have a clear idea about what it is and what it is not.  If you can’t define it, you should probably stop making reference to...
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Tennessee and Arevalo

One of the reasons I am so interested in the Legacy Stories project is that I feel compelled to understand my own identity as a bi-racial woman.  Often I feel torn between two worlds so now I making a real effort to document both my parents' history.    My father was...
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Military Career

After another semester at BYU, I decided that an Air Force career was for me and I made sure that I completed all of the requirements for a  commission.  In fact, I began to look at my B.S. as only a way to obtain an Air Force commission.  On August 19, 1964,...
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Bradshaw, Bill…8/4/1998

Bradshaw, Bill…8/4/1998
  Obituary. . . The Tennessean , Tuesday, August 4, 1998 Bill Bradshaw educator, Fannie Battle organizer , by Stephanie Miller, Staff Writer. . . Funeral services for Bill Bradshaw, founder and first headmaster of Franklin Road Academy will be held at 10 a.m. today at Woodmont Christian Church. Bradshaw died...
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Armstrong, Charles…3/11/2002

Obituary. . . The Tennessean , Tuesday, March 12, 2002 Age eighty. March 11, 2002. Mr. Armstrong was a veteran of WWII where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal, a 1949 graduate of Vanderbilt School of Engineering, and a retired Elder of  Otter Creek Church of Christ. He...
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Anderson, Mary Virginia Jones…12/25/2016

Obituary… The Tennessean Mary Virginia Jones Anderson, age seventy-nine, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2016.  She was born January 7, 1937, in Smyrna, Tennessee, to the late Tom Fox Jones and Ruth Jordan Jones.  Mary’s family moved to Nashville and she attended David Lipscomb High School and David Lipscomb...
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