A Few Snippets Of Memory, The Stuff Of Legacy Stories

A Few Snippets Of Memory, The Stuff Of Legacy Stories
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     A Few Snippets, The Stuff From Whence Legacy Stories Are Born   Ø  That time in Germany when Lt. Nick Tompras fired off 250 rounds with a single pull of the trigger.  It was an M-60 machine...
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Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles

Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles   Who among frequent computer users does not occasionally play a game or take an anonymous on-line quiz?  Call the practice a diversion, a habit, or an addiction…but one thing is clear,...
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Follow the Trail of Breadcrumbs

Follow the Trail of Breadcrumbs
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Follow the Trail of Breadcrumbs   As movie fans and tv viewers know all too well, there are certain lines in the scripts that become classics that develop a life of their own.   We subconsciously...
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My Life Story by Eleanor Jean Arnold Tyler

I was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on January 15, 1931, during the Depression years. My mom and dad, Ruth Isabel Thrickmorton and Walter Leroy Arnold, were living with my dad's grandparents, Minnie Burkhart and Adolph Arnold, at 814 Eighth Stree, Portsmouth, Ohio. My great-grandparents had built the house in approximately 1892....
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My Life Story by Eleanor Jean Arnold Tyler

I was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on January 15, 1931, during the Depression years. My mom and dad, Ruth Isabel Thrickmorton and Walter Leroy Arnold, were living with my dad's grandparents, Minnie Burkhart and Adolph Arnold, at 814 Eighth Stree, Portsmouth, Ohio. My great-grandparents had built the house in approximately 1892....
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Never Date Her Kid Sister

I don’t recall for sure where I met her, but, since she lived in a nearby town, Coffeyville (KS) and we belonged to the same small church, it was probably at a church Christmas party in the very early `50’s.  I was about 18 years old and attending the Municipal University...
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Our Family History Mission 2016-2017

Our Family History Mission to New York City (Manhattan) in the New York, New York North Mission was a life-changing experience.  We met so many wonderful people and had the opportunity to serve in the New York, NY, Family History Center and the Manhattan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ...
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But Don't Take My Word For It

But Don't Take My Word For It
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     But Don’t Take My Word For It     Trolling the waters of Internet social sites leads to the realization that among the millions of people who choose to respond with comments, there are the cautious ones,...
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8 Reasons Why Students Should Be Taught Religion at School

Why Students Should Be Taught Religion at School People have different opinions around the world about whether we should include religion as part of a school’s curriculum or not. Some agree with introducing religion classes to our kids, whereas, some others are reluctant. I have been hearing this debate since long,...
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Simple Questions: Complex Answers

Simple Questions: Complex Answers
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Simple Answers: Complex Questions   Did you ever notice that some people in a group get irritated when you give a complex answer to a seemingly simple question? Or, conversely, when you give a simple answer to...
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Plant Adaptation to Global Warming

Plant Adaptation to Global Warming
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Plant Adaptation to Global Warming   The debate about climate change is not going away anytime soon.  For whatever reasons, there are plenty of climate change deniers holding firm in their beliefs.  Some offer mild objections because...
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Who Inspired Me on My Career Path

Who Inspired Me on My Career Path
When I think about my career path, I am reminded of the extraordinaryy people in my life who have guided me on life's journey. Let's begin with my parents who provided the solid foundation of a home environment built on love,committment, discipline and support. My first teachers were the best! I...
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The Short Course Building

The Short Course Building
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     The Short Course Building (The Helyar Experience)     People who visit social media sites are inclined to reminisce about the old days.  They remember growing up in ____ or hanging out with ____­ and the allure...
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Aesthetic Trees

Aesthetic Trees
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Aesthetic Trees Legacy trees evolve from singular or group specimens that have had, or will become, historical, cultural or botanical icons.   The mystique and mystery of remote forests of...
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Discovered the Power of Prayer

Discovered the Power of Prayer
My first experience with the power of prayer came at the tender age of about 4 or 5. My parents had always taught me to pray and we had many family prayers but, this is the very earliest I remember of having such a direct correlation of a prayer and a...
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Those Fruitful Lunch Hours

Those Fruitful Lunch Hours
On the road...again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Those Fruitful Lunch Hours   Over the years, the Footloose Forester had developed a modus operandi for achieving some of his planned free time activities.  He was not unlike other people who had both...
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Resentment

Resentment
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Resentment Why do acts of resentment linger in our memories?   We remember our most shameful acts, we remember our failings, and we remember our most embarrassing moments.   And it is also indisputable that at some level...
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KMB662...939...4-16

KMB662...939...4-16
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   KMB662…939…4-16   He remembers faces and most names, but not all.  Those mental blocks explain a person’s propensity to block certain unpleasant memories but do not explain the inability to recall happy events from the past. When it...
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What Can I Give Him

What Can I Give Him?   Christmas Eve: Circa 1934 A Country Church             Jack and Shug Carriker, their six kids packed into their old 1928 Star Car, pulled into the bare dirt parking lot of a little church located in the countryside about halfway between Drumright and Oilton, Oklahoma. ...
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You Never Know!

    Though I am dog tired from a day trip to Virginia to check on my 90-year-old Aunt Eunice, I want to share with you an amazing instance of synchronicity (if such be a word).     I made the trip from Ohio for the nursing home’s Christmas Party today.  Here is...
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