Agent Orange Returns

Agent Orange Returns
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Agent Orange Returns   The haunting memories of the Viet Nam War come back in short flashes on some days and in long dreams on some nights.  Many mysteries abound about how and why some things came...
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My Grandpa

My Grandpa Nick was born on March 6, 1955, to Clemma Alice Adams (Nee Carroll) and William Thomas Adams in the town of Beaver Creek, Ohio. He had 8 siblings, Donald, Jerry, Brenda, Jean, Tom, Tim, Carol Ann, And Rick. He attended Wright State University, he graduated with a degree in...
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My favorite ancestor was my Grandpa Sam

Grandpa Sam was quiet but when he spoke he always had something wise to say.  And he could be really funny too!  He had twelve children my mom being the oldest, so he had some skills in the leadership department.   He had a quiet strength and confidence that I liked....
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Steiger backbround

The sur-name Steiger is a local sur-name; to be more pricise, it is a topographic name, derived from a physical location feature of the local geography. The specific derivation of the name Steiger is from the word "steig" which means "narrow, steep path." This makes sense considering that the family name...
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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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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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Chapter 4 - What do you know about your parents' upbringing?

Chapter 4 -   What do you know about your parents' upbringing?
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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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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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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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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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Who is your favorite ancestor and why?

This week's legacy question is, "Who is your favorite ancestor and why?"   I don't actually have a "favorite ancestor", but I have chosen to write about my great, great, great, great grandfather, Burrell Price. Burrell Price was born in 1810 in what is now called Mecklinburg County, North Carolina.  Imagine...
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Brief Overview of the Family History Training Center

Brief Overview of the Family History Training Center
When Family History Missionaries were called and sent out to the world, they were sent to serve in local Family History Centers.  The missionaries were trained by a selected staff at the Brigham Young University (BYU) Family History Center.  It was a huge task and it impacted the library operation considerably....
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My First Attempt - December 2013 - Ancestry Research in Albuquerque

December 22, 2013 Santa Fe New Mexico So maybe now I have some answers to why I am drawn to this area of the country and have been coming out here so frequently since being in my 20's. And why I have spent hundreds of hours trying to learn how to...
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Grandpa Adams' Poem - "Eve"

Written by W.A. Adams (William Albert) When every pool in Eden was a mirror Which unto Eve her dainty charms proclaimed She went undraped without a single fear, or Thought that she had cause to be ashamed.   'Twas after she had eaten of the apple Her eyes were opened and...
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An Old Photo From Home

An Old Photo From Home
On the road...again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   An Old Photo From Home Ask who? what? where? when? why? and how? ...and a story starts to develop   The photo above was put into the hands of the Footloose Forester only a couple of...
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Memories of my grandparents

I was very blessed to know all four of my grandparents.  I grew up next door to my dad's parents in Boxville, Kentucky.  Their names were Charles Henry Jenkins and Harpie Dera Jenkins, but we called them Daddy Monk and Mama Harpie.  They were very special to me because I was...
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What do I want out of Life - By Harriet E. Jolley

Peace of mind, a tolerant understanding heart Wisdom—faith and right thinking   All of these help make a successful life.   These with doing unto others, as we would have them do to us,   Is the way I do want to live.  
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Just Lonely - By Harriet Jolley

  So lonely tonight, with so much of love and life past My memories go back--to happy busy days, The years have slipped by me so fast.   I live it all over and over again, When I had all my dear family with me But now they have families of...
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The Thin Dime-This is mother's (Harriet E. Adair) dream

The Thin Dime-This is mother's (Harriet E. Adair) dream
Written by her daughter Florence Frank She was old, and often I called in to talk with her for a while and sometimes I would stay to give her daughter a chance to go out for the evening.  I was young, full of life and vigor, and in looking at her,...
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