Easter Memories

I remember that when the Saturday before Easter came, our family would go to Tremonton (about 7 miles away from the farm where we lived in East Garland) to grandpa and grandma Adams' house.  About a block away, the public library was situated on a large lot and an East egg...
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Easter Traditions

Easter Traditions
  Ok, so you may be thinking that I'm gonna say the typical story of going to Sunday Mass or eating the Ham dinner with the extended family.  That would be completely WRONG!  My younger Brother Tyler and I always got candy for Easter when we were young!!!  That's it, that's...
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Paragliding Above A Welch Meadow

Paragliding Above A Welch Meadow
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   W is for Wales Wales has a special place in the dreams of the Footloose Forester .  It’s mostly  about flying.  Ever since the first time he left the ground in a flying machine, the Footloose...
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Family Christmas 2011

  Family Christmas 2011
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Family Christmas #3 2011

  Family Christmas #3
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Charley Pride Christmas gag gift!!

Charley Pride Christmas gag gift!!
  Charley Pride Christmas gag gift!!
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A Christmas in Hell

A Christmas in Hell
 In December, 1994 we were living in St. Charles MO.  I was working on an irregular basis as a “temp” paralegal for a large law firm in downtown St. Louis and as a substitute teacher in two suburban school districts.    Anne worked as a secretary at The Jewish Center for the...
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Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions
The most enduring Christmas tradition in my family is our annual race—a race against time. It is the same every year, the result of a combination of procrastination and high expectations. Every year I swear it will be different but it never is. I start making my list early and even...
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Holiday Traditions/Food

I was born December 23 so my first cake was a home made red velvet cake made by Mom.  White icing thank you - not that nasty cream cheese stuff.  Always decorated with red and green icing as well.... Decorations on top of the cake would change over the years depending...
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Stuffing ROCKS but it's not a Holiday meal without the Cheesy Carrots

Stuffing ROCKS but it's not a Holiday meal without the Cheesy Carrots
If you  know me,  you know I love to cook, and I'm an eater.   I keep with tradition for the most part, but every few years I have to mix it up with a new side dish or dessert.  My favorite thing on the table at Thanksgiving or Christmas is...
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A "Different" Christmas

             Not all Christmases are “Tiny Tim,” “Santa Claus,” “Joy to The World” affairs.  Some are. .  .well . . . “different.”  This is the story of one of those.   It was December, 1987.  Anne and I were living in Lone Jack MO where I was the School Superintendent.   We...
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Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions
            By the time I married that Italian girl with the deep brown eyes, enticing figure, “girly-smelling” dark brunette hair and unusual, to me, last name of “DeNicolo,”  I knew I was marrying into an “ethnic” family that had many traditions whose roots were sunk deep in “Old World” antiquity.  I...
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My First Christmas In The Army

Everyone is writing a Christmas story so I guess I will write one too. I turned eighteen years old in 1965 and signed up for the draft. I was a high school drop out and knew that if I got drafted they would stick me in the Infantry. It’s not that...
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A Christmas Angel

A Christmas Angel
On a murky afternoon in late December, 2001 I landed my son's Mooney in Mena, Arkansas after completing a demanding flight from Gladewater, Texas.  The weather had been bad throughout the two-hour trip.  The solid blanket of dark clouds was never more than 2,500 feet above the ground.  I had flown into...
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It's The Little Things That Count At Christmas

George and I were a struggling young couple with five children under the age of four and a half. Our third birth had been twins. Christmas was fast approaching and money was tight. We especially loved this Holiday. I was concerned about not having money  to buy the little ones toys. Unknown to me,...
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Christmas as a Child

We always had a live Christmas tree.  There were no farms near by to cut your own so my dad purchased one at a lot.  It always had to be a spruce and perfect in shape!  Once he cut an extra bough off and attached it some place else on the...
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If I Could Talk

     If I could talk I could tell you about so many holidays and other family get-togethers.   I have seen generations gather around me and then disappear to be replaced by a newer generation.   But I’m only a table.   A handsome table to be sure, and believe me...
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Holiday Traditions

Holiday traditions.... that involved my Mom who is no longer there to continue them with me. So my favorite tradition has ended.  Mom and I were sorority sisters - Pi Beta Phi's.  Our mascot is the angel.  So every Christmas since I joined in 1987 and was initiated we gave each...
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