MY Missionary Trip and Travels

MY Missionary Trip and Travels
                By William Albert Adams.  This poem was written to highlight experiences he lived while serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern States Mission 1900-1901.   I was born in a place called Utah, A...
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A Legacy In Ethics

      INTEGRITY             The most significant value that I was shown in my lifetime was from my Daddy…Integrity!  T he situation was that my Daddy was principal of the high school and one of his responsibilities was to sign papers to send to the Arkansas Athletic...
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Serendipity Of Katherine's Sculpture

Serendipity Of Katherine's Sculpture
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Serendipity Of Katherine’s Statue Serendipity has always been one his favorite words. The dictionary definition of serendipity has a few variations; but in general, it means a pleasant, fortunate and unexpected discovery. Finding the...
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On Being A Name Dropper

  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Name Dropping   The Footloose Forester has been a practicing iconoclast for most of his adult life.  No, make that most of his entire life. As a teenager, he spent plenty of time musing...
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Peace of Mind

Learning how to allow peace in my mind had to be wanted.  No more drama is exactly that, No more Drama   Escape from reality,  what is reality these days? is in the eye of the beholder?  All I want to do is have Peace of Mind. Seek and you shall find, knock and...
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Remembering The Rutgers Tomatoes

Remembering The Rutgers Tomatoes
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Remembering The Rutgers Tomatoes Thu’s mom, the original Bengal Tiger whose name was Trang Thi Dao, came north with us for the summer in New Jersey, while Footloose Forester visited with his parents and worked...
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A Gift From A Samoan To A Vietnamese To A Dying American GI

A Gift From A Samoan To A Vietnamese To A Dying American GI
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Gift From a Samoan to a Vietnamese to a Dying American G.I.   The following account is a bittersweet memory of the days when the Footloose Forester and his soul mate Thu were living...
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Meeting A Young Navajo Artist

Meeting A Young Navajo Artist
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Quick Stroll Around Four States It was not a stroll around the block…it was a circular promenade at the perimeters of four states. At Four Corners, the intersection point of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New...
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To Fly--With The Paraglider In Your Backpack

To Fly--With The Paraglider In Your Backpack
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   To Fly A Paraglider From The Rim Of Fogo   This is a wishful thinking story that is part of a dreamer’s bucket list.  Yes, it is wishful thinking but it is something that is...
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An older relative's interaction that still resonates with me today.

An older relative's interaction that still resonates with me today.
Well, that would have to be my Dad.  He is constantly trying to make things better and once he gets a whiff of something working he doesn't let up no matter what.  It doesn't matter if it's a business opportunity, the way to cut the lawn faster or anything in between. ...
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The Golden Oysters Of Chincoteague Bay

The Golden Oysters Of Chincoteague Bay
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Discovering Chincoteague Bay February 2012 The future excites us and stirs our thoughts about what the next adventures will bring.  While many of the older Chronicles of a Footloose Forester were about memories captured from a distant...
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One Proud Moment

One Proud Moment
There is so much to be proud of with my immediate family. By immediate family I mean my wife Christine and sons Justin and Tyler. For this I choose to share a story about Justin. After returning from Vietnam the climate back home was so hostile towards veterans I hid the...
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In My Dreams

In My Dreams
It was about 3 years ago in 2008 that I had a dream that my mother was dying. I don't know what put it into my head but it was as clear as day. Thankfully, she is alive and well today at 83 and I couldn't be more fortunate to have...
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One of Many

It was the same plane that he crashed into the mountains killing his wife and dog..

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Who was my Favorite Teacher

I attended St. Patrick's School in Natick, Massachusetts from Grade 1 through Grade 8.  In 1st grade, where a child is supposed to be introduced to the world of knowledge and understanding, I had a traumatic experience due to the insensitivity of one particular nun.  This encounter set me up to...
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An Outstanding Moment

An Outstanding Moment
An Outstanding Moment                   Somewhere along the road of life somewhere between the beginning and end, there is an outstanding moment for everyone.   Sometimes there is more than one.   I have already experienced one of those moments.   It came to me at the age of 12 years....
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Giving a Comfort Blanket

You've decided to give a comfort blanket to someone who is grieving the loss of a baby through pregnancy or early infant loss.  It is very important that you walk with care into the arena of anothers sorrow.  Here's a to-do list that will aid you: 1. Choose a blanket to give...
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Blankets for Healing

  When Ronda Knuth learns of a grieving parent who has lost a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or early infant death, she gives them an unexpected gift—a baby blanket. Not just any blanket, but a soft crib blanket, one that should have snuggled a baby but instead comforts a mother with...
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Reaching

I hurt. You told me that you care. &quo t;What can I do?" you asked. Let me tell you. Listen. Link action with your words. Hug my neck, hold me tight. Call me, come and see me. Let me share, l ook me in the eye. I need to talk, and...
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The Prodigal's Mother

A blustery north wind crooned a haunting melody as it blew relentlessly across the open field. Shivering, Ruth pulled her coarse woolen cloak tautly about her slight frame in an effort to ward off the chill. She wished she’d been blessed with an ample body like her mother; the cold never...
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