LaVera James

LaVera James
LaVera James--what a special friend to have.  She was born on April 1942 to Ernest and Hazel Dansie Davis.  She was the second oldest in her family with an older sister, two younger sisters and two younger brothers.  She has lived in Salem all her life.  She lives next door to...
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Ray Zukowski viewing the past 75 years

Ray Zukowski viewing the past 75 years
Being born the first son of the first son of John Vincent Zukowski, gave me that special privilege of being heir to the families throne... and prince Raymond knew he would be king someday, or at least he tried to make his younger brother know he was dealing with royalty. My...
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A Teacher’s Devastating Remark

             Writing this story hopefully will help me to finally overcome the injury to my inner “creative child”.  Who would have thought that a casual comment could have caused so much pain!  This happened in 1958—my senior year at Sacred Heart Academy.  The teacher was Sister Mary Columba, a nun...
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Who Will Be The One To Record Your Legacy?

The Legacy Untold Is Like A Book Unread By Tom Cormier and Dick Pellek   You and I will leave a legacy whether we want to, or not. Everyone who passed on has already left theirs. Some are rich in history and personal accomplishments; and others are obscure or even unknown....
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Dolie, The Traveler

Dolie, The Traveler
On the road...again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Dolie and Her Adventures   There is no getting around the fact that the pets in the life of the Footloose Forester provided thousands of pleasant memories. Some people say that you can love a human,...
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Tea Plants On The Caspian Shore

Tea Plants On The Caspian Shore
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   I for Iran Some of the nastiest tasting tea in the world can be sipped on the shores of the Caspian Sea, right where the tea bushes grow. Of course, the Iranians are proud of their...
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One of my phobias in life

Ever since a child, I have had a phobia of snakes. I as a child would have nightmares that I was in a pit of snakes and they were crawling all over me biting me. The fear has stayed with me my entire life, though when I now encounter a snake...
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Rev. Henry Clay Dayhoff, Martha Ann Dayhoff, William Henry Dayhoff and Charles Spivey Dayhoff Their Story

Rev. Henry Clay Dayhoff, Martha Ann Dayhoff, William Henry Dayhoff and Charles Spivey Dayhoff Their Story   Henry Clay Dayhoff was born to parents Joshua Owen Dayhoff and Catherine Beale( Poole) Dayhoff in 1844 in Boonsboro, Washington Co. Maryland. In the census of 1850 he was living with his parents and...
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Rev. Isaac Chivington and Rebecca Starbuck Chivington Their Story

Rev. Isaac Chivington and Rebecca Starbuck Chivington Their Story         Isaac B. Chivington was born on August 18,1824 in Warren Co. Ohio to parents Isaac Chivington (1791-1826) and Jane (Runyon) Chivington (1792-1889). He grew up in Warren Co., Ohio living with parents and siblings.     On August 4,1846, when...
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Life Story of Arthur Curtis Jolley b 1885

Life Story of Arthur Curtis Jolley b 1885
In the southern part of Utah in Kane County three small towns are located in the mile high valley called Long Valley, Mt. Carmel, Orderville and Glendale.  Mt. Carmel is to the south just a few miles north of the Mount Carmel junction off the U.S. 86 highway.  Those traveling in...
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Jacob Kautz Mary Ann (Walker) Kautz Their Story

Jacob Kautz Mary Ann (Walker) Kautz Their Story     Jacob Kautz was born in Ohio, in (1810-1890 ) no parents of record found.  There seemed to be several Kautz families in that area, and the older persons born in Germany. He married Mary Ann (Walker)[May 18,1817-July 19,1898] of Indiana in...
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Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Bebermeyer Mr. and Mrs. C. Bebermeyer (Henry Conrad and Mary Lucy) (Conrad and Mary) Fred Bebermeyer Their Story

Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Bebermeyer  Mr. and Mrs. C. Bebermeyer (Henry Conrad and Mary Lucy) (Conrad and Mary) Fred Bebermeyer Their Story       Henry Conrad Bebermeyer is listed as being born in Warren County, Missouri on January 6,1851. His parents are listed as Conrad Bebermeyer(1815 Lippe-Daltmal, Germany-1890 Warrenton, Mo.)...
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John Ernest “Johnnie” Bebermeyer His Story.

John Ernest “Johnnie” Bebermeyer His Story.        John Ernest Bebermeyer was born in Hamilton, Caldwell County Missouri to parents Henry Conrad and Mary Lucy (Ullmer) Bebermeyer on April 1, 1888. The family lived in Kingston, Caldwell County Missouri.  He was the fourth child of six born to Henry C....
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George Edward Bebermeyer His Story

George  Edward Bebermeyer His Story        George Edward Bebermeyer was born to parents Henry Conrad Bebermeyer and Mary Lucy (Ullner) Bebermeyer on June 25,1883, in Missouri.  At this point the family was still residing in Warren County, Missouri. George was the oldest son, and third child born to this...
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Flora E. Bebermeyer Her Story

Flora E. Bebermeyer Her Story       Flora E. Bebermeyer was born to parents Henry Conrad Bebermeyer and Lucy Mary (Ullner) Bebermeyer in 1878 in Missouri.  The family are living in Elkhorn, Warren Co. Missouri in the census of 1880.       In the census of 1900 the family ,Henry C. ,...
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Ella Bebermeyer Her Story

Ella Bebermeyer Her Story        Ella Bebermeyer was born to parents Henry Conrad Bebermeyer and Lucy Mary (Ullmer) Bebermeyer in 1875-76 in Missouri.  She was the oldest of the children.  In the census of 1880 the family lived in Elkhorn, Warren Co., Missouri.  She has a sister named Flora age...
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If I Had My Druthers

If I Had My Druthers
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   If He Could Do It Over Again   The trappings of the modern world are so much a part of our daily lives that we seldom contemplate what it must be like in places where there...
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On Communications: To Instruct...To Inform...To Entertain

On Communications:  To Instruct...To Inform...To Entertain
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Communications:  To Instruct….To Inform….To Entertain   “Let there be stoning” admonished the author of a presentation address at a technical conference. He might have shocked his audience, but he probably thought that it was...
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La Pizza in Tutto il Mundo

La Pizza in Tutto il Mundo
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   La Pizza In Tutto Il Mundo   While finishing a slice of hot pizza from an undistinguished establishment not usually known for good pizza (Sam’s Club in Salisbury, Maryland), the Bengal Tiger and The Bear started...
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Legacy Stories Get Remembered Best When They Are Recorded First

On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Legacy Stories Get Remembered Best When They Are Recorded First   When asked by the Co-Founder of LegacyStories.org to compile a list of the legacy stories we had submitted in 2013, some of the regular contributors...
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