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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Actual Christmas Letter to my husband George written in 1995 and 2017

DECEMBER 25, 1995   MY CHRISTMAS MESSAGE TO YOU   MY DEAREST ONE,               WE HAVE SPENT 48 CHRISTMAS’S TOGETHER. SOME WERE BOUNTIFUL AND SOME WERE LEAN.               I REMEMBER ONE PARTICULAR CHRISTMAS ON GREELEY’S COURT IN THE EARLY YEARS OF OUR MARRIAGE. I WANTED A WRIST WATCH SO...
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Love Letter to My Husband George

Love Letter to My Husband George
I came upon a love letter that I wrote to my dear husband George in 1995. Over two decades have since passed, and when I reread the letter it reminded me of just how deeply we loved each other, and how much we still do today after 70 years married.  Instead...
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Let's Go Bend The Fig Tree

Let's Go Bend The Fig Tree
  Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Let’s Go Bend The Fig Tree   The Bengal Tiger first coined the words to the love sonnet “let’s go shake the mango tree” when we lived in Hawaii in the 1970s.  She sang that sweet...
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For The Love of Wings

    Why is it that some people, when the conversation turns to flying, enter into an almost rapturous state, their eyes a’gleam like an Old Testament prophet?   Why will they spend fifty dollars to fly a hundred miles or more to eat a hamburger served in a little café alongside...
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For Want Of A Letter

“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost, For the want of a shoe the horse was lost, For the want of a horse the rider was lost, For the want of a rider the battle was lost, For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost, And...
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DIANE - Poem

DIANE - Poem
Diane and I met the latter part of June 1972, although we had noticed each other while attending a Brigham Young University summer ward, when I visited her in the capacity of her Home Teacher.  We began dating on July 4, 1972.  We were engaged to be married on August 24,...
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Tom’s Gift of LOVE on the Advent of the Millennial Year 2000

     At the stroke of midnight my husband held me in his arms and expressed his love for me.  We had been reflecting all day on the wonder of this millennium year with the help of ABC News coverage of world-wide celebrations.  He let a few minutes elapse then handed me...
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My Mother

To my nieces and nephews,   My Precious Memories   Someone once said, “The only lasting things you can give your children are wings and roots.”  It is with this thought in mind that I am writing to you about your grandmother Mattie Harper Ball.  She was born December 12,1911,  in...
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"Something is better than nothing"

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Rescue Story 2 - LONG LASTING & HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS

Rescue Story 2 - LONG LASTING & HAPPY RELATIONSHIPS
Learning By Example Growing up I always had my Mom and Dad in my life. They were two pees in a pod. Was that pod perfect, no but it was all I knew. I learned how other parents treated their kids when I would spend time at my friends homes. I...
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On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon

On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    On Celebrating The 46th Anniversary Of Our Honeymoon  This contribution is a quicky, so its composition definitely will be edited and updated just as conveniently soon after my soulmate and I return from celebrating our...
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The Story of Brooks + Rena

The Story of Brooks + Rena
  1951: Brooks and Rena, shortly after their wedding    My husband's paternal grandparents, Brooks and Rena, have now been married for 62 years.  One of my favorite stories that Brooks tells is the one of how he and Rena got together. Brooks grew up in a valley 120 miles east...
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How I met your mother...

How I met your mother...
I met Mom working at the Harry Doehla Greeting Card Company [local company started in the 1920s: see article from 1962 http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2209&dat=19620630&id=xrUrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1v4FAAAAIBAJ&pg=5126,5946058 ] My first impression of her was that she was silly but not a wise guy and fun to be with; easy to please, but noisy; willing to do...
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Affinity With Tigers

Affinity With Tigers
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Affinity With Tigers   Blame it on his favorite uncle.  As a youngster in short pants, the Footloose Forester sometimes heard his mother refer to her younger brother as Tiger; and in reality, her brother...
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My challenging wedding plans

My challenging wedding plans
The arrangements for Ruth and Murdoch's wedding were anything but smooth going.  Listen to Ruth's interesting story.  
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My Wedding to Ted in December 1959

My Wedding to Ted in December 1959
After Joyce and Ted became engaged and they had settled on a date, Joyce's mother took on organising the wedding with great enthusiasm.  With notebook in hand she organised everything also making the gowns for the bride and bridesmaids.  Joyce  goes on to describe the wedding and reception on 26th December...
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My courtship and engagement to Ted

My courtship and engagement to Ted
Joyce met Ted when they were both members of the CMS and partnered him to the CMS Ball.  The friendship and courtship gradually grew.  And all was going along comfortably until Joyce was accepted into the Women's Police Force in June 1959.  When she told Ted he went very quiet and...
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The Cabin @ Harmony Bend

The Cabin @ Harmony Bend
THE CABIN AT “HARMONY BEND”               Perfect m arriages produce an amazing force; a synergistic magic defying logic or chance.  Our marriage has spawned so many of these extraordinary results--- four children (2 & 2), shared coaching-teaching careers, Peace Corp Service, Joint publication, etc. ---that we have even given them...
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My first love; the man I married

My first love; the man I married
Annette's first fell in love when she was on an extended holiday in Watson South Australia on the Nullabor Plain. She was 16 at the time and met a young man working in the railway gang and living in the Railway Camp   Their courtship blossomed in the Billiard Room, which...
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