My Near Death Experience

Foreword: I have no idea how or what to write this as or what to put in or leave out. Maybe trying for a goulash of facts, insights, a dash of bad humor and puns where I can, ramblings, perspectives, or some good old-fashioned "get this off my chest". Trying my...
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The Quirkiness Of Malaria

The Quirkiness Of Malaria
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Quirkiness of Malaria Malaria is a serious scourge in the tropical countries of the world.  According to the World Health Organization, in 2010 there were 216 million episodes of malaria resulting in 655,000 deaths.  The...
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In The Third World

In The Third World
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Third World Footnotes       You Might Be Middle Class If…                                                You Might...
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OH (darn). Engine Failure in the Dark

  Oh @%+*&!  (Darn!!) Engine Failure in the Dark Once, in 1984… just north of a little place called Badger Gap… near Yakima, Washington, I had an engine failure.  At night.  I got real scared.  It is embarrassing to tell you just how scared a man can be and still maintain...
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Work Prior to Marriage

Work Prior to Marriage
When I was fourteen, I was out looking for work.  My Dad wasn't able to work and mother was cleaning houses.  It seemed like, as a family, we had sturggles to make ends meet and food on the table and clothes on our backs.  So I thought if I could go...
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John Thomas Griffiths

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH-1935 Author: Curtis Allen JOHN GRIFFITH, LOCAL OCTOGENARIAN, CROSSED OCEAN ON 2nd STEAMSHIP EVER TO MAKE TRIP In a neatly kept little bungalow, 66 Binns Blvd., lives a distinguished looking  little old man.  You may have seen him on the street.  If you have you won’t  forget him and...
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survival

I fully retired from Cargill on September 1, 2004 thus concluding more than 40 years of corporate work.  Within a few short months I was admitted to St. John's Hospital in St. Louis for what turned out to be a Cardiac condition which was very serious and complicated.  I won't go...
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Mother Shares Family Experience

My daughter, Brynn Marie Davis, passed away of SIDS at seven months old.  Two days before what would have been her 8th birthday I received Ronda's story.  We wanted to do something special to remember Brynn as the 8th birthday is an important one in our religion, so to celebrate it...
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A Soft Blanket - A Journey Through Loss

 F ebruary 12 Heaven readies another cradle in its nursery today. Baby Mirra Charrisse, Miraculous Grace , has come home. February 17 Five days ago Mirra left the safety of her mother's womb, to be cuddled in the arms of God. I don't understand this kind of sorrow. One mother carries...
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