True Stories of Curtis C. Chambers, My Father

True Stories of Curtis C. Chambers, My Father
  “True Stories of Curtis C. Chambers, My Father” Relayed to and Compiled by His Daughter Anita A. Chambers   Story #1 When Curtis was a teenager back in the 1920’s, he had a friend with a nervous disorder that made the young man bald.  The Chambers household at that time...
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On Getting the Right Attitude

  On Getting The Right Attitude ...           No one can make you happy, or unhappy.  You may become that way, but trust me, 95% of the time, you will shape your happiness with your attitude.  And it is only a matter of convenience just how offended you can be about...
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FIFTEEN MINUTES OF FAME - DURING DINNERTIME

Some of my earliest memories, throughout the ‘60s and ‘70s, are of sitting around the dinner table with my mom, dad, and sister. Dinner was at 5 o’clock prompt. Mom cooked every night. It was just something we did. Didn’t everyone? When I began working in NYC and not getting off...
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98 and Stuck in Hospital

It's 7pm and my nanna has now been in hospital for one week. She has been brilliant staying in her own home 97 years but as 98 approached she took to her bed, prefering to sleep the day away. Concerned, my father called in the carers. Just prior to her stay...
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Fur

  FUR           My wife and I had wanted a little piece of farm land for years, and we ended up buying a 14 acre piece which was crowned with the biggest mistake of our marriage: a small, used double-wide mobile home.           Now, don't take offense, ye salespersons of "manufactured...
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The Wildcat and The Chicken - a funny incident

The Wildcat and The Chicken - a funny incident
We all have funny incidents in our lives and Story Circle members were asked to recall a amusing story for their life. Alice came with one of the best...
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The night cart incident

Joyce tells us about living in Peterborough in rural South Australia as a child and the upgrading of their external 'long drop'tiolet with a 'toilet pan'.  The nightcart man was responsible for regularly picking up full pans and replacing them with empty pans. One day there was a mishap in the...
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Amusing family stories

Amusing family stories
  Annette relays four amusing family stories from her younger days - the squeaky duck story, the Sunday nuts story, the Norwood grand final story and Nancy put your pants on story.  
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A Nobel Prize For Footloose Forester

        UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MEMORANDUM DATE:                                 1 April 92 REPLY TO ATTN OF:              Dick Pellek, REDSO/ESA Natural Resources/Policy Advisor SUBJECT:               ...
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Belly Laughs, Here And There

Belly Laughs, Here And There
    On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Belly Laughs, Here and There Tis not certain that this chronicle will result in a contented memory, the kind that the Footloose Forester hopes to add to his collected assemblage of stories.  Nonetheless, the...
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Confessions of a Moseyier

On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek On Moseying It all started one morning when I was suspected of moseying on the job. I had never thought of myself as a moseyier, so it got me to thinking about moseying, in general. Is...
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My First Serious Love was Seriously One-Sided!

 He was very tall. Had dark hair slicked back. And the handsomest boy I had ever met.

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