Anne Grant's poetry

Anne Grant's poetry
( (Hal Melanson, Anne Grant, Harold "Mickey" and Eleanor "Dusty" Melanson)   If I had no problem with time, talent or money... I would gather all the children the world cast aside And shower them with Love and help build up their pride. I would buy a big farm With animals,...
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On The Topic of Death...

  On The Topic of Death …             It is natural for the living to seriously contemplate death from time to time.  Very few will challenge the fact that in this life, youth is the natural beginning and death is the natural end.  The only real "experts" on death… I suppose…...
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Donald Stuart Grant's exemplary work ethic

Donald Stuart Grant's exemplary work ethic
  It was April 1954 and Don had just arrived home from a 3-year stint in Europe as an Army PFC. He had been lucky--of the 1000 men in his group, 800 went to Korea and he spent the entire 2 years in Salzburg as acting sergeant in charge of the...
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My Dream of Cheryl

My Dream of Cheryl
  My Dream of Cheryl By Anita A. Chambers I met Cheryl Ann Posey (later to become Hemingway) in about 1974 when we were both single teens not too far out of high school.  Cheryl was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and I joined...
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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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Letter to My Grandfather

Letter to My Grandfather
March 19, 2013 Dear Grandpop, Today you would have been 95, if we still had you on this earth. But as it turns out, you were only with us 90 and 3/4 years. I miss you. Life goes on and time continues, but when I fully allow myself to dive into...
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Wanted: Hero. No Experience Necessary...

  WANTED: Hero.  No Experience Necessary ...      Have you ever noticed how the only rotten kids always live down the street?  I mean, YOU're kid… MY kid… they are learning, having problems, working them out.  It is all part of growing up, gaining maturity.  But the kid down the street…...
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You Can Put Time in a Bottle

Hi Friends of Legacy, This story was contributed by Tom Cordle, author and songwriter. I asked him to write a press article related to our January Theme which was "Turning over a new leaf". I wasn't expecting to be included in the article but his angle was creative and I think...
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Reflections of 2012

Now that 2012 is becoming a distant memory I will undoubtedly forget much of what happened as time rolls on. So, I thought I'd write some random thoughts while they are fresh on my mind.  The biggest elephant in the room for me has been the all-consuming challenge of building the...
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My favourite book: Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier

My favourite book: Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier
Joyce gives a synopsis of her favourite book; Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier which she read in the1950's and which remains her favourite to this day.
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My favourite book

Ruth gives us an overview of her favourite book - Blow the Wind southerly by Kay Brownbill of South Australia.  It is a book which spans over 100 years from the mid 19th century.
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Serendipity: Finding a Birth Mother

Serendipity: Finding a Birth Mother
It is a chilly summer evening in San Francisco, California. It is the evening of my husband's birthday. We had just returned from dinner and are sitting on our back porch, talking. "Do you think your birth mother is thinking about you today?" My husband, Paul, was adopted, back in Pittsburgh,...
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Where The Deer And The Etcetera Play

Where The Deer And The Etcetera Play
On the road…. again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Where The Deer And The Etcetera Play   When he looked out the back window this morning he spotted the waving tail of a grey squirrel. Nothing unusual about that; except that the squirrel in...
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Come And Sit, Friends And Neighbors

Come And Sit, Friends And Neighbors
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   An Apple Tree Speaks   Note dangling from our apple tree:   FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS   SIT AND REST AWHILE IN THE SHADE OF MY BRANCHES. ENJOY ONE OF MY APPLES WHILE RESTING. LOOK UP, LOOK...
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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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Desolation Valley Wilderness Area, California

Desolation Valley Wilderness Area, California
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Grey Wall, Desolation Valley Wilderness Area   Haunting personal memories of the past are sometimes ugly ones, but in repeated exercises to maintain mental health, most of his preferred recollections induce smiles and pleasant thoughts. ...
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Why Analyse A Post-It-Note? Why Analyse Anything We Read?

Why Analyse A Post-It-Note?  Why Analyse Anything We Read?
  On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek       On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Analysis of a Post-It Note   On some occasions, the desire to write things down turns into exercises...
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The Acropolis Was On The Bucket List

The Acropolis Was On The Bucket List
  On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   G for Greece Greece was on his bucket list of places to see well before the popular concept of “things to do and things to see before one kicks the bucket” was made into...
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Lemurs And Thieves

Lemurs And Thieves
On the road…again!  Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   M is for Madagascar   Madagascar is so puzzling as a nation that even the people who live there generally acknowledge t hat it would be meaningful to divide up the island into four distinct regions....
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Sometimes Riding Is Nice, Sometimes Not

Sometimes Riding Is Nice, Sometimes Not
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Horses and Mules Once in a while making a trip by horseback was preferable to walking, but not always.  The Footloose Forester was only a sometime rider, so never got comfortable enough around horses and...
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