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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Virtual Trekking With Google Earth   When Google, Inc. changed their policy in December of 2015 in regard to the open use of satellite photos within their Google Earth computer program, it opened the floodgates...
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On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Cracking the Lilly Fuchsia Case   Youthful CSI investigator Jaelyn (Mushroom) Hunt(er) lived the CSI credo of following the evidence. Those essentials are: observe the evidence; gather it up; display it during an initial...

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I should warn you from the start that this story is more about thoughts and feelings about the sudden changes I face in 2015.  The first week in January was like most any other week in the middle of a Northwest winter.  It was dreary, cold, and rainy.  I had...

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Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams  Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Shared Legacy   It is my privilege to contribute a legacy story about a man long dead, for the benefit of a nephew who was born long after his uncle died;...

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So I was serving in Annemasse. Brother Rangel the elder got baptized the first week that I was there. His daughter was coming to live with them soon and was ready to hear the gospel. Sr. Martin left and Sr. Morrell and Sr. Hofheins came to be with me. Elder...

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I started in Lyon with Sr. Kathlee Byrne. We lived with Sr. Jamie Coon and Sr. Marion Lockhart. On one of the first days, we were going up an escalator going out of the metro. Kathleen started running and she fell on the escalator flat on her face. When we...

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I had been preparing for a mission since around age 17 when I had received my patriarchal blessing. There were lots of things in it that seemed to me to guide me towards a mission to fulfill some of my life missions.  At the end of my junior year I...

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On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Titanic Was Only 2 ½ Miles Away   Who would say such a thing, unless they were on the ocean, in a ship?  After all, the Titanic still lies silently at a depth...

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On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Getting Arrested   This chronicle comes so many years after the fact, that the Footloose Forester was not sure that he would ever write it into his memoirs.  At the time, and for...

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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek  Smelly Dog Stories   Writing a story about his sweet, sweet Violet has been a most difficult challenge because the Footloose Forester was not going to be satisfied with a simple story about his dog; or...

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A warm light to Gods' love...

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Back in the '30s a highlight to the summer for my mother and her sisters was visiting their Aunt Beulah, who lived with her family in Southwest Virginia in the village of Mud Fork near the West Virginia border.  To reach Mud Fork they would take the train from Roanoke,...

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Sorting through family papers recently, I came across two separate newspaper clippings that described my parent’s wedding in 1949. I was first struck by how detailed the reports were, in contrast to what might get into the newspaper these days. Secondly I was impressed that both articles, apparently by different...

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We’re going under the water now; I’ve got you.”  The words "I've got you" seemed a bit superfluous, the little girl was clinging to me, her swimming iunstructor, like a leech. She began protesting—loudly. “That’s good,” I commented. “But when you’re  underwater, you’ll need to close your mouth. You can cry as...

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  Growing up with two older sisters and a younger brother, each about two years apart, I longed to gain entry into ‘the big girls club.’ My brother, Kevin, was in a club – and room—of his own.  We three sisters shared a room, although I was a bit isolated...

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    MILESTONES--or maybe Highlights?   GLASGOW, LANARKSHIRE, SCOTLAND   when we moved into our very own house (even a new one) in Drumchapel and I spied a friend outside when I fell in love with a cylindrical satin-wood post-box, my favorite toy when I played my first real song on...

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This poem; A Life for a Life by Dinah Mulock  was given to me by my mother on a day that I felt no one understood me and especially not my mom.  She put this under my pillow and I have been grateful ever since. Oh, the comfort — the...