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17 August 2010 Working in the family history center today, I received an answer to my prayer of this morning that the Lord would guide me as I worked on the family of Berend Folkers and Geertje Kramer.  I had almost completed the copying of records that had been taken...

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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek        Legacy Of The Land   If you are not making many mistakes, you are not being very creative.  Now, that is a stinging indictment…to the reader, whomever that is, and from the writer…whomever that...

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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   How Do We Know If Are Making An Impression?   All too often in our daily lives, we are just guessing about how we are perceived by others.  The impressions we make in some face-to-face...

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Add a story, photo or Pict-Oral Memorytm about hope in adversity Adversity: Recovering Heroes They say that angels come in many forms, and we sense their nearness when, in crisis, help arrives. But sometimes, in the aftermath of what they do best, our heroes need healing, too. On September 11, 2013,...

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View This Video to Get Started Pict-Oral Memories Samples Click the links below to hear faith story samples Marge Galloway Brian Johnson How to Use the App Change Privacy Settings Move Pict-Orals to Another Album Pict-Oral Memoir on Archival DVD Take Great Pictures With the App ...

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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Taking The ALS Challenge   The occasion was the birthday party for 76 year old Footloose Forester who was visiting the Pittsburgh area with his wife. Their main purpose for traveling north from Virginia was...

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There’s a dead bird in my freezer: a woodpecker, to be exact, Downy, female, just a slight young thing that thought my sliding glass door was something to fly through. She must have hit the glass full tilt. By the time I noticed her on my back steps she was...

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By Golden V. Adams Jr. Just over a year ago, I was assigned as a home teacher to Van and Eva.  Although Van was a member of my High Priest Group, I did not know him well and so the first couple of times that I visited their home, I...

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I believe--I know--we are all God's children; that he loves us deeply and wants us to come back to live with Him.  I believe--I know--that Christ, His Son, made this possible for us to accomplish. "All" that is required of us is to hone our lives in such a way...

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I graduated from EHS with the class of 1977. I just wanted to say that my memories of "Mrs. Fouse" only bring a smile to my face.  Her gentle motivation and beautiful smile are still remembered by me.  Because of her encouragement, I agreed to volunteer to help teach English...

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We All Have Core Beliefs;  These Are Some Of Mine      1.  Despite the darkness of the night, I believe that the sun will shine again.  Despite the depths of our despair and sorrow, that sun will warm our hearts and spirits.  There is nothing I can do to...

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We all know the phrase, "It takes a village to raise a child," but have you ever applied it to your own experience? Who are the influential people in your life, past or present, who have shaped and influenced you? Here's my top 10: 1. & 2. My parents. Of...

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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...

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                By William Albert Adams.  This poem was written to highlight experiences he lived while serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Southern States Mission 1900-1901.   I was born in a place called Utah,...

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      INTEGRITY             The most significant value that I was shown in my lifetime was from my Daddy…Integrity!  The situation was that my Daddy was principal of the high school and one of his responsibilities was to sign papers to send to the Arkansas Athletic Association...

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Learning how to allow peace in my mind had to be wanted.  No more drama is exactly that, No more Drama   Escape from reality,  what is reality these days? is in the eye of the beholder?  All I want to do is have Peace of Mind. Seek and you shall find, knock...

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On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Remembering The Rutgers Tomatoes Thu’s mom, the original Bengal Tiger whose name was Trang Thi Dao, came north with us for the summer in New Jersey, while Footloose Forester visited with his parents and...
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  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Gift From a Samoan to a Vietnamese to a Dying American G.I.   The following account is a bittersweet memory of the days when the Footloose Forester and his soul mate Thu were...
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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...

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  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   To Fly A Paraglider From The Rim Of Fogo   This is a wishful thinking story that is part of a dreamer’s bucket list.  Yes, it is wishful thinking but it is something that...