Life Sketch of James H. Comish Sr. with Summary of Service and Achievements

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On the road...again!!! in 2018

On the road...again!!! in 2018
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On the road…again!!! in 2018 On the road again …is not just a line from the Willie Nelson tune of the same name.  On the masthead of the older Chronicles of a Footloose Forester , the catchy expression...
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Our Family History Mission 2016-2017

Our Family History Mission to New York City (Manhattan) in the New York, New York North Mission was a life-changing experience.  We met so many wonderful people and had the opportunity to serve in the New York, NY, Family History Center and the Manhattan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ...
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Four Days To Uhuru Peak

Four Days To Uhuru Peak
­­ Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Four Days to Uhuru Peak   In March of 1994 the Footloose Forester joined with nine other adventurers to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.  It was one of those bucket list adventures that got a high priority not...
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Into The Volcano

Into The Volcano
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Into The Volcano The seminal Chronicles of a Footloose Forester has always been an unscheduled mélange of essays, stories, dreams, and adventures.  If he had his way, the adventures would predominate and the stories would follow.  The dreams...
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Countdown to More Sweat

Countdown to More Sweat
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Countdown to More Sweat Getting started on a job that will likely promote sweat involves a short span of personal contemplation.  The upcoming job may be one of short or long duration, but when real sweat is in...
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Vanita Ward

Vanita Ward
Ninety-six and loving life!!  Vanita Ward was born in Delta, Utah in her parents’ home on December 11, 1919.  Her parents were William Sanders Jenkins and Betsy Luceen Cook Jenkins.  There were 12 children in her family and she was number seven.  Her father owned a grocery business, and during the...
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Aylene Christensen

Aylene Christensen
Aylene Christensen was born August 9, 1927 in the family home in Benjamin, Utah.  Her parents were Charles Arlynn Hickman and Delta Larsen Hickman.  She was the baby of the family with two older brothers and two older sisters.  Her mother passed away at age 39 when Aylene was a young...
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Beverly Faretta

Beverly Faretta
We'd like to introduce you to Beverly Faretta.  She was born December 12, 1931.  She was born and raised in the family home at 555 East 200 South, Provo [Utah]. Her parents were Ervin and Minnie Bell Brailsford.  They lived in this this home until she was 12; then they moved...
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Researching John Wayne's Roots - Iowa

Researching John Wayne's Roots - Iowa
Marion Robert Morrison aka John Wayne (1907-1979) John Wayne was a larger-than-life movie hero, but his ancestors were the same type and could have fit right into his film roles, according to a Utah genealogical research company. Research International was in the midst of work on a book about Wayne's ancestors...
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NaDean and Ken Sheen

NaDean and Ken Sheen
NaDean Sheen 1 July 2015, Salem Utah NaDean Sheen is a spry 92-year old.  She was born June 16, 1923 in Springville at her grandmother's home. Her parents, Reed and Cathrine Hansen, lived in Palmyra.  She grew up there on the family farm.  She learned to work helping her dad on...
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Bridging the Past and Future

Bridging the Past and Future
This remarkable story about a defining moment in my personal history was written by Christine Bonham. daughter of my very good friend and visionary, Dave Fankhauser.    Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.                ...
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Neil and Vicki Peterson

Neil and Vicki Peterson
A very community-oriented couple is Neil and Vicki Peterson.  Neil was born in Salem, on the kitchen table.  He was delivered by Dr. Neil, so his mother named him Neil.  His parents were Elmer and Tena Peterson.  They now live two houses north of the home he grew up in.  He...
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Neldon and Diane Jensen

     Neldon and Diane Jensen were raised in Salem, moved away, and now they are back. Diane is the daughter of Howard and Lois Roper.  She was born in the same house she grew up in on 500 East. She had three brothers and two sisters, and she was second to...
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Cap And Gown Are Not For Me

Cap And Gown Are Not For Me
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Cap And Gown Are Not For Me   "What did you go out into the wilderness to see?  A reed shaken by the wind? [Luke: 7:24].  But what did you go to see?  A man dressed...
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Joan Hahn

Joan Hahn
If you haven't met Joan Hahn, you need to.  She is known nationally and internationally.  She was born on May 9, 1933 in Kemmerer, Wyoming to Bernice Pringle and Roy Wainwright.  She has a younger brother, Arlyn,  She graduated from Kemmerer High School in 1951 and attended [Brigham Young University] BYU...
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Arthur and Lillie Francom

Your turn to spin -- no, it's not "spin the bottle" but "spin the wool".  This is a talent of Lillie Francom.  Lillie was born in Payson on July 8, 1926; she is 88 years old.  She has lived in Salem for 43 years.  She met her husband, Arthur Francom, at...
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Keith and Gwen Barney

Keith and Gwen Barney never moved very far from where they were born.  Keith was born in Lake Shore 81 years ago and Gwen was born in Spanish Fork 76 years ago.  They were both born at home.  When Keith was born in was 33 degress below zero and his dad...
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Grant and Virginia Moore

Grant and Virginia Moore have been married for 28 years.  They were married April 4, 1986. Grant was born in Payson, Utah February 14, 1923.  He grew up on a farm in West Mountain.  He graduated from Payson High School in May, 1941.  Jobs were scarce so he and his friend,...
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Making Marmalade

Making Marmalade
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Making Marmalade   At three o’clock the Bengal Tiger noticed that the wild grapes in the vacant lot next door were fully ripe and ready for harvest.  By four o’clock, or maybe 4:15, those grapes were...
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