A Musing On Old Age

Very few people of my age express themselves about such things and I will not purport to speak for them, but only for myself. Old age from day to day, sometimes hour by hour, is a kaleidoscope of feelings. These sentiments may be common to us, or they may be uniquely...
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On Fear

On Fear
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Fear An innocent Internet meme about fear was the first disturbance that summoned the specter of fear to return, to creep closer.  The second incident was a horrific movie about World War II, the very same day...
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Early Signs of Dementia: Things You Need to Know

Dementia denotes a group of symptoms which affect memory, thoughts, and communication. Dementia typically impacts older adults and occurs due to damaged brain cells that are not able to communicate effectively with each other.  Alzheimer’s disease  is the most common reason for dementia, accounting for around 60 to 80 percent of...
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How to write a PhD dissertation proposal?

A dissertation is necessary to complete before your PhD degree. It is a complex work with tons of difficulties for post-graduation. Bearing all these difficulties when one finishes the dissertation knows the worth and opportunities it will open for them. A dissertation on the PhD level is not an easy task...
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She Slept Under a Tree: My Foremother's Post Natal Self Care

She Slept Under a Tree: My Foremother's Post Natal Self Care
Background: In the year 2000, my mother gifted me a priceless and unforgettable experience. Through her generosity I was able to spend 4 months in the warm and wise embrace of my grandmother, great grandmother, great aunts and loving extended family.   I arrived in Las Marias, Yuquayquin, the village where...
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Bradshaw, Bill…8/4/1998

Bradshaw, Bill…8/4/1998
  Obituary. . . The Tennessean , Tuesday, August 4, 1998 Bill Bradshaw educator, Fannie Battle organizer , by Stephanie Miller, Staff Writer. . . Funeral services for Bill Bradshaw, founder and first headmaster of Franklin Road Academy will be held at 10 a.m. today at Woodmont Christian Church. Bradshaw died...
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Armstrong, Charles…3/11/2002

Obituary. . . The Tennessean , Tuesday, March 12, 2002 Age eighty. March 11, 2002. Mr. Armstrong was a veteran of WWII where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal, a 1949 graduate of Vanderbilt School of Engineering, and a retired Elder of  Otter Creek Church of Christ. He...
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Anderson, Mary Virginia Jones…12/25/2016

Obituary… The Tennessean Mary Virginia Jones Anderson, age seventy-nine, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2016.  She was born January 7, 1937, in Smyrna, Tennessee, to the late Tom Fox Jones and Ruth Jordan Jones.  Mary’s family moved to Nashville and she attended David Lipscomb High School and David Lipscomb...
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Us's & Co. Back to Marsham

Chapter 8 Back to Marsham     We lost dear mum in nineteen fifty seven.  She died from cancer aged sixty four.  I was heartbroken.  Two years later, I married Jean.  A few years after being married, I took my wife Jean and my first born to Marsham to see Queenie...
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Us's & Co. Killed in Action

Killed in Action   I was just about leaving for work the next day, when a telegram arrived.  I didn't want to open it as they were always bad news.  My mind went back to the time when we received one telling us that Joe had been wounded.  I opened it...
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Bocar - a small village in the Banat

Bočar is a village located in the Novi Bečej municipality, in the Central Banat District of Serbia.  Known in Hungarian as Bocsár , and in German as Botschar .
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Us's & Co. Brothers in Arms

 Brothers in Arms               In spring of nineteen forty four, Fred came home on leave, after completing his initial army training.  Just like Joe and Charlie, he had sprung up pretty quickly only more so.  He must have been about six foot two and he seemed to have filled out...
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Us & Co. The Army Call Up

The Army Call Up In the May 1942, Joe received his call-up papers.  He too, just like Charlie, had to join the infantry (PBI) he had to do his initial six weeks training at Tidworth, in Hampshire.  Joe now being in the Rifle Brigade was always kept on his toes, as...
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Us's & Co. Moving Back to Bethnal Green

Moving Back to Bethnal Green     All us evacuees were given the choice to go back home, once we had reached the age of fourteen.  Fourteen was the age for leaving school and starting work.  My birthday being in March, meant that it wouldn't be long before I would be...
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Us's & Co. A Family at War

A Family at War   In the spring the following year, I suppose that I had been evacuated about eight months by then, another kind of evacuation was taking place.  Everybody seemed to be talking about Dunkirk.  Ted Clarke told me about how we were sending boats across the channel, all...
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Us's & Co. Marsham in Norfolk

Evacuation to Marsham in Norfolk    We were ending summer nineteen-thirty nine and I was barely eleven years of age. There was talk of war.  Joe took me to a place somewhere along Old Bethnal Green Road, I think it was to one of the few schools that were in that road. ...
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Us's & Co. Bow and Bethnal Green

Us's & Co.  Bow and Bethnal Green   I have written this story, not in the pretence that I am a writer or even intend to be. But only to record to the best of my knowledge, certain events that have taken place. I have made a point of avoiding any...
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Memoirs of Stanley Keyte 1928-1998

PREFACE   “I have written this story, not in the pretence that I am a writer or even intend to be.  But only to record to the best of my knowledge, certain events that have taken place.  I have made a point of avoiding any form of guesswork or inventive material,...
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Stephen and Linda Rees

Stephen and Linda Rees
-- By Jane W. Topham            This month we are spotlighting a very prominent couple of Salem, Stephen M. and Linda B. Rees.  Stephen’s parents, Spencer and Luzenia Rees, lived in Loa, Utah and he was born in Salina where the nearest hospital was located.  Linda’s parents,...
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Chapter 2 - What physical or personality traits can you attribute to one of your ancestors?

Chapter 2 - What physical or personality traits can you attribute to one of your ancestors?
Great question about traits that can be attributed to the next generation.    Without a doubt, it happened to my fathers 1st brother Bill (Boleslaw) Zukowski.   He was a muscian all of his life and retired with honors from playing with the Air Force Symphony based out of Washington, DC....
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