Racing A Thunderstorm

Racing A Thunderstorm
It was the trip of a lifetime, the fulfillment of a long-held dream  I was flying from St. Louis to California in my small plane exulting as I watched the West Texas pastureland unfold below me.  I had a chart across my lap to keep track of my progress but I’d been so enthralled with...
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The Camshaft

“There’s spalling on one of the camshaft lobes,” the mechanic said matter-of-factly.  He understood that he was dealing with a buyer-seller situation and what he was saying was a huge stumbling block in the path of closing the deal and that a poker face was in order.   The owner of the...
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Why So Passionate?

Do you want to know why some people,when the conversation turns to flying,enter into an almost rapturous state;their eyes a’gleam like an Old Testament prophet and begin saying such things as “Reached out my hand and touched the face of God?   Why will they spend fifty dollars to fly a hundred...
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Going Inside An Egyptian Pyramid Wasn't On the Bucket List

Going Inside An Egyptian Pyramid Wasn't On the Bucket List
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   E for Egypt   Ancient history meant too many things about too many places when Footloose Forester was a child.  He only knew that it was complicated and that people who studied such things didn’t know...
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Hitchhiking Is Now Just A Memory

Hitchhiking Is Now Just A Memory
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Hitchhiker Years before he would call himself the Footloose Forester , a restless boy who liked to be on the road, again…and again…and again, often saw places near home by hitchhiking there. His parents did...
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Church History Tour with BYU - July 23 - Aug 2, 1971 - Kirkland to Nebraska Part 4

Church History Tour with BYU - July 23 - Aug 2, 1971 - Kirkland to Nebraska Part 4
At 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 29 th we boarded the bus and drove to Kirkland, Ohio to visit the first temple of this dispensation.  We learned of the unfolding of many keys and truths in this early headquarters of the Church. It was in this place where the Savior appeared...
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Church History Tour with BYU - July 23 - Aug 2, 1971 - Niagara Falls - Part 3

Church History Tour with BYU - July 23 - Aug 2, 1971 - Niagara Falls - Part 3
On Wednesday, July 28 th , we boarded the bus at 9:00 am and drove to Mendon to visit the home of Brigham Young and several other early leaders of the church. We then continued on to Niagara Falls for overnight on the Canadian side of the border. We spent most...
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Church History Tour with BYU - July 23 - Aug 2, 1971 - Church History Part 2

Church History Tour with BYU - July 23 - Aug 2, 1971 - Church History Part 2
While in Palmyra, New York,  we walked up to the top of the Hill Cumorah and overlooked Palmyra New York.        At the top of Hill Cumorah stands a monument with Angel Moroni at the top. This is where Joseph Smith was told he would find the plates that...
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Church History Tour with BYU - July 23 - Aug 2, 1971 - Church History Part 1

Church History Tour with BYU - July 23 - Aug 2, 1971 - Church History Part 1
On July 25 th we began our Church History tour by driving to Sturbridge Village and visiting a community representing a New England agricultural village of the 18 th century similar to those where the ancestors of Joseph Smith lived.   We then drove to Springfield, Massachusetts to attend sacrament service....
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Church History Tour with BYU - July 23 - Aug 2, 1971 - New York City

Church History Tour with BYU - July 23 - Aug 2, 1971 - New York City
At 5:15 am on July 23, 1971 I prepared to leave for my ten day tour covering New York City and the areas travelled by my ancestors while migrating to Utah. My family and I arrived at the Salt Lake Airport at 8:40 am at which time we met Sister Backman...
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About Denmark Green Card

With Denmark Green Card, popularly known as Danish Green Card , Denmark Immigration has made easy for foreign nationals to migrate to Denmark. It has been made easy by Denmark Immigration for immigrant enthusiasts to migrate to Denmark. This was made through Denmark Green Card. Features of this program are salient...
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My First Real Vacation

My First Real Vacation
With nine siblings vacations were at a premium during my childhood. I can only remember going on vacation one time.  I think Dad knew someone from work who had a cottage down on Cape Cod in Barnstable. I'm sure he couldn't have afforded to rent a cottage so he took advantage...
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2013 Heritage Matters-1: Let's Go Fly a Kite!

By Arlene Thiessens Terry, President What was more fun than a wide open field, a warm breeze, and a dancing kite? For our young fliers, it was an educational adventure. They learned about science, physics, history, culture, weather and ecology without even thinking hard. And for us Adults, it was a...
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Snackin' On Crocodile At The Carnivore

Snackin' On Crocodile At The Carnivore
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Snackin’ On Crocodile At The Carnivore If and when you go on that safari to Africa, rest assured that you will get the chance to see African wildlife up close…real close.  You won’t need...
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Anecdotes About Flying-Part II

Anecdotes About Flying-Part II
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Anecdotes About Flying- Part II The Terminals and the Tarmac   With more than 700 flights under his belt, the Footloose Forester didn’t need to think too hard about some of the quirks of flying. ...
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Anecdotes About Flying

Anecdotes About Flying
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Anecdotes About Flying   Part I – Booking and Boarding   Bits and pieces, flashes of the past, a jogged memory or two….all amount to mere snippets of a story. So, instead of one continuous...
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Picnic With Baboons

Picnic With Baboons
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Picnic With Baboons In many of the popular game parks and reserves in Africa, the authorities go out of their way to provide amenities for visitors.  Quite naturally, a few picnic tables scattered here and...
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Petty Scams

Petty Scams
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Petty Scams Being on the road…again and again…is to invite some scam artists who see every stranger as a possible mark.  You don’t have to go out of your way; they most often make it...
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Judith's around Australia Honeymoon

Judith's around Australia Honeymoon
After the wedding at 483 Magill Road, Tranmere, Judith and Steve planned their 'round Australia' honeymoon on their weekend at Carrickalinga . They set off in their short-wheel base Toyota along the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne, then Canberra and up the east coast of Australia, visiting friends on the way....
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KNIT ONE PURL TWO...ARGGGGGHHHH!

I am an expert crocheter, thanks to my grandma’s teaching, yet an equally-inept knitter and seamstress, despite my grandma’s teaching.  From a very young age, my grandma was a gifted seamstress, knitter, and crocheter.  (Her dad had been a tailor.  She figured she must have “inherited” her talent from him.)  When...
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