Drinkin' an' Drivin'

Drinkin' an' Drivin'
On the road…again!!! Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Drinkin’ an’ Drivin’   The large refrigerator magnet sent to the Footloose Forester by a female friend and the Best Friend of the deceased Bengal Tiger was definitely one kitchen item trying to make a...
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COVID-19 and Older Adults: What All You Should Know

COVID-19, or coronavirus, turned our lives upside down. A vaccine against this infectious disease has not yet been developed, and those over the age of 65 and over need special care during this pandemic. So how do we take care of our older adults? Read on to receive all your questions...
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Christmas Activities for Seniors with Alzheimer's

Christmas is a special holiday that everyone wants to celebrate. Nobody wants to miss out on the fun, including seniors who have Alzheimer's disease. Here are some exciting Christmas activities you can do to make the holidays more fun. Engage Them in Gift-Wrapping Wrapping gifts is a soothing activity for seniors...
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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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Tick-tock-tick!

As my younger son Ed, his wife Anna, and our granddaughters prepare for a cross-country move from New Jersey to Chicago, my mind goes back to 1974, the year our family also moved from the East to the Midwest. Husband John had accepted a position with Battelle Columbus Labs and begun...
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Who Inspired Me on My Career Path

Who Inspired Me on My Career Path
When I think about my career path, I am reminded of the extraordinaryy people in my life who have guided me on life's journey. Let's begin with my parents who provided the solid foundation of a home environment built on love,committment, discipline and support. My first teachers were the best! I...
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1956-1968 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Chapt 5                  1965-1968            Ohio State University, Columbus,  Ohio       During ‘our” graduate school days, Keith and I had moved from Lawrence, Kansas to Champaign, Urbana, where Keith began his graduate studies in earnest at University of Illinois.  Scott was a year old by then and soon would be...
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Chapt 5 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1965-1968 #1.

                                                  Professor of Physiology at Ohio State University         During ‘our” graduate school days at U of I, we had lived very frugally on the...
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Working at Comprenew - Computers for parents program

I started at Comprenew, an electronic and data security non-profit in September 2013 doing sales. I was responsible for contacting people, companies, organizations, to solicit their old electronic devices for recycling. About 2 years into the position, my job began to change to more community outreach. One of the outreach programs...
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My First Time Away From Home

I was a freshman at WSU (Wisconsin State University- Stevens Point) during the 1967 -1968 school year and living at home. I had money leftover from my scholarships and from working so I decided to enroll in summerschool at UW-M (University of wisconsin- Milwaukee). I wanted to experience what it was...
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Memorial Tribute: His memory lives on...

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20 Years

20 Years
    Today is Memoir Monday (OK, it is Tuesday, but I have an excuse).  This is where I give you a chance to write and link up and answer the question about your past.  Yesterday was my 20 th  anniversary, and my husband and I actually went on a date! ...
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If I were a superpower

If I were  a super power:  (My definition of a super power--- someone with unlimited funds to share and unlimited abilities to get things done.) I would  fund Pre K and early childhood education throughout the US and other educational opportunities including all public educational facilities and maket universities free for...
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my life-chaeos and confusions

 a test on my life- chaeos and confusions
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Leaving the Nest

The friendship between Dad and I grew stronger during Mom's illness. We attended prayer meetings on Wednesday nights together in our church. And though Mom was not recovering, her illness brought all of us closer to God and to her. On July 16, 1978, in the early morning following my 19th...
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Borzo Recaps 2013

Borzo Recaps 2013
This outline represents bones, no fleshy bits of story. However I liked Tom Cormier's idea of reviewing the calendar and digital pictures before 2013 closes. So much of the time the moments merge and are forgotten, and pretty soon days and months pass, and then finally years and I'm left wondering,...
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The Gift of Life… It Ain't What It Used To Be…

  The Gift of Life… It Ain't What It Used To Be … I work with a great guy, and he is the first one to volunteer to help around the community.  He has his reasons for not supporting some organizations, as he will tell you.  But get him launched on...
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Our Courtship and Early Marriage

Our Courtship and Early Marriage
I was just turning sixteen when Ralph Green and Golden Adams, two good-looking Airmen, spent a couple of hours flirting with me in the Union Pacific elevator (I was the elevator operator) and Golden asked me for a date that very night. Golden had a car, so we drove around the...
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Start Light, Star Bright

Among the memories I cherish most are those of the hours I spent flying small airplanes.  I earned my Private Pilots License late in life – in my mid-`40’s - and I flew regularly until I was in my early `70’s; amassing a total of just over 2,000 hours in the...
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My first professional job and living away from home

Judith tells us about working in Brisbane with her first professional job in the Department of Air.  She flatted with her brother and his friends and they had many an adventure travelling to and from Nambour along the Bruce Highway in her brother's Triumph Herald.  She also shares a story about...
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