Embarrassing Moment #98 in my life: The Fried Egg

Embarrassing Moment #98 in my life:  The Fried Egg
This probably falls under my common theme of TMI (Too much information) but it is what it is.. When I was 20, one work night my best friend Troy spent the night at my apartment.  We were both getting ready in the morning and I was showering and he was making...
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Embarrassing Moment #97 in my life: Going home for lunch

I've been told over the years that I evidently have no "edit button". Which is sooo not true. I find myself editing my thoughts ALL the time, but evidently not enough.  I've been told  I am real, crazy, too funny, impatient, open, passionate, impulsive and even inappropriate.  That said, I have...
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That occupation was. . .What?

Several years ago, when my oldest son Aaron was going to college studying nursing, he and I were working on an automobile and we needed a part to finish up the job.  I called one of the local wrecking yards and found that they had just the part that we needed. ...
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Meeting My Bosses on My First Day of Work in Saudi Arabia

The date was July of 1978. I had graduated college 6 months earlier and got offered a job in Saudi Arabia. At the time the only thing I knew of the country was that it was somewhere in the middle east and I had seen the movie of Lawrence of Arabia. Nonetheless...
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Did I REALLY Just Do That?

Did I REALLY Just Do That?
In 1974 I was living in Provo, Utah and had the opportunity to have been ordained a Seventy in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the previous year.  The Seventies Mission Bookstore was located on the block between First North and Second North and First West in Provo.  Proceeds...
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His Diet Could Have Been Better

  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   You Are What You Eat Of all the expressions, clichés, maxims and apparent truisms, " you are what you eat" is one that the Footloose Forester never took seriously.  In Army, Navy, Marine and Air...
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Famous last words..."What can happen? It's just a rocket engine and it's not even pointed at anyone's house!"

Famous last words..."What can happen?  It's just a rocket engine and it's not even pointed at anyone's house!"
OUR INSPIRATION!!!  Mom, Ty and I at Cape Canaveral, FL.   Like a lot of young boys my Brother Tyler and I (Ages 15 and 12) were into rocketry.  We usually were left alone for days on end to construct the model rockets and then accompanied by an adult when we...
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The "Lake Superior" of oil changes.

The "Lake Superior" of oil changes.
Mine was "Forest..er" green! Ha   Here are a few of those lousy ramps!   Now, after you read a number of my stories you will begin to get the idea that I might be a complete idiot when it comes to automotive projects.  My Brother and Cousin Greg can almost...
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The 5 mph bumper and the snowbank that stood it's ground!

The 5 mph bumper and the snowbank that stood it's ground!
An '88 Jetta.  Ours was dark navy blue!  Oh, and a cruched front grill, bumper and light   Back in ’88 My family lived in North Conway, N.H.  It was January or February on that Saturday.  My Dad had ordered a new car a few weeks before and today they called...
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A Nobel Prize For Footloose Forester

        UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MEMORANDUM DATE:                              1 April 92 REPLY TO ATTN OF:     Dick Pellek, REDSO/ESA Natural Resources Advisor SUBJECT:                       Trip...
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Belly Laughs, Here And There

Belly Laughs, Here And There
             On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Belly Laughs, Here and There Tis not certain that this chronicle will result in a contented memory, the kind that the Footloose Forester hopes to add to his collected assemblage...
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Confessions of a Moseyier

On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek On Moseying It all started one morning when I was suspected of moseying on the job. I had never thought of myself as a moseyier, so it got me to thinking about moseying, in general. Is...
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The Pied Piper Learns a Lesson (First of a Coming Series)

The Pied Piper Learns a Lesson (First of a Coming Series)
Spend 36 years in “The Vineyards of Education” and unless you were somehow completely insensible to your surroundings you will have a truckload of incidents, some humorous, others poignant, and a few (although too many) tragic, lurking in your memory.   I began my career in September of 1957 as a band...
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Living With Cats

My dad really did not like cats!  However, he let his little girl have several over her childhood.  I have a photo of my sister and me where she is behind me holding a ball and I am not quite two and on a kiddie car reaching out to a kitten! So...
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It Would've Made a Great Trick

Had “Darwin Awards” existed in 1946, Gene Covell and I would have made the list.   It could easily have been awarded posthumously were it not for the fact that guardian angels look over little kids.  The stunt Gene and I dreamed-up seemed do-able at the time.  Sure, in the bright light...
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My First Baptizing

My First Baptizing
                                                                                       My First Baptizing          A revival meeting had just come to an end at the Primitive Baptist Church and a baptizing was soon to be.  I had heard of revival or protracted meetings, but I had heard little about baptizing.  I asked no questions.  I learned the place had...
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Miss-Interpretations

Miss-Interpretations
Miss-Interpretations                   One beautiful Monday morning in early spring, my sister and I had something that was weighing heavily on our minds.   We had been to church on Sunday and this matter was pertaining to the preacher’s sermon and we felt it was time that we were doing something...
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Knot Holes

Knot Holes
Knot Holes                 The weather was getting nice and warm so Anne and I decided to pay Hazel this promised visit.   It was a nice long walk and very pleasant.             After we had rested for sometime, Hazel showed us through her nice new home.   We passed...
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Herbert

Herbert
Herbert   The weather was nice and warm and all the plants and trees were getting dresses in their new clothes for summer.   I climbed over the fence and started down across the meadow to the creek to see what I could find.   Little did I realize that Herkie’s...
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A Visit to a Spook Easy

A Visit to a Spook Easy
A Visit to a Spook Easy                   The Tennessee State Fair was in its infancy when I got a chance to go to this much talked of place.   Once inside the gate, I stood awe stricken and wondered if it could be possible.   After touring the midways and...
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