"Now a Certified Legacy Advisor"

"Now a Certified Legacy Advisor"
The Payson Chronicle came out with a news article "Golden Adams Now a Certified Legacy Advisor" today, 19 Sep 2012.  Along with the article is a photo of me holding the new "Legacy Matters" Program launced earlier this month.  It will be interesting to see if I have any contacts as...
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When The Fish Are Running

When The Fish Are Running
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   When The Fish Are Running   By now, the prospects for harvesting clams from Chincoteague Bay in Virginia are fairly certain.  Warm weather, low tide, a favorable wind direction, and a calm ocean surface...
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Three Gates

Three Gates
On the road to becoming a Private Pilot there were three “gates” through which I had to pass.  One was guarded by a medical doctor, the other two by a pilot. The medical doctor was obviously a man who clearly looked upon people who wanted to learn how to fly an...
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L. Dean and Neva Joy Allan Lee

L. Dean and Neva Joy Allan Lee
This month we are spotlighting a man who was not born or raised in Salem.  However, he promised his wife he would bring her back to where she was born and grew up, which he did two different times. L. Dean Lee was born in Idaho and raised in Nevada.  He...
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J. Reed and Lucy Taylor Cornaby

J. Reed and Lucy Taylor Cornaby
J. Reed and Lucy Cornaby have been married for 65 years and have lived in Salem for 32 years (Lucy Taylor was born and raised here.)  They have 7 children, 30 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. They have found Salem to be a very sociable and understanding place to live because...
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Clark and Donna Nelson

This month we are spotlighting someone who was born in Salem and has never left--Clark and Donna Nelson.  Clark was born 86 years ago just one house away from where he now lives.  Over the years, he has been a farmer, cattleman, businessman, and, of necessity, jack of all rtades to...
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Bill and Ramona Rust

Bill & Ramona Rust live at the top of what was known as "Rust's Hill."  Those of you lucky enough to have lived in Salem in the 40's and 50's would remember that was where you went to sleigh ride. Bill and Ramona became high school sweethearts and through the years...
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Lew and Evelyn Christensen

Lew and Evelyn Christensen
Lew and Evelyn Christensen were both born and raised in Salem.  They raised 5 boys all who still live close by.  They have 20 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  While Lew was growing up in Salem, he knew everyone's name and if they had a dog, he knew its name also. ...
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Beverly and Don Davis

Beverly Davis has lived in Salem for 67 years.  Shortly after her marriage to Don Davis, he was drafted into the Navy during WWII.  After his return, they purchased a home "in the best location in Salem." It was across from the store and post office, 1 block from the church...
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My life interests

Jill  talks about the many interests she has enjoyed over her life.  First and foremost are her husband, four children and grandchildren, Other interests include, reading, jigsaw puzzles and her travels to Hong Kong, China, USA and Thailand and other interesting places.   Jill also tells us about the significant work...
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My 'Once in a Lifetime' Opportunity

My 'Once in a Lifetime' Opportunity
A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity Have you ever experienced one of those ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunities? I did in July, 2008 on a business trip to Bali, when the opportunity was suddenly presented and I impulsively moved forward to grasp it with both hands. A friend and I flew...
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Never Too Old - Rarely Too Young

Never Too Old - Rarely Too Young
Life is made up of achievement, failure, frustration, fulfillment, ecstasy and agony: and in my 79 years I have both sampled and sometimes dwelled too long in every one of them.  That is as it should be. I would find it impossible to say which among the thousands of joyful moments,...
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A Life Saved. . .Records Preserved

A Life Saved. . .Records Preserved
The summer of 1977 saw a change of professions from Village Kitchen Bakery manager to microfilm operator and records negotiator for Salt Lake City based Utah Genealogical Society (now FamiySearch) and training to microfilm in the Midwest--specifically Iowa, Illinois and Michigan.  I left my pregnant wife, Diane, who was expecting our...
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Jamie's Passion is Dance

My daughter Jamie has had a passion for dance that outlasted all her friends who started with her. Now, as she has just graduated High School she is starting to see her future and the road she needs to follow in pursuit of her dream. This video is of a number...
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Grandpa Spells' Military Details

Grandpa Spells' Military Details
The AIF Project Home | Search | About | Disclaimer   John Birmingham SPELLS Regimental number 508 Religion Roman Catholic Occupation Agent Address Burra Street, Port Wakefield, South Australia Marital status Single Age at embarkation 21 Next of kin Mother, Mrs. Capt. Spells, Burra Street, Port Watkefield, South Australia Enlistment date...
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Do You Remember the Seventies?

Do You Remember the Seventies?
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Legacy

Before I started making my family tree I never really thought about leaving a legacy.

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Lorna's Debutante Jewellery

My mother, Lorna May WALLACE (nee SPELLS) was an only child and the apple of her father's eye. She had often accompanied her parents on overseas voyages, usually to Europe, as Grandpa worked for Philips, the Dutch electrical company. She didn't, however, travel with them in 1934 when they bought her...
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Stenotype school

Since only one in ten graduates from stenotype school, I would have to say that this was my greatest achievement. The fall after graduating from Frank W. Cox High School in 1970, I enrolled in Princess Anne Business College in Virginia Beach, Virginia, for a one-year executive secretarial diploma program and graduated...
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My Greatest Achievement

As I typed in the heading for this topic, I stopped and pondered over it for a few minutes. Was my greatest achievement the swimming trophies, medal and prizes I won as a teenager? Was my greatest achievement my nursing career; gaining my General , Psychiatric and Theatre qualifications while still...
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