My Scottish beginnings!

In 1998 I went to work for a local family owned medical supply company; owners were friends of my family. It was the beginning of my love for geneology and finding my roots. The owners of this company were E.J. and Rob Taylor. Rob was born in Scotland and came to...
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Hog Killing Time

When I was just a little boy, it was kind of an old-fashioned kind of farm.  We had all kind of livestock -- hogs and cattle and a few sheep and a chicken house full of chickens and so on.  We were pretty self sufficient. In the fall when it would...
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My Sister, my best family friend

My Sister, my best family friend
Margaret Crowe talks about her sister, her best family friend, as they grew up in Lincoln during the 1930s and 1940s.
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Dreams Of Secret Pleasures Always Bring On Smiles

Dreams Of Secret Pleasures Always Bring On Smiles
  On the road...again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester       Secret Pleasures A few memories of delicious pleasures are stuck in the corners of his mind.  Some are on the light side, while others are a bit darker. Everybody harbors them, but avoids bringing them into...
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Prompt: Family Slogans or Mottoes

It took me a bit to recall any slogans or mottoes used in my family, but they've started to come, so I've started to type. "Kwicherbellyakin" - I don't know if that's spelled correctly, according to Grandma Jolley's wooden plaque that used to hang above one of the doors in her...
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Grandpa Adams' saying

I remember by grandpa W.A. Adams giving me a bit of his wisdom.  He always liked to share slogans and sayings, and had lots of them to share with others.  I remember one in particular. In his nineties, there were times that he could see that I was frustrated as a...
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The "We" Tapistry

I recently went through my book of remembrance looking at pictures and reading excerpts of the letters. My mother compiled it year by year as I grew up with at least one picture every year and a letter from her and/or my dad describing things that happened that year. In each...
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Family Sayings

My mother was the source of a few sayings that have survived her.  One she used grated on my nerves each time I heard it.  It had to do with my doing "chores" around the house.  I honestly wasn't burdened with very many but once in a while when I was...
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Forger and Grave Robber

Forger and Grave Robber
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Forger and Grave Robber   He never thought of himself as evil, crooked or even shady, but the Footloose Forester definitely does have a few skeletons in his closet. The thought of his forgeries...
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Tithing

This is a story my dad particularly requested several months ago. My 5-year-old son came home after church one Sunday with a picture he had drawn in Sunday School. It showed a large circle divided in two sections. On the left, Ryan explained, he had drawn stick figures representing Grandma (Diane...
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My Favourite Room

My Favourite Room
Margaret talks about her favourite room in her home in Lincoln when she was growing up just before WWII. Here is a picture of the house today....  
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My Favourite Room

Bill Corey talks about his favourite childhood room.
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My Childhood Home

Bill Corey talks about growing up in Tarlee, South Australia in the 1920's.
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Don't Screw It Up

I have heard so many talks and presentations that include something like this: "When I was a kid, my parents used to always tell me, 'Remember who you are and what you stand for.'" Then they proceed to explain they didn't know what that meant until years later. I had the...
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Our Cousin Ada

My second cousin Ada Fralin was a remarkable woman for her time.  As a nine-year-old she lost her mom to cancer.  Being the only girl in the family with two brothers and a dad committed to farming, she assumed the tasks of an adult at a very young age.  She became...
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Booger Snots!

Booger Snots!
      "Listen to my mom. She's talking to herself again." "Oh, Booger Snots!" "See?" Chuckle, chuckle. "I told you!" Their friends laugh out loud. "Why does she do that? What does 'Bumber Shoots' mean?" "I don't know. But she says a lot of things I don't understand." I have...
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The Love of Your Children!

The Love of Your Children!
The best gift ever is when your children give you a big hug! This is what I love about Mother's Day. I love my family and hope they never break this wonderful tradition. Thank you, love Mama
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My BIG Dream - Life Story Circle Launched!

My BIG Dream - Life Story Circle Launched!
Yesterday morning a group of seniors made their various ways to the Campbelltown Library at Newton, heading for the Local History Room, where the history of this area of metropolitan Adelaide nestles into the foothills of the Mt Lofty Ranges. Two trained volunteers greeted each member of the group at the...
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My Childhood Home - St Giles, Lincoln UK.

My Childhood Home - St Giles, Lincoln UK.
Margaret talks about her childhood home in Lincoln, England, during the 1930's. The picture below shows her home as it is now, not when her family moved in as the first residents!    
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A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Growing up in the 1950s was a far different experience than that of children today.  We knew every family on our block, the names and ages of their kids and the names of the family pets. We knew what the fathers of the families did for a living, what time they...
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