Street Trees and Village Shade

Street Trees and Village Shade
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Street Trees and Village Shade There is little doubt that trees beautify the landscape in any large city or small town.  Street trees are aesthetic treasures that may be ignored at times but gain attention when they are...
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Ways To Learn Quick

Ways To Learn Quick
In the era of tough competition and with a burden of books more than your actual weight. It is very hard to learn things rapidly as you have so much to read and learn within a short span of time. There must be some remedy or tip to learn fast? Well,...
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Double Trouble - Video Production featuring Christian (7th Grade)

Double Trouble - Video Production featuring Christian (7th Grade)
It was fun seeing Christian on the Big Screen at Brenden Theatres towards the end of his 7th grade year (Spring of 2016) as the teams of kids in Video Production at Diablo View Middle School Showcased their year of hard work.  Great ingenuity and so much fun to watch.  Double...
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Potatoes, Corn, Wheat, and Rice

Potatoes, Corn, Wheat, and Rice
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Potatoes,  Corn, Wheat, and Rice   You probably know as much about rice as you do about potatoes, corn, or wheat.  Your consumption of french fries, baked potatoes, potato chips, and mashed potatoes probably puts the common...
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On Common Sense

On Common Sense
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   On Common Sense Many people who opine about common sense probably don’t have a clear idea about what it is and what it is not.  If you can’t define it, you should probably stop making reference to it. ...
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Tennessee and Arevalo

One of the reasons I am so interested in the Legacy Stories project is that I feel compelled to understand my own identity as a bi-racial woman.  Often I feel torn between two worlds so now I making a real effort to document both my parents' history.    My father was...
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Military Career

After another semester at BYU, I decided that an Air Force career was for me and I made sure that I completed all of the requirements for a  commission.  In fact, I began to look at my B.S. as only a way to obtain an Air Force commission.  On August 19, 1964,...
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Bradshaw, Bill…8/4/1998

Bradshaw, Bill…8/4/1998
  Obituary. . . The Tennessean , Tuesday, August 4, 1998 Bill Bradshaw educator, Fannie Battle organizer , by Stephanie Miller, Staff Writer. . . Funeral services for Bill Bradshaw, founder and first headmaster of Franklin Road Academy will be held at 10 a.m. today at Woodmont Christian Church. Bradshaw died...
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Armstrong, Charles…3/11/2002

Obituary. . . The Tennessean , Tuesday, March 12, 2002 Age eighty. March 11, 2002. Mr. Armstrong was a veteran of WWII where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal, a 1949 graduate of Vanderbilt School of Engineering, and a retired Elder of  Otter Creek Church of Christ. He...
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Anderson, Mary Virginia Jones…12/25/2016

Obituary… The Tennessean Mary Virginia Jones Anderson, age seventy-nine, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 25, 2016.  She was born January 7, 1937, in Smyrna, Tennessee, to the late Tom Fox Jones and Ruth Jordan Jones.  Mary’s family moved to Nashville and she attended David Lipscomb High School and David Lipscomb...
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A Few Snippets Of Memory, The Stuff Of Legacy Stories

A Few Snippets Of Memory, The Stuff Of Legacy Stories
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     A Few Snippets, The Stuff From Whence Legacy Stories Are Born   Ø  That time in Germany when Lt. Nick Tompras fired off 250 rounds with a single pull of the trigger.  It was an M-60 machine...
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Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles

Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Life Lessons in the Mahjong Tiles   Who among frequent computer users does not occasionally play a game or take an anonymous on-line quiz?  Call the practice a diversion, a habit, or an addiction…but one thing is clear,...
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Follow the Trail of Breadcrumbs

Follow the Trail of Breadcrumbs
On the road…again!!! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Follow the Trail of Breadcrumbs   As movie fans and tv viewers know all too well, there are certain lines in the scripts that become classics that develop a life of their own.   We subconsciously...
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My Life Story by Eleanor Jean Arnold Tyler

I was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on January 15, 1931, during the Depression years. My mom and dad, Ruth Isabel Thrickmorton and Walter Leroy Arnold, were living with my dad's grandparents, Minnie Burkhart and Adolph Arnold, at 814 Eighth Stree, Portsmouth, Ohio. My great-grandparents had built the house in approximately 1892....
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My Life Story by Eleanor Jean Arnold Tyler

I was born in Portsmouth, Ohio on January 15, 1931, during the Depression years. My mom and dad, Ruth Isabel Thrickmorton and Walter Leroy Arnold, were living with my dad's grandparents, Minnie Burkhart and Adolph Arnold, at 814 Eighth Stree, Portsmouth, Ohio. My great-grandparents had built the house in approximately 1892....
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Never Date Her Kid Sister

I don’t recall for sure where I met her, but, since she lived in a nearby town, Coffeyville (KS) and we belonged to the same small church, it was probably at a church Christmas party in the very early `50’s.  I was about 18 years old and attending the Municipal University...
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Our Family History Mission 2016-2017

Our Family History Mission to New York City (Manhattan) in the New York, New York North Mission was a life-changing experience.  We met so many wonderful people and had the opportunity to serve in the New York, NY, Family History Center and the Manhattan Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ...
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But Don't Take My Word For It

But Don't Take My Word For It
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     But Don’t Take My Word For It     Trolling the waters of Internet social sites leads to the realization that among the millions of people who choose to respond with comments, there are the cautious ones,...
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8 Reasons Why Students Should Be Taught Religion at School

Why Students Should Be Taught Religion at School People have different opinions around the world about whether we should include religion as part of a school’s curriculum or not. Some agree with introducing religion classes to our kids, whereas, some others are reluctant. I have been hearing this debate since long,...
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Simple Questions: Complex Answers

Simple Questions: Complex Answers
Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek     Simple Answers: Complex Questions   Did you ever notice that some people in a group get irritated when you give a complex answer to a seemingly simple question? Or, conversely, when you give a simple answer to...
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