Think of a Few People Who Made You Feel Special

At the top of the list of a rew people who made me feel special are my new cousins.  I have met them here and there through my Genealogy work.  I have known three of my new cousins now for about 2-3 years.  But they all make me feel special.  They...
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Donald Stuart Grant's exemplary work ethic

Donald Stuart Grant's exemplary work ethic
  It was April 1954 and Don had just arrived home from a 3-year stint in Europe as an Army PFC. He had been lucky--of the 1000 men in his group, 800 went to Korea and he spent the entire 2 years in Salzburg as acting sergeant in charge of the...
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On Soaring With Eagles...

On Soaring With Eagles...
                                              On Soaring with the Eagles …      Okay, the dang kid was… Well, he was sort of a jerk, actually.  For years.  And he was always very...
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OH (darn). Engine Failure in the Dark

  Oh @%+*&!  (Darn!!) Engine Failure in the Dark Once, in 1984… just north of a little place called Badger Gap… near Yakima, Washington, I had an engine failure.  At night.  I got real scared.  It is embarrassing to tell you just how scared a man can be and still maintain...
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Frank Blue McLatchy in 1940

In the 1940 United States Federal Census,almost one year before the birth of Michael J. McLatchy, the residence and family makeup of the Frank B. McLatchy family is enumerated. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-27865-19788-73?cc=2000219&wc=MMYW-GRZ:1257067259 Frank was working in solicitation at KSL Radio station at this time.  This would have put him on the streets of...
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Fire Girl Michelle

Fire Girl Michelle
Ever since I can remember, I have been interested in writing.  As a teenager, I would stay up late at night writing poems and stories while the rest of the family was sleeping.  Since I shared a room with my sister and could not leave the light on, I would sit...
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Closing The Logbook

Closing The Logbook
How far in the past does an event have to have occurred before it can be called “history?” I have no idea. But as for a man’s personal life and times it seems reasonable to say that the day he becomes an octogenarian he can be forgiven if he looks back...
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25 Year Wedding Anniversary

25 Year Wedding Anniversary
For our 25 year wedding anniversary, I surprised Byron with a trip to Asheville, NC for a two night stay at the Biltmore House. Our anniversary is December 31st. When we arrived, we were treated like royality. We decided we wanted something to eat but not a full meal so we...
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A Tribute to W. A. Adams on his 90th Birthday

A Tribute to W. A. Adams on his 90th Birthday
[While I was serving my mission in The Netherlands, I received a letter dated 17 Dec 1964 from my grandfather's niece (my cousin, Ardes Adams) which read: ". . . We expect a big day on your grandpa's birthday. . . .  Your mother and I wrote a ditty about him...
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"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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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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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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The RT Probe

The RT Probe
On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The RT Probe When we finally decided that clam hunting was going to be a steady part of our future lives, Thu and the Footloose Forester decided that one Hawaiian Sling was not enough to...
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Dining On Turkey...In Turkey....At Thanksgiving

Dining On Turkey...In Turkey....At Thanksgiving
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   T for Turkey Footloose Forester had a special interest in Turkey because he knew several people who were posted there as Peace Corps Volunteers. The Turkey volunteers had lived and trained with the Pakistan Foresters...
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Meeting A Young Navajo Artist

Meeting A Young Navajo Artist
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A Quick Stroll Around Four States It was not a stroll around the block…it was a circular promenade at the perimeters of four states. At Four Corners, the intersection point of Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New...
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Unique Zebra Amber

Unique Zebra Amber
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Zebra Amber   Many times we all take things for granted.  Being comfortable with one’s personal ignorance is a way to cope, so although we strive to know what is going on, or knowing...
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Washoe Indian Encampment Unearthed

Washoe Indian Encampment Unearthed
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Washoe Indian Encampment at Wrights Lake, California Only after joining the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy as a volunteer in 2009 did Footloose Forester rekindle his interest in geology.  Having the time to document his memoirs helped,...
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Joe Wanted To Attend Mass At The Vatican

Joe Wanted To Attend Mass At The Vatican
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    Italy Joe Pellek was the first one to note that the bathroom in our hotel room in Genoa was all marble tile; the walls, the floor and the quaint bathtub.  Even the floor in the...
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Teak Plantations of Honduras

Teak Plantations of Honduras
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek  H is Honduras     After getting a small grant to research a few selected teak plantations in Central America, compliments of the Organization for Tropical Studies, the Footloose Forester chose Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras. ...
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The Acropolis Was On The Bucket List

The Acropolis Was On The Bucket List
  On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   G for Greece Greece was on his bucket list of places to see well before the popular concept of “things to do and things to see before one kicks the bucket” was made into...
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