On The Topic of Death...

  On The Topic of Death …             It is natural for the living to seriously contemplate death from time to time.  Very few will challenge the fact that in this life, youth is the natural beginning and death is the natural end.  The only real "experts" on death… I suppose…...
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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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One Hot Day: How We Lost the Andersons

One Hot Day: How We Lost the Andersons
The sun had not yet risen in the city and already it was getting hot, not that it had ever really cooled off in the night. Two days before, on Tuesday, a new record was set for the hottest day ever recorded, only for it to be broken the very next...
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True Stories of Curtis C. Chambers, My Father

True Stories of Curtis C. Chambers, My Father
  “True Stories of Curtis C. Chambers, My Father” Relayed to and Compiled by His Daughter Anita A. Chambers   Story #1 When Curtis was a teenager back in the 1920’s, he had a friend with a nervous disorder that made the young man bald.  The Chambers household at that time...
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Wanted: Hero. No Experience Necessary...

  WANTED: Hero.  No Experience Necessary ...      Have you ever noticed how the only rotten kids always live down the street?  I mean, YOU're kid… MY kid… they are learning, having problems, working them out.  It is all part of growing up, gaining maturity.  But the kid down the street…...
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Perspective

  PERSPECTIVE      We have reached an apex of history which will never be understood by future generations.  The disintegration of the Communist block of nations may continue until they are forgotten, a concept this generation finds unimaginable, but which is true, non-the-less.      Communism may become forgotten.  Incredible.      The...
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World War II SeaBee in South Pacific

World War II SeaBee in South Pacific
This picture of my father, Harold Joseph Bennett was taken on an unknown island in the South Pacific while he was serving in World War II. It dates from about 1944. He enlisted into the SeaBees right after graduation from High School in June 1943. Daddy used to tell us about...
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My favourite book: Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier

My favourite book: Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier
Joyce gives a synopsis of her favourite book; Rebecca by Daphne de Maurier which she read in the1950's and which remains her favourite to this day.
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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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Ruth's memories of the late 1960's - fashions and news

Ruth's memories of the late 1960's - fashions and news
Ruth shares her memories of fasions of the late 1960's - the mu-mu, short dresses and empire line dresses, Prue Acton, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton.  She also remembers important news stories of those days.    
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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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Lemurs And Thieves

Lemurs And Thieves
On the road…again!  Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   M is for Madagascar   Madagascar is so puzzling as a nation that even the people who live there generally acknowledge t hat it would be meaningful to divide up the island into four distinct regions....
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Tom Jones and Me

Normal 0 false false false EN-AU X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I only met Welsh singing sensation Tom Jones for a couple of  hours in 1965 but the memory of him has remained indelible in my mind. Tom was touring Australia with a ‘Best of British’ concert group, along with Manchester’s answer to...
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