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It was the trip of a lifetime, the fulfillment of a long-held dream  I was flying from St. Louis to California in my small plane exulting as I watched the West Texas pastureland unfold below me.  I had a chart across my lap to keep track of my progress but I’d been so enthralled...

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in Family
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Life is made up of achievement, failure, frustration, fulfillment, ecstasy and agony: and in my 84 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...

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in Business/Career
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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Lost Bag in Lisbon Long known as the poor man of Europe, Portugal has consistently had an economy that lagged behind other movers and shakers in modern European society. And that is perhaps the secret...
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    Why is it that some people, when the conversation turns to flying, enter into an almost rapturous state, their eyes a’gleam like an Old Testament prophet?   Why will they spend fifty dollars to fly a hundred miles or more to eat a hamburger served in a little café...

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in Military/Veteran History
I've been interested in aviation all my life. My dad was a pilot, and I grew up in a house with a basement full of airplane parts, since he also restored one airplane and built another. We had books and magazines about flying and took annual trips to Oshkosh to...

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in Legacy Story
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What a charming lady Maxine Andrews is.  Maxine was born on September 18, 1927, to Ivan and Mabel Reid Dyreng.  She was born in her parent’s home in Manti, Utah.  She was the fifth child of three girls and five boys.  Maxine’s father was a Forest Ranger so they moved...

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Brent Alexander Cruz, Ph.D. has recently published “Una Familia Mas Noble y Antigua, A Preliminary Study of the Asturian Ancestry of Capitan Francisco Montes Vigil of New Mexico”. This is what the newsletter of the GSHA is saying about this book: “This work starts with an explanation of the significance...
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in Ancestors
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The Many Legacies of Ginkgo biloba   Storytellers and family historians who aspire to share legacy stories of those they love sometimes find themselves searching for material that people will remember warmly and treasure deeply.  Indeed, the popular website LegacyStories.org is dedicated to hosting the authors of legacy stories and...

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in Other
Greetings, SCCAPG Members. Thank you for renewing your membership in one of the various ways. We are looking forward to our next gathering at the SCCAPG mini-PMC on 25 February 2017 at the So. Calif. Genealogical Society Library, 417 Irving, Burbank, 9:00am-3:00pm. The last portion of our program that day...

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in Education
History is a chorus of voices and everyone deserves a chance for their voice to be heard by future generations. The human voice is an amazing thing with a full range of subtleties that give us our unique identity.  When listening to an audio recording of a loved one something...

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in Legacy Story
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We’d like to spotlight a volunteer, Barbara Wilson.   Barbara was born in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngtown, Ohio on April 22, 1943 to Aloysius Michael and Emma Alvey Balog.  She has lived in Salem for 40 years.  She met her husband, Jay Lee Wilson, while dragging Payson Main Street.  They...

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in Family
"I, Amy Marie (Mosier) Stade, now having had my 70th birthday feel I should leave some small history notes, in case anyone is interested. I was born Jan. 16, 1913, the youngest of six children. My parents were Elsie May (Haltom) Mosier and David Luther Mosier, residents of Penora, Iowa....

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in Education
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Afghanistan to Zambia Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Google Earth Gets Better And Better   This chronicle is a revised version of an earlier story about how important Google Earth has been in not only finding things like a car in a...

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in Business/Career
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Sand, Silt, and Clay   At one time or another in our everyday lives, everyone is guilty of using the improper or imprecise word or words to describe things around us.  Some of us do...

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in Business/Career
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  OPPORTUNITY LOST AND FOUND     The financial planning and services industries are at a crossroads and never before has the future been less certain for Advisors. Eroding trust is one of many challenges that make it all the more difficult for Advisors to gain assets under management and...

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in Wishes & Intentions
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A to Z Word Potpourri Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Maybe I Didn’t Make Myself Clear   As the months and years fly by, some of us think back to those times when we were in heated discussion about things that are important.  Sometimes the topics...

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in Legacy Story
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          We’re going to start 2017 with Becky and Gary Warner.  Becky is the daughter of Harold and Ruth Lawrence.  She was born on March 31, 1955 in Springville.  Her parents lived in Salem at the time.  Becky was the youngest of ten children and the...

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in Defining Moment
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On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The French Connection Just this morning as he arose from sleep and from a dream that would be the basis for a new chronicle entry, the Footloose Forester mentioned to his soulmate, the Bengal Tiger,...

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in Business/Career
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Acer rubrum To Zyzyphus jujuba Essays, Stories, Adventures, Dreams Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek       On Screening Job Applicants        Filling vacant jobs sometimes employs screening procedures that go beyond just filling out employment forms and answering a few interview questions.  Sometimes the...

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in Legacy Story
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What a special time of year for Carrie Ellen Dart.  For several Christmases she has made something for each one of her grandchildren and then lets them pick which one they want.       Carrie was born on June 29, 1943 to George Preston and Marva Twitchell Davis.  She was the...