Monthly Archives: July 2013

Beach Reading

I am slowly working my way through the box of books I brought with me to the beach. I started with another Sandra Dallas book called The Quilt Walk, young adult fiction about a pioneer girl on the trail to … Continue reading

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The Kids in Newport

These are the best kids ever. Here we are stopping by the Newport Temple yesterday after church.

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FTC hopefully LAST update!

I’m going to go out on a limb and say I’m (almost) FINISHED making these adorable little blocks.  I brought all the ones I have that haven’t been sewn into quilts already with me to the beach and today I … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Jacob Bushman b. 27 July 1830

This is Jacob Bushman, my great great grandpa.  He was born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1830.  I went to bed last night thinking about him and his adventuresome life and I woke this morning dreaming about him.  In my … Continue reading

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Grandma Elsa’s Sunbonnet

My Grandma Elsa came to America in 1929 on a ship.  She and grandpa landed in San Francisco after passing through the Panama Canal, not the typical pioneer crossing.  I’ve got a photo of her holding up a huge stalk … Continue reading

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Happy Pioneer Day! a Pioneer Lullaby by David A. Zabriskie

Today in Utah we celebrate Pioneer Day, the day in 1847 the first pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley. There will be parades in every hometown, large and small, and special musical events, fireworks, and family gatherings. Our neighborhood … Continue reading

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Off to the Beach. . . .

We leave today for the beach!  Yay!  Our family has been doing this every summer since the kids were little tikes.  Bags are almost packed.  Boogie boards are strapped to the top of the car with the beach chairs.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Family History Class!

If any of you are interested, here’s the info: I will be starting a new Family History Class this September 10th!  The class is held every Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon, then again from 1:00 to 3:00 (same class repeated) … Continue reading

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Tinder: “Hot or Not”

This evening I read an article by Lauren Hockenson about a dating app called “Tinder.”  My son Adam tells me that’s how he met his amazing girlfriend a few months ago.  This dating app is sweeping the country and now … Continue reading

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Sarah Ellen Miller Mitchell (1887-1948)

This is Sarah Ellen and her first son, Norman.  Sarah’s grandmother was born in Churchville, Ontario, Canada in 1835, sister to my great great grandmother, Charlotte Turley.  I found Sarah last night as I was searching for more of Theodore Turley’s … Continue reading

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