Monthly Archives: September 2013

Donuts and Berries

Every family has a favorite food.  Ours was donuts and berries.  When I was a little girl, we had a huge patch of Boysenberries under the walnut trees.  In the early years, they had stickers, and it was tricky to … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Rudolf & Elsa Laemmlen! m. 28 Sept 1929

These are my Grandparents who began their life together with a Honeymoon trip to America.  Rudolf & Elsa grew up across the street from each other, but never really met until after both had come to America, then returned to … Continue reading

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Ben Behunin, Potter

I enjoyed a special treat yesterday.  Our neighborhood book club invited Ben Behunin, a potter from Salt Lake, to come meet with us and share his story.  We had a lovely luncheon and we sat, enthralled as we listened to … Continue reading

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First Snow!

Last night we had our first dusting of snow on the mountain tops.  This is the back side of Mt. Timpanogos, the view from our Sundance cabin.  I see the front side every day from my kitchen window down here in the … Continue reading

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Making more Days for Girls

It’s been another successful evening of making more Days for Girls, this time here in my own Relief Society.  I just love being part of a society that helps bring relief to others.  Tonight we had a gym full of … Continue reading

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Don’t get the two mixed up.

I got an email this morning from a good friend who mentioned a sign he saw hanging in the hallway of a Christian school in a neighboring town where his daughter had a volleyball tournament.  It said: God is good. … Continue reading

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More Days for Girls

Last week I went to a friend’s Relief Society in Sandy, Utah to talk a bit about living conditions in places like Africa.  Several friends now have taken me up on my offer to come speak and show a presentation about … Continue reading

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A Pretty Perfect Day

Our house smells as good as the banana bread in the oven, there’s a big pot of sweet chili on the stove, and a huge bowl of sweet sun-warmed cherry tomatoes fresh from the garden sits on the kitchen counter.  Adam is out mowing … Continue reading

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Arthur Rudolf Laemmlen b. 20 September 1930

Today is my Dad’s 83rd Birthday.  I love my Dad.  Here are a few of my favorite pictures of Dad through the years. Above:  about 2010.  Below:  1947 Reedley High Graduation; about 1976 Below:  1960s in the orchard; about 1934 … Continue reading

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Today’s Writing Tip:

A friend shared a book with me yesterday.  It’s called If You Want To Write, by Brenda Ueland, published in 1938.  Instead of working on some pressing projects, I took a break today because she advises us to slow down, … Continue reading

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