Monthly Archives: November 2013

Be Interesting. Be Available. Be Patient.

John and I were invited to speak to a Young Single Adult group this evening at Utah State University in Logan, 2.5 hours north of here.  Others are often interested in hearing about our experiences because we were each in … Continue reading

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Timbuktu, Mali — Manuscripts Saved

During our last trip to Mali, we listened carefully for news of the trouble in the north.  Extremist military forces were moving as far south as Timbuktu.  We did our usual shopping at the Artisan Market in Bamako, where traders from Timbuktu bring … Continue reading

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Heading soon to Africa!

In 2 weeks, I’ll be back in Africa.  I can’t seem to get enough of being in that place.  Things keep happening in my life that pull me back there over and over and over again. I’ll bet you didn’t … Continue reading

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A Few More Fall Photos

I’m not quite ready to say Farewell to Fall yet.  Here are a few more photos I took of our beautiful yard and gardens this week.                                     

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A Quilt or Two for November

Here are some fun Fall quilts I like to get out in November.  This first one I adapted from a pattern called “Spring Chickens” by Meme’s Quilts.  I call it “Chicken Run” except in November when I pretend they’re turkeys!  … Continue reading

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Another Theodore Turley Discovery: Fire and Ice in 1838

This week in my Family History Class we had a lesson on Internet Research.  We talk about 100s of websites that are helpful for every aspect of research and study.  It’s sort of a fire hydrant approach to get everyone … Continue reading

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King Benjamin on Keeping Records and Why

My computer is going to the hospital today. I hope someone can find some more space in it somewhere because I have filled it completely up. I’ll get back to King Benjamin as soon as my computer gets back to … Continue reading

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Celebrating Susanne Fritz Schaefer b. 4 November 1855

Meet my Great Grandmother, Susanne: Susanne’s mother was Rosina Magdalena König from Grossgartach and her father was Peter Fritz from Dettingen by Urach.  They were not married.  Susanne was born November 5th, 1855.  In about 1843 Rosina married Xaver Fleck … Continue reading

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“Picky Fingers”

I grew up in an old farm house on Road 52 in Reedley, California.  My parents bought the house in 1956 after they returned from living in Hagerstown, Maryland where my Dad completed 2 years of voluntary service for the Mennonite … Continue reading

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Telling Stories, Saving Lives!

In my Family History Class, I ask everyone to write for at least 8 minutes each day and to send at least one or two personal history stories to me so I can share them with the rest of the … Continue reading

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