Monthly Archives: March 2014

It is our testimony to Him.

Every thought or word or act we direct at this sacred work is pleasing to the Lord. Every hour spent on genealogical research, however unproductive it appears, is worthwhile. It is pleasing to the Lord. It is our testimony to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Grandma Elsa! b. 1895 in Germany

This is my Grandma Elsa. I spent time with her almost every day all of my growing up years. She was my closest neighbor and friend.  She was the first I visited every time I came home all the years … Continue reading

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Orem Sunset Heights Stake does Days for Girls!

These amazing women–Janet White, Kathie Fitch, Linda Bye and Ladauna Call–are the Stake Relief Society Presidency of the Orem, Sunset Heights Stake.  My friends in Mali call women like this their “Fairy Godmothers.”  They have spent the last 2 months … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Degen Bushman b. 1802 photo discovered!

  Sometimes treasures surface.  This week something Wonderful came to me.  A distant cousin I’d not met yet named H. Earl Bushman from Lehi, Utah, signed up for my Family History Class in January.  Since meeting him, we’ve been corresponding and … Continue reading

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Jacob Bushman Letter 27 March 1902

    This week in my Family History Class, we talked about Descendant Research. I told a few stories about some of the descendant projects I’ve worked on over the years. One project was gathering all the descendants of my great … Continue reading

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Comfort Foods: Tapioca Pudding and Pfeffernüße

I sat on the front porch today in warm 70 degree sun and had a some tapioca pudding in a vintage dessert dish from my childhood.  Mixed with the smell of hyacinths in the garden below me was the scent of … Continue reading

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130 Women, 130 Sewing Machines, 1 Room!

OK, here come some photos from our FABULOUS AMERICAN QUILTING RETREAT!  Our theme this year was Sew Vintage.  Projects and quilt classes revolved around that theme. Below is Amy McClellan with her sister Roma Peterson.  Amy is the shop owner who makes all … Continue reading

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