Monthly Archives: April 2014

Miracle of the Twill Tape!

Last week I got an email at 11:25 p.m. from my friend, Julie, a DfG kit maker across the valley.  She said she was looking on Ebay for twill tape and found a seller who had some rolls of white 9/16″ … Continue reading

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Books and Words. “When it happens, you just know.”

Several weeks ago, one of my kind Family History Class members handed me a copy of an interesting memoir by a woman named Amy Krouse Rosenthal called Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.  I’ve finally had some time to sit down … Continue reading

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Another Amazing DfG Event in Lindon, Utah

I had to start this entry with the faces of these beautiful little girls.  We went to Lindon, Utah this week to watch the wonder of Days for Girls at work.  Debbie Young, a young women’s leader there has been … Continue reading

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Who has a daughter this beautiful?

I do.

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Aaron helping out in Chile

We received an interesting letter from Aaron this week.  Sounds like he’s having some great opportunities to help people there in need: On Friday, we had the amazing opportunity to go help out the victims of this giant fire that … Continue reading

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A Fabulous DfG Week with Celeste Mergens!

This last week was crazy busy.  Celeste Mergens, the founder of Days for Girls International was here and we kept her busy, every minute of every day.  Pictured above are our fearless Utah Valley Chapter leaders:  Ann Lewis, Melissa Phillippi, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Charlotte Turley Bushman b. 15 April 1840, Nauvoo

Here is an interesting excerpt from The Theodore Turley Family Book  (pp. 474-478) about Charlotte Turley Bushman, my 2nd Great Grandmother who was born on this day: In 1884 Jacob and Charlotte and their family were called on a mission … Continue reading

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Meeting a soul mate, Celeste Mergens, founder of Days for Girls

Yesterday I picked Celeste up at the SLC Airport. Our whirlwind week of fun has begun!  After one day filled with appointments and meetings, I feel like we’ve been friends forever.  Some friendships are meant to be.  This is one. Below … Continue reading

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10 Anne Lamott Thoughts on Writing

1. My gratitude for good writing is unbounded; I’m grateful for it the way I’m grateful for the ocean. 2. You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they … Continue reading

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A Box of Buttons

I just went out and got the mail.  A box from Nevada filled most of the mailbox.  I pulled it out and smiled, remembering a lady I met several weeks ago at the fabric counter in Walmart.  She was there … Continue reading

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