Monthly Archives: July 2014

Quilt Trunk Show Tonight in Alpine!

Home now from a fun evening with quilting friends in Alpine.  Thanks to all who came and enjoyed seeing some of my handiwork.  Quilters are some of the best women I know.

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Today is Jacob Bushman’s Birthday, b. 1830 Lancaster County, PA

I love Jacob Bushman, my 2nd great grandfather.  There are six simple words he once recorded that have burned in my mind since the first time I read them.  I found an autobiographical account Jacob wrote to his brother John … Continue reading

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Utah Valley DfG Reaches out to girls in Uganda

Does news coming in get any better than this??–   Ann, We just finished our outreach on the Buvuma Islands. We had a wonderful experience there. As you know, we had really wanted to address the issue of girls dropping … Continue reading

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Happy Pioneer Day!

It’s Pioneer Day in Utah, a day we pause to remember our ancestors who arrived in this valley on this day in 1847.  I’ve spent considerable time learning about the lives of my pioneer ancestors and their struggles and sacrifices.  … Continue reading

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Days for Girls Goes to Ghana

 Tomorrow we are sending a Sewing Center to Ghana.  For the last several weeks we have enlisted the help of 100s of men, women and girls to help us prepare everything needed to start making feminine hygiene kits for the … Continue reading

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We do receptions here.

There are about 500 people in our yard tonight.  It’s a wedding reception.  What fun!  This party is for Adam’s sister-in-law, April who was married this morning in the Provo Temple.  By 6:00 this evening the yard was looking fabulous … Continue reading

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Mary Payne Holt b. 16 July 1814–Celebrating 200 Years!

Mary Pain is one of my 3rd great grandmothers.  Today we mark 200 years since her birth near Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee.  Her parents were John Pane and Elizabeth Smith.  On the 22nd of January in 1830 she married James Holt … Continue reading

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A Few Words from Aaron in Santiago

 Aaron has been away 6 months now.  We get weekly emails from him, every Monday.  Missionaries have time Mondays, their prep days, to do laundry, write home, get caught up on shopping, or do a bit of sightseeing.  We look forward to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Grandpa Rudolf b. 13 July 1899

Rudolf Laemmlen, b. Grossgartach, Germany 13 July 1899

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Things Aren’t Always What They Seem

I’ve done a couple of late night grocery outings this week as I’ve prepared for a quilt luncheon and a book club dinner. Every time I’m in a grocery store late at night, I remember another late night grocery run … Continue reading

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