Monthly Archives: June 2015

I keep telling myself, “It’s not a funeral. It’s a departure. It’s not a funeral”

Two weeks from today we enter the Missionary Training Center, before departing for 3 years.  I am walking around in a blur.  Some days I feel like I’m attending my own funeral.  I keep repeating the words from Elizabeth Degen Bushman’s … Continue reading

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Adam and Claire 2008

Cleaning my desk this week, I uncovered many treasures.  One was on a slip of paper dated 18 August 2008, where I recorded: Mom to Adam:  “Where are you going?” Adam to Mom:  “To bother Claire.  You’re all bothered out.” … Continue reading

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Planting a Garden

For many years my job at church was to be the chorister for the Primary children, ages 4-12.  We sang and sang and sang and sang every week.  I loved it and loved making visual aids and finding pictures to … Continue reading

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Rudolf Laemmlen b. 15 Feb 1928 Grossgartach, d. 6 June 2015 Schwaigern

These are my relatives in Grossgartach, Germany:  Martin Lämmlen, his father, Helmut Lämmlen, and Rudolf Lämmlen.  Helmut and Rudolf are my father’s first cousins.  I received word today that Rudolf departed this life yesterday at age 87.  He was a … Continue reading

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It’s all about ME –The sad story of Bruce Jenner

This story makes me feel so SAD.  Sad at the waste.  Sad at the confusion.  Sad at the good that money might have done in the world, with Real Women who really need our help. Caitlyn Jenner reportedly spent $4MILLION … Continue reading

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Words! –Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Adam’s Mission Tie Quilt made by Melinda King and Penny Stephenson

Here’s a really fun Mission Quilt  made by the wife of Adam’s Mission President, Melinda King.  My dear quilting friend, Penny Stephenson helped her put it all together.  It was a fun process to watch.  Melinda gathered ties from each … Continue reading

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