Monthly Archives: July 2015

Remembering Charlotte Amanda Bushman b. 31 July 1860

 This is the inscription on the back of the photo. The Theodore Turley Family Book p. 479: Charlotte Amanda Bushman Sabey Charlotte Amanda Bushman was born July 31, 1860 in Lehi, Utah. She was a daughter of Jacob and Charlotte … Continue reading

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Watching DfG Utah From a Distance

I know I’m out of town and a bit out of the loop these days, but not entirely.  I hover over emails and text messages and love every bit and piece read about the work my dear friends at home … Continue reading

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“Let it not be said that I was silent when they needed me.” William Wilberforce b. 29 July 1833

Several years ago while entering family names into my family history data base, I came across an interesting name:  William Wilberforce Fowles, b. 9 Jan 1840 in Pershore, Worcester, England.  I remember wondering about his name as I entered it … Continue reading

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Remembering the Pioneers: 5 insights from new pioneer database

Here’s a great article with some helpful information about the Mormon Trail by Keith A. Erekson, Church History Library Director, for LDS Church News, published: Thursday, July 23 2015 10:50 a.m. MDT: The first Mormon settlers of Salt Lake … Continue reading

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Happy Pioneer Day! 24 July 2015

Today we honor our Pioneer Ancestors.  If you have family members who crossed the plains here is a fabulous website you will want to visit and explore: Below is a screen shot of some of my Pioneer Ancestors.  It tells what … Continue reading

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Cookie Count July 2015

Three weeks in Yakima.  Forty dozen chocolate chip cookies baked and consumed!  We are having fun with these fabulous missionaries!

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My Mission Presidents and their Wives

I’ve been thinking today about my wonderful Mission Presidents and their wives.  I’m missing them.  I served under four wonderful men during my mission in South Africa, and then the 3 years I lived in Nigeria.  When I lived in … Continue reading

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Quilts in the Mission Home

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Elder Aaron Lewis in Santiago–An Exciting Transfer!

Here is our son, Elder Lewis, who is serving in the Santiago South Mission.  We received some exciting news from him this week in his letter home–he’s been transferred–and not just anywhere.  I know now, first hand, how Mission Presidents … Continue reading

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God wants dedicates, not volunteers

Here’s an interesting piece a missionary shared with me this week.  It was written by Fred Smith, who has a website called Breakfast With Fred Leadership Institute.  I like what he writes: Service on HIS Schedule Years ago, Dick Halverson, … Continue reading

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