Monthly Archives: March 2016

Happy Birthday, Grandma Elsa!

Today is my dear grandma’s birthday.  She was born in 1895 in Grossgartach, Germany.  I loved growing up on the farm next to her.  I loved her gardens and turning these big stones surrounding each garden bed over to find bugs. … Continue reading

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The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Christ

Today is the anniversary of the printing of the first copies of the Book of Mormon! Here is some interesting information about the Book of Mormon: The Condensed Book of Mormon, In 15 Verses This list was obtained from a blog … Continue reading

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I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands

It’s Easter weekend and I’ve been reading the Gospels and accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life here on earth.  This week we’ve had 3 large Easter Zone Conferences with our missionaries throughout the mission where we’ve taught and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Kristine Freya Simonsen Ankrum Laemmlen

This is my dad’s wife, Kris Laemmlen, who turns 70 today!  Kris and dad were married 19 November 1988 in Los Banos, CA.  They now live in Reedley on the family farm. Here we all are–her kids and ours.

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Ant Castles

A giant ant colony is pumped full of concrete, then excavated to reveal the complexity of its inner structure.   I found this story/report and was intrigued by it, having lived for several years in places where we were surrounded … Continue reading

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The Art of Pruning

This is my dad, Art.  He is pruning.  This is the Art of Pruning. Most of my ancestors in Germany were Weingärtners, which means they owned vineyards and made wine.  When my grandparents came to America in 1929 they did … Continue reading

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Dickens on a March Day

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Short Easter Videos You’ll Enjoy Watching

Here are a couple of links you’ll really enjoy looking at for this Easter season.  We shared these tonight with a family we went to teach.  What a beautiful message they share!  Please enjoy! https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2015-04-1010-he-lives-celebrate-easter-because-jesus-christ-lives?lang=eng http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865649956/LDS-Easter-videos-celebrate-Christ-with-virtual-Mormon-Tabernacle-Choir-singing-Hallelujah-Chorus.html?pg=all

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Brackenheim, Wuerttemberg, Germany an ancestral home

Here’s a look at the village my Laemmlen ancestors came from.  Leonhard Heinrich Laemmlen, my 2nd great-grandfather was born here in 1836.  He was a master tinner.  On 27 January 1862 he married Maria Magdalene Justine Schelle from Biberach in … Continue reading

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Claire and her Alien Eggs!

https://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=38880293&nid=148&title=alien-eggs-discovered-on-utah-lake Take a look at this link above.  Claire was on KSL TV this evening as her Alien Egg saga continues! Ray Boone/KSL-TV ‘Alien eggs’ discovered on Utah Lake By Ray Boone   |  Posted Mar 13th, 2016 @ 10:20pm UTAH LAKE — … Continue reading

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