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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