Monthly Archives: March 2016

Emanuel Richard Lundquist, b. 13 March 1867

My Great-Grandpa Emanuel was born on this day in Broten, Amneharad, Skaraborgs, Sweden to Carl Gustav (Larsson) Lundquist and Karin “Carolina” Ersson. It was in 1857 when he moved to Amneharad that Carl married Karin. We know no more until … Continue reading

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Eric Laemmlen b. 12 March 1962, Reedley CA

This is my little brother, Eric, who was born on this day in 1962.Here we are, the 3 Laemmlen kids.Eric started being a farmer at a very young age.  He is still the farmer in the family, taking over where … Continue reading

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Charlotte Christine Meisel Conley b. 12 March 1890, Zwickau

   Photos:  1914, 1937 This is John’s grandmother, Charlotte Meisel.  She was born in Zwickau, Germany on this day in 1890.  She joined the LDS Church in Plauen (baptized by Adam A. Keller 25 July 1908) and came to America … Continue reading

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If we look the other way

Having charity and caring for one another is not simply a good idea. It is not simply one more in a seemingly infinite list of things we ought to consider doing. It is the core of the gospel—an indispensable, essential, … Continue reading

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Art & Grace Laemmlen in Germany, 1956

In 1956 my parents, Art & Grace Laemmlen took a trip to visit our family members in Germany.  They’d just spent 2 years at Brook Lane Farms near Hagerstown, Maryland, where Dad was the administrator of a hospital.  As a Mennonite, … Continue reading

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Multi-Stake LDS Youth Conference and Days for Girls

Today magic happened in the small farming town of Mattawa, WA.  Hundreds of young women came to learn about Days for Girls and help girls in other parts of the world who want to stay in school every day of the … Continue reading

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Beautiful Laundry

I’ve just done a few batches of laundry for a faithful missionary who needed a washing machine this week.  As I folded his baptismal pants, P-Day clothes, socks and other items, my heart swelled with love for him and for … Continue reading

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A Full Heart

I take a lot of pictures every day to document our missionary life in the Washington Yakima Mission.  I love taking pictures of happy missionaries.  At the end of every day I come home and download the photos from my … Continue reading

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