Monthly Archives: May 2016

Memorial Day in Yakima

Today after our meetings we picked up some burgers and a fresh banana strawberry shake and we went to the local Tahoma Cemetery here in Yakima to celebrate Memorial Day. There were just a handful of people coming to pay … Continue reading

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To all who have gone before

I believe I am one of these chosen, of sorts, called to find the ancestors, called to tell their stories.  As I breathe life into them, they breathe life into me.  I feel their love and on this memorial day … Continue reading

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Same Difference by Ann Laemmlen

Here’s an article I wrote back in 1989 after spending 3 years in Nigeria doing humanitarian work in a village called Eket:

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Elizabeth Degen Bushman d. 21 May 1878 in Lehi, Utah

This is the day my 3rd Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth Degen Bushman died in Lehi, Utah, after a short illness.  She was in her 76th year. Here is an account of her life found in Our Pioneer Heritage, Vol. 6, p.485-486: Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Child Trafficking. Heart breaking.

This week a special movie aired in theaters across the country.  I wish I could have gone to see it.  My heart has been feeling heavy with the sadness in the world.  I’ve been reading articles and reports about what’s … Continue reading

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May Day and Flower Baskets for Grandma

When I was a girl I hung a flower basket on my grandma’s door every single year.  They were usually made of woven construction paper in pretty colors with a handle stapled on that fit over the door knob.  I … Continue reading

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