Monthly Archives: February 2022

Our Erudite Book Club Celebrates 35 Years!

This week is our 35th Book Club Birthday!  The photo above was taken 2.5 years ago at Sundance.   Below is a photo of our group in 1992. Having been away from my friends for some time, I’ve been thinking a … Continue reading

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The Breath of Life

Written by Sandra Thurman Caporale from the Memorial Church of Christ in Houston. Artist credit for graphic:  Scott Erickson There was a moment when Moses had asked God what his name is. God was gracious enough to answer, and the … Continue reading

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John’s Swiss Missionary Reunion

We got together with a group of John’s Swiss Missionary companions today for a delightful afternoon of visiting and eating Swiss foods.  John served in Switzerland 1973-1975.  Some of these friends hadn’t seen each other in years.  I enjoyed listening … Continue reading

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A Quilt Trunk Show by Penny Stephenson

I first met Penny Stephenson about 30 years ago when I signed up for my first quilt classes at a shop in Orem called Fantastic Fabrics.  Adam was a baby and I wanted to start sewing again.  I loved sewing … Continue reading

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Prayers for Snow

It was close to 100 degrees today in Bamako.  But we are here now, grateful for any moisture Heavenly Father sends our way.  We woke this morning to a winter wonderland.  Here’s what it looks like from our back steps.  … Continue reading

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It Must Be Love and the Cartography of Quilts

“It must be love.”  There is no other way to explain what would compel Aaron to invite me to join HIM and Abbey at Quilt Exhibit at the University of Utah this morning.  It’s been years since I dragged him … Continue reading

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Paul, Ann and Eric Laemmlen, together in Utah

My brother, Eric came to Utah for a couple of days to pick up a shipment of stuff he had delivered here.  It’s not often we three kids are together.  My brothers are looking more and more like our dad.

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A Chopped Snake Scrap Quilt

I’ve had a nice morning in my sewing room. I’m still organizing things. Today I found the “snake” quilt I worked on with Claire when she was little.  It was her first sewing project.  I used this quilt to teach … Continue reading

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Adam Matches for Ophthalmology at St Louis University!!

Congratulations to Adam!! In 2012, after 2 years in Chile, Adam went with us and a group of eye doctors to Mali. He got to assist the eye surgeons as they restored sight to the blind. It was a life changer. … Continue reading

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Claire and Graham’s Departure for Connecticut

Last night we went next door to help Claire and Graham finish packing up their lives, emptying all their things from every room, every shelf and every drawer.  They fit what they could into their suitcases and back packs, and … Continue reading

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