Monthly Archives: October 2022

Quilts from Jane Isabella Barker (1839-1927)

About 2 years ago, I made this entry in my journal: Tuesday 1 September 2020, Abidjan 12:17 p.m. There has been a miracle.  I just checked my FamilySearch messages and found this: From Janice Toombs Twede 2:15 PM Please let … Continue reading

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Halloween Condiments

When Adam and his buddies, Jake Wanamaker and Alex Allred were young, they went trick-or-treating as these three condiment musketeers.  I’d say we’ve gotten our money’s worth out of that catsup bottle.  It gets pulled out almost every year!

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John’s Ear, Ready for Halloween!

John had more surgery on his ear this month.  They are still chasing the cancer, but hope this time to have found clean margins.  It’s healing well.

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Family Passings–Harry Anderson and Phil Nielson

Today we celebrated the lives of 2 good men.  Harry Anderson is Heidi’s grandpa, father of Heidi’s mom, Tammy Robins.  He lived here in Orem. There was also a graveside memorial for Leslie Laemmlen’s father, Phil Nielson (b. 1934) who … Continue reading

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Gathering Good

The garage is filling up again with supplies to be sent out into the world.  We have medical supplies for the January OBGYN team returning to Mali to help the women there with prolapsed uteruses and other problems.  There are … Continue reading

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A Bridal Shower for Janelle Laemmlen!

Last night we celebrated Janelle’s upcoming wedding with her aunts and cousins.  We are all SO EXCITED for her.  She waited a long time (like I did) to find her perfect match.  On 12 November she’ll marry Tyler Dickerson.  These … Continue reading

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Ward Fall Festival

Last night was our ward’s Fall Festival celebration.  John and I are the ward party planners and this event was a winner!  We traditionally have a ward party the week before Halloween and invite the youth classes to help with … Continue reading

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The Lewis Family Measures Up

This pantry door in our kitchen is historical.  Recorded here are the heights of our children from the time they were small.  This summer we added Clark, age 3 at the bottom.  Every year, we marked the growth and added … Continue reading

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Join His Side Freely. Now.

C. S. Lewis from Mere Christianity: “Why is God landing in this enemy-occupied world in disguise and starting a sort of secret society to undermine the devil?  Why is He not landing in force, invading it?  Is it that He … Continue reading

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Hunkering Down. Winter is Coming

Today is that day where we batten down the hatches and prepare for a coming storm.  They say it may snow this weekend.  We’ve closed the pool and the tennis court and brought in the pickle ball net and the … Continue reading

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