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About annlaemmlenlewis

I am member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I am currently serving as a Missionary in the Washington Yakima Mission. Welcome to my personal blog, Ann's Words, and my Mission blog, Our Yakima Mission. If you are interested in family history stories and histories, you can find those posted in Ann's Stories. Thanks for looking in!

“to be held in remembrance”

This afternoon we attended a Stake Conference in The Dalles for Stake.  During the 4:00 Priesthood Leadership Meeting, I sat in the foyer, preparing my talk for the evening session.  I couldn’t help but notice a grandma near me writing in … Continue reading

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The Calf Path by Sam Walter Foss

One day through the primeval wood A calf walked home, as good calves should, But made a trail all bent askew, A crooked trail, as all calves do. Since then three hundred years have fled, And I infer, the calf … Continue reading

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Ann Laemmlen and Mary Ellen Edmunds in Nigeria: Our report to headquarters 27 October 1984

From 1984-1987 I lived in Eket, Nigeria.  Mary Ellen Edmunds and I were sent to direct a child health project for the Thrasher Research Fund in Salt Lake City.  I recently found this report we sent to headquarters not long … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Thinking of my mom today, on Mother’s Day. Here is an essay I happened across this week that speaks to my heart in many ways.  Not all of us had perfect mothers or perfect relationships.  We all struggle.  My mom … Continue reading

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Moving Day

It’s beginning.  My peeps are beginning to fly.  Today Claire and Graham drove away from our Orem home in a U-Haul filled with everything they own.  They are moving to Rock Springs, Wyoming, where they will begin living their own … Continue reading

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Orem Home Connects Two Families, Multiple Generations

This article by Karissa Neely was in the The Provo Daily Herald this week, featuring the Farm House in our back yard.  We lovingly call this home our portal to heaven home. Several family members departed from our family here, to join … Continue reading

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Our BYU Graduates!

Adam, Claire and Graham graduated from BYU this week.  While we were sitting in our Mission President’s Seminar in Los Angeles, they were receiving their diplomas in Provo. It was a great day in our family. Here are a few … Continue reading

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