Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

About Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Things Grandmas Do

I’ve had some fun making pillowcases for Clark and Josie while they’ve been here.  These are quick, easy and fun.   I’ve got to teach these cute kids to love fabric from a young age! Clark LOVES school buses.  Here’s one … Continue reading

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Girls at Mutual Dell Girls Camp learn about Journal Writing

This evening I was invited to speak to a group of young women at a girls camp at Mutual Dell in American Fork Canyon.  They asked me to talk about Journal Writing and why it’s important.  That’s a topic I … Continue reading

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A China Journal –Ann Lewis 17 April to 1 May 1989

This week is the 30th Anniversary of the uprisings at Tiananmen Square, Beijing.  I was there 30 years ago, having a very Grand Adventure.  I left Beijing just days before the violence on the Square broke out. Here is a … Continue reading

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Celebrating Menstrual Hygiene Day!

Here are a few photos from the big event which was held on May 14th in Park City:

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Memorial Day Baked Beans

Every year on Memorial Day our extended family gets together for a trip to the cemetery in Spanish Fork, then a BBQ at our house.  Below is the recipe for our favorite family traditional Memorial Day Baked Beans. I found … Continue reading

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Theodore Comes to Stay!

A few minutes ago the mailman rang my doorbell and handed me this large box covered with postage stamps.  It came from my friend, Star, in North Carolina.  She first contacted me here on 20 June 2016,, leaving a comment … Continue reading

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Go Forward with Faith

Today is the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the coming together of the transcontinental railroad at Promontory Point in Utah.  I’ve been reading about what Brigham Young called the “pivotal and sweeping” changes this mode of transportation brought to … Continue reading

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Mountain View High School National Honor Society

This evening I was invited to speak to the National Honor Society at Mountain View High School.  What a great group of students who excel not only in academics, but in leadership and service! Below are my notes. National Honor … Continue reading

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A little piece of advice from Bishop Finis F. Buchanan to a young Ann Laemmlen

When I was a student at Reedley High School, I was extremely busy with sports, school and extra curricular activities.  We lived a few miles out of town, and driving back and forth also used valuable time.  I remember going … Continue reading

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John is 65 Today!

This week we went to a “Retirement Counselor” at BYU to talk about our future.  John’s been working full-time at BYU since our return from Washington.  July 1st will be his last day.  That means things are going to change … Continue reading

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