Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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The Valuable Time of Maturity by Mário de Andrade

The Valuable Time of Maturity by Mário de Andrade I counted my years and realized that I have less time to live by, than I have lived so far. I have more past than future. I feel like that boy … Continue reading

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Pressers and Clappers

Just when you think we’ve figured it all out, some new gadget or ruler or method shows up in the quilting world.  At the quilt retreat a couple of weeks ago, I learned about wool pressing mats and clappers.  I’d … Continue reading

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Aaron and Abbey’s Wedding Day, 15 April 2022

We woke feeling excited.  The air was cool and crisp.  We got ready to drive to the Draper Temple.  Aaron drove early with Adam and the rest of us followed.  The Draper Temple is high on the side of the … Continue reading

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A Grand Musical Production: A Pinegar Family Tradition

Tonight we were introduced to a huge Pinegar Family Tradition.  The night before anyone in their extended family gets married, the family puts on a full Broadway theater production, re-written to fit the story of the young couple.  Abbey’s aunts … Continue reading

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A Man Shower for Aaron

Tonight the Pinegar family was introduced to one of our many Lewis Family Traditions:  The Man Shower.  Years ago, as new brides in the family were showered with girl gifts and kitchen wares, the boy cousins said, “What About Us??”  … Continue reading

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Doll Quilts for Josie and Margot

I had a few scraps leftover after making a princess pillowcase for Margot and a unicorn pillowcase for Josie.  I thought I’d throw together a couple of simple little doll quilts for them to match the pillowcases.  I cut some … Continue reading

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Our First Monthly Neighborhood Cookie Walk

John and I serve as our ward Activities Committee leaders.   While we were in Africa, a whole new housing development with up to 60 new homes has been added to our ward.   We are now part of “the old timers” … Continue reading

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A Lewis Family Shower for Abbey and Aaron

This morning we had a really fun Lewis family bridal shower for Abbey at Aunt Diana’s home in Alpine.  Di is the queen of event planning and parties in our family.  She was a perfect hostess today. We all chipped … Continue reading

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Celebrating 35 Years in our Book Club!

This year my book club is celebrating 35 years of good reading.  We met together this evening in our yearly dinner party where we each bring suggestions for next year’s reading.  I have really missed these friends.  It’s good to … Continue reading

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Container to Mali FINALLY Departs!

Oh my, it’s finally going!  We thought we said goodbye to this container weeks ago, but with the sanctions and political problems in the world, the red tape just got thicker and thicker.  We finally got clearance, and this morning … Continue reading

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