Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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Family Trip to Kansas City, 21-28 August 2019

We decided we had time to get the whole family together once more before we leave, so we packed up the Utah gang and flew to Kansas City before our summer vacation time ended.  We just needed a little more … Continue reading

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Opportunity Cost

I led the discussion today in our Relief Society class.  The assigned topic was a talk given by President Oaks in last April’s General Conference called “Where Will This Lead?”  He began with the premise, “We make better choices and … Continue reading

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The Martin and Elizabeth Degen Bushman Bible

I held in my hands a treasure today.   This is the Martin Bushman Family Bible that was published and sold by Kimber and Sharpless at their bookstore in Philadelphia in 1833. Last week at the Elias Bushman reunion in Lehi, … Continue reading

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Erudite Book Club Reading List 1987 to Present

Here is our Erudite Book Club Reading List.  Each year each member can suggest up to 5 books.  They have 1 minute per book to sell the book selection committee on their recommendations.  We do this at an evening dinner … Continue reading

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Sundance Book Club Retreat 2019

These are some of my dearest friends.  We’ve been in a book club together since 1987, the year I returned from living in Nigeria.  Every year at the end of summer we have a very fun book club retreat at … Continue reading

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Roger Minert and German Immigrants in American Church Records

Roger Minert was my German research professor at BYU for many years.  Last night we went to his retirement party at the Rotary park near his home in Provo.  In 2004 I took my first class from him.  Because he … Continue reading

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An Elias Bushman Family Reunion in Lehi

On Saturday 27 July I celebrated Jacob Bushman’s birthday (my 2nd Great-grandpa) by attending a family reunion of his brother Elias’s descendants in Lehi, Utah.  I was thrilled to learn about this gathering and happy to go meet some of … Continue reading

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Pioneer Day Talk–Sacrifice and Service

Here is a talk I gave in our Orem Stonewood 4th Ward on Pioneer Day, 24 July 2011 Ann Lewis Pioneer Day–Sacrifice and Service I was born and raised on a farm in a small town in central California. My … Continue reading

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First things First!

John told me this week that I have to finish unpacking from Yakima before I can start packing for Mali.

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Something Big is Coming! A Call to West Africa!

We are finally able to share some very exciting news!  We have received another mission call!  We will be serving in the Cote d’Ivoire Abidjan East Mission which includes our dear friends in Mali!  On October 14th we’ll report to … Continue reading

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