Author Archives: Ann Laemmlen Lewis

About Ann Laemmlen Lewis

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A Favorite Healthy Hearty Soup!

I’ve been making this soup quite often and it’s become a new favorite.  Here’s how I do it: Brown some hamburger and/or sausage with a large onion. Add a 1 quart carton of chicken or vegetable broth and 1 large … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the Notre Dame Fire

On Tuesday morning I was at BYU, at work scanning and preserving family treasures when I received a text from a friend with the news of the fire at Notre Dame.  I was stunned at the thought of the loss … Continue reading

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The Theodore Turley Family Organization

Every spring and fall, leaders of our Theodore Turley Family Organization meet in Salt Lake to plan and discuss family matters.  I’ve been meeting with this great group of relatives for many years now, as the representative of the Charlotte … Continue reading

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Roger Minert, Mentor and Friend

Every now and again you meet someone who absolutely changes your life.  Roger Minert is one of those people to me.  This week I attended his Last Lecture at BYU as he prepares for retirement. This is the man who taught … Continue reading

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Friends and a Quilt Retreat at Sundance

I had a full week of quilting bliss with my good friends at Sundance.  We started on Tuesday and didn’t stop until the cows came home on Friday!  It was such a delight.  I’ve been stitching with this quilt group … Continue reading

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Around the Quilts I Go!

My favorite two weekends of the year revolve around General Conference, a time when Prophets and Apostles of Jesus Christ speak to us and instruct us for the times we are living in.  Our family tradition is to spend these … Continue reading

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Our 2nd Missionary Reunion

We had such a Glorious evening last night with our missionaries!  It was like a glimpse of heaven to be in one room with so many we love so dearly.  Our mission family is expanding–more and more are returning home … Continue reading

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BYU Studies!

A new thing has happened to me this year–my name has been added to the list of the Editorial Board of BYU Studies!  Not just my name, but something that sounds very nice follows it:  “Independent scholar.”   I can’t think … Continue reading

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Keeping and Preserving

One of the things that keeps me awake at night is the fear that I won’t have time to empty everything that needs to passed on out of my mind and my computer and into someone else’s before I die.  … Continue reading

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A Lewis Family Gathering

It occurred to me this week that I’m so busy looking for stories and histories and documents and photos of people in my family’s past, that sometimes I neglect the present, and those in our family now.  We had a … Continue reading

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