Category Archives: Ann Lewis

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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It takes two.

A week ago I had my shoulder surgery.  They not only put me to sleep, they put my entire left arm to sleep and it did’t wake up for 2 days!  When I woke after the surgery, I was surprised … Continue reading

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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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