Category Archives: Ann Lewis

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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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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Celebrating Lorna Wood’s 90th Birthday

Today we had a really fun reunion with South African missionaries and friends to celebrate Lorna Wood’s 90th birthday.  She was our Mission Mom and we love her. South Africans, Andre and Judy (Bester) Brummer hosted our wonderful event.  We … Continue reading

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French Language Study Continues

Today my Duolingo streak hit 500 days!   John says I’m competitive.  I suppose it’s true.  I can’t let the streak break, so I keep studying my French, every day.  I usually spend about 20-30 learning and reviewing and practicing pronunciation.  … Continue reading

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Our Erudite Book Club Celebrates 35 Years!

This week is our 35th Book Club Birthday!  The photo above was taken 2.5 years ago at Sundance.   Below is a photo of our group in 1992. Having been away from my friends for some time, I’ve been thinking a … Continue reading

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Organizing My Sewing Room

I LOVE my Sewing Room downstairs.  But while we were gone these last 2 years, my space became a catch-all space for everyone who came and went in our house.  The room filled with boxes and bags of stuff (much … Continue reading

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Meet Animan from Ivory Coast!

Here is another article I helped with that was published in the Friend magazine this month. From my journal on 7 March 2021: The Editor of the Friend sent me sample questions they use in a series of articles about … Continue reading

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The Lone Palm at the Home Farm Comes Down

Here’s a photo of the old Clifton Place, the 30 acre farm my parents bought when they started farming in Reedley in 1958, the year before I was born.  It was an older farm house on Road 52, about 3 … Continue reading

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My Friend, Penny in Yakima, Washington

I took a trip to Yakima, Washington this week to visit some dear friends and my special friend, Penny, who invited us all to join her for a special celebration at the Mat & Savannah Shaw Concert in Spokane.   Penny … Continue reading

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Christmas In Mali Article in the Friend Magazine Dec 2021

Here’s an article I helped to write for the Friend magazine.  This story is taken from my journal and blog entries of our Christmas in Bamako last year. Christmas in Mali By Jessica Larsen (Based on a true story) The … Continue reading

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